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Giro d'Italia LIVE - Stage 11


2009 Giro d'Italia:  Top contender Levi Leipheimer (Astana) hit the pavement halfway through Stage 11.
photo Copyright © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com


2009 Giro d'Italia, Stage 10:  Danilo Di Luca (LPR-Brakes) attacks breakaway companions
Sastre, Pellizotti and Menchov and is gone for another stage win.
photo Copyright © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com


2009 Giro d'Italia, Stage 10:  Danilo Di Luca increased his overall lead over rivals Denis Menchov (now at +1.20), Michael Rogers (+1.33) and Levi Leipheimer (+1.40)....but Thursday's time trial looms big...
photo Copyright © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com

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- Click for Giro d'Italia Stage 12 Time Trial Start Order and Times.

- Note:  The Giro organizer has changed the start time for Thursday's time trial.  The first rider will depart at 12:05 CET (6:05am U.S. Eastern), not at 12:45 CET as originally scheduled.  Full Giro time trial start order and start times to come.

- Thursday's Giro d'Italia Stage 12 Individual Time Trial is scheduled to get underway at around 12:05 CET (6:05am U.S. Eastern).  The actual start time may be different.  We will post start order and start times Thursday morning.  Giro d'Italia live video streaming on Universal Sports is scheduled to begin at 8:50am U.S. Eastern.  Giro live coverage on Eurosport is scheduled to begin at 15:30 CET (9:30am U.S. Eastern).  The Rai Sport Piu web streams usually go live before television coverage

- Watch the Giro d'Italia Stage 11 On Demand on Universal Sports here.  (Over three hours of coverage.  North America.)

- Giro: Can't watch but would like to listen in?  Select your language in our Live audio streaming section at right.  The Eurosport English live audio feed has David Harmon and the great Sean Kelly commentating.

- Giro d'Italia LIVE via Eurosport (English commentary).

- Giro LIVE on Universal Sports.  Links at right.

- Giro d'Italia LIVE on Rai Sport Piu.  Links at right.

- Volta Catalunya Stage 3 live ticker here.

- Giro d'Italia Stage 11 departs Torino at 12:10 CET (6:10am U.S. Eastern) and is expected in Arenzano (Genova) at around 17:15 CET (11:15am U.S. Eastern).  Giro d'Italia live video streaming on Universal Sports is scheduled to begin at 8:30am U.S. Eastern.  Giro live coverage on Eurosport is scheduled to begin at 15:15 CET (9:15am U.S. Eastern).  The Rai Sport Piu web streams usually go live before television coverage.

- Watch the Giro d'Italia Stage 10 On Demand on Universal Sports here.  (Over two and a half hours of coverage.  North America.)

- 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 Giro d'Italia.

2009 Giro d'Italia LIVE
Italy, May 9-31
Official Website
Start List

 Stage 11 start: 12:10 CET
Expected finish: 17:15 CET
(5:15pm CET)


Torino

 Arenzano weather


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Giro d'Italia LIVE - Stage 10


2009 Giro d'Italia:  The peloton descends during Stage 10 from Cuneo to Pinerolo.
photo Copyright © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com


2009 Giro d'Italia, Stage 10:  Lance Armstrong (Astana) climbs ahead of overall
race leader Danilo Di Luca (LPR) and Michael Rogers (Team Columbia-Highroad).  Post-stage, Di Luca said of Armstrong:  "His form is improving.  He set the pace for a good way up the first climb."
photo Copyright © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com

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- Watch the Giro d'Italia Stage 10 On Demand on Universal Sports here.  (Over two and a half hours of coverage.  North America.)

- Giro LIVE AUDIO on Eurosport:  Select your language.  Now playing in English, Deutsch, Español, and Français.  These can be combined with the video feed of your choice.  Live video and audio links at right.

- Giro LIVE now on Eurosport.

