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Event Notes
 August 20-September 11: Vuelta a Espana
2015 winner: Fabio Aru
 August 27-28: GP Ouest-France Plouay Bretagne Classic
Women's + Men's races
 August 26-27: Tour de l'Avenir
Final two stages are LIVE
 August 21: Crescent Women World Cup Vargarda - LIVE video here (geo-restricted) and possible LIVE video here and here and here. (10am CET (4am U.S. Eastern) Official website here.
 August 21: EuroEyes Cyclassics Hamburg 2015 winner: Andre Greipel
 August 19: Arnhem-Veenendaal Classic LIVE video here. Official site here.  Netherlands
 August 14: Slag om Norg LIVE video here. -scroll down on page Official website here.
 August 12-14: Ladies Tour of Norway  
 August 11-14: Arctic Race of Norway
2015 winner: Rein Taaramae
 August 5-21: Rio Olympics Cycling
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Road, Track, BMX, MTB)
 August 5: Dwars door het Hageland  
 August 2-6: Vuelta a Burgos
2015 winner: Rein Taaramae
 August 1-7: Tour of Utah
 
 July 31: Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic
 
 July 30: Clasica San Sebastian
2015 winner: Adam Yates
 July 27-August 7: Tour of Portugal  
 July 27-31: Tour of Denmark
 
 July 23-27: Tour de Wallonie  
 July 2-24: Tour de France 2015 winner: Chris Froome
 July 12-18: Tour de Pologne
 
 July 2-9: Tour of Austria
 
 June 22: Halle-Ingooigem Belgium.  2015 winner: Nacer Bouhanni
 June 19: Tour de Beauce
Final stage streamed live
 June 16-19: Route du Sud
2015 winner: Alberto Contador
 June 13-26: Vuelta a Colombia
 
 June 11-19: Tour de Suisse
2015 winner: Simon Spilak
 June 10-12: Tulsa Tough
 
 June 11: Air Force Association Cycling Classic Clarendon Metro Cup Criterium
 June 5-12: Criterium du Dauphiné
2015 winner: Chris Froome
 June 5: Philadelphia International Cycling Classic
 
 June 5-12: Tour de Korea
 
 June 5: Post Cup Bornholm.  LIVE video here. Denmark
 June 5: Keukens Van Lommel Ladies Classic Belgium
 June 4: London Nocturne
Women's and Men's races
 June 4: Glencoe Grand Prix
Glencoe, Illinois, USA
 June 4: Heistse Pijl Belgium
 June 1-5: Tour de Luxembourg
 
 May 29-30: Winston-Salem Cycling Classic
North Carolina
 May 29: UCI BMX World Championships
Finals, Medellin, Colombia
 May 6-29: Giro d'Italia
2015 winner: Alberto Contador
 May 29: An Post Ras
Stage 8
 May 29: UCI Mountain Bike World Cup
La Bresse, France
 May 28: USA Cycling Road National Championships
Winston-Salem, N.C.
 May 25-29: Tour of Belgium 2015 winner: Greg van Avermaet
 May 18-22: Tour of Norway  
 May 15-22: Tour of California
2015 winner: Peter Sagan
 May 8: UEC Mountain Bike European Championships
Huskvarna, Sweden
 May 8: UCI BMX Supercross World Cup
Papendal, Netherlands
 May 4-8: Four Days of Dunkirk
 
 May 1: Eschborn-Frankfurt Cancelled in 2015 due to security issues.
 April 30-May 1: Tour de Bretagne. LIVE video here. May be geo-restricted.
 April 29-May 1: Tour de Yorkshire  
 April 26-May 1: Tour de Romandie
2015 winner: Ilnur Zakarin
 April 24-May 1: Tour of Turkey
2015 winner: Kristijan Durasek
 April 24: Liege-Bastogne-Liege 2015 winner: Alejandro Valverde
 April 23: Arno Wallaarde Memorial
 
