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Event Notes
 August 20-September 11: Vuelta a Espana
2015 winner: Fabio Aru
 August 27-28: GP Ouest-France Plouay Bretagne Classic
Women's + Men's races
 August 26-27: Tour de l'Avenir
Final two stages are LIVE
 August 21: Crescent Women World Cup Vargarda - LIVE video here (geo-restricted) and possible LIVE video here and here and here. (10am CET (4am U.S. Eastern) Official website here.
 August 21: EuroEyes Cyclassics Hamburg 2015 winner: Andre Greipel
 August 19: Arnhem-Veenendaal Classic LIVE video here. Official site here.  Netherlands
 August 14: Slag om Norg LIVE video here. -scroll down on page Official website here.
 August 12-14: Ladies Tour of Norway  
 August 11-14: Arctic Race of Norway
2015 winner: Rein Taaramae
 August 5-21: Rio Olympics Cycling
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Road, Track, BMX, MTB)
 August 5: Dwars door het Hageland  
 August 2-6: Vuelta a Burgos
2015 winner: Rein Taaramae
 August 1-7: Tour of Utah
 
 July 31: Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic
 
 July 30: Clasica San Sebastian
2015 winner: Adam Yates
 July 27-August 7: Tour of Portugal  
 July 27-31: Tour of Denmark
 
 July 23-27: Tour de Wallonie  
 July 2-24: Tour de France 2015 winner: Chris Froome
 July 12-18: Tour de Pologne
 
 July 2-9: Tour of Austria
 
 June 22: Halle-Ingooigem Belgium.  2015 winner: Nacer Bouhanni
 June 19: Tour de Beauce
Final stage streamed live
 June 16-19: Route du Sud
2015 winner: Alberto Contador
 June 13-26: Vuelta a Colombia
 
 June 11-19: Tour de Suisse
2015 winner: Simon Spilak
 June 10-12: Tulsa Tough
 
 June 11: Air Force Association Cycling Classic Clarendon Metro Cup Criterium
 June 5-12: Criterium du Dauphiné
2015 winner: Chris Froome
 June 5: Philadelphia International Cycling Classic
 
 June 5-12: Tour de Korea
 
 June 5: Post Cup Bornholm.  LIVE video here. Denmark
 June 5: Keukens Van Lommel Ladies Classic Belgium
 June 4: London Nocturne
Women's and Men's races
 June 4: Glencoe Grand Prix
Glencoe, Illinois, USA
 June 4: Heistse Pijl Belgium
 June 1-5: Tour de Luxembourg
 
 May 29-30: Winston-Salem Cycling Classic
North Carolina
 May 29: UCI BMX World Championships
Finals, Medellin, Colombia
 May 6-29: Giro d'Italia
2015 winner: Alberto Contador
 May 29: An Post Ras
Stage 8
 May 29: UCI Mountain Bike World Cup
La Bresse, France
 May 28: USA Cycling Road National Championships
Winston-Salem, N.C.
 May 25-29: Tour of Belgium 2015 winner: Greg van Avermaet
 May 18-22: Tour of Norway  
 May 15-22: Tour of California
2015 winner: Peter Sagan
 May 8: UEC Mountain Bike European Championships
Huskvarna, Sweden
 May 8: UCI BMX Supercross World Cup
Papendal, Netherlands
 May 4-8: Four Days of Dunkirk
 
 May 1: Eschborn-Frankfurt Cancelled in 2015 due to security issues.
 April 30-May 1: Tour de Bretagne. LIVE video here. May be geo-restricted.
 April 29-May 1: Tour de Yorkshire  
 April 26-May 1: Tour de Romandie
2015 winner: Ilnur Zakarin
 April 24-May 1: Tour of Turkey
2015 winner: Kristijan Durasek
 April 24: Liege-Bastogne-Liege 2015 winner: Alejandro Valverde
 April 23: Arno Wallaarde Memorial
 