- Giro LIVE now on Universal Sports.  (link at right)  (Thanks Rennie)

- Volta Catalunya Stage 2 live ticker here. (Google-translated to English)  (Thanks, Martin)

- Giro d'Italia LIVE on Rai Sport Piu web stream.  (links at right)

Giro d'Italia Stage 10 Profile

 

- Giro d'Italia Stage 10 departs Cuneo at 10:00 CET (4am U.S. Eastern) and is expected in Pinerolo at around 17:16 CET (11:16am U.S. Eastern).  Giro d'Italia live video streaming on Universal Sports is scheduled to begin at 8:30am U.S. Eastern.  Giro live coverage on Eurosport is scheduled to begin at 15:15 CET (9:15am U.S. Eastern).  The Rai Sport Piu web streams usually go live before television coverage.

- Watch the Giro d'Italia Stage 9 On Demand on Universal Sports here.  (Over three hours of coverage.  North America.)

- 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 Giro d'Italia.

2009 Giro d'Italia LIVE
Italy, May 9-31
Official Website
Start List

 Stage 10 start: 10:00 CET
Expected finish: 17:16 CET
(5:16pm CET)


Cuneo

 Pinerolo weather


Live video streaming:


(8:30am U.S. Eastern)
(North America)


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(rtpa.es, Spain)
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(15:00 CET)
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(more links to come)

 

(more video links to come if available)

 

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News and photos:


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


Graham Watson
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Giro d'Italia LIVE - Stage 9


2009 Giro d'Italia, Stage 9:  The riders stopped on the Milan circuit to explain to the crowd
that the stage was neutralized, in protest of what the riders felt was too dangerous a course.
photo Copyright © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com


2009 Giro d'Italia:  Kanstantsin Siutsou (Team Columbia-Highroad) on his way to winning Stage 8.
photo Copyright © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com


2009 Giro d'Italia:  Siutsou enjoys his time on the podium.
photo Copyright © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com


2009 Giro d'Italia:  The peloton on a winding road along beautiful Lake Como early in Stage 8.
photo Copyright © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com


2009 Giro d'Italia, Stage 8:  Pedro Horrillo (Rabobank) is airlifted to hospital after suffering
serious injuries in a crash on the descent of the Culmine di San Pietro.
photo Copyright © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com

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- Watch the Giro d'Italia Stage 9 On Demand on Universal Sports here.  (Over three hours of coverage.  North America.)

- Due to the protest, though there will be a stage winner results will not count toward general classification.

- Giro LIVE now on EurosportLive audio feeds also playing.  Links at right.

- Stage is neutralized as riders are protesting dangerous course.  Eurosport thus staying with auto racing.

- Reminder:  Eurosport live coverage today isn't scheduled to start until 15:45 CET (9:45am U.S. Eastern).

- Giro LIVE now on Universal Sports.  Link at right.  (Thanks, Rennie.)

- Giro d'Italia LIVE on Rai Sport Piu.

- Pedro Horrillo (Rabobank), who crashed deep into a ravine yesterday, is out of his medically-induced coma.  (source: AFP)

Flashback: Pedro Horrillo's
2004 Paris-Nice Stage win


2004 Paris-Nice:  Pedro Horrillo (Quick Step - Davitamon) raises an arm in victory at the
finish of Stage 2 at Montargis.
Copyright © 2004 Pete Geyer/www.cyclingfans.com

Domestiques like Pedro Horrillo rarely find themselves in position for personal glory.  Their jobs are to support their team leaders, sacrificing their own chances for victory.  In Stage 2 of the 2004 Paris-Nice, Horrillo's Quick Step team leader was Tom Boonen.  But when Team CSC, with Jorg Jaksche in yellow after winning the Stage 1 time trial, took advantage of cross winds to dynamite the peloton on a stage meant for sprinters, Boonen and all but 36 riders in the peloton were left over 5 minutes behind by the finish.  Horrillo was free to take a shot at victory.  Nevermind that he still had to contend with the likes of Bartoli, Gilbert, Rebellin, Hushovd, Hincapie, Voigt, Cancellara.  One of the smartest riders in the peloton, the former philosophy student surged ahead of the group early to avoid a sprint finish and took the victory (photo above), still considered Horrillo's biggest win to date.

Horrillo suffered serious injuries in yesterday's Giro d'Italia Stage 8 when he crashed and fell 60 meters into a ravine.  Doctors have reportedly placed Horrillo into a medically-induced coma for 24 hours.