 April 20: Fleche Wallonne
2015 winner: Alejandro Valverde
 April 19-24: Tour of Croatia
 
 April 19-22: Giro del Trentino
2015 winner: Richie Porte
 April 17: USA Cycling Pro Criterium National Championships
Greenville, SC
 April 17: Euskal Emakumeen Bira.  LIVE video here. Women's race.
 April 17: Profronde van Noord-Holland.  LIVE video here. Official site here.
 April 17: Tro Bro Leon
 
 April 17: Amstel Gold Race
2015 winner: Michal Kwiatkowski
 April 14: Grand Prix de Denain
2015 winner: Nacer Bouhanni
 April 13: De Brabantse Pijl
2015 winner: Ben Hermans
 April 9-10: Redlands Classic
 
 April 9-10: UCI BMX Supercross World Cup
Manchester, England
 April 10: Paris-Roubaix 2015 winner: John Degenkolb
 April 4-9: Tour of the Basque Country
2015 winner: Joaquim Rodriguez
 April 6: Scheldeprijs 2015 winner: Alexander Kristoff
 April 3: Tour of Flanders
2015 winner: Alexander Kristoff
 April 2: GP Miguel Indurain
2015 winner: Angel Vicioso
 April 2: Volta Limburg Classic
2015 winner: Stefan Kung
 March 29-31: Three Days of De Panne
2015 winner: Alexander Kristoff
 March 27: Gent-Wevelgem 2015 winner: Luca Paolini
 March 26-27: Criterium International
2015 winner: Jean-Christophe Péraud
 March 25: E3 Harelbeke
2015 winner: Geraint Thomas
 March 25-26: UCI BMX Supercross World Cup
Santiago del Estero, Argentina
 March 21-27: Volta a Catalunya
2015 winner: Richie Porte
 March 23: Dwars door Vlaanderen
2015 winner: Jelle Wallays
 March 20: Trofeo Binda
UCI Women's WorldTour event
 March 19: Milan-San Remo
2015 winner: John Degenkolb
 March 18-19: World Cycling League
WCL debut in Carson, California
 March 13-20: Cape Epic
Mountain biking
 March 18: Handzame Classic
2015 winner: Gianni Meersman
 March 16: Nokere Koerse
2015 winner: Kris Boeckmans
 March 9-15: Tirreno-Adriatico 2015 winner: Nairo Quintana
 March 13: Dorpenomloop Rucphen Netherlands
 March 6-13: Paris-Nice 2015 winner: Richie Porte
 March 12: Ronde van Drenthe
Women's + Men's races
 March 6: Three Days of West Flanders
 
 March 5: Strade Bianche
2015 winner: Zdenek Stybar
 March 2-6: UCI Track Cycling World Championships
London, England
 March 2: Le Samyn
2015 winners: Women: C. Blaak - Men: K. Boeckmans
 February 28: Les Boucles Drome Ardeche
La Royal Bernard Drome Classic streamed live
 February 28: Omloop van het Hageland
2015 winner: Jolien D'Hoore
 February 28: Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne 2015 winner: Mark Cavendish
 February 27: Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
2015 winner: Ian Stannard (Team Sky)
 February 27: Evelyn Stevens Hour Record Attempt
Women's UCI Hour Record
 February 24-March 2: Tour de Langkawi
2015 winner: Youcef Reguigui
 February 21: Cyclocross Internationale Sluitingsprijs Oostmalle Belgium
 February 17-21: Vuelta a Andalucia/Ruta Ciclista del Sol 2015 winner: Chris Froome
 February 13: Vuelta a Murcia LIVE video here. Official site here.
 February 13: Superprestige Cyclocross Middelkerke Belgium
 February 8-12: Tour of Qatar
2015 winner: Niki Terpstra
 February 7: Superprestige Cyclocross Hoogstraten
Belgium
 February 6: BPost Bank Trophy Cyclocross-Waaslandcross
Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
 February 3-6: Australia Track Nationals LIVE video here. See also: Aussie Track Nationals Videos
 February 3-7: Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana/Tour of Valencia Last winner (2008): Ruben Plaza
 February 3-6: Dubai Tour
2015 winner: Mark Cavendish
 February 2-5: Ladies Tour of Qatar
2015 winner: Lizzie Armitstead
 January 31: Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
Geelong, Australia
 January 30-31: UCI CX World Championships Heusden-Zolder, Belgium
 January 28: 2016 Tour of California Route Presentation
 
