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Milan-San Remo Live Coverage


The thrill of victory: Fabian Cancellara (Team CSC) won last year's edition of Milan-San Remo
photo Copyright © 2008 Fotoreporter Sirotti

Tomorrow is the 100th anniversary edition of Milan-San Remo (La Classicissima).  It is a whopping 298 kilometers (185 miles).  Bennati, Petacchi, Boonen, Cavendish, Hushovd, Davis, McEwen, Farrar.....Pozzato, Gilbert, Rebellin, Di Luca, Chavanel.  And of course the world continues to track the comeback of Lance Armstrong, with France's L'Equipe TV repeatedly airing a pre-Milan-Sanremo story on the 7-time Tour champion this evening.  Whether Armstrong is here simply to get some kilometers in his legs, measure his form against a world class peloton, as a favor to M-SR (and Giro) organizer RCS, or some combination thereof, the former classics rider is sure to attract plenty of attention.

There's something for every cycling fan at Milan-San Remo.  Not to be missed.

Race starts at: 9:45 CET (4:45am U.S. Eastern)
cycling.tv LIVE coverage (North America): 9:30am U.S. Eastern
Eurosport LIVE coverage: 15:50 CET (10:50am U.S. Eastern)

There will be other options for watching Milan-San Remo live video online, some geo-restricted.  For the complete list of live video streams, audio feeds, tickers and graphics, look for our 2009 Milan-San Remo Live Coverage Guide before the race start.  And as always, we'll update during the race with the best feeds.

Milan-San Remo Official Website
Start List

CTV to Switch to Silverlight Player

Cycling.tv tell us they are about one week away from implementing a Silverlight player.  Silverlight is Microsoft's answer to Adobe Flash which dominates the market.  (Flash is used in applications such as the Tour Tracker employed during the Tour of California.)

Silverlight was notably used by NBC to stream the Beijing Olympic Games and is used by the Netflix streaming service.

Silverlight promises new interactive features as well as "adaptive streaming" which allows the player to choose a bit rate based on available user bandwidth and CPU resources.  Of interest to users of Apple Macs is the fact that Silverlight supports Safari and Firefox Macintosh browsers.  CTV's Ben Golding indeed expects their new Silverlight player to meet the needs of Mac users.

We will of course be monitoring this.

Breaking news: CTV lands Milan-San Remo

Paris (cyclingfans.com) - One might think that with Lance Armstrong's return to cycling, negotiations for broadcast rights for races that Armstrong competes in would go smoothly.  After all, Armstrong is a big draw wherever he goes.  Organizers and broadcasters alike benefit from his presence.

Think again.  There isn't much easy about negotiating broadcast rights in today's world of complicated geo-restrictions, TV vs. online rights, and package deals.  And the presence of Armstrong raises the stakes for everyone.  If a race organizer or other rights owner packages, say, a race in March such as Milan-San Remo (Saturday) with an even bigger event such as the Giro d'Italia in May, and it isn't even clear by mid-March who an online broadcaster will be dealing with for Giro rights, online rights for Milan-San Remo can go unpurchased.  Everyone loses, especially cycling fans.

Fortunately, the unthinkable (no M-SR to a big market like the U.S.) has been avoided thanks to Ben Golding of cycling.tv/jumptv.com.  In a phone conversation this afternoon, Golding told me he sought and has secured rights for Saturday's Milan-San Remo.  The trick was to separate M-SR negotiations from Giro negotiations, not an easy task.  "I didn't want to lose Milan-San Remo," Golding told me.  Final paperwork is pending but Golding came to an agreement with rights owner RAI and the result is that cycling.tv will be broadcasting Saturday's race to cycling fans in the U.S. and Canada.

Cycling.tv's Milan-San Remo live race coverage Saturday is scheduled to run from 9:30am to 12pm U.S. Eastern with Anthony McCrossan and Brian Smith in the commentary box.


Anthony McCrossan, cycling.tv
Copyright © 2008 Pete Geyer/www.cyclingfans.com

More MS-R details to come...

cyclingfans.com will of course publish a full Milan-San Remo Live Coverage Guide later this week.

- Pete Geyer, Publisher, cyclingfans.com

Note: cyclingfans.com is a cycling.tv affiliate partner

Tirreno-Adriatico LIVE - Stage 7

 Notes:  (latest notes always appear at the top)

- Will probably be taking the site offline for a couple of hours in the morning Paris time (late tonight U.S. time) for maintenance and possible software upgrade.  -Pete

- You can watch the final kilometer of Tirreno-Adriatico Stage 7 on Sporza here .