Our thoughts today are with Pedro and his family and friends and we offer our best wishes for a full and speedy recovery.  -Pete

 

- Giro d'Italia Stage 9, the "Milano Show 100" featuring 10 laps in the city of Milan, starts at 13:35 CET (7:35am U.S. Eastern) and is expected to finish at around 17:17 CET (11:17am U.S. Eastern).  Giro d'Italia live video streaming on Universal Sports is scheduled to begin at 8:30am U.S. Eastern.  Giro live coverage on Eurosport is scheduled to begin at 15:45 CET (9:45am U.S. Eastern).

- Watch the Giro d'Italia Stage 8 On Demand on Universal Sports here.  (Over three hours of coverage.  North America.) 

- 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 Giro d'Italia.

2009 Giro d'Italia LIVE
Italy, May 9-31
Official Website
Start List

 Stage 9 start: 13:35 CET
(1:35pm CET)
Expected finish: 17:17 CET
(5:17pm CET)


Milan

 Milan weather


Live video streaming:


(8:30am U.S. Eastern)
(North America)


(Go to page, click on blue Web 1
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(rtpa.es, Spain)
(last part of stage only?)


 


 


(15:00 CET)
(Geo-restricted)

(more links to come)

 

(more video links to come if available)

 

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News and photos:


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Yahoo photo gallery (AP/AFP)


Graham Watson
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Copyright © 2009 www.cyclingfans.com

 

Giro d'Italia LIVE - Stage 8


2009 Giro d'Italia, Stage 7:  Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Columbia-Highroad) easily wins
ahead of his breakaway companions.
photo Copyright © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com


2009 Giro d'Italia, Stage 7:  The riders faced a long, treacherous descent to the finish.
photo Copyright © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com


2009 Giro d'Italia, Stage 7:  Alessandro Bertolini (Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli) took risks on the descent before being caught by a group containing stage winner Boasson Hagen.
photo Copyright © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com

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- Sunday's Giro d'Italia Stage 9, the "Milano Show 100" featuring 10 laps in the city of Milan, starts at 13:35 CET (7:35am U.S. Eastern) and is expected to finish at around 17:17 CET (11:17am U.S. Eastern).  Giro d'Italia live video streaming on Universal Sports is scheduled to begin at 8:30am U.S. Eastern.  Giro live coverage on Eurosport is scheduled to begin at 15:45 CET (9:45am U.S. Eastern).

- Watch the Giro d'Italia Stage 8 On Demand on Universal Sports here.  (Over three hours of coverage.  North America.)

- Giro d'Italia LIVE via ETB 1.

- Giro LIVE on Eurosport with English commentary.  Links at right.

- Giro LIVE on Universal Sports.  Link at right.

- Giro LIVE now on Rai.

- Giro d'Italia Stage 8 departs Morbegno at 11:50 CET (5:50am U.S. Eastern) and is expected in Bergamo at around 17:19 CET (11:19am U.S. Eastern).  Giro d'Italia live video streaming on Universal Sports is scheduled to begin at 8:30am U.S. Eastern.  Giro live coverage on Eurosport is scheduled to begin at 15:00 CET (9am U.S. Eastern).

- Watch the Giro d'Italia Stage 7 On Demand on Universal Sports here.  (Three hours of coverage.  North America.)

- 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 Giro d'Italia.

2009 Giro d'Italia LIVE
Italy, May 9-31
Official Website
Start List

 Stage 8 start: 11:50 CET
Expected finish: 17:19 CET
(5:19pm CET)


Morbegno

 Bergamo weather


Live video streaming:


(8:30am U.S. Eastern)
(North America)


(Go to page, click on blue Web 1
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(rtpa.es, Spain)
(last part of stage only?)