 January 24: UCI CX World Cup Hoogerheide Netherlands, Women + Men races live
 January 23: Revolution Series Track Cycling Round 6, Manchester
 January 22: Bridie O'Donnell Hour Record
Adelaide, Australia
 January 19-24: Tour Down Under
 
 January 18-24: Tour de San Luis Quintana, Sagan, Nibali et al
 January 17: UCI CX World Cup Lignières-en-Berry France, Women + Men races live
 January 17: Tour Down Under People's Choice Classic  
 January 17: UCI Track Cycling World Cup
Hong Kong, China
 January 10-15: Tour Femenino de San Luis
Women's Tour de San Luis, Argentina
 January 10: Cycling Australia Road National Championships  
 January 10: New Zealand Elite Men Road Nationals LIVE here. Official site here.
 January 9-10: Cyclocross National Championships France, Belgium, Italy, etc.
 January 10: USA Cycling CX National Championships
USA, Asheville, North Carolina
 January 3: Soudal Classics Cyclocross-Leuven Belgium, Elite Women + Men races live
 January 2: Revolution Series Track Cycling
Round 5, Manchester
 January 2: EKZ CrossTour Meilen
Switzerland, Women + Men LIVE
 January 2: Centrumcross van Surhuisterveen Netherlands, Women + Men LIVE
 January 1: BPost Bank Trophy CX-GP Sven Nys Baal
Kicks off the New Year, Happy 2016!
 December 29: BPost Bank Trophy CX-Azencross
Loenhout, Women + Men LIVE
 December 27: Superprestige Cyclocross Diegem Elite Men race broadcast live
 December 26: UCI CX World Cup Heusden-Zolder Women + Men races live
 December 20: UCI CX World Cup Namur Women + Men
 December 19: BPost Bank Trophy CX Antwerp Elite Women + Men races LIVE
 December 13: Superprestige Cyclocross Spa-Francorchamps Belgium
 December 12: Zilvermeercross CX Mol Belgium
 December 6: Druivencross CX Overijse Women + Men races LIVE
 December 5: BPost Bank Trophy CX Essen Belgium, Women + Men races LIVE
 November 29: BPost Bank Trophy CX Flandriencross Hamme
Women + Men races LIVE
 November 28: Revolution Series Track Cycling Glasgow
 November 22: Six Days of Gent
Final day broadcast live only
 November 22: UCI CX World Cup Koksijde
Women + Men LIVE
 November 21: Soudal Classics Cyclocross-GP Hasselt
Women + Men LIVE
 November 15: Superprestige Cyclocross at Asper-Gavere Belgium
 November 14: Revolution Series Track Cycling London
 November 11: Soudal Classics Cyclocross Jaarmarktcross
Niel, Belgium
 November 8: Superprestige Cyclocross at Ruddervoorde
Belgium
 November 7: UEC Cyclo-cross European Championships
Huijbergen, Netherlands
 October 31-November 8: Tour of Taihu Lake Stage race in China
 October 30-November 1: UCI Track Cycling World Cup
Cali, Colombia
 November 1: BPost Bank Trophy/Koppenbergcross
Women's and Men's races streamed live
 October 25: Manitoba Grand Prix of Cyclocross
Elite Women and Men races
 October 25: Superprestige Cyclocross Zonhoven
 
 October 24: Canadian Cyclocross National Championships
Women's and Men's races
 August 22-September 13: Vuelta a Espana 2014 winner: Alberto Contador

 More events/races below...

