Live race coverage

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

 

2009 La Flèche Wallonne Live Coverage

- Update: Click for the latest La Fleche Wallonne live coverage info.


2008 La Flèche Wallonne: The peloton climbs the Mur de Huy.
photo Copyright © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com


2009 La Flèche Wallonne Official Poster

Tomorrow is the 73rd edition of La Flèche Wallonne (Belgium).  Run by Tour de France organizer A.S.O., the race starts in Charleroi and finishes on the "mur" in Huy.  For cycling fans in North America, there will be La Flèche Wallonne live video on cycling.tv.  There will also be La Flèche Wallonne (or Waalse Pijl) live streaming on SporzaEurosport will also have live coverage.  We'll have all the live video feeds and tickers in our full live coverage guide in the morning.

La Flèche Wallonne Official Website
Start List (provisional)
Race starts at: 11:20 CET (5:20am U.S. Eastern)
Live webcast on CTV: 14:05 CET (8:05am U.S. Eastern)
Live coverage on Eurosport: 14:00 CET (8am U.S. Eastern)
Live video on Sporza: 14:05 CET (8:05am U.S. Eastern)
Live feeds from other sources: Check back in the morning
Update: For the latest in Fleche Wallonne live coverage, please visit our homepage

Amstel Gold Race LIVE video streaming

 

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

 

- Click for the latest on Amstel Gold Race live coverage.

 


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.

 

Also on today: Tour of Turkey, Stage 8:
Live video at TRT 1
Live video at laola1.tv (14:00 CET (8am U.S. Eastern), English commentary, free, requires registration)
Official Website - Teams/Start List

Also on today: Tro Bro Leon (France)
Live video (france3.fr) (15:10 CET (9:10am U.S. Eastern) Geo-restrictions unknown)
Official Website - Start List

 

- Watch Amstel Gold Race highlights on SporzaKeutenberg (04:41) and final kilometer. (05:40)  Interview in English with today's winner here. (01:44)

- Tro Bro Leon (France) still LIVE here, viewable worldwide.  (Amstel Gold Race and Tour of Turkey Stage 8 have completed)

- Amstel Gold Race NOS live streams working great. (links at right)

- Watch Tour of Turkey Stage 8 final kilometers here. (06:13)  A DISGRACEFUL incident happens at about 03:40 into the video when a Rabobank rider throws the yellow jersey into the barriers.

- Amstel Gold Race, Tour of Turkey and Tro Bro Leon ALL LIVE now, and all worldwide. (Turkey and Tro Bro Leon links above.)

- NOS alternative live video feed here. (plays in Media Player)

- Reminder: Amstel Gold Race live coverage on Eurosport scheduled to begin at 15:15 CET (9:15am U.S. Eastern).  We may have more live video feeds then.

- NOS Amstel Gold live feed confirmed playing in France, Japan, Australia, the United Kingdom, and U.S.A.

- Amstel Gold LIVE now on cycling.tv.

- Amstel Gold Race organizers expect the race to finish at approximately 16:45 CET (10:45am U.S. Eastern).

- Amstel Gold Race LIVE now on NOS. (link at right)

- Amstel Gold Race LIVE now (pre-race) on NOS.  Plays in France.  Worldwide? (link in gray section at right)

- Tour of Turkey LIVE now (final stage) on TRT 1.  (link above)

- Now listing a NOS live video stream. (geo-restricted)  Thanks to Leonard in the Netherlands.

- Couple of bonus races today, links in "sticky notes" above.

- Introducing....sport-net.org Amstel Gold Race preview by Alexandre Philippon.  Wow.  Phenomenal work in the original French here.  Or see what Google does to it translated to English here.

- The cyclingnews live ticker is first out of the gates with Amstel Gold Race live coverage.  (Links in our Live tickers section at right.)

- We're listing Eurosport live tickers in English, Deutsch, Español, Français, and Italiano.  Some will be more active than others.  The Eurosport France ticker is probably the most active one over the course of the season.

