Live race coverage

2009 Three Days of De Panne LIVE


 Notes:  (latest notes always appear at the top)

- For 2010 coverage, please go here.

- Wednesday's Three Days of De Panne Stage 2 departs Zottegem at 11:20 CET (5:20am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the finish in Koksijde (Oostduinkerke) between 16:17 and 17:10 CET (10:17am and 11:10am U.S. Eastern).  Live video streaming on Sporza is scheduled to begin at 14:00 CET (8am U.S. Eastern).

- Watch the final kilometer of Stage 1 of Three Days of De Panne on Sporza.  (04:01)

- De Panne LIVE now on Sporza. (link at right)

- Three Days of De Panne live television coverage (and live video streaming) is scheduled to begin at 14:25 CET (8:25am U.S. Eastern).  We'll list multiple sources of live feeds at that time.

- 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 Three Days of De Panne.  (Also known as Les Trois Jours de La Panne (French) or KBC-Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde (Dutch)).

2009 Three Days of De Panne LIVE
Belgium, March 31-April 2
Official Website
Start List (.pdf)

 Race starts at 11:55 CET and is expected to finish between 16:25 CET (4:25pm CET) and 17:14 CET (5:14pm CET).


Middelkerke

Zottegem weather


Live video streaming:

Sporza

 

(more video links to come if available)

 

Live audio streaming:

(--)
 

Live tickers:

sportwereld

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

(more tickers to come if available)

News and photos:


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

 

Copyright © 2009 www.cyclingfans.com

 

Three Days of De Panne - KBC-Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde Live Coverage

The Three Days of De Panne (or KBC-Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde) starts tomorrow, Tuesday, and runs through Thursday, April 2.  There are four stages over the three days, with two stages, including an individual time trial, on the final day.

We will list sources of live coverage at race time tomorrow.

American George Hincapie has decided to change his approach to the upcoming classics, the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix.  (Getting excited, people?)  The winner of De Panne in 2004, Hincapie will skip the race this year and will instead train in Spain.  Riders expected on the start line include defending champion Posthuma, Brown, Furlan, Gilbert, Hoste, Vaitkus, Boonen, Devolder, Pozzato, Cavendish, Eisel, Wiggins, Cozza, Frischkorn, Bennati, Chicci, Hunter, Cooke.

Official Website

Start List (provisional, .pdf)

Stage 1 start time Tuesday:  11:55 CET (5:55am U.S. Eastern)

- sources of live coverage to come as available -

De Brabantse Pijl LIVE video


 Notes:  (latest notes always appear at the top)

- Watch the final kilometer of De Brabantse Pijl on Sporza here. (03:55)

- De Brabantse Pijl is also LIVE on RTBF but this coverage is geo-restricted to Belgium today.

- Criterium International LIVE now on France3.  (scroll down to our CI Live Coverage Guide)

- De Brabantse Pijl LIVE now on Sporza. (link at right)

- Sporza link updated for today's 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.

- If you are able to watch De Brabantse Pijl via satellite, MJ Ray has you covered in our cycling via satellite blog here.

- Welcome to our live coverage guide for the 2009 De Brabantse Pijl.

2009 De Brabantse Pijl LIVE
Belgium, March 29
Official Website
Start List

 Race started at 12:30 CET.


Leuven



Live video streaming:

Sporza

(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

 

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

- 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 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
 

- 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.

- 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

 

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