 April 20: Fleche Wallonne
2015 winner: Alejandro Valverde
 April 19-24: Tour of Croatia
 
 April 19-22: Giro del Trentino
2015 winner: Richie Porte
 April 17: USA Cycling Pro Criterium National Championships
Greenville, SC
 April 17: Euskal Emakumeen Bira.  LIVE video here. Women's race.
 April 17: Profronde van Noord-Holland.  LIVE video here. Official site here.
 April 17: Tro Bro Leon
 
 April 17: Amstel Gold Race
2015 winner: Michal Kwiatkowski
 April 14: Grand Prix de Denain
2015 winner: Nacer Bouhanni
 April 13: De Brabantse Pijl
2015 winner: Ben Hermans
 April 9-10: Redlands Classic
 
 April 9-10: UCI BMX Supercross World Cup
Manchester, England
 April 10: Paris-Roubaix 2015 winner: John Degenkolb
 April 4-9: Tour of the Basque Country
2015 winner: Joaquim Rodriguez
 April 6: Scheldeprijs 2015 winner: Alexander Kristoff
 April 3: Tour of Flanders
2015 winner: Alexander Kristoff
 April 2: GP Miguel Indurain
2015 winner: Angel Vicioso
 April 2: Volta Limburg Classic
2015 winner: Stefan Kung
 March 29-31: Three Days of De Panne
2015 winner: Alexander Kristoff
 March 27: Gent-Wevelgem 2015 winner: Luca Paolini
 March 26-27: Criterium International
2015 winner: Jean-Christophe Péraud
 March 25: E3 Harelbeke
2015 winner: Geraint Thomas
 March 25-26: UCI BMX Supercross World Cup
Santiago del Estero, Argentina
 March 21-27: Volta a Catalunya
2015 winner: Richie Porte
 March 23: Dwars door Vlaanderen
2015 winner: Jelle Wallays
 March 20: Trofeo Binda
UCI Women's WorldTour event
 March 19: Milan-San Remo
2015 winner: John Degenkolb
 March 18-19: World Cycling League
WCL debut in Carson, California
 March 13-20: Cape Epic
Mountain biking
 March 18: Handzame Classic
2015 winner: Gianni Meersman
 March 16: Nokere Koerse
2015 winner: Kris Boeckmans
 March 9-15: Tirreno-Adriatico 2015 winner: Nairo Quintana
 March 13: Dorpenomloop Rucphen Netherlands
 March 6-13: Paris-Nice 2015 winner: Richie Porte
 March 12: Ronde van Drenthe
Women's + Men's races
 March 6: Three Days of West Flanders
 
 March 5: Strade Bianche
2015 winner: Zdenek Stybar
 March 2-6: UCI Track Cycling World Championships
London, England
 March 2: Le Samyn
2015 winners: Women: C. Blaak - Men: K. Boeckmans
 February 28: Les Boucles Drome Ardeche
La Royal Bernard Drome Classic streamed live
 February 28: Omloop van het Hageland
2015 winner: Jolien D'Hoore
 February 28: Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne 2015 winner: Mark Cavendish
 February 27: Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
2015 winner: Ian Stannard (Team Sky)
 February 27: Evelyn Stevens Hour Record Attempt
Women's UCI Hour Record
 February 24-March 2: Tour de Langkawi
2015 winner: Youcef Reguigui
 February 21: Cyclocross Internationale Sluitingsprijs Oostmalle Belgium
 February 17-21: Vuelta a Andalucia/Ruta Ciclista del Sol 2015 winner: Chris Froome
 February 13: Vuelta a Murcia LIVE video here. Official site here.
 February 13: Superprestige Cyclocross Middelkerke Belgium
 February 8-12: Tour of Qatar
2015 winner: Niki Terpstra
 February 7: Superprestige Cyclocross Hoogstraten
Belgium
 February 6: BPost Bank Trophy Cyclocross-Waaslandcross
Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
 February 3-6: Australia Track Nationals LIVE video here. See also: Aussie Track Nationals Videos
 February 3-7: Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana/Tour of Valencia Last winner (2008): Ruben Plaza
 February 3-6: Dubai Tour
2015 winner: Mark Cavendish
 February 2-5: Ladies Tour of Qatar
2015 winner: Lizzie Armitstead
 January 31: Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
Geelong, Australia
 January 30-31: UCI CX World Championships Heusden-Zolder, Belgium
 January 28: 2016 Tour of California Route Presentation
 