 


 


(15:00 CET)
(Geo-restricted)

(more links to come)

 

(more video links to come if available)

 

Live audio streaming:

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Radio Tour graphics:


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Live tickers:


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News and photos:


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


Graham Watson
Photography

 

Copyright © 2009 www.cyclingfans.com

 

Giro d'Italia LIVE - Stage 7


2009 Giro d'Italia, Stage 7:  The peloton travelled through Austria, Switzerland and Italy today.
photo Copyright © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com


2009 Giro d'Italia, Stage 7:  Astana's Lance Armstrong, Chris Horner and Levi Leipheimer,
and their teammates, wore jerseys with faded team logos to protest non-payment of salaries.
The team is looking for new sponsors so it can race beyond the Tour of Italy, which ends May 31.
photo Copyright © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com


2009 Giro d'Italia, Stage 6:  Originally part of a 5-man breakaway, Michele Scarponi (Diquigiovanni)
found himself alone at the front of the race 10km from the finish, with the peloton in pursuit.
photo Copyright © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com

2009 Giro d'Italia:  Scarponi held off the peloton to win Stage 6.
photo Copyright © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com

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- Saturday's Giro d'Italia Stage 8 departs Morbegno at 11:50 CET (5:50am U.S. Eastern) and is expected in Bergamo at around 17:19 CET (11:19am U.S. Eastern).  Giro d'Italia live video streaming on Universal Sports is scheduled to begin at 8:30am U.S. Eastern.  Giro live coverage on Eurosport is scheduled to begin at 15:00 CET (9am U.S. Eastern).

- Watch the Giro d'Italia Stage 7 On Demand on Universal Sports here.  (Three hours of coverage.  North America.)

- Giro LIVE now on NBC/Universal.

- Giro LIVE now on Eurosport.

- Giro d'Italia LIVE now on Rai.

- Giro LIVE now on Universal Sports. Link at right.

- More to come.

Tour de Picardie, France, May 15-17


Copyright © 2008 Pete Geyer
www.cyclingfans.com

The Tour de Picardie starts today and runs through May 17.  The race is organized by TDF organizer A.S.O. with 4 stages over 3 days.  Riders expected on the start line include Sebastien Chavanel, Robbie McEwen, Danilo Napolitano, Gert Steegmans, Franck Bouyer, Romain Feillu, Luis-Leon Sanchez, Jimmy Casper, Baden Cooke.

Official Website
Start List

 

- Giro d'Italia Stage 7 departs Innsbruck at 11:00 CET (5:00am U.S. Eastern) and is expected in Chiavenna at around 17:15 CET (11:15am U.S. Eastern).  Giro d'Italia live video streaming on Universal Sports is scheduled to begin at 8:50am U.S. Eastern.  Giro live coverage on Eurosport is scheduled to begin at 15:00 CET (9am U.S. Eastern).

- Watch the Giro d'Italia Stage 6 On Demand on Universal Sports here.  (Two hours of coverage.  North America.)

- 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 Giro d'Italia.

2009 Giro d'Italia LIVE
Italy, May 9-31
Official Website
Start List

 Stage 7 start: 11:00 CET
Expected finish: 17:15 CET
(5:15pm CET)


Innsbruck

 Chiavenna weather


Live video streaming:


(8:50am U.S. Eastern)
(North America)


(Go to page, click on blue Web 1
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(rtpa.es, Spain)
(last part of stage only?)


 


 


(15:00 CET)
(Geo-restricted)

(more links to come)

 

(more video links to come if available)

 

Live audio streaming:

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Français - Italiano
Russian
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Check schedule

Radio Tour graphics:


(Not active for time trial stages)

Live tickers:


(English)
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(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 LIVE - Stage 6


2009 Giro d'Italia: A 5-man breakaway of Oscar Gatto (ISD), Vasili Kiryenka (Caisse d'Epargne),
Guillame Bonnafond (AG2R La Mondiale), Kasper Klostergaard (Saxo Bank) and
Michele Scarponi (Diquigiovanni) discovers Austria during today's Stage 6.
photo Copyright © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com

2009 Giro d'Italia: Lance Armstrong (Astana) during today's Stage 6.  Is today the last we'll see
of this jersey design?  Reports suggest a new team jersey that represents
the future direction of the team may be introduced as early as Friday.
photo Copyright © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com

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- Giro d'Italia Stage 7 departs Innsbruck at 11:00 CET (5:00am U.S. Eastern) and is expected in Chiavenna at around 17:15 CET (11:15am U.S. Eastern).  Giro d'Italia live video streaming on Universal Sports is scheduled to begin at 8:50am U.S. Eastern.  Giro live coverage on Eurosport is scheduled to begin at 15:00 CET (9am U.S. Eastern).