Live race coverage

Chrono des Nations LIVE


World time trial champion Michael Rogers in the 2004 GP des Nations.
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- Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana) won the Elite Men's event and the amazing Jeannie Longo won the Elite Women's event.

- Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme is in Les Herbiers today.  He was interviewed at length this morning on Radio des Nations (link at right) on multiple topics, including Alexandre Vinokourov (in the race today) and the reduction in TTs at the Tour.  On the subject of Vino, Prudhomme said "Vinokourov cheated, he served his suspension, and now he is back. That's life."  This might be an indication that A.S.O. may not try to bar Vino (Astana) from the Tour.  That remains to be seen and first Astana need to retain their ProTour license.  On the subject of TTs at the Tour, Prudhomme commented that TTs do not have the same role that they once had among overall contenders where good time trialists who lost time in the mountains made it up in the TTs while good climbers lost time in the TTs and made it up in the mountains.  Today, he said, climbers are good in the TTs and time trialists are good in the mountains.  He pointed to Fabian Cancellara as an exception and Cancellara unfortunately loses out with fewer time trials.

- Live video feed is buffering and comes and goes.  Live radio feed (French) is solid though, playing here without problems for several hours.

- The Elite Men's event is underway.  Start list and start times here.  (Alexandre Vinokourov scheduled to depart last.)

- The Elite Men's event (48.5km) is scheduled to begin at 14:56 CET (8:56am U.S. Eastern).

- The Grand Prix des Nations Time Trial ceased to exist a few years ago.  I photographed the last two editions of that event which was organized by TDF organizer A.S.O.  The Chrono des Herbiers was renamed the Chrono des Nations a couple of years ago, effectively merging the two events, though this is no longer an A.S.O. event.  Five-time TDF winner Jacques Anquetil holds the record of victories (in the GP des Nations): 9 victories in 9 participations!  -Pete

- Chrono des Nations LIVE now.  Links at right.

- We recommend you open our Twitter feed in a separate window now.  If ever we have a server outage, we will update on Twitter and direct you to a live coverage page on another server.

- Welcome to our live coverage guide for the 2009 Chrono des Nations.

2009 Chrono des Nations LIVE
France, October 18
Official Website
Start Lists

Race start: (coming)

Live video:  Now!


Les Herbiers

Les Herbiers weather


Live video streaming:

 

Official Site Live Video

 

(more video links to come if available)

 

Live audio streaming:

Radio des Nations
(French)

Live tickers:

(--)

News and photos:


(cycling news)
Yahoo photo gallery (AP/AFP)
 

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Tour de Cycling - Sunday

- Update:  Race is LIVE on Cycling TV and Sporza.  Looking for alternatives...  In the meantime, Marco on Twitter is watching Sporza and tweeting race updates here.

- More Tour de Cycling - Sunday to come, on Sunday...

- Sunday's round two of the UCI Cyclocross World Cup in Plzen will be streamed LIVE on the internet via Cycling TV and Sporza.  Note that Cycling TV has not yet secured rights for the U.S. market.  Their coverage is scheduled to begin at 13:50 CET (7:50am U.S. Eastern).  Live streaming on Sporza is scheduled to begin at 14:00 CET (8:00am U.S. Eastern).  We will look for alternative streams at that time and list them if we find any.  Start List

2009 Giro di Lombardia LIVE


The peloton along beautiful Lake Como during the 2008 Tour of Lombardy.
photo Copyright © 2008 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com

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- Video:  Giro di Lombardia final km here. (Sporza, 01:26)

- English Audio:  Eurosport English audio feed now playing Lombardy.  Not yet sure how this matches up, if at all, with video feeds, especially since they were not scheduled to be live.  Audio links in "Live audio streaming" section at right.

- Giro di Lombardia LIVE via Rai3

- Lombardy also LIVE via Eurosport.

