Tour de Cycling - Monday

- On Tuesday through May 3:  6 straight days of live cycling double-headers:  Tour de Romandie and Vuelta Ciclista a Asturias.  What more could a cycling fan want.....ahead of the Giro d'Italia which is fast approaching.  Info and links below.  -Pete (Paris) and Bernie S. (UK)  Also coming Tuesday:  2009 Liege-Bastogne-Liege photos

Rock Racing's Rahsaan Bahati has time to celebrate his victory at
Sunday's Dana Point Grand Prix.
photo courtesy Vero Image

Andreas Kloden (Astana) won the 2008 Tour de Romandie
Copyright © 2008 Fotoreporter Sirotti for

2009 Tour de Romandie starts tomorrow

The 2009 Tour de Romandie starts tomorrow, Tuesday, and runs through May 3.  Once again there will be Tour de Romandie live video streaming, notably on for cycling fans in North America.  The action gets underway with an evening 3.1km prologue in the streets of Lausanne, Switzerland.  You can watch an aerial view animation of the prologue course here.  The prologue will be the only individual effort against the clock this year as organizers are introducing, for the first time in the event's history, a Team Time Trial for Stage 3.  This will be appreciated by teams hoping to gain an edge in a couple of other big TTT opportunities this season, at the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France which sees the event return after a four-year absence.  The Tour de Romandie TTT will be short, though - just 14.8km.  The winner of the 2009 Tour de Romandie will be a rider capable of making winning moves in the hills and/or mountains of Switzerland.  Beautiful race ahead of the Giro.  We'll post our full Tour of Romandy Live Coverage Guide in the morning.

Tour de Romandie Official Website
Teams/Start List
Prologue starts at:  17:05 CET
(11:05am U.S. Eastern)
Live webcast on CTV:  19:00 CET
(1pm U.S. Eastern)
(North America only)
Live video from other sources:  Please check back tomorrow


2009 Vuelta Ciclista Asturias Live Coverage

The 2009 Vuelta Ciclista Asturias (Spain) starts tomorrow, Tuesday, and runs through May 3.  There will be Vuelta Asturias live video streamingRock Racing will be among the teams on the start line, bringing Francisco Mancebo, Aaron Kemps, Victor Hugo Pena, Fred Rodriguez, Oscar Sevilla, David Martin, Glenn Chawick and David Tanner.  We'll have more info and all the links in the morning.

Vuelta Ciclista Asturias Official Website
Teams/Start List
Race starts at:  12:25 CET (6:25am U.S. Eastern)
Live video streaming:  15:15 CET (9:15am U.S. Eastern)