- Breaking news:  Tour de France organizer A.S.O. today announced the 20 teams that will participate in the 2009 Tour de France, which starts in Monaco July 4:

AG2R, Agritubel, Bbox Bouygues Telecom, Cofidis, Française des Jeux, Quick Step, Silence-Lotto, Caisse d'Epargne, Euskaltel-Euskadi, Columbia-Highroad, Garmin-Slipstream, Lampre, Liquigas, Rabobank, Skil-Shimano, Milram, Saxo Bank, Astana, Katusha, Cervélo.

- Tirreno-Adriatico LIVE now on GazzettaTV. (link at right)

- Eurosport is replaying yesterday's stage of Tirreno-Adriatico.  Live coverage of today's stage to follow.

- Eurosport's coverage today of Tirreno-Adriatico should get underway in about an hour, at 14:45 CET (9:45am U.S. Eastern).  RAI and GazzettaTV live video streaming should follow about 30 minutes later.

- Tirreno-Adriatico Stage 7 departs San Benedetto del Tronto at 12:15 CET (7:15am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the finish in San Benedetto del Tronto at around 16:22 CET (11:22am U.S. Eastern).  Tirreno-Adriatico live coverage is scheduled to begin on Eurosport at 14:45 CET (9:45am U.S. Eastern).  Live streaming on RAI and GazzettaTV is expected to start at 15:15 CET (10:15am U.S. Eastern)  We'll monitor and list any live video streams as they become available.

- 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 Tirreno-Adriatico.

2009 Tirreno-Adriatico LIVE
Italy, March 11-17
Official Website
Start List 

 Stage 7 starts at 12:15 CET and is expected to finish at around 16:22 CET (4:22pm CET).


San Benedetto del Tronto

 San Benedetto del Tronto weather


Live streaming video:

GazzettaTV

(more video links to come if available)

 

Live audio streaming:

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

Live tickers:


radsport-news.com
(German)
(Google-translated to English)


(more tickers to come if available)

News and photos:


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

Copyright © 2009 www.cyclingfans.com

 

Tirreno-Adriatico LIVE - Stage 6

 Notes:  (latest notes always appear at the top)

- Tuesday's Tirreno-Adriatico Stage 7 departs San Benedetto del Tronto at 12:15 CET (7:15am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the finish in San Benedetto del Tronto at around 16:22 CET (11:22am U.S. Eastern).  Tirreno-Adriatico live coverage is scheduled to begin on Eurosport at 14:45 CET (9:45am U.S. Eastern).  Live streaming on RAI and GazzettaTV is expected to start at 15:15 CET (10:15am U.S. Eastern)  We'll monitor and list any live video streams as they become available.

- Tirreno-Adriatico Stage 6 highlights on Sporza here.  Last kilometer here. (01:24)

- You can mute the sound on a video stream and then play a Eurosport live audio stream in the language of your choice for your race commentary.  (There typically is a delay though compared to the video you see.)  Links under "Live audio streaming".

- GazzettaTV is also now LIVE with the race. (link in gray area at right)

- Eurosport audio streams (links at right) also playing Paris-Nice Stage 8.  Tirreno Adriatico live coverage should follow.

- Eurosport is currently replaying yesterday's Paris-Nice Stage 8.  Their Tirreno-Adriatico live coverage is scheduled to follow.

- Tirreno-Adriatico Stage 6 departed Civitanova Marche at 9:50 CET (4:50am U.S. Eastern) and is expected to finish in Camerino at around 16:21 CET (11:21am U.S. Eastern).  Tirreno-Adriatico live coverage is scheduled to begin on Eurosport at 14:45 CET (9:45am U.S. Eastern).  Live streaming on RAI and GazzettaTV is expected to start at 15:15 CET (10:15am U.S. Eastern)  We'll monitor and list any live video streams as they become available.

- 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 Tirreno-Adriatico.

2009 Tirreno-Adriatico LIVE
Italy, March 11-17
Official Website
Start List 

 Stage 6 starts at 9:50 CET and is expected to finish at around 16:21 CET (4:21pm CET).


Civitanova Marche

 Camerino weather


Live streaming video:

GazzettaTV

(more video links to come if available)

 

Live audio streaming:

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

Live tickers:


radsport-news.com
(German)
(Google-translated to English)


(more tickers to come if available)

News and photos:


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

Copyright © 2009 www.cyclingfans.com

 

2009 Tirreno-Adriatico LIVE coverage

Tirreno-Adriatico live video streaming coverage of today's Time Trial has begun.  Details in our Paris-Nice Stage 8 Live Guide.  Our full Tirreno-Adriatico Live Coverage Guide coming starting tomorrow, Monday.

