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Tour de Romandie LIVE - Stage 1

2009 Tour de Romandie:  Frantisek Rabon (Team Columbia-Highroad),
Czech time trial champion, won yesterday's prologue.
Copyright © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com

 Notes:  (latest notes always appear at the top, below sticky notes)

Also on today: Vuelta Ciclista Asturias LIVE
Spain, April 28-May 2
Official Website
Start List

Live video streaming:

rtpa.es
Alternative
(15:15 CET (9:15am U.S. Eastern))

 

- Tour de Romandie:  Thursday's Stage 2 departs La Chaux-de-fonds at 13:10 CET (7:10am U.S. Eastern).  Tour de Romandie live video on cycling.tv is scheduled to begin at 16:00 CET (10am U.S. Eastern).  "Live" coverage on SportItalia is also scheduled to begin at that time but tends to run late.

- Vuelta a Asturias:  Thursday will see 2 stages, a morning Stage 3A and an afternoon Stage 3B (a 14.2km individual time trial).  Stage 3A departs Gijon at 10:00 CET (4am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the finish in Aviles at around 12:13 CET (6:13am U.S. Eastern).  Stage 3B at Castrillon gets underway when the first rider departs at 16:00 CET (10am U.S. Eastern).  It appears that rtpa.es will only be covering the afternoon stage, with live coverage scheduled to begin at 15:15 CET (9:15am U.S. Eastern).

- Tour of the Gila:  Organizers tell us they are working on possibly getting some form of live coverage.  Stay tuned.

- Tour de Romandie LIVE now on SportItalia.  Links at right.

- Want to see why today's Romandie stage didn't cross the Jaun Pass?  Check out the view from this webcam.  -Bernie S.

- Vuelta a Asturias LIVE now on rtpa.es.  (links above)

 


2009 Tour de Romandie prologue: A Rabobank rider departs.
photo courtesy tourderomandie.ch - More photos

- Tour de Romandie:  Due to bad weather conditions (snow in the mountains), today's Stage 1 has been cut in half.  It will skip the first part of the planned stage entirely, including the category 1 Col du Jaun climb, and will now depart from Bulle à Broc at 15:00 CET (9am U.S. Eastern).  The stage has been shortened to 87.6km from the original 176.2km.  (You can view an animation of the originally planned Stage 1 route here, quite a winding parcours in the mountains.)  The peloton is expected at the finish in Fribourg at around 17:00 CET (11am U.S. Eastern).  Tour de Romandie live video streaming on cycling.tv is scheduled to begin at 16:00 CET (10am U.S. Eastern).  Live coverage on SportItalia is also scheduled to begin at that time.

- Vuelta a Asturias:  Today's Stage 2 departs Llanes at 12:00 CET (6am U.S. Eastern).  Vuelta Asturias live video streaming on rtpa.es is scheduled to begin at 15:15 CET (9:15am U.S. Eastern).

Tour of the Gila Volunteers Needed

Lance Armstrong, Levi Leipheimer and Chris Horner will be among those competing in the 23rd Annual SRAM Tour of the Gila which starts tomorrow, April 29, and ends May 3.  Race organizers are still in need of volunteers.  If you think you may be able to help at any stages, please call 575-388-3222.

Tour of the Gila Official Website

 

- More links and info to come, then updated each day during the 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.

- Welcome to our live coverage guide for the 2009 Tour de Romandie.

2009 Tour de Romandie LIVE
Switzerland, April 28-May 3
Official Website
Start List

 Stage 1 start: 12:35 CET
15:00 CET
(3pm CET)


Bulle à Broc

 Fribourg weather


Live video streaming:


10am U.S. Eastern
(North America, Subscription)

sportitalia
Alternative
(16:00 CET (10am U.S. Eastern))

tsr.ch
(Switzerland, geo-restricted)

(more links to come)

 

(more video links to come if available)

 

Live tickers:

Official site ticker

 

(more tickers to come if available)

News and photos:


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


Graham Watson
Photography

 

Copyright © 2009 www.cyclingfans.com

 

Tour de Romandie LIVE

 

 Notes:  (latest notes always appear at the top, below sticky notes)

- Tour de Romandie:  Wednesday's Stage 1 departs Montreux at 12:35 CET (6:35am U.S. Eastern).  Tour de Romandie live video streaming on cycling.tv is scheduled to begin at 16:00 CET (10am U.S. Eastern).  Live coverage on SportItalia is also scheduled to begin at that time.

- Vuelta a Asturias:  Wednesday's Stage 2 departs Llanes at 12:00 CET (6am U.S. Eastern).  Vuelta Asturias live video streaming on rtpa.es is scheduled to begin at 15:15 CET (9:15am U.S. Eastern).

