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Critérium International Live Video

Criterium International:  The peloton climbs toward the finish on the Côte de la Roche aux 7 Villages
from the town of Monthermé.  (archive photo: 2004 Criterium International)
Copyright © Pete Geyer/www.cyclingfans.com
 

 Notes:  (latest notes always appear at the top)

- France3 now LIVE with the TT.

- De Brabantse Pijl is about to get underway.  sport.be live ticker here (French).  (Google-translated to English) Sportwereld live ticker here (Flemish).  Our full live coverage guide for this race coming up before TV coverage begins.

- Brabantse Pijl live coverage on cycling.tv is scheduled to begin at 15:00 CET (9am U.S. Eastern).  We will also be on the look-out for other sources of live video streaming.

- There is live television coverage of the final stage time trial of the 2009 Criterium International.  Coverage on France 3 is scheduled to begin at 15:15 CET (9:15am U.S. Eastern).  We will list any available Criterium International live video streams.  Note that Europe switches to daylight savings time tonight, so starting Sunday Belgium, France, Italy, etc. are once again 6 hours ahead of U.S. Eastern time.

A selection of photos from recent editions
of the Criterium International


Criterium International:  Stage 2 starts early by
the lake at Les Vieilles Forges.
Copyright © Pete Geyer/www.cyclingfans.com


2008 Criterium International, Stage 2:  A rising sun,
long shadows, a man has escaped, he is pursued by a chase
group which in turn is pursued by the peloton. The morning's
racing has begun.
Copyright © Pete Geyer/www.cyclingfans.com


2008 Criterium International:  The peloton crosses the
bridge over the Meuse river in Revin, France.
Copyright © Pete Geyer/www.cyclingfans.com


2005 Criterium International, Stage 2:  Ivan Basso and
Thomas Dekker race up the Côte du Mont Malgré Tout.
Dekker would win the stage.
Copyright © Pete Geyer/www.cyclingfans.com


2005 Criterium International, Stage 2:  Kurt-Asle Arvesen and Floyd Landis are in a chase group.
Copyright © Pete Geyer/www.cyclingfans.com


2005 Criterium International:  David Moncoutie climbs the Côte du Mont Malgré Tout.
Copyright © Pete Geyer/www.cyclingfans.com


2005 Criterium International:  Philippe Gilbert looks up the road on the Côte du Mont Malgré Tout.  The hills of the Ardennes are a popular location for amateur cyclists as well.
Copyright © Pete Geyer/www.cyclingfans.com


2005 Criterium International:  Frederic Finot got left behind.
"1" on the photo marks the location of the bridge over the Meuse river.  "2" marks the location for taking photos of the peloton
crossing the bridge.
Copyright © Pete Geyer/www.cyclingfans.com


2008 Criterium International:  Frelontin the wasp shows up at races all over France, including, of course, the Tour de France.
Copyright © Pete Geyer/www.cyclingfans.com


2005 Criterium International:  Bobby Julich on his way to winning the time trial and the overall.  Julich, a two-time winner (1998 and 2005) is the only American to ever win the Criterium International.
Copyright © Pete Geyer/www.cyclingfans.com


2005 Criterium International:  Jens Voigt has won the CI
in 1999, 2004, 2007, and 2008.
Copyright © Pete Geyer/www.cyclingfans.com


2004 Criterium International:  Lance Armstrong last rode the Criterium International in 2004.  All the French fans' eyes, as well as the cameras of OLN, were on the man who the previous July had joined the club of 5-time winners of the Tour de France.  Armstrong originally planned to ride the 2009 Criterium International but changed his schedule in order to race at the Vuelta a Castilla y Leon.
Copyright © Pete Geyer/www.cyclingfans.com


2004 Criterium International:  With Johan Bruyneel driving the USPS team car and Sheryl Crow along for the ride, Lance Armstrong finished 4th in the time trial, 3 seconds behind stage and race winner Jens Voigt.
Copyright © Pete Geyer/www.cyclingfans.com

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- Welcome to our live coverage guide for the 2009 Criterium International.

