Live race coverage

Tour de Cycling - Wednesday

- On Thursday:  Giro d'Italia Teams Presentation live at 16:15 CET (10:15am U.S. Eastern).

- Coming up:  Our first look at Giro d'Italia live coverage options.

Four Days of Dunkirk Coverage on France3 Television

- 4 Days of Dunkirk:  You can watch France TV news highlights of Stage 1 here.  (from 16:55 to 19:10)  Stage 2 highlights here.  (14:44 to 16:51)  -Bernie S.

- 4 Days of Dunkirk Stage 2 live ticker here (French).  (Google-translated to English)  More Tour de Cycling - Wednesday to come.

Four Days of Dunkirk Live Coverage


2003 4 Jours de Dunkerque: The peloton rolls through Boulogne-sur-mer during Stage 4.
Copyright © 2003 Pete Geyer/www.cyclingfans.com

The season's first pink leader jersey won't be awarded at the Giro on Saturday but, rather, at the Four Days of Dunkirk/Tour du Nord-Pas de Calais which starts tomorrow (Tuesday) and runs through May 10.  Yes, the "Four Days" is actually six days of racing.  2008 winner Stephane Auge (Cofidis) is back to defend.  Among the other riders expected on the start line: Dumoulin, Fedrigo, Bouyer, De Weert, Pineau, Hoste, Casper, Engoulvent, Guesdon, Grabsch, Hansen, Henderson, Feillu, Lelay, Dessel, Bodrogi, Steegmans, Cooke, Lhotellerie.

There will be live video streaming of the final three days of racing, Friday through Sunday.  We'll of course be heavily into covering the Giro d'Italia but we will also include links for watching the Four Days of Dunkirk.  Details Thursday night.

Four Days of Dunkirk Official Website
Start List (.pdf)
LIVE ticker - Stage 1
(Google-translated to English)

Tour de Cycling - Sunday

- Trophee des Grimpeurs LIVE now on Eurosport France.  More Trophee des Grimpeurs info and links here.

Tour de Romandie LIVE - Stage 5

 

 Notes:  (latest notes always appear at the top, below sticky notes)

Also on today: Subida al Naranco LIVE
Spain, May 3
Official Website
Start List

Live video streaming:

rtpa.es
Alternative
(12:00 CET (6am U.S. Eastern))

 

- Trophee des Grimpeurs (Paris):  Cycling legend Jeannie Longo, 50, won this morning's women's event....for the 5th time.  Wow.  The men's race just got underway. (info and links in post below)  It is scheduled to be broadcast LIVE on Eurosport France starting at 16:45 CET (10:45am U.S. Eastern).

- Tour de Romandie "LIVE" now on SportItalia.  Their "live" coverage is 15-20km behind the actual race.  (links at right)

- Tour de Romandie:  Final kilometers of YESTERDAY's stage playing on SportItalia.  "Live" coverage of today's final stage expected to follow.

- Subida al Naranco LIVE on rtpa.es. (links above)

- Tour de Romandie:  Stage 5 departs Aubonne at 11:15 CET (5:15am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the finish in Geneva at around 15:02 CET (9:02am U.S. Eastern).  Tour de Romandie live video on cycling.tv is scheduled to begin at 14:00 CET (8am U.S. Eastern).  "Live" coverage on SportItalia is also scheduled to begin at that time but tends to run late.  (What SportItalia calls live coverage is actually tape-delayed.)

- Subida al Naranco:  The race departs Lugones at 10:00 CET (4am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the finish in Oviedo at around 13:43 CET (7:43am U.S. Eastern).  Subida al Naranco live video streaming on rtpa.es is scheduled to begin at 12:00 CET (6am U.S. Eastern).

- More links and info to come, then updated each day during the race.

- 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 Tour de Romandie.