 

Also on today: Vuelta Ciclista Asturias LIVE
Spain, April 28-May 2
Official Website
Start List

Live video streaming:

rtpa.es
Alternative
(15:15 CET (9:15am U.S. Eastern))

Thanks to Bernie S. (UK) and Ruud (Nijmegen-Holland).

 

- Tour de Romandie LIVE now on Sportitalia.  Links at right.

- Tour de Romandie LIVE now too on cycling.tv. (North America)

- Tour de Romandie LIVE now on Sportitalia.  (pre-race show)  Links at right.

- Tour de Romandie live video coverage starts from 19:00 CET (1pm U.S. Eastern).  We will list more feeds as coverage gets underway.

- The 2009 Tour de Romandie is now underway as the first riders in the prologue have departed.  We've listed a live ticker in our Live tickers section at right.  More tickers to come.  Stay tuned for live video.

- You can view an animation of today's Tour de Romandie prologue route here.

- Vuelta a Asturias LIVE now here.

- More links and info to come, then updated each day during the 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.

- Welcome to our live coverage guide for the 2009 Tour de Romandie.

2009 Tour de Romandie LIVE
Switzerland, April 28-May 3
Official Website
Start List

 Prologue start: 17:05 CET
(5:05pm CET)


Lausanne

 Lausanne weather


Live video streaming:


1pm U.S. Eastern
(North America, Subscription)

sportitalia
Alternative

tsr.ch
(Switzerland, geo-restricted)

(more links to come)

 

(more video links to come if available)

 

Live tickers:

Official site ticker

 

(more tickers to come if available)

News and photos:


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


Graham Watson
Photography

 

Copyright © 2009 www.cyclingfans.com

 

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 cyclingfans.com

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 cycling.tv 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)
 

Liege-Bastogne-Liege LIVE video

 

 Notes:  (latest notes always appear at the top, below sticky notes)

- Watch Liege-Bastogne-Liege climbs video highlights on Sporza:

La Redoute (09:23)
Roche aux Faucons (10:05)
Cote de Saint-Nicolas (06:08)
Final kilometer to Ans (04:09)

- Unless you are watching on CTV, best bet now seems to be the Rai Tre feeds.  Links at right.

- Another RTL LIVE video feed playing here.

- A video feed can be played simultaneously with a Eurosport live audio stream.  Video feeds are listed under Live video streaming at right and audio feeds are listed under Live audio streaming.

- L-B-L LIVE streaming flash:  Race live now on RTL Luxembourg.  Link at right.  -Bernie S.

- Eurosport UK LIVE audio now playing, with David Harmon and Sean Kelly commentating.  Try our Eurosport "Alternative" feed in our Live audio streaming section at right.

- Someone asked about Rai Tre L-B-L coverage.  They are not scheduled to go live until 15:05 CET (9:05am U.S. Eastern).  Links at right.

- L-B-L LIVE now on Ned 1. (link at right)  Can be hard to connect, feed sometimes drops, requiring you reload the page.  Looking for more feeds.

- Today's episode of "Planete Armstrong" just began here on Eurosport France, which means their L-B-L live coverage should begin in about 5 min.

- Liege-Bastogne-Liege LIVE now on cycling.tv.  More feeds to come.

- RTBF not available outside Belgium.  NOS is also geo-restricted for this race.  Sporza likely geo-restricted too.  Eurosport has L-B-L live coverage in some markets, scheduled to start in a few minutes.  Stay tuned.

- Alexandre Philippon's excellent LBL preview in the original French here.  Or see what Google-translation to English does to it here.

- Now listing Eurosport Liege-Bastogne-Liege live tickers in English, Deutsch, Español, Français, and Italiano.

- We're now listing the Eurosport France ticker. (link at right)  Or check out a Google-translated to English version here.  The coverage has begun.

- The peloton has finished riding through the neutral zone in the streets of Liege and the race is now officially underway.  The sportwereld ticker is now live.  (link in our Live tickers section)  We will add more live tickers as they become available.

- More links and info to come, then updated during the race.

- If you have satellite coverage, MJ Ray has Liège-Bastogne-Liège info in our cycling via satellite blog here.

- 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 Liège-Bastogne-Liège.

2009 Liège-Bastogne-Liège LIVE
Belgium, April 26
Official Website
Start List

 Race start: 10:00 CET

Expected finish: 16:28 CET-17:07 CET
(4:28pm CET-5:07pm CET)


Liège

 Ans weather


Live video streaming:


8:10am U.S. Eastern
(North America, Subscription)

Rai Tre
(15:05 CET (9:05am U.S. Eastern))

Alternative RTL

NOS
alternative
(geo-restricted?)

rtbf.be
(13:50 CET (7:50am U.S. Eastern))
(geo-restricted)

Sporza
(14:10 CET (8:10am U.S. Eastern))
(geo-restricted?)