2009 Criterium International LIVE
France, March 28-29
Official Website
Start List

 Stage 2 starts at 08:30 CET and is expected to finish at around 11:07 CET

Stage 3 TT starts at 14:30 CET
(2:30pm CET) when the first rider is scheduled to depart


Charleville-Mézières

 Charleville-Mézières weather


Live video streaming:

France3

(Expected from 15:15 CET
(9:15am U.S. Eastern))

 

(more video links to come if available)

 

Live audio streaming:

(--)
 

Live tickers:

Official Site Stage 2

Official Site Stage 3

(Will tickers be active?)

(more tickers to come if available)

News and photos:


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


Graham Watson
Criterium International Photography

 

Copyright © 2009 www.cyclingfans.com

 

2009 UCI Track Cycling World Championships Live Coverage

The 2009 UCI Track Cycling World Championships are being held in Pruszkow, Poland, March 25-29.  There is worldwide television coverage but much of it appears to be limited to highlights or partial weekend coverage.  Eurosport, the BBC, and TVP Sport (Poland) stand out for what looks like significant live coverage of the events.  We are on the look-out for anyone providing live streaming video over the internet and will post what we find.

2009 UCI Track Cycling World Championships
Pruszkow, Poland, March 25-29
Official Website
Events:  Friday - Saturday - Sunday
Start Lists (Men and Women)

Live video streaming:

Saturday update: Unable to find any reliable live streams for Track Worlds today. 

Note: The Eurosport audio feeds have not been working lately.  They seem to go offline for some reason once or twice every year and then re-appear.  For those with satellite coverage, MJ Ray has posted info in our cycling via satellite blog here.

E3 Prijs Vlaanderen LIVE video

2009 UCI Track Cycling World Championships:  Team Denmark (Michael Faerk Christensen, Alex Rasmussen, Jens Erik Madsen, Casper Jorgensen) on their way to winning yesterday's Men's Team Pursuit.
Copyright © 2009 Guy Swarbrick/www.trackcyclingworld.com

 Notes:  (latest notes always appear at the top)

- Watch E3 Prijs Vlaanderen video highlights on Sporza here.  (01:13)  Final kilometer here.  (01:57)

- Important: Europe switches to Daylight Savings Time tonight.  So starting with Sunday's races, Belgium, France, Italy, etc. will once again be 6 hours ahead of U.S. Eastern time.

- We're listing another RTBF live video feed.  (links in gray section at right)  -Bernie S.

- RTBF feed now working for me on an older computer with an older version of Flash.  Go figure.  -Pete

- Another live feed here, though the RTBF feeds have never worked for us in either the U.S. or France.

- Sporza live feed confirmed playing in the U.K. (Bernie S.), France (Pete) and the U.S. (David Carroll).

- E3 Prijs Vlaanderen LIVE now on Sporza.


2009 UCI Track Cycling World Championships:  Taylor Phinney (USA, silver), Stefan Nimke (Germany, gold, and rainbow jersey), and Mohd Rizal Tisin (Malaysia, bronze) on the podium after the Men's Kilometer Time Trial.
Copyright © 2009 Guy Swarbrick/www.trackcyclingworld.com
 

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- If you are able to watch E3 Prijs Vlaanderen via satellite, MJ Ray has you covered in our cycling via satellite blog here.

- Welcome to our live coverage guide for the 2009 E3 Prijs Vlaanderen.

2009 E3 Prijs Vlaanderen LIVE
Belgium, March 28
Official Website
Start List

 Race starts at 12:00 CET and is expected to finish at around 16:30 CET (4:30pm CET).