2009 Tour de Romandie LIVE
Switzerland, April 28-May 3
Official Website
Start List

 Stage 5 start: 11:15 CET


Aubonne

 Geneva weather


Live video streaming:


8am U.S. Eastern
(North America, Subscription)

sportitalia
Alternative
(14:00 CET (8am U.S. Eastern))

tsr.ch
(Switzerland, geo-restricted)

(more links to come)

 

(more video links to come if available)

 

Live tickers:

Official site ticker

 

(more tickers to come if available)

News and photos:


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


Graham Watson
Photography

 

Copyright © 2009 www.cyclingfans.com

 

2009 Trophée des Grimpeurs Live Coverage


2003 Trophée des Grimpeurs: The women (pictured) compete in the morning, the men in the afternoon.
Copyright © 2009 Pete Geyer/www.cyclingfans.com


2009 Trophée des Grimpeurs Official Poster
(That's Jeannie Longo up front)

The 2009 Trophée des Grimpeurs (or Climbers Cup) is tomorrow, Sunday, in Argenteuil outside Paris.  David Lelay (Agritubel), then with Bretagne-Armor Lux, won the 2008 edition of the men's race and is back this year to defend.  Lelay had a strong ride at the recent Fleche Wallonne, giving himself a shot at victory on the final climb, before fading and finishing 12th.

Also expected on the start line: Feillu, Jalabert, Moreau (2004 winner), Geslin (2007 winner), Joly, Vaugrenard, Voeckler, Duclos Lassalle, Dumoulin, El Fares.

The best-ever finish by an American in this race was Bobby Julich's second place in 1999.

The Trophee des Grimpeurs is part of the French Cup.  The race is run on a 7.5km circuit: the women complete 8 tours, the men 17 tours.

Jeannie Longo, the winningest cyclist in history (over 1,000 career wins!), won the 2008 edition of the women's race.  Longo, 50, is also back to defend.  Longo will once again ride without teammates.

A U.S.A. women's developmental team will be on the start line:  Jerika Hutchinson, Alison Starnes, Devon Haskell, Jo Markham, Lindsay Myers and Sinead Miller.  Allez, les filles!


2004 Trophée des Grimpeurs: The legendary Jeannie Longo on the victory podium.
Copyright © 2005 Pete Geyer/www.cyclingfans.com

Eurosport France will be showing the Men's 2009 Trophee des Grimpeurs live.  To our knowledge, this is the first time there has been live coverage of this event, at least in recent years.  No guarantees but if anyone is streaming this event online, we'll post links.

Trophee des Grimpeurs Official Website
Women's Start List (.pdf)
Men's Start List (.pdf)
Women's race starts at: 11:00 CET (5am U.S. Eastern)
Men's race starts at: 14:25 CET (8:25am U.S. Eastern)
Live coverage on Eurosport France: 16:45 CET (10:45am U.S. Eastern)

Tour de Romandie LIVE - Stage 4


 Notes:  (latest notes always appear at the top, below sticky notes)

Also on today: Vuelta Ciclista Asturias LIVE
Spain, April 28-May 2
Official Website
Start List

Live video streaming:

rtpa.es
Alternative
(15:15 CET (9:15am U.S. Eastern))

 

- Tour de Romandie:  Stage 5 departs Aubonne at 11:15 CET (5:15am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the finish in Geneva at around 15:02 CET (9:02am U.S. Eastern).  Tour de Romandie live video on cycling.tv is scheduled to begin at 14:00 CET (8am U.S. Eastern).  "Live" coverage on SportItalia is also scheduled to begin at that time but tends to run late.  (What SportItalia calls live coverage is actually tape-delayed.)

- Subida al Naranco:  The race departs Lugones at 10:00 CET (4am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the finish in Oviedo at around 13:43 CET (7:43am U.S. Eastern).  Subida al Naranco live video streaming on rtpa.es is scheduled to begin at 12:00 CET (6am U.S. Eastern).

- Tour de Romandie LIVE on cycling.tv.

- Tour de Romandie "LIVE" now on SportItalia.  (links at right)

- Vuelta a Asturias LIVE video now on rtpa.es.  (links above)

- Tour de Romandie:  Stage 4 departs Estavayer-le-lac at 13:05 CET (7:05am U.S. Eastern).  Tour de Romandie live video on cycling.tv is scheduled to begin at 16:00 CET (10am U.S. Eastern).  "Live" coverage on SportItalia is also scheduled to begin at that time but tends to run late.  (What SportItalia calls live coverage is actually tape-delayed.)