- Tour of Lombardy LIVE

- Eurosport France has a live ticker now active.  (Google-translated to English)

- Filippo Pozzato (Katusha) did not start today.  He has had a fever for two days and showed up at the start in Varese wearing street clothes.  (AFP)

- More links to come...

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- Welcome to our live coverage guide for the 2009 Giro di Lombardia.

2009 Giro di Lombardia LIVE
Italy, October 17
Official Website
Start List

Race start: 11:00 CET
(--)
Finish: 16:37 to 17:12 CET
(4:37pm to 5:12pm CET)

Live video: 15:30 CET
(3:30pm CET)


Como

Como weather


Live video streaming:

 


(Rai Tre)
(16:00 CET)
(10:00am U.S. Eastern)


(15:30 CET)
(9:30am U.S. Eastern)


(Sporza, Belgium only?)
(15:30 CET)
(9:30am U.S. Eastern)

(more links to come)

 

(more video links to come if available)

 

Live audio streaming:

(Note: Eurosport is not showing
the Giro di Lombardia live
in all markets today.)

(English)
---
Deutsch - Español
Français - Italiano
Russian - Swedish
---
Check schedule

 

Live tickers:



(English)
Deutsch - Español
Français - Italiano

(more tickers to come)

 

News and photos:


(cycling news)
Yahoo photo gallery (AP/AFP)


Graham Watson
Photography

 

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2009 Tour of Lombardy Live Coverage

 

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The peloton along beautiful Lake Como during the 2008 Tour of Lombardy.
photo Copyright © 2008 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com

Update: Click for our Giro di Lombardia Live Online Coverage Guide

The Giro di Lombardia is tomorrow, Saturday, and of course there will be live streaming video.  Cyclingnews has a race preview here - Official Website - Start List

Sources of live coverage include Eurosport, Rai3 and Sporza.  We will of course post our complete Giro di Lombardia Live Online Coverage Guide before race time, with everything you need to follow the race on the internet: live video, graphics and text tickers.

Race starts at: 11:00 CET (5:00am U.S. Eastern)
Live coverage on Eurosport France:  15:30 CET (9:30am U.S. Eastern)
Live streaming video on Sporza:  15:30 CET (9:30am U.S. Eastern)
Live coverage on Rai3:  16:00 CET (10:00am U.S. Eastern)

2010 Tour de France Route Presentation LIVE


Tour de France Route Presentation, Palais des Congrès, Paris:  Yellow-topped seats are for the riders,
green for the media, white for sponsors and guests.  (file photo)
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- 2010 Tour de France route details, videos, official poster design, etc. now online here.

- 2010 TDF presentation LIVE now.  Links at right.  Official site, Versus, and France3.fr streams playing here...

- France3.fr have changed their start time to 11:30 CET (5:30am U.S. Eastern).  Presumably this is now the start time for all live feeds.

- The 2010 Tour de France will celebrate the centenary of the first stage into the mountains of the Pyrenees, the Tourmalet in particular.  Indeed, the Tourmalet has seen a record number of ascensions in the Tour: 73.  The 2009 Tour visited the Pyrenees before the Alps and in keeping with the tradition of alternation, the 2010 Tour will visit the Alps first, setting up what should be a spectacular final week of the race in the Pyrenees.  So the 2010 TDF will be all about the Pyrenees and a lot of special coverage is planned to commemorate the centenary, including books on the subject.  One such book is already out, published a few years ago:


Tour de France: 100 years in the Pyrenees

- Most of the riders in attendance will be French but Lance Armstrong, Alberto Contador, Andy Schleck and Mark Cavendish are confirmed, as is Johan BruyneelBernard Hinault should be on hand for A.S.O. to assist in the ceremonies and other past Tour winners expected to attend include Jan Janssen, Bernard Thevenet, and Joop Zoetemelk, all present in Paris Tuesday when the French senate gave Contador a medal for his TDF victory.  The French "voice of cycling," Daniel Mangeas, usually introduces the speakers.  If you've ever been to a Tour stage start or finish, you've probably heard Daniel's voice over the loudspeakers.  -Pete