Paris-Nice LIVE - Stage 8

2008 Paris-Nice: The peloton, riding along the Mediterranean sea into Nice,
passes under the 1km to go flag carrying 2008 race winner Davide Rebellin.
photo Copyright © 2009 Pete Geyer/www.cyclingfans.com

 Notes:  (latest notes always appear at the top)

2009 Paris-Nice video highlights

cycling.tv Live, "As Live" and Highlights (Subscription for year-round cycling) cycling.tv
Stage 8 Final Kilometer (03:02) Sporza
Stage 7 Final Kilometer (06:54) Sporza
Stage 6 Final Kilometer (05:24) Sporza
Stage 5 Last Kilometer (05:17) Sporza
Stage 5 Highlights (01:04)
(The Pont d'Arc, seen at the start of the clip, is truly a beautiful site in France, a country full of beautiful sights!)
Sporza
Stage 4 Last Kilometer (03:39) Sporza
Stage 3 Last Kilometer (01:54) Sporza
Stage 3 Summary (01:20) Sporza
Stage 2 Last Kilometer (05:09) Sporza
Stage 2 Highlights (01:15) Sporza
Stage 1 Time Trial Summary (01:32) Sporza
   

 

- All Tirreno-Adriatico live feeds (links below) now playing.

- Tirreno-Adriatico TT LIVE now.

2009 Tirreno-Adriatico LIVE
Italy, March 11-17
Official Website
Start List

Live streaming video:

GazzettaTV

Expected start time: 15:10 CET (10:10am U.S. Eastern)

 

- Coming up next: Tirreno-Adriatico LIVE.

- Flying to Paris today.  (Embarrassed to say I missed my flight last week.)  Meeting later this month with people at France Télévisions and Eurosport.  Lots going on behind the scenes regarding upcoming live coverage, including May's Giro d'Italia in under two months.  Can't give details yet but if what's under discussion for the Giro happens, it'll be good.  -Pete

- LIVE coverage flash:  Now listing two Paris-Nice live video feeds.  (links in gray area at right)

- Paris-Nice LIVE streaming flash:  Excellent live video feed on France 3.  -Bernie S.

- Reminder: According to their schedule, Eurosport UK Paris-Nice coverage is delayed today.  So no live audio in English except for subscribers of cycling.tv.

- Paris-Nice LIVE now on Eurosport video feeds. (links in gray area at right)  Contador on the attack.

- Paris-Nice LIVE now on cycling.tv.

Paris-Nice Stage 8 Profile

- Paris-Nice Stage 8 departs Nice at 11:25 CET (6:25am U.S. Eastern) and is expected to finish in Nice at around 14:49 CET (9:49am U.S. Eastern).  Paris-Nice live video streaming on cycling.tv is scheduled to begin at 13:00 CET (8:00am U.S. Eastern). According to the Eurosport UK schedule, they are not showing Stage 8 live.  Eurosport France live coverage begins at 13:00 CET (8am U.S. Eastern).  We'll monitor and list any live video streams as they become available.

Watch the 2009 Paris-Nice Race on Cycling TV.

- For cycling fans in North America, cycling.tv have Live as well as "As Live" and Highlights Video On Demand (VOD) coverage of each stage of Paris-Nice. (Subscription required.)

- 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 Paris-Nice via satellite, MJ Ray has you covered in our cycling via satellite blog here.

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

2009 Paris-Nice LIVE
France, March 8-15
Official Website
Start List

 Stage 8 starts at 11:25 CET and is expected to finish at around 14:49 CET (2:49pm CET).


Nice

 Nice weather


Live video streaming:


(North America)

 RTBF
(Belgium)

 

(more video links to come if available)

 

Live audio streaming:

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

Live tickers:


(French)
(Google-translated to English)


(more tickers to come if available)

News and photos:


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


Graham Watson
Paris-Nice Photo Gallery

 

Copyright © 2009 www.cyclingfans.com

 

Paris-Nice LIVE - Stage 7

2009 Paris-Nice: Alberto Contador (Astana) wins Stage 6 and takes control of the race.
photo Copyright © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com

 Notes:  (latest notes always appear at the top)

- You can watch the final kilometer of today's brutal Tirreno-Adriatico stage on Sporza here.  (05:39)

- Tirreno-Adriatico LIVE now on GazzettaTV (link below). 