- Vuelta Asturias:  Stage 5 departs Cangas del Narcea at 12:00 CET (6am U.S. Eastern).  Live coverage on rtpa.es is scheduled to begin at 15:00 CET (9:00am U.S. Eastern).

- More links and info to come, then updated each day during the race.

- 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 Tour de Romandie.

2009 Tour de Romandie LIVE
Switzerland, April 28-May 3
Official Website
Start List

 Stage 4 start: 13:05 CET
(1:05pm CET)


Estavayer-le-lac

 Sainte-croix weather


Live video streaming:


10am U.S. Eastern
(North America, Subscription)

sportitalia
Alternative
(16:00 CET (10am U.S. Eastern))

tsr.ch
(Switzerland, geo-restricted)

(more links to come)

 

(more video links to come if available)

 

Live tickers:

Official site ticker

 

(more tickers to come if available)

News and photos:


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


Graham Watson
Photography

 

Copyright © 2009 www.cyclingfans.com

 

Tour de Romandie LIVE - Stage 3


 Notes:  (latest notes always appear at the top, below sticky notes)

Also on today: Vuelta Ciclista Asturias LIVE
Spain, April 28-May 2
Official Website
Start List

Live video streaming:

rtpa.es
Alternative
(15:15 CET (9:15am U.S. Eastern))

 

- Tour de Romandie:  Saturday's Stage 4 departs Estavayer-le-lac at 13:05 CET (7:05am U.S. Eastern).  Tour de Romandie live video on cycling.tv is scheduled to begin at 16:00 CET (10am U.S. Eastern).  "Live" coverage on SportItalia is also scheduled to begin at that time but tends to run late.  (What SportItalia calls live coverage is actually tape-delayed.)

- Vuelta Asturias:  Saturday's Stage 5 departs Cangas del Narcea at 12:00 CET (6am U.S. Eastern).  Live coverage on rtpa.es is scheduled to begin at 15:00 CET (9:00am U.S. Eastern).

- Tour de Romandie "LIVE" now on SportItalia.  (links at right)  This coverage, despite being advertised as live, tends to actually be quite a few kilometers behind the race.  Keep that in mind if you also read the live ticker.

- Vuelta Asturias LIVE now on rtpa.es.  (links above)

- Eschborn-Frankfurt City Loop:  Anyone wanting to watch this race online can go here.  (requires a plug-in)  The live stream should be playing now according to the schedule.  There is also a live ticker here.  (Thanks Michel (Netherlands) and Bernie S. (UK))  Also, for those with satellite coverage, MJ Ray has info in our cycling via satellite blog here.


Velo Magazine, May 2009 Centenary Giro issue

- Velo Magazine (France):  The May 2009 Centenary Giro issue just hit newsstands here in France.  Haven't had a chance to look at it yet but the cover looks good!  Everyone excited in anticipation?  -Pete

- Tour de Romandie:  Stage 3, a 14.8km Team Time Trial at Yverdon-les-bains, gets underway at 14:20 CET (8:20am U.S. Eastern) when the first team is scheduled to depart.  Tour de Romandie live video on cycling.tv is scheduled to begin at 16:00 CET (10am U.S. Eastern).  "Live" coverage on SportItalia is also scheduled to begin at that time but tends to run late.  (What SportItalia calls live coverage is actually tape-delayed.)

- Vuelta a Asturias:  Stage 4 departs Cafes Toscaf at 11:30 CET (5:30am U.S. Eastern).  Live coverage on rtpa.es is scheduled to begin at 15:15 CET (9:15am U.S. Eastern).

- More links and info to come, then updated each day during the race.

- 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 Tour de Romandie.