- Watch the Giro d'Italia Stage 6 On Demand on Universal Sports here.  (Two hours of coverage.  North America.)

- Giro d'Italia LIVE on ETB 1.  Manolo wrote in yesterday to say the commentary is in the "Euskara Batua (Basque) language, not in Spanish per se."  Thanks Manolo!

- Giro LIVE on Eurosport France.

- Giro LIVE on Universal Sports.  Link at right.  It seems to be available worldwide today, it at least is playing today in the U.K.  -Bernie S.

- Giro d'Italia LIVE on Eurosport.  Links at right.  More to come.

Radio Tour Dynamic Graphics

- Have you checked out the Radio Tour graphics? (link at right, below the live audio streams)  With data from Radio Tour, the page shows who is in the breakaway, time gaps, a dynamic stage profile, etc.  If you click on the breakaway section, it zooms in to indicate the riders in the breakaway.  You can select your language and you can click on an individual rider for biographical info.

- Giro d'Italia LIVE now on Rai Sport.  Combination of pre-race coverage and live images from the race.  Multiple camera angles now live on Rai Sport.  Links at right.

- Giro d'Italia Stage 6 departs Bressanone/Brixen at 10:45 CET (4:45am U.S. Eastern) and is expected in Mayrhofen, Austria at around 17:16 CET (11:16am U.S. Eastern).  Giro d'Italia live video streaming on Universal Sports is scheduled to begin at 8:20am U.S. Eastern.  Giro live coverage on Eurosport is scheduled to begin at 15:00 CET (9am U.S. Eastern).

- Watch the Giro d'Italia Stage 5 On Demand at Universal Sports here. (Nearly 3 hours of coverage.)

- 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 Giro d'Italia.

2009 Giro d'Italia LIVE
Italy, May 9-31
Official Website
Start List

 Stage 6 start: 10:45 CET
Expected finish: 17:16 CET
(5:16pm CET)


Bressanone/Brixen

 Innsbruck weather


Live video streaming:


(8:20am U.S. Eastern)
(North America)


(Go to page, click on blue Web 1
or Web 2 button.)
 


  (geo-restricted?)


 


(rtpa.es, Spain)
(last part of stage only?)


(15:00 CET)
(Geo-restricted)

(more links to come)

 

(more video links to come if available)

 

Live audio streaming:

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

Radio Tour graphics:


(Not active for time trial stages)

Live tickers:


(English)
Deutsch - Español
Français - Italiano


(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 LIVE - Stage 5


2009 Giro d'Italia: The peloton climbs during today's Stage 5
photo Copyright © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com

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

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- Thursday's Giro d'Italia Stage 6 departs Bressanone/Brixen at 10:45 CET (4:45am U.S. Eastern) and is expected in Mayrhofen, Austria at around 17:16 CET (11:16am U.S. Eastern).  Giro d'Italia live video streaming on Universal Sports is scheduled to begin at 8:20am U.S. Eastern.  Giro live coverage on Eurosport is scheduled to begin at 15:00 CET (9am U.S. Eastern).

- Watch the Giro d'Italia Stage 5 On Demand at Universal Sports here. (Nearly 3 hours of coverage.)

- Cycling TV informed us today that they have secured the online rights to the 2009 Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré (June 7-14) and Tour de Suisse (June 13-21).  The Dauphiné Libéré on CTV will be available worldwide excluding Europe.  CTV's coverage of the Tour de Suisse will be available to North America only.  Dauphine Libere Official Website hereTour de Suisse Official Website here.

- If you haven't seen Bob Roll's "Adventures from the Epic Cycle," an animated graphic novel, you can watch episode 1 here.  (03:09)  Armstrong, Leipheimer, Vande Velde, Hincapie, Sastre, The Schlecks are all featured.  Hilarious.

- Giro LIVE via Rai.

- Giro LIVE via NBC Sports/Universal.  (Link changed from yesterday.  Thanks again, Rennie!)