 January 24: UCI CX World Cup Hoogerheide Netherlands, Women + Men races live
 January 23: Revolution Series Track Cycling Round 6, Manchester
 January 22: Bridie O'Donnell Hour Record
Adelaide, Australia
 January 19-24: Tour Down Under
 
 January 18-24: Tour de San Luis Quintana, Sagan, Nibali et al
 January 17: UCI CX World Cup Lignières-en-Berry France, Women + Men races live
 January 17: Tour Down Under People's Choice Classic  
 January 17: UCI Track Cycling World Cup
Hong Kong, China
 January 10-15: Tour Femenino de San Luis
Women's Tour de San Luis, Argentina
 January 10: Cycling Australia Road National Championships  
 January 10: New Zealand Elite Men Road Nationals LIVE here. Official site here.
 January 9-10: Cyclocross National Championships France, Belgium, Italy, etc.
 January 10: USA Cycling CX National Championships
USA, Asheville, North Carolina
 January 3: Soudal Classics Cyclocross-Leuven Belgium, Elite Women + Men races live
 January 2: Revolution Series Track Cycling
Round 5, Manchester
 January 2: EKZ CrossTour Meilen
Switzerland, Women + Men LIVE
 January 2: Centrumcross van Surhuisterveen Netherlands, Women + Men LIVE
 January 1: BPost Bank Trophy CX-GP Sven Nys Baal
Kicks off the New Year, Happy 2016!
 December 29: BPost Bank Trophy CX-Azencross
Loenhout, Women + Men LIVE
 December 27: Superprestige Cyclocross Diegem Elite Men race broadcast live
 December 26: UCI CX World Cup Heusden-Zolder Women + Men races live
 December 20: UCI CX World Cup Namur Women + Men
 December 19: BPost Bank Trophy CX Antwerp Elite Women + Men races LIVE
 December 13: Superprestige Cyclocross Spa-Francorchamps Belgium
 December 12: Zilvermeercross CX Mol Belgium
 December 6: Druivencross CX Overijse Women + Men races LIVE
 December 5: BPost Bank Trophy CX Essen Belgium, Women + Men races LIVE
 November 29: BPost Bank Trophy CX Flandriencross Hamme
Women + Men races LIVE
 November 28: Revolution Series Track Cycling Glasgow
 November 22: Six Days of Gent
Final day broadcast live only
 November 22: UCI CX World Cup Koksijde
Women + Men LIVE
 November 21: Soudal Classics Cyclocross-GP Hasselt
Women + Men LIVE
 November 15: Superprestige Cyclocross at Asper-Gavere Belgium
 November 14: Revolution Series Track Cycling London
 November 11: Soudal Classics Cyclocross Jaarmarktcross
Niel, Belgium
 November 8: Superprestige Cyclocross at Ruddervoorde
Belgium
 November 7: UEC Cyclo-cross European Championships
Huijbergen, Netherlands
 October 31-November 8: Tour of Taihu Lake Stage race in China
 October 30-November 1: UCI Track Cycling World Cup
Cali, Colombia
 November 1: BPost Bank Trophy/Koppenbergcross
Women's and Men's races streamed live
 October 25: Manitoba Grand Prix of Cyclocross
Elite Women and Men races
 October 25: Superprestige Cyclocross Zonhoven
 
 October 24: Canadian Cyclocross National Championships
Women's and Men's races
 August 22-September 13: Vuelta a Espana 2014 winner: Alberto Contador

 More events/races below...

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:

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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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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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