- The general route for the 2010 Tour de France was defined in May, the details were completed in September, and after race organizer Amaury Sport Organization (A.S.O.) reserved the necessary hotel rooms for the teams and race personnel, all that remains is to present the route to an invitation-only audience at the Palais des Congres in Paris...and, for the second consecutive year, to cycling fans online. -Pete


Each October, team bosses such as Patrick Lefevere (Quick Step),
left, and broadcasters such as Phil Liggett, join riders, sponsors,
media and special guests in Paris at the invitation-only presentation
of the next year's Tour route.
Copyright © Pete Geyer/www.cyclingfans.com

- More info and links to come before, during, and after the route presentation.

- The presentation is scheduled to begin Wednesday at 11:00 CET (5:00am U.S. Eastern) in Paris.  There will be opening remarks and speeches by a variety of officials, including A.S.O. president Jean-Etienne Amaury, Tour director Christian Prudhomme and local politicians.  There will also be award presentations such as the Jacques Goddet prize given to the author of the best article about this year's Tour de France.  There should also be approximately 12 minutes of video highlights of the 2009 Tour.  The actual presentation of the 2010 Tour route should begin at around 11:30 CET (5:30am U.S. Eastern).  Some live streams, such as Cycling TV's, are scheduled to begin at 11:30 CET.  Others are scheduled to begin at 11:00 CET.  -Pete

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- Welcome to our live coverage guide for the 2010 Tour de France Route Presentation.

2010 Tour de France
Route Presentation
LIVE

Palais des Congrès, Paris, France
October 14, 2009
Official Website

Start: 11:30 CET


Paris



Live video streaming:

Official site live streaming
(11:30 CET)
(5:30am U.S. Eastern)


(free, worldwide)
(11:30 CET)
(5:30am U.S. Eastern)


(Versus)


(France 3)
(11:30 CET)
(5:30am U.S. Eastern)


(Sporza, Belgium only?)
(May be delayed coverage)

(more links to come)

 

(more video links to come if available)

 

News and photos:


(cycling news)
Yahoo photo gallery (AP/AFP)

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Tour de Cycling - Sunday

- Superprestige - Ruddervoorde LIVE now here.

- Superprestige cyclocross season is underway, at Ruddervoorde today.  Race starts at 17:15 CET (11:15am U.S. Eastern).  (Thanks, Jirka.)

- Superprestige live video feed hereSuperprestige Cyclocross Official Website here.

2009 Paris-Tours LIVE


Paris-Tours:  An early breakaway, late in the season.  Will it go all the way?
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- Video:  Paris-Tours final km here. (NOS, 02:14)

- Video:  Paris-Tours final km here. (Sporza, 02:41)

- Paris-Tours LIVE via Sporza.

- Paris-Tours LIVE via SuperSport, Paul Sherwen and Phil Liggett commentating.

- Paris-Tours LIVE on France3.fr, works here in France but apparently is geo-restricted.  NOS is also geo-restricted.  Links at right.

- Paris-Tours LIVE on Cycling TV.  Link at right.

- Paris-Tours LIVE now via Eurosport France.

- Eurosport France television coverage running late.  Still with tennis.  Paris-Tours to follow...

- 31 of 36 5-man teams entered in the U23 race today are French.  If a Frenchman doesn't win today, Bernard Hinault will go berserk a la Billy Jack.  (Stay off the new Bernard Hinault pedestrian bridge!) -Pete

- No American has ever reached the podium at Paris-Tours.  Today, American sprinter Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Slipstream) will go for the win.

- Today will see the last Paris-Tours finish on the famous Avenue de Grammont, due to the installation of tramway tracks in 2010.