2009 Tour de Romandie LIVE
Switzerland, April 28-May 3
Official Website
Start List

 Stage 3 start: 14:20 CET
(2:20pm CET)


Yverdon-les-bains

 Yverdon-les-bains weather


Live video streaming:


10am U.S. Eastern
(North America, Subscription)

sportitalia
Alternative
(16:00 CET (10am U.S. Eastern))

tsr.ch
(Switzerland, geo-restricted)

(more links to come)

 

(more video links to come if available)

 

Live tickers:

Official site ticker

 

(more tickers to come if available)

News and photos:


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


Graham Watson
Photography

 

Copyright © 2009 www.cyclingfans.com

 

Tour de Romandie LIVE - Stage 2


 Notes:  (latest notes always appear at the top, below sticky notes)

Also on today: Vuelta Ciclista Asturias LIVE
Spain, April 28-May 2
Official Website
Start List

Live video streaming:

rtpa.es
Alternative
(15:15 CET (9:15am U.S. Eastern))

 

- Tour de Romandie:  Friday's Stage 3 14.8km Team Time Trial at Yverdon-les-bains gets underway at 14:20 CET (8:20am U.S. Eastern) when the first team is scheduled to depart.  Tour de Romandie live video on cycling.tv is scheduled to begin at 16:00 CET (10am U.S. Eastern).  "Live" coverage on SportItalia is also scheduled to begin at that time but tends to run late.  (What SportItalia calls live coverage is actually tape-delayed.)

- Vuelta a Asturias:  Friday's Stage 4 departs Cafes Toscaf at 11:30 CET (5:30am U.S. Eastern).  Live coverage on rtpa.es is scheduled to begin at 15:15 CET (9:15am U.S. Eastern).

- Tour de Romandie LIVE now.  (links at right)

- Vuelta a Asturias Time Trial LIVE now on rtpa.es.  (links above)

- Vuelta a Asturias:  They are showing highlights of this morning's stage while riders are warming up for this afternoon's Time Trial which will get underway in a few minutes.

- Vuelta a Asturias LIVE now on rtpa.es.  (pre-race)  (links above)

- Vuelta a Asturias:  Official site says this afternoon's time trial starts at 16:00 CET (10am U.S. Eastern).  TV guide says coverage starts at 15:15 CET (9:15am U.S. Eastern).  Obviously someone is mistaken.  Stay tuned.

- Tour de Romandie:  Today's Stage 2 departs La Chaux-de-fonds at 13:10 CET (7:10am U.S. Eastern).  Tour de Romandie live video on cycling.tv is scheduled to begin at 16:00 CET (10am U.S. Eastern).  "Live" coverage on SportItalia is also scheduled to begin at that time but tends to run late. 

- More links and info to come, then updated each day during the race.

- 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 Tour de Romandie.

2009 Tour de Romandie LIVE
Switzerland, April 28-May 3
Official Website
Start List

 Stage 2 start: 13:10 CET
(1:10pm CET)


La Chaux-de-fonds

 La Chaux-de-fonds weather


Live video streaming:


10am U.S. Eastern
(North America, Subscription)

sportitalia
Alternative
(16:00 CET (10am U.S. Eastern))

tsr.ch
(Switzerland, geo-restricted)

(more links to come)

 

(more video links to come if available)

 

Live tickers:

Official site ticker

 

(more tickers to come if available)

News and photos:


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


Graham Watson
Photography

 

Copyright © 2009 www.cyclingfans.com

 

Giro d'Italia: VERSUS will not have televised coverage

VERSUS, the "home of professional cycling" in the U.S., will not have televised coverage of the 2009 Giro d'Italia (May 9-31) despite the return this season of 7-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong to the pro peloton.  Armstrong is expected on the start line next month for what will be his first Giro.

However, for the 5th consecutive year cyclingfans.com will be covering the Giro with the best selection of live race coverage options for cycling fans on the internet.  And for the second consecutive year, Fotoreporter Sirotti will be providing us with world class photography every stage of the race.

-www.cyclingfans.com helps bring live race coverage to cycling fans worldwide, all season long, and works with leading online broadcasters on both sides of the Atlantic.