 

(more links to come)

 

(more video links to come if available)

 

Live audio streaming:

(Eurosport coverage not live in all markets)
(audio streams may be offline)

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

Live tickers:


(English)
Deutsch - Español
Français - Italiano

sportwereld (Dutch)

sport.be (French)
(Google-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

 

2009 Liege-Bastogne-Liege Live Coverage


2008 Liège-Bastogne-Liège
photo Copyright © 2008 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com


2009 Liège-Bastogne-Liège Official Poster

Sunday is the 95th edition of Liège-Bastogne-Liège (Belgium).  Run by Tour de France organizer A.S.O., the race starts in Liege, goes out to Bastogne and then back to the city of Ans just outside Liege.  For cycling fans in North America, there will be Liège-Bastogne-Liège live video on cycling.tv.  There will also be Liège-Bastogne-Liège live streaming on Sporza and RTBF, among other sources.  We'll have all the live video feeds and tickers in our full live coverage guide in the morning.  If you missed them, on Friday we posted some LBL team reconnaissance photos.

Liege-Bastogne-Liege Official Website
Start List
Race starts at: 10:00 CET (4:00am U.S. Eastern)
Live webcast on CTV: 14:10 CET (8:10am U.S. Eastern)
Live video on Sporza: 14:10 CET (8:10am U.S. Eastern)
Live video on RTBF: 13:50 CET (7:50am U.S. Eastern)
Live feeds from other sources: Check back in the morning

Tour de Cycling - Saturday

 

- Coming up later today: Our first look at tomorrow's Liege-Bastogne-Liege live coverage options.

- Giro del Trentino highlights on RAI TRE are over but RAI Sport is scheduled to have 30 minutes of highlights later today at 20:30 CET (2:30pm U.S. Eastern).

- Giro del Trentino final stage ticker is live.  More Tour de Cycling - Saturday to come.

Giro del Trentino Official Website

Giro del Trentino video clips

Giro del Trentino photos

Live ticker

Little 500 LIVE on HDNet

Correction:  These races are LIVE on HDNet......we do not know if they will be streamed online.  Our apologies for any confusion.

The Indiana University Little 500 races are today (women's) and tomorrow (men's), live on HDNet.  (Thanks for the tip, Thom.)

Dramatized in the movie Breaking Away (1979), the Little 500 features teams of 4 riders racing relay-style for 200 laps (50.98 miles) (100 laps for the women) along a cinder track.  There is an official Little 500 bike that all riders must use.  For more info on that and on the rules, see the Little 500 Wikipedia page.

Should be exciting.

Indiana University Little 500 website here
(includes photo galleries from last year's events)
Women's race TODAY:  Friday, April 24, 4pm U.S. Eastern (22:00 CET)
Men's race:  Saturday, April 25, 2pm U.S. Eastern (20:00 CET)

Little 500 LIVE on HDNet
(Availability of live streaming unknown.  We will look at race time.)

Tour de Cycling - Friday

You've heard of the Giro d'Italia. The Giretto d'Italia, or "Little Giro," is a charity ride created by an American father and daughter team, Gene Nacey and Nina Wilczek. They need sponsors to help them reach their goal of raising $10,000 for LIVESTRONG. They are riding the first 5 stages of the Giro next month ahead of the peloton.  Want to consider sponsoring a rider?  "Whatever you can do is great - 10 cents per mile, $1 per mile, $10 per mile - it's up to you! Your funds will go towards cancer research through the Lance Armstrong Foundation and benefit cancer survivors worldwide."  Click here for more info.

 

- Giro del Trentino LIVE ticker here.  More links below.  More Tour de Cycling - Friday to come.

- 2009 Jelajah Malaysia: With two stages left to go, Mehdi Sohrabi (Iran, Tabriz Petrochemical Team) leads the race, with Taiji Nishitani (Japan, Aisan Racing Team) second at 4 seconds, James Spragg (Great Britain, Trek Marco Polo Cycling Team) third at 5 seconds and Will Routley (Canada, Jelly Belly) in 4th at 7 seconds.