Harelbeke

 Harelbeke weather


Live video streaming:



Sporza

RTBF

(more video links to come if available)

 

Live audio streaming:

(--)
 

Live tickers:

sport.be (French)
(Google-translated to English)

sportwereld
 

(more tickers to come if available)

News and photos:


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

 

Copyright © 2009 www.cyclingfans.com

 

2009 Critérium International Live Coverage


Critérium International: The peloton crosses the bridge at Revin during the hilly morning stage on Sunday.
The riders will climb Mont Malgré-Tout (by the white monument seen in the upper right of photo)
twice before the finish, break for lunch, then compete in the afternoon individual time trial.
Photo Copyright © Pete Geyer/www.cyclingfans.com


2009 Critérium International Official Poster

The 2009 Critérium International is this weekend, with as usual a stage for the sprinters on Saturday followed on Sunday by a morning stage for the climbers in the hills of the Ardennes and an afternoon stage for the time trialists.  Once again, the racing takes place to and around the city of Charleville-MézièresJens Voigt will be going for a record 5th victory in this event.


Critérium International: Jens Voigt is going for
a record 5th victory this weekend
Photo Copyright © Pete Geyer/www.cyclingfans.com

This is one of my favorite events to cover as a cycling photographer because it has a little of everything packed into 3 stages on a weekend.  If the weather is nice, which it rarely is, it can make for a very spectator-friendly weekend in the French Ardennes.  But a little rain doesn't hurt and if you're visiting the area, the place to stay is in the village of Revin where you can reach the Mont Malgré-Tout climb (the riders go by twice in the Sunday morning stage) in just minutes by foot from your hotel room.  Alas, live coverage is limited as even in France the Saturday stage is not live on French TV; only the Sunday afternoon Time Trial is being broadcast live this year.  If we find a live stream, we'll post it.  Race organizer A.S.O. typically has a live ticker for each stage but at this time it is unclear if they will even have that this year.  We'll post what we find tomorrow.  Oh, and Stage 1 Saturday departs Monthois at 12:15 CET (7:15am U.S. Eastern).  -Pete


Click image to enlarge animation and
for photographer's anecdote

Official Website
Start List
(Voigt, Haedo, A. Schleck, F. Schleck, Pereiro, El Fares, Brajkovic,
Casar, Le Mevel, Wiggins, Dean, Duggan, Pate, Peterson, Barry,
Martin, Karpets, Botcharov, Horrach, Nocentini, Roche, Cruz,
Moos, Moreau, Feillu, Astarloza, Fedrigo, Casper, LHotellerie)

E3 Prijs Vlaanderen and De Brabantse Pijl Live Coverage

The semi-classics E3 Prijs Vlaanderen (E3 Prize Flanders) and De Brabantse Pijl (La Flèche Brabançonne or The Brabant Arrow) are on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.  cycling.tv will have live webcasts for both events.  (subscription required and there are some geo-restrictions)  We will also look for alternative sources of live video streaming.

Coming up Saturday: E3 Prijs Vlaanderen
Official Website
Start List
(Arvesen, Furlan, Boonen, Chavanel, Devolder, Hoste,
Duclos-Lassalle, Guesdon, Knaven, Iglinskiy, Flecha, Nuyens,
Pozzato, Steegmans, McEwen, Boasson Hagen, Eisel, Hincapie,
Hammond, Haussler, Hushovd, Roulston)
Race starts at: 12:00 CET (7:00am U.S. Eastern)
Start time on CTV: 14:30 CET (9:30am U.S. Eastern)

Look for our full Live Coverage Guide in the morning

Vuelta a Castilla y León LIVE - Stage 5

2009 UCI Track Cycling World Championships: Taylor Phinney (United States) won
yesterday's Men's Individual Pursuit.  Phinney, 18, is the son of 1984 Olympic medalists
Connie Carpenter-Phinney and Davis Phinney.
Copyright © 2009 Guy Swarbrick/www.trackcyclingworld.com
 

 Notes:  (latest notes always appear at the top)

- Vuelta a Castilla y Leon LIVE now.  (link in gray section at right)

- Coming up: More Track Worlds info/links and any available live video streams for today's events.

- 2009 UCI Track Cycling World Championships:  Thanks to Guy Swarbrick for providing us with daily photos from Pruszkow, Poland.  You can find more photos and reports at Guy's website.