- The town of Bonneval (km 44 for the Elite race and start town for the U23 race) yesterday unveiled a Tour de France street as well as a Bernard Hinault pedestrian bridge.  No word yet on whether or not Bernard tossed anyone off the bridge. -Pete

- LIVE ticker:  Eurosport France ticker (Google-translated to English).  More tickers listed at right.

- Paris-Tours book:  As far as I know, there is only one published book about the history of Paris-Tours, written by my good friend Charles Guenard (French, 2005, with preface by former TDF director Jean-Marie Leblanc).  There is currently just one copy left at Amazon.fr though they say they'll get more.  If you're ever in Paris on a Friday, you can stop by Charles' shop and get a signed copy.  Cover pics below with more info (in French) about the book on back cover.  -Pete

- Race organizer A.S.O. always produces nice event posters, though this year's Paris-Tours poster (see below) is nearly identical to last year's.  Large race posters are displayed throughout start/finish towns and a limited number of smaller versions are often available locally. -Pete


2009 Paris-Tours official poster

- The Eurosport France ticker is live.  (Link in "Live tickers" section at right.)


Chartres:  Start town for the Elite Men's race today.
Copyright © Pete Geyer/cyclingfans.com


Bonneval:  Start town for the U23 Men's race and at km 44
of the Elite Men's race.
Copyright © Pete Geyer/cyclingfans.com

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- Welcome to our live coverage guide for the 2009 Paris-Tours.

2009 Paris-Tours LIVE
France, October 11
Official Website
Elite Men Start List
U23 Men Start List

Elite Men start: 11:15 CET
(--)
Finish: 16:30 to 16:59 CET
(4:30pm to 4:59pm CET)


Tours

Tours weather


Live video streaming:


(free, North America)
(9:25am U.S. Eastern)


(15:00 CET)
(9am U.S. Eastern)


(France 3, geo-restricted?)
(15:25 CET)
(9:25am U.S. Eastern)


(NOS)
(15:30 CET)
(9:30am U.S. Eastern)


(Sporza, Belgium only?)
(15:25 CET)
(9:25am U.S. Eastern)

(more links to come)

 

(more video links to come if available)

 

Live audio streaming:

(Note: Eurosport is not showing
Paris-Tours in all markets today.)

(English)
---
Deutsch - Español
Français - Italiano
Russian - Swedish
---
Check schedule

 

Live tickers:



(English)
Deutsch - Español
Français - Italiano

(more tickers to come)

 

News and photos:


(cycling news)
Yahoo photo gallery (AP/AFP)


Graham Watson
Photography

 

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Tour de Cycling - Saturday


Paris-Tours:  An early breakaway, late in the season.  Will it go all the way?
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- Sunday Update:  Race is underway.  Our 2009 Paris-Tours Live Online Coverage Guide is here.

- Tomorrow, Sunday, is the 103rd Paris-Tours and there will be live video streaming.  The Elite Men's race will start in Chartres instead of the usual Saint-Arnoult-en-Yvelines outside Paris.  It will finish in Tours, on the Avenue de Grammont for the last time due to the installation of tramway tracks next year.  (There is also an Under-23 race.  It starts in Bonneval and finishes in Tours.)  Philippe Gilbert (Silence-Lotto) is defending champion.  No American has ever reached the podium; Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Slipstream), winding down a breakout season, hopes to become the first American winner.  We'll post our full 2009 Paris-Tours Live Online Coverage Guide before the start of live television coverage.

Paris-Tours Official Website
Start List
Race starts at:  11:15 CET (5:15am U.S. Eastern)
Live video webcast on Cycling TV starts at:  15:25 CET (9:25am U.S. Eastern)
Live streaming on Sporza:  15:25 CET (9:25am U.S. Eastern)
Live coverage on Eurosport France:  15:00 CET (9am U.S. Eastern)
Live coverage from other sources:  Check back in the morning
 

- On now:  Giro dell'Emilia delayed video coverage via Rai here.  (Thanks, Bernie.)