2009 Jelajah Malaysia:  The colors of the peloton during today's Stage 6.
Copyright © 2009 Jelajah Malaysia


2009 Jelajah Malaysia:  Taiji Nishitani (Japan, Aisan Racing Team), far right, wins today's
Stage 6 sprint ahead of Joel Pearson (Australia, Savings & Loan Cycling Team) and
Shaun McCarthy (Australia, Ride Sport Racing).  Will Routley (middle rear, Canada, Jelly Belly) finished 4th.
Copyright © 2009 Jelajah Malaysia


2009 Jelajah Malaysia:  Suhardi Hassan (top Malaysian rider, white jersey), Abbas Saeiditanha (King of the Mountains, polka-dot jersey), Mehdi Sohrabi (race leader, yellow jersey) and Anuar Manan (second to Sohrabi in points, green jersey) on the podium after Stage 6.
Copyright © 2009 Jelajah Malaysia
Official Website - Teams/Start List - Photos

 

Giro del Trentino, April 22-25

Giro del Trentino Official Website

Giro del Trentino photos
Giro del Trentino video clips

Live ticker

Tour de Cycling - Thursday

- Had a good chat with the Jelajah Malaysia media officer during yesterday's Fleche Wallonne.  They're doing some really impressive work, great communication and website.  It seems the newer races, and that includes the Tour of California, are leading the way in embracing technology and new forms of communication.  Good to see.  TDF organizer A.S.O. use string and paper cups...they need to get with it.  Pics below are from today's Jelajah Malaysia Stage 5.  More pics on their website, links below.  -Pete


2009 Jelajah Malaysia:  The peloton rides along the beach during today's Stage 5.
Copyright © 2009 Jelajah Malaysia


2009 Jelajah Malaysia:  The peloton at Kuala Dungun Bridge.
Copyright © 2009 Jelajah Malaysia


2009 Jelajah Malaysia:  Anuar Manan (Azad University) wins his second consecutive stage.
Copyright © 2009 Jelajah Malaysia
Official Website - Teams/Start List - Photos

- Exciting stage of the Giro del Trentino.  It's a crime there isn't any live video.

- More Tour de Cycling - Thursday to come.

Giro del Trentino, April 22-25

Giro del Trentino Official Website

Giro del Trentino photos
Giro del Trentino video clips

Live ticker

Flèche Wallonne LIVE video

 

 Notes:  (latest notes always appear at the top, below sticky notes)


You've heard of the Giro d'Italia. The Giretto d'Italia, or "Little Giro," is a charity ride created by an American father and daughter team, Gene Nacey and Nina Wilczek. They need sponsors and riders. They are riding the first 5 stages of the Giro next month ahead of the peloton.  Click here for more info.

 

- Watch Fleche Wallonne climbs highlights on Sporza:

Cote de Thon (01:57)
Cote de Donneville (01:16)
Cote de Bohisseau (03:12)
Cote de Bousalle (02:43)
Cote de Ahin (04:34)
Muur van Hoei (Mur de Huy) (04:41)

- Watch the Fleche Wallonne final kilometer on Sporza here. (02:41)

- Giro del Trentino time trial still LIVE via ticker here.

- Fleche Wallonne LIVE now on cycling.tv. (North America)

- NOS, Sporza and RTBF are all geo-restricted today.  We've got Eurosport on TV but they are still with a hotly-contested snooker match.  Stay tuned.

- 7 of the 8 tickers we are listing are currently live with the race.  Pick your language. (links at right)

- If you have satellite coverage, MJ Ray has Fleche Wallonne info in our cycling via satellite blog here.

- Someone asked about "CET" vs. "CEST" for Europe times.  Technically, most of Europe is on "CEST" (summer time) but "CET" is the more common designation year-round.  In fact, 20 years in Europe and I've rarely seen people use "CEST".  Most cycling websites also use "CET" year-round, as do our European correspondents.  -Pete

- The Giro del Trentino starts today with a Stage 1 Individual Time Trial. There is no live television coverage but there is a Giro del Trentino live ticker here.

- The 2009 Fleche Wallonne is officially underway with the peloton having just finished riding in the neutral zone in the streets of Charleroi.  The official site ticker is now live.


2009 Jelajah Malaysia:  A large group at Tasik Banding
during yesterday's Stage 3.
Copyright © 2009 Jelajah Malaysia
Official Website - Teams/Start List - Photos
 

- More links and info to come, updated during the race.

 

- La Flèche Wallonne preview by Alexandre Philippon in the original French here.  Or see what Google does to it translated to English here.

- 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 Flèche Wallonne.

2009 Flèche Wallonne LIVE
Belgium, April 22
Official Website
Start List

 Race start: 11:20 CET

Expected finish: 16:03 CET-16:31 CET
(4:03pm CET-4:31pm CET)


Charleroi

 Huy weather


Live video streaming:

NOS
alternative
(geo-restricted?)

rtbf.be
(14:05 CET (8:05am U.S. Eastern))
(geo-restricted?)

Sporza
(14:05 CET (8:05am U.S. Eastern))
(geo-restricted?)

 

(more links to come)

 

(more video links to come if available)

 

Live audio streaming:

(audio streams may be offline)

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

Live tickers:

Official site live ticker



(English)
Deutsch - Español
Français - Italiano

sportwereld (Dutch)

(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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