2009 UCI Track Cycling World Championships:
Jack Bobridge (Australia, silver), Taylor Phinney (USA, gold and rainbow jersey) and Dominique Cornu (Belgium, bronze) on the podium after the Men's Individual Pursuit championship.
Copyright © 2009 Guy Swarbrick/www.trackcyclingworld.com

Vuelta a Castilla y Leon Stage 5 Profile

- Today's Vuelta a Castilla y Leon Stage 5 departs Benavente at 12:42 CET (7:42am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the finish in Valladolid at around 16:30 CET (11:30am U.S. Eastern).  Vuelta a Castilla y Leon live video streaming should get underway sometime after 15:30 CET (10:30am 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 Vuelta a Castilla y León.

2009 Vuelta a Castilla y León LIVE
Spain, March 23-27
Official Website
Start List

 Stage 5 starts at 12:42 CET and is expected to finish at around 16:30 CET (4:30pm CET)


Benavente

 Valladolid weather


Live video streaming:

rtvcyl.es

(Expected from 15:30 CET
(10:30am U.S. Eastern))

 

(more video links to come if available)

 

Live audio streaming:

(--)
 

Live tickers:

nortecastilla.es
(Babelfish-translated to English)


(more tickers to come if available)

News and photos:


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


Graham Watson
Photography

 

Copyright © 2009 www.cyclingfans.com

 

Vuelta a Castilla y León LIVE - Stage 4

2009 UCI Track Cycling World Championships: Alison Shanks (New Zealand), on her way
to winning gold in the Women's Individual Pursuit.
Copyright © 2009 Guy Swarbrick/www.trackcyclingworld.com
 

 Notes:  (latest notes always appear at the top)

- Watch an exclusive post-op interview with Lance Armstrong here. (02:04)

- 2009 UCI Track Cycling World Championships live coverage:  Starting with Friday's events, we will list any live video feeds we can find.  More info in the morning.

Friday's Vuelta a Castilla y Leon Stage 5 Profile

- Friday's Vuelta a Castilla y Leon Stage 5 departs Benavente at 12:42 CET (7:42am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the finish in Valladolid at around 16:30 CET (11:30am U.S. Eastern).  Vuelta a Castilla y Leon live video streaming should get underway sometime after 15:30 CET (10:30am U.S. Eastern).

- Vuelta a Castilla y Leon LIVE also on Sport+ (France).  (I've got Sport+ playing now on cable TV in my hotel. -Pete)

- Race LIVE also on tdp.

- Vuelta a Castilla y Leon LIVE now on rtvcyl and tdp.


The plastic peloton rides through the Place de la Comédie this morning, in Montpellier, France near the Mediterranean.
Montpellier is the site of the 2009 Tour de France
Team Time Trial
, returning after a four-year absence.
Photo Copyright © 2009 Pete Geyer

- Preparing the Tour de France is of course a year-round operation for race organizer Amaury Sport Organization (A.S.O.) as well as for stage towns that plan numerous activities for residents and race followers alike.  The city of Montpellier, in the south of France near the Mediterranean, is expecting 150,000 spectators for Stage 4 (July 7), the Team Time Trial.  The TTT will depart the city center's Place de la Comédie (pictured above), pass underneath the Arc de Triomphe and ultimately reach the Yves du Manoir stadium.  Two days ago, a group of cyclo-tourists, accompanied by AG2R-La Mondiale pro rider, Stéphane Goubert (born in Montpellier), rode the full course for the 39km TTT. -Pete

Vuelta a Castilla y Leon Stage 4 Profile

- Today's Vuelta a Castilla y Leon Stage 4 departs Santa María Del Páramo at 12:41 CET (7:41am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at Galende-Laguna De Los Peces around 16:30 CET (11:30am U.S. Eastern).  Vuelta a Castilla y Leon live streaming of Stage 4 is announced an hour earlier than usual, so we will look for live coverage from 14:30 CET (9:30am 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 Vuelta a Castilla y León.