- More Tour de Cycling - Saturday to come, including a first look at tomorrow's Paris-Tours LIVE coverage options.

- LIVE now:  GVA Trophy Cyclocross - Namen here.  (Thanks, Jirka!)  Also LIVE here.  (Bernie S.)

Tour de Cycling - Wednesday

- Flying overnight to Paris today, so next update late Thursday.  -Pete

- The 2010 Tour de France Route Presentation is one week from today at the Palais des Congres in Paris.  You will be able to watch the event LIVE on the internet, with audio commentary in English and FrenchLive streaming is scheduled to begin at 11:00 CET (5am U.S. Eastern), October 14.  (We will of course have the links for you + more info as the event approaches.)  The first half hour should include speeches from TDF organizer Amaury Sport Organization (A.S.O.) president Jean-Etienne Amaury and Tour director Christian Prudhomme, among others including officials from key regions visited during the 2010 Tour.  This is a good time for a nap.  Things will then get more interesting as breathtaking 12-minute video highlights of the 2009 Tour, set to music, remind everyone why we love this sport.  The event concludes with what everyone is waiting for: the presentation of the 2010 Tour de France race route.  Will there be a Team Time Trial?  (Rumor is no.)  How many Individual Time Trials and how long will they be?  How many mountaintop finishes?  With coastal winds already expected in week one, will organizers also throw in some cobblestone sections on the route from Rotterdam into Northern France to keep things interesting?  (Rumor is yes.  Remember Iban Mayo bouncing all over the road and crashing in 2004?)  Among the riders expected in attendance in Paris are Lance Armstrong and Alberto ContadorAlso expected "in the house":  Most everyone from team managers such as Marc Madiot and Johan Bruyneel to broadcasters Paul Sherwen, Phil Liggett and Bob Roll.  Will UCI President Pat McQuaid show up or will his "bad France week" this week extend into next week?  Will someone, perhaps a member of the French media, have sent bad boy and past regular attendee Alexandre Vinokourov an invitation in order to stir up trouble?  Stay tuned.  Not to be missed.  -Pete

- The 2009 Paris-Tours is Sunday.  Cycling.tv will have LIVE video of the race, free, to North America.  Click here for more info.  Cyclingfans.com will of course publish a complete Paris-Tours Live Online Coverage Guide before the race.

Tour de Cycling - Sunday

- Tour de Vendee LIVE on France3.fr.  Appears to be playing worldwide.

- Cyclo-cross World Cup:  Still looking for streams.

- A Cyclocross fan in the U.S. emailed saying he was able to watch the women's race live earlier on Cycling TV.  So if you have a CTV subscription in the U.S. you may want to give that a try, despite the fact it is supposed to be geo-restricted (available worldwide excluding U.S).

- UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup:  Sporza appears to be geo-restricted, not working in the U.S.  No surprise.

- Next updates when live coverage gets underway for the men's Cyclo-cross World Cup and for the Tour de Vendee.

- Circuit Franco-Belge Stage 4 today.  Official site - Live ticker (Select Stage 4 (Etape 4) from drop-down list)

- LIVE today:  Live coverage of the UCI Cyclocross World Cup event in Treviso, Italy is scheduled to begin on Cycling TV at 13:50 CET for the women's race and at 15:20 CET for the men's race.  Cycling TV's coverage is worldwide excluding the U.S.  Live coverage on Sporza should begin at around 15:15 CET (9:15am U.S. Eastern).


(Worldwide excluding U.S.A.)


(Likely Belgium only)

(More feeds at race time if available)

- LIVE today:  Live coverage of today's Tour de Vendee is scheduled to begin at 16:35 CET (10:35am U.S. Eastern).  Live streaming coverage on France TV is listed as geo-restricted.  Eurosport France is also covering the latter part of the race live.


(Often worldwide but listed
as restricted for this race)


(Eurosport France)
(Links at race time if available)

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