2009 Tirreno-Adriatico LIVE
Italy, March 11-17
Official Website
Start List

Live streaming video:

GazzettaTV

Expected start time: 15:15 CET (10:15am U.S. Eastern)

 

- Tirreno-Adriatico live streaming should start in a few minutes.

- Live streaming status:  cycling.tv playing well.  Eurosport UK and Eurosport France live audio playing well.  Free Paris-Nice video feeds very iffy today.

- Eurosport UK Paris-Nice live coverage has begun.  So Eurosport UK audio feed is live with the race.  We're looking for more live video feeds.

- The first and third Eurosport feeds under "Live video streaming" in gray section at right are LIVE with today's stage of Paris-Nice.  (former rider Richard Virenque has joined the Eurosport France commentary team for the weekend stages)  Eurosport France live audio streaming is also playing.  Other Eurosport feeds (including UK audio) are not scheduled to begin until 15:00 CET (10am U.S. Eastern), one hour after Eurosport France went live.

- Paris-Nice LIVE now on Eurosport France.

- Paris-Nice LIVE now on cycling.tv.  More streams to come.

Flashback: Tyler Farrar, 2004 Grand Prix des Nations

2004 Grand Prix des Nations Individual Time Trial:
Elbeuf-sur-Seine, France.  Competing in the U23 event (27km) and riding for the U.S.A. National Team, American Tyler Farrar
finished 5th, 46 seconds behind winner Dominique Cornu of Belgium.
Farrar won yesterday's Stage 3 of the 2009 Tirreno-Adriatico.
photo Copyright © 2004 Pete Geyer/www.cyclingfans.com

Today on Paris-Nice Stage 7

- Today's Paris-Nice Stage 7 departs Manosque at 10:50 CET (5:50am U.S. Eastern) and is expected in Fayence at around 15:42 CET (10:42am U.S. Eastern).  Paris-Nice live video streaming on cycling.tv is scheduled to begin at 13:55 CET (8:55am U.S. Eastern).  Eurosport's Paris-Nice live coverage is scheduled to begin at 14:00 CET (9am U.S. Eastern) or 15:00 CET (10:00am U.S. Eastern) depending on country (Eurosport France schedule says 14:00 CET while Eurosport UK schedule says 15:00 CET).  France 2 is scheduled to broadcast the stage live at 14:40 CET (9:40am U.S. Eastern).  We'll monitor and list live video streams as they become available.

- 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 Paris-Nice via satellite, MJ Ray has you covered in our cycling via satellite blog here.

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

2009 Paris-Nice LIVE
France, March 8-15
Official Website
Start List

 Stage 7 starts at 10:50 CET and is expected to finish at around 15:42 CET (3:42pm CET).


Manosque

  Fayence weather


Live video streaming:


(North America)

 RTBF
(Belgium)

 

(more video links to come if available)

 

Live audio streaming:

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

Live tickers:


(French)
(Google-translated to English)


(more tickers to come if available)

News and photos:


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


Graham Watson
Paris-Nice Photo Gallery

 

Copyright © 2009 www.cyclingfans.com

 

Paris-Nice LIVE - Stage 6

 
2009 Paris-Nice:  Jérémy Roy (Française Des Jeux) wins Stage 5.
photo Copyright © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com

 Notes:  (latest notes always appear at the top)

- Important:  Early stage start and finish times Saturday and earlier live coverage on CTV. Saturday's Paris-Nice Stage 7 departs Manosque at 10:50 CET (5:50am U.S. Eastern) and is expected in Fayence at around 15:42 CET (10:42am U.S. Eastern).  Paris-Nice live video streaming on cycling.tv is scheduled to begin at 13:55 CET (8:55am U.S. Eastern).  Eurosport's Paris-Nice live coverage is scheduled to begin at 15:00 CET (10:00am U.S. Eastern).  We'll monitor and list live video streams as they become available.

- You can watch Tirreno-Adriatico Stage 3 final kilometer here.  (01:22)  (Thanks, Jasper!  Thanks, Rob!)  We won't reveal the stage winner here today....but wow, great win to see! 

- Tirreno-Adriatico LIVE now. (links below)  But....Paris-Nice is the race to watch today for sure.

- Paris-Nice LIVE now on Eurosport.  If you need race commentary in English, mute the sound on a video feed and play the Eurosport live audio stream separately.  (links in gray section at right)

- Paris-Nice LIVE now on cycling.tv.