2009 Vuelta a Castilla y León LIVE
Spain, March 23-27
Official Website
Start List

 Stage 4 starts at 12:41 CET and is expected to finish at around 16:30 CET (4:30pm CET)


Santa María Del Páramo

 


Live video streaming:

rtvcyl.es
(direct stream)

(Expected from 15:30 CET
(10:30am U.S. Eastern))

 

(more video links to come if available)

 

Live audio streaming:

(--)
 

Live tickers:

nortecastilla.es
(Babelfish-translated to English)


(more tickers to come if available)

News and photos:


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


Graham Watson
Photography

 

Copyright © 2009 www.cyclingfans.com

 

Vuelta a Castilla y León LIVE - Stage 3

 

 Notes:  (latest notes always appear at the top)

- Vuelta a Castilla y Leon Stage 3 photos here.

- KXAN Austin News story on Lance Armstrong surgery/recovery here. (02:21)

Coming on Thursday's Stage 4

- Thursday's Vuelta a Castilla y Leon Stage 4 departs Santa María Del Páramo at 12:41 CET (7:41am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at Galende-Laguna De Los Peces around 16:30 CET (11:30am U.S. Eastern).  Vuelta a Castilla y Leon live streaming of Stage 4 is announced an hour earlier than usual, so we will look for live coverage from 14:30 CET (9:30am U.S. Eastern).

- Vuelta a Castilla y Leon DELAYED coverage now playing via Sport+ (France).

- Vuelta a Castilla y Leon LIVE now on tdp.

- Vuelta a Castilla y Leon: Added the video feed we found yesterday under Live video streaming in gray section at right.  (Page says they will be streaming today's Stage 3).

- Dwars Door Vlaanderen LIVE now.  -Bernie S.

- Dwars also live on Sporza (link below) and RTBF but neither feed works here in France, so must be geo-restricted.  Looking for more feeds...

- Dwars Door Vlaanderen LIVE now on cycling.tv.

- Added a sportwereld ticker for Dwars. It includes a map and dynamic race profile.  No translation, however, as both Google and Babelfish choke on that page, generating errors.

- Now listing a translated version of the Sporza Dwars Door Vlaanderen video page as it contains a live text ticker.

Dwars Door Vlaanderen LIVE
Belgium, March 25
Official Website
Start List (.pdf)

Live streaming video:


Starts at 14:25 CET (9:25am U.S. Eastern)
(Available in most markets, some
geo-restrictions apply)

Sporza
(Google-translated to English for text ticker)
Starts at 14:25 CET (9:25am U.S. Eastern)
(geo-restrictions unknown at publish time)

 

Live tickers:

sport.be
(French)
(Google-translated to English)

 sportwereld
 

 

- Bernie S., Bert Saarloos, and Jasper Veldman contributed to this Live Guide

 


2009 Dwars Door Vlaanderen Official Poster

 

Today's Vuelta a Castilla y Leon Stage 3 Profile

- Vuelta a Castilla y Leon Stage 3 (156.9km) departs Sahagún at 12:35 CET (7:35am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at Estación Inv. De San Isidro at around 16:30 CET (11:30am U.S. Eastern).  Vuelta a Castilla y Leon live video streaming coverage should begin sometime after 15:30 CET (10:30am 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 Vuelta a Castilla y León.

2009 Vuelta a Castilla y León LIVE
Spain, March 23-27
Official Website
Start List

 Stage 3 starts at 12:35 CET and is expected to finish at around 16:30 CET (4:30pm CET)


Sahagún

 


Live video streaming:

rtvcyl.es
(direct stream)

(Expected from 15:30 CET
(10:30am U.S. Eastern))

 

(more video links to come if available)

 

Live audio streaming:

(--)
 

Live tickers:

nortecastilla.es
(Babelfish-translated to English)


(more tickers to come if available)

News and photos:


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


Graham Watson
Photography

 

Copyright © 2009 www.cyclingfans.com

 

Vuelta a Castilla y León LIVE - Stage 2

 

 Notes:  (latest notes always appear at the top)

- Dwars Door Vlaanderen live ticker here. (French, A Travers La Flandre).  (Google-translated to English, Across Flanders)  Our full Live Coverage Guide for today's races coming up around 13:00 CET (8am U.S. Eastern), before live streaming begins (Flanders starts first, then Castilla y Leon).  Start times below.