- Giro LIVE on Rai Sport.  (Go to page, click on blue Web 1 or Web 2 button.)

- Giro d'Italia LIVE now on Universal Sports. (link at right)  Lots of buffering for us.

- Happy birthday to cycling photographer Laura Alber!

- Giro d'Italia LIVE now on Rai Sport Piu.

- The riders have just departed and are riding through the neutral zone.

- Giro d'Italia Stage 5 departs San Martino di Castrozza at 13:50 CET (7:50am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at Alpe di Siusi (Sudtirol) at around 17:12 CET (11:12am U.S. Eastern).  Giro d'Italia live video streaming on Universal Sports is scheduled to begin at 8:20am U.S. Eastern.  Giro live coverage on Eurosport is scheduled to begin at 15:00 CET (9am U.S. Eastern).

Stage 5 Profile

- Watch Stage 4 highlights on Universal Sports here.  (01:13)  Or watch the full Universal Sports broadcast On Demand here.  (Nearly 3 hours of coverage)

 

- 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 Giro d'Italia.

2009 Giro d'Italia LIVE
Italy, May 9-31
Official Website
Start List

 Stage 5 start: 13:50 CET
(1:50pm CET)
Expected finish: 17:12 CET
(5:12pm CET)


San Martino di Castrozza

 Castelrotto weather


Live video streaming:


(8:20am U.S. Eastern)
(North America)


(Go to page, click on blue Web 1
or Web 2 button.)
 


  (geo-restricted?)


 


(rtpa.es, Spain)
(last part of stage only?)


(15:00 CET)
(Geo-restricted)

(more links to come)

 

(more video links to come if available)

 

Live audio streaming:

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

Radio Tour graphics:


(Not active for time trial stages)

Live tickers:


(English)
Deutsch - Español
Français - Italiano


(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 LIVE - Stage 4

2009 Giro d'Italia, Stage 4:  The race reached the mountains today and the intensity
went up considerably for the top teams and riders.  It's "Game On" at the Centenary Giro d'Italia.
Left to right:  Ivan Basso (Liquigas) and Astana's Yaroslav Popovych, Jose Luis Rubiera and Lance Armstrong.
photo Copyright © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com

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

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- Wednesday's Giro d'Italia Stage 5 departs San Martino di Castrozza at 13:50 CET (7:50am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at Alpe di Siusi (Sudtirol) at around 17:12 CET (11:12am U.S. Eastern).  Giro d'Italia live video streaming on Universal Sports is scheduled to begin at 8:20am U.S. Eastern.  Giro live coverage on Eurosport is scheduled to begin at 15:00 CET (9am U.S. Eastern).

- Watch Stage 4 highlights on Universal Sports here.  (01:13)  Or watch the full Universal Sports broadcast On Demand here.  (Nearly 3 hours of coverage)

- Coming up: Giro Stage 4 photos and videos.

- Giro LIVE on Universal/NBC Sports.  Beautiful stream with English commentary.  (Thanks, Rennie.)

- Giro d'Italia LIVE on Universal Sports.  (link at right)  If video doesn't play at first, then click the Stop button on the player, then the Play button.  That works for us.

- Watching a video feed with commentary in a language you don't understand?  No problem: Just mute the audio and select Eurosport live audio commentary in the language of your choice.  (see links in our Live audio streaming section at right)

- Giro d'Italia LIVE now on Eurosport

- Giro d'Italia LIVE streaming flash:  Stage 4 LIVE now on Rai.  (Thanks, Skilfan.)

Stage 4 Profile

- Giro d'Italia Stage 4 departs Padova at 13:05 CET (7:05am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at San Martino di Castrozza at around 17:20 CET (11:20am U.S. Eastern).  Giro d'Italia live video streaming on Universal Sports is scheduled to begin at 9am U.S. Eastern.  Giro live coverage on Eurosport is scheduled to begin at 15:00 CET (9am U.S. Eastern).

- 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 Giro d'Italia.