- Eurosport streams are playing a replay of yesterday's stage.  Today's "Queen stage" of the 2009 Paris-Nice to follow.  It has us already thinking ahead to Mont Ventoux on the penultimate stage of this year's Tour de France.  But there's lots of pro cycling to come between now and then.

- Paris-Nice Stage 5 photos hereTirreno-Adriatico Stage 2 photos here.

Paris-Nice Stage 6 Profile

 - Today's Paris-Nice Stage 6 departs Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux at 11:25 CET (6:25am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at La Montagne de Lure at around 16:18 CET (11:18am U.S. Eastern).  Paris-Nice live video streaming on cycling.tv is scheduled to begin at 14:35 CET (9:35am U.S. Eastern).  Eurosport's Paris-Nice live coverage is scheduled to begin at 14:30 CET (9:30am U.S. Eastern).

2009 Tirreno-Adriatico LIVE
Italy, March 11-17
Official Website
Start List

Live streaming video:

GazzettaTV

Expected start time: 15:15 CET (10:15am 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.

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

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

2009 Paris-Nice LIVE
France, March 8-15
Official Website
Start List

 Stage 6 starts at 11:25 CET and is expected to finish at around 16:18 CET (4:18pm CET).


Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux

 Forcalquier weather


Live video streaming:


(North America)

 RTBF
(Belgium)

 

(more video links to come if available)

 

Live audio streaming:

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

Live tickers:


(French)
(Google-translated to English)


(more tickers to come if available)

News and photos:


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


Graham Watson
Paris-Nice Photo Gallery

 

Copyright © 2009 www.cyclingfans.com

 

Paris-Nice LIVE - Stage 5

 

 Notes:  (latest notes always appear at the top)

- Watch Tirreno-Adriatico Stage 2 Video Highlights (00:45) on Sporza here

- Looks like they changed the channel on the TA feed, showing soccer (football) now.  Eurosport audio still playing Tirreno-Adriatico.

- Tirreno-Adriatico replay video streaming flash:  Playing now on Eurosport.  Eurosport audio in English here.  -Bernie S.

- Eurosport have switched back to showing Cross-Country Skiing live.  According to the schedule, they are supposed to show Tirreno-Adriatico delayed following the cross-country skiing.

- Tirreno-Adriatico replay video streaming flash:  Playing now on Eurosport.  (Thanks, Barbara via Twitter!)

- If you missed Tirreno-Adriatico live coverage today, Eurosport is scheduled to broadcast a replay at 17:15 CET (12:15pm U.S. Eastern).

- All 3 Tirreno-Adriatico live video feeds listed below have been playing, but the GazzettaTV feed starts up more quickly for us currently.

- Tirreno-Adriatico LIVE streaming expected to start shortly.  Links in gray box below.

- We have posted links to a couple more Eurosport Paris-Nice live video feeds.  Links at right.  (Bernie S.)

- Paris-Nice LIVE now on Eurosport (France).  You can mute the audio and select a Eurosport live audio stream separately for your race commentary.  (links at right)

- Paris-Nice LIVE now on cycling.tv.

2009 Tirreno-Adriatico LIVE
Italy, March 11-17
Official Website
Start List

Live streaming video:

GazzettaTV

Expected start time: 15:15 CET (10:15am U.S. Eastern)

 

- Stage 2 Tirreno-Adriatico live coverage on RAI should begin at 15:15 CET (10:15am U.S. Eastern).

- Paris-Nice Stage 5 departs Annonay at 10:40 CET (5:40am U.S. Eastern) and is expected in Vallon-Pont-D'Arc at around 16:09 CET (11:09am U.S. Eastern).  Paris-Nice live video streaming on cycling.tv is scheduled to begin at 14:25 CET (9:25am U.S. Eastern).  Eurosport's Paris-Nice live coverage is scheduled to begin at 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.

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

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

2009 Paris-Nice LIVE
France, March 8-15
Official Website
Start List

 Stage 5 starts at 10:40 CET and is expected to finish at around 16:09 CET (4:09pm CET).


Annonay

 Annonay weather


Live video streaming:


(North America)

 RTBF
(Belgium)

 

(more video links to come if available)

 

Live audio streaming:

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

Live tickers:


(French)
(Google-translated to English)


(more tickers to come if available)

News and photos:


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


Graham Watson
Paris-Nice Photo Gallery

 

Copyright © 2009 www.cyclingfans.com

 

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