Tour de Romandie LIVE - Stage 1

2009 Tour de Romandie:  Frantisek Rabon (Team Columbia-Highroad),
Czech time trial champion, won yesterday's prologue.
Copyright © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com

 Notes:  (latest notes always appear at the top, below sticky notes)

Also on today: Vuelta Ciclista Asturias LIVE
Spain, April 28-May 2
Official Website
Start List

Live video streaming:

rtpa.es
Alternative
(15:15 CET (9:15am U.S. Eastern))

 

- Tour de Romandie:  Thursday's Stage 2 departs La Chaux-de-fonds at 13:10 CET (7:10am U.S. Eastern).  Tour de Romandie live video on cycling.tv is scheduled to begin at 16:00 CET (10am U.S. Eastern).  "Live" coverage on SportItalia is also scheduled to begin at that time but tends to run late.

- Vuelta a Asturias:  Thursday will see 2 stages, a morning Stage 3A and an afternoon Stage 3B (a 14.2km individual time trial).  Stage 3A departs Gijon at 10:00 CET (4am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the finish in Aviles at around 12:13 CET (6:13am U.S. Eastern).  Stage 3B at Castrillon gets underway when the first rider departs at 16:00 CET (10am U.S. Eastern).  It appears that rtpa.es will only be covering the afternoon stage, with live coverage scheduled to begin at 15:15 CET (9:15am U.S. Eastern).

- Tour of the Gila:  Organizers tell us they are working on possibly getting some form of live coverage.  Stay tuned.

- Tour de Romandie LIVE now on SportItalia.  Links at right.

- Want to see why today's Romandie stage didn't cross the Jaun Pass?  Check out the view from this webcam.  -Bernie S.

- Vuelta a Asturias LIVE now on rtpa.es.  (links above)

 


2009 Tour de Romandie prologue: A Rabobank rider departs.
photo courtesy tourderomandie.ch - More photos

- Tour de Romandie:  Due to bad weather conditions (snow in the mountains), today's Stage 1 has been cut in half.  It will skip the first part of the planned stage entirely, including the category 1 Col du Jaun climb, and will now depart from Bulle à Broc at 15:00 CET (9am U.S. Eastern).  The stage has been shortened to 87.6km from the original 176.2km.  (You can view an animation of the originally planned Stage 1 route here, quite a winding parcours in the mountains.)  The peloton is expected at the finish in Fribourg at around 17:00 CET (11am U.S. Eastern).  Tour de Romandie live video streaming on cycling.tv is scheduled to begin at 16:00 CET (10am U.S. Eastern).  Live coverage on SportItalia is also scheduled to begin at that time.

- Vuelta a Asturias:  Today's Stage 2 departs Llanes at 12:00 CET (6am U.S. Eastern).  Vuelta Asturias live video streaming on rtpa.es is scheduled to begin at 15:15 CET (9:15am U.S. Eastern).

Tour of the Gila Volunteers Needed

Lance Armstrong, Levi Leipheimer and Chris Horner will be among those competing in the 23rd Annual SRAM Tour of the Gila which starts tomorrow, April 29, and ends May 3.  Race organizers are still in need of volunteers.  If you think you may be able to help at any stages, please call 575-388-3222.

Tour of the Gila Official Website

 

- More links and info to come, then updated each day during the race.

- 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 Tour de Romandie.

2009 Tour de Romandie LIVE
Switzerland, April 28-May 3
Official Website
Start List

 Stage 1 start: 12:35 CET
15:00 CET
(3pm CET)


Bulle à Broc

 Fribourg weather


Live video streaming:


10am U.S. Eastern
(North America, Subscription)

sportitalia
Alternative
(16:00 CET (10am U.S. Eastern))

tsr.ch
(Switzerland, geo-restricted)

(more links to come)

 

(more video links to come if available)

 

Live tickers:

Official site ticker

 

(more tickers to come if available)

News and photos:


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


Graham Watson
Photography

 

Copyright © 2009 www.cyclingfans.com

 

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