2009 Giro d'Italia LIVE
Italy, May 9-31
Official Website
Start List

 Stage 4 start: 13:05 CET
(1:05pm CET)
Expected finish: 17:20 CET
(5:20pm CET)


Padova

 Valdobbiadene weather


Live video streaming:


(9am U.S. Eastern)
(North America)

 


  (geo-restricted?)


 


(rtpa.es, Spain)
(last part of stage only?)


(15:00 CET)
(Geo-restricted)

(more links to come)

 

(more video links to come if available)

 

Live audio streaming:

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

Radio Tour graphics:


(Not active for time trial stages)

Live tickers:


(English)
Deutsch - Español
Français - Italiano


(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 LIVE - Stage 3


2009 Giro d'Italia: Race leader Mark Cavendish and Lance Armstrong
at the front of the peloton during today's Stage 3.
photo Copyright © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com

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

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- Tuesday's Giro d'Italia Stage 4 departs Padova at 13:05 CET (7:05am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at San Martino di Castrozza at around 17:20 CET (11:20am U.S. Eastern).  Giro d'Italia live video streaming on Universal Sports is scheduled to begin at 9am U.S. Eastern.  Giro live coverage on Eurosport is scheduled to begin at 15:00 CET (9am U.S. Eastern).

- On Demand now: Today's Giro d'Italia Stage 3 now available for viewing On Demand at Universal Sports here.  Nearly 3 hours of coverage.  You can skip around the video by dragging the slider button below the video window.  (North America only)

- Giro LIVE now on rtpa.es, though it looks like they only show bits of the race here and there for now.  (link at right)

- Giro d'Italia LIVE now on ETB (Spain).

- Giro d'Italia LIVE now on Eurosport.

- Giro d'Italia LIVE now on Universal Sports.

- Also listing rtpa.es TV Giro coverage.  Link at right.

- Now listing a Eurosport live video feed.  Coverage should begin any minute as their replay of yesterday's stage just ended.  (links at right)

- Astana manager Johan Bruyneel is tweeting from the team car, with comments and photos of an air show above the peloton.

- Giro live coverage on Universal Sports delayed...

- Now listing the official site (gazzetta.it) live video stream.  If it is as in recent years, this source only goes live for the latter part of the stage.

- Eurosport's Giro d'Italia live coverage is scheduled to begin today at 15:00 CET (9am U.S. Eastern).  There should be some live video streams at that time.

- Rai Giro d'Italia live streams may be offline or geo-restricted.  We will look for alternatives as today's television live coverage gets underway.

- Giro d'Italia Stage 3 departs Grado at 12:35 CET (6:35am U.S. Eastern) and is expected in Valdobbiadene at around 17:17 CET (11:17am U.S. Eastern).  Giro d'Italia live video streaming on Universal Sports is scheduled to begin at 8:20am U.S. Eastern.  Giro live coverage on Eurosport is scheduled to begin at 15:00 CET (9am U.S. Eastern).

- 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 Giro d'Italia.

2009 Giro d'Italia LIVE
Italy, May 9-31
Official Website
Start List

 Stage 3 start: 12:35 CET
Expected finish: 17:17 CET
(5:17pm CET)


Grado

 Valdobbiadene weather


Live video streaming:


(8:20am U.S. Eastern)
(North America)


 

(rtpa.es, Spain)
(last part of stage only?)


 
 


(15:05 CET)
(9:05am U.S. Eastern)


(15:05 CET)
(9:05am U.S. Eastern)
 


(15:00 CET)
(Geo-restricted)

(more links to come)

 

(more video links to come if available)

 

Live audio streaming:

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

Radio Tour graphics:


(Not active for time trial stages)

Live tickers:


(English)
Deutsch - Español
Français - Italiano


(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 LIVE - Stage 2


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

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- Monday's Giro d'Italia Stage 3 departs Grado at 12:35 CET (6:35am U.S. Eastern) and is expected in Valdobbiadene at around 17:17 CET (11:17am U.S. Eastern).  Giro d'Italia live video streaming on Universal Sports is scheduled to begin at 8:20am U.S. Eastern.  Giro live coverage on Eurosport is scheduled to begin at 15:00 CET (9am U.S. Eastern).  For start times for other sources, please check back in the morning.