- Cycling fans in most markets can watch Wednesday's Dwars door Vlaanderen (Across Flanders) LIVE on cycling.tv. (click link for more info, geo-restrictions, etc.)  The CTV coverage is scheduled to begin at 14:25 CET (9:25am U.S. Eastern).  The race itself begins at 11:40 CET (6:40am U.S. Eastern).  Dwars Door Vlaanderen Official Website - Start List (.pdf) (Chavanel, Boonen, Devolder, Nuyens, Furlan, Hoste, Duclos-Lassalle, Beppu, Bak, Arvesen, Guesdon, Cruz, Burghardt, Eisel, Pozzato, McEwen, Steegmans, Hammond, Haussler, Knaven, Wrolich...) --more links at race time

- Wednesday's Vuelta a Castilla y Leon Stage 3 (156.9km) departs Sahagún at 12:35 CET (7:35am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at Estación Inv. De San Isiro at around 16:30 CET (11:30am U.S. Eastern).  Vuelta a Castilla y Leon live video streaming coverage should begin sometime after 15:30 CET (10:30am U.S. Eastern).

- TT photos here and via the Yahoo! Sports and Graham Watson links at bottom of gray section at right.

- Watch video highlights from today's time trial here.  (01:09) (rtve.es)

- Vuelta a Castilla y Leon LIVE via direct stream too. (direct link to same feed as the first one, links at right)  May take a few moments to start up.

- Race LIVE video now. (link in gray area at right)

- Stage 2 TT is underway.  Not much information yet from the live ticker.  It indicates that Alejandro Valverde departs at 14:36 CET (9:36am U.S. Eastern) and Alberto Contador at 15:21 CET (10:21am U.S. Eastern).  Live video should begin sometime after 15:30 CET (10:30am U.S. Eastern).

- Giro organizers holding out hope for Armstrong.  "We’re used to watching Armstrong pull off miracles, so we’re still hoping he can do one more," Giro director Angelo Zomegnan told The Associated Press on Tuesday.  Article here.

- French sports daily L'Equipe unsurprisingly made Armstrong's collarbone injury their cover story today.  The issue's daily comic shows tennis player Rafael Nadal, with arms the size of tree trunks, crushing Andy Murray into the court with his racket (Nadal crushed Murray in the final Sunday at Indian Wells), with Murray exclaiming "He's not the one breaking his collarbone!"  L'Equipe consulted doctor Gerard Nicolet, a past member of the medical staff of the Tour de France, who, while not knowing the exact nature of Armstrong's fracture, believes Armstrong will be training again quickly: on the rollers in 10-15 days after treatment in the U.S., on the road in 3 weeks.  The article also notes that Frenchman Frédéric Guesdon, 37 (like Armstrong), broke his collarbone February 22 at the Tour of Algarve and exactly one month later, two days ago, was racing again (Cholet).  Guesdon, who won Paris-Roubaix in 1997, said that it was tough to come back so quickly but "I prefer to tough it out than to watch Paris-Roubaix (April 12) on TV and have regrets..."  (After 22 years in Issy-les-Moulineaux, l'Equipe moved its offices last night to Boulogne-Billancourt, also just outside Paris.  The sports daily now no longer shares an office complex along the Seine river with Tour de France organizer Amaury Sport Organization (A.S.O.), also owned by the Amaury Group.  Note that both L'Equipe and A.S.O. have been rumored targets for take-over bids and I have previously speculated that Amaury president Marie-Odile Amaury may be positioning L'Equipe and/or A.S.O. for sale.  -Pete)

- Today's Vuelta a Castilla y Leon Stage 2 Individual Time Trial in Palencia is scheduled to begin at 13:39 CET (8:39am U.S. Eastern) when the first rider departs. Live video streaming should get underway sometime from 15:30 CET (10:30am U.S. Eastern).

Stage 2 Profile: 28.2km Individual Time Trial

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- Welcome to our live coverage guide for the 2009 Vuelta a Castilla y León.

2009 Vuelta a Castilla y León LIVE
Spain, March 23-27
Official Website
Start List

 Stage 2 starts at 13:39 CET (1:39pm CET) when the first rider depart


Palencia

 Palencia weather


Live video streaming:

rtvcyl.es
(direct stream)

(Expected from 15:30 CET
(10:30am U.S. Eastern))

 

(more video links to come if available)

 

Live audio streaming:

(--)
 

Live tickers:

nortecastilla.es
(Babelfish-translated to English)


(more tickers to come if available)

News and photos:


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


Graham Watson
Photography

 

Copyright © 2009 www.cyclingfans.com

 

Vuelta a Castilla y León LIVE - Stage 1

 

 Notes:  (latest notes always appear at the top)

- Tuesday's Vuelta a Castilla y Leon Stage 2 Individual Time Trial in Palencia is scheduled to begin at 13:39 CET (8:39am U.S. Eastern) when the first rider departs. Live video streaming should get underway sometime from 15:30 CET (10:30am U.S. Eastern).

- Comments:  Lance Armstrong comments on his crash. (Astana team site)

- Photos:  Armstrong leaves hospital.

- Video:  Armstrong abandons after crash. (01:45) (rtve.es)

Tomorrow on Stage 2: 28.2km Individual Time Trial

- Re: Lance Armstrong crash: Johan Bruyneel reports:  "Clean collarbone fracture without complications. Should be fast recovery."

- Race LIVE now:  link under Live video streaming at right

- Note:  Time on feed we posted is marked GMT+1.  So perhaps they mean 16:30 CET (11:30am U.S. Eastern) instead of 15:30 CET?  But that wouldn't make sense because the stage is scheduled to finish around then...

- Update:  We have posted a link for a live video feed (look under "Live video streaming" in gray section at right).  As far as we know it has not yet begun (not playing in France or the U.S. at the moment, not in the UK we don't believe either)  If it is not geo-restricted to Spain, we hope it will start soon.  We are also monitoring a couple of other possibilities.

- Rock Racing are tweeting about today's breakaway, which includes Francisco Mancebo.

- Vuelta a Castilla y Leon photos:  Photos from today's stage start are already starting to come in.  (click on the Yahoo! Sports button at bottom of gray section at right)

- Re: Vuelta a Castilla y Leon live video: We are expecting it to be available today from 15:30 CET (10:30am U.S. Eastern).  Stay tuned.

- Ticker updates are finally coming in.  A first breakaway....now has 9 minutes on the peloton!

- Race update:  Stage 1 is underway. Lance photographer Liz Kreutz is looking for a good spot along the route and listening to Shania Twain.  That's all we know at the moment.

- There is a page on nortecastilla.es with Vuelta a Castilla y León photos, articles, video clips, live ticker and graphics all integrated.  (Babelfish-translated to English)

- Trying the Babelfish translation today for the Vuelta a Castilla y Leon live ticker.  (Google seems to be acting up today.)  The ticker is currently highlighting three big names, all Tour de France champions:  Armstrong, the Accountant, and the Tailor.  Should be a great week of racing with some fun ticker translations too.  I started calling Contador "The Accountant" three years ago thanks to one of the auto-translated tickers.  The nickname seems to have stuck.

- 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 Vuelta a Castilla y León.

2009 Vuelta a Castilla y León LIVE
Spain, March 23-27
Official Website
Start List

 Stage 1 starts at 12:18 CET and is expected to finish at around 16:30 CET (4:30pm CET)


Paredes De Nava

 


Live video streaming:

rtvcyl.es
(direct stream)

(geo-restrictions unknown)
(Expected from 15:30 CET
(10:30am U.S. Eastern))

 

(more video links to come if available)

 

Live audio streaming:

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Live tickers:

nortecastilla.es
(Babelfish-translated to English)


(more tickers to come if available)

News and photos:


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


Graham Watson
Photography

 

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