- Giro d'Italia Stage 2 finally available On Demand on Universal Sports here.  More than 2 hours, 30 minutes of coverage.  Drag the slider button to go to any point in the video.

- More Giro videos listed below, including a 26-minute Stage 2 highlights post-race show on Rai.

- Regarding watching Universal Sports Giro live and On Demand in Canada, some people are reporting it isn't working for them.  We have contacted Universal and they are looking into it.  They assure us that both live coverage and On Demand should work in Canada as well as in the U.S.

- Universal Sports access:  Anyone having problems might find help hereMac users: Use the Safari browser. 

- Watch Lance Armstrong interviews before and after Stage 2 of the Giro on Universal Sports. (02:44)

- Watch Giro d'Italia Stage 2 highlights on Universal Sports, with Steve Schlanger and Todd Gogulski commentating. (01:36)

- Coming up:  Giro d'Italia Stage 2 photos and video clips.

- Kristen Nelsen is on the ground in Italy.  Thanks for the pics, Kristen!


2009 Giro d'Italia: Columbia-Highroad on the start line at yesterday's Stage 1 Team Time Trial.  They won the stage,
putting Mark Cavendish into the pink jersey of race leader.
Copyright © 2009 Kristen Nelsen


2009 Giro d'Italia: Astana on the start line at yesterday's
Team Time Trial.
Copyright © 2009 Kristen Nelsen

Also on today: 4 Days of Dunkirk LIVE

Live video streaming:

France3.fr
(15:10 CET (9:10am U.S. Eastern))

Direct8
(15:40 CET (9:40am U.S. Eastern))

 

- Giro LIVE via Eurosport. (French)

- Giro LIVE on ETB.

- Giro d'Italia LIVE: For North America, watch on Universal Sports. (link at right)

- Giro LIVE also via Eurosport Germany.  -Bernie S.

- Giro d'Italia LIVE now via Eurosport.  -Bernie S.

- Rai video streams seem to be down and/or geo-blocked today.  We are looking for alternatives.

- Giro LIVE audio playing on Eurosport, with David Harmon and Sean Kelly commentating. (links in our Live audio streaming section at right)

- Giro d'Italia LIVE on Universal Sports. (link at right)

- Giro d'Italia pre-stage 2 coverage has begun on Rai Sport. (links at right)  We are looking for additional Giro live video feeds.


2009 Giro d'Italia:  Mark Cavendish gets the first pink jersey
and podium kisses of the centenary Giro after his
Columbia-Highroad team won yesterday's Team Time Trial.
Copyright © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com


2009 Giro d'Italia:  Columbia-Highroad on the podium
after beating Garmin-Slipstream and Astana in the TTT.
Copyright © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com

- Now listing the official site ticker (links at right) which says the stage officially got underway at 13:38 CET, about 10 minutes ago.

- Giro d'Italia Stage 2 departs Jesolo at 13:35 CET (7:35am U.S. Eastern) and is expected in Trieste at around 17:12 CET (11:12am U.S. Eastern).  Giro d'Italia live video streaming on Universal Sports is scheduled to begin at 8:20am U.S. Eastern.  Giro d'Italia live coverage on Rai Tre is scheduled to begin at 15:05 CET (9:05am U.S. Eastern).  Giro live video on Rai Sport Piu is also scheduled to begin at that time but may begin earlier.  We hope to have more Giro live feeds starting with Stage 2.

 

- 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 Giro d'Italia.

2009 Giro d'Italia LIVE
Italy, May 9-31
Official Website
Start List

 Stage 2 start: 13:35 CET
(1:35pm CET)
Expected finish: 17:12 CET
(5:12pm CET)


Jesolo

 Trieste weather


Live video streaming:


(8:20am U.S. Eastern)
(North America)


(15:05 CET)
(9:05am U.S. Eastern)


(15:05 CET)
(9:05am U.S. Eastern)
 


(15:00 CET)
(Geo-restricted)

(more links to come)

 

(more video links to come if available)

 

Live audio streaming:

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

Radio Tour graphics:


(Not active for time trial stages)

Live tickers:


(English)
Deutsch - Español
Français - Italiano


(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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