- The official site has an Amstel Gold Race live stream here. (geo-restricted, requires Microsoft Silverlight)  We don't know when this is supposed to go live.

- The race should be just getting underway.  (Finally found the start time on the official site; they don't make it easy.)

- More info and links to come, then updates 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.

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

- Welcome to our live coverage guide for the 2009 Amstel Gold Race.

2009 Amstel Gold Race LIVE
Netherlands, April 19
Official Website
Start List

 Race starts at 10:15 CET
(4:15am U.S. Eastern)
Expected finish: 16:45 CET
(4:45pm CET)


Maastricht

 Maastricht weather


Live video streaming:

NOS
alternative

rtbf.be
(14:15 CET (8:15am U.S. Eastern))
(Geo-restricted?)

Sporza
(14:00 CET (8:00am U.S. Eastern))
(geo-restricted?)

Official site live stream
(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:



(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

 

2009 Amstel Gold Race Live Coverage


The peloton climbs during the 2008 Amstel Gold Race, won by Damiano Cunego (Lampre).
photo Copyright © 2008 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com

- Amstel Gold Race pre-race activities LIVE now here.  (multiple camera angles, including cyclo-tourists on the race course. Teams presentation is over.)

The 2009 Amstel Gold Race is tomorrow, Sunday.  Damiano Cunego (Lampre) is back to defend his 2008 title.

cycling.tv will once again have a live webcastEurosport, Sporza and RTBF are also among the broadcasters that will have Amstel Gold Race live coverage.  We will have the live video streams, audio and tickers in our live coverage guide in the morning.

Amstel Gold Race Official Website
Teams/Start List
Race start time: Unclear but CN live ticker scheduled to start at 11:30 CET (5:30am U.S. Eastern)
Live webcast on CTV: 14:10 CET (8:10am U.S. Eastern)
Live coverage on Eurosport: 15:15 CET (9:15am U.S. Eastern)
Live video streaming on Sporza: 14:00 CET (8am U.S. Eastern)
Live stream on RTBF: 14:15 CET (8:15am U.S. Eastern)
Live feeds from other sources: Check back in the morning
 

Tour de Cycling - Saturday

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.  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.

 

- Amstel Gold Race:  There are multiple live feeds playing now, post-teams presentation.  There are different camera angles....looks like cyclo-tourists crossing the finish line, riders climbing the Keuteberg, and people gathered at a party.

- Tour of Turkey: David Loosli (Lampre), who lost the yellow jersey yesterday after a couple of flats and finally a crash, decided enough is enough and did not start today.

- Tour of Turkey Stage 7 LIVE now too on laola1.tv with Martin McCrossan commentating. (link below)

- Tour of Turkey LIVE now on TRT 1. (link below)

- Later today, we'll take a first look at the Amstel Gold Race live coverage options, with our full live coverage guide listing Amstel Gold Race live video, audio, tickers and graphics coming Sunday morning.

- Highlights of yesterday's Tour of Turkey Stage 6 are available at laola1.tv here.  (free subscription required)

On today: Tour of Turkey, Stage 7: (through April 19)
Live video at TRT 1 (link is back online)
Live video at laola1.tv (14:00 CET (8am U.S. Eastern), English commentary, free, requires registration)
Live audio (Eurosport France) (14:00 CET) - Eurosport is not showing live weekend coverage of the Tour of Turkey
Official Website - Teams/Start List

 

Tour de Cycling - Friday

 - Tour of Turkey Stage 7 live video on laola1.tv Saturday: 14:00 CET (8am U.S. Eastern)

 

Hamilton announces retirement following positive test


Tyler Hamilton on Mont Ventoux during the 2004 Dauphine Libere.
Copyright © 2004 Pete Geyer/www.cyclingfans.com

- Tyler Hamilton retires, reveals he has been fighting depression for years, tested positive for an over-the-counter antidepressant.  AP story here.

- Tyler Hamilton to announce retirement today.  Story at ESPN here.

- Breaking news:  The New York Times is reporting that American Tyler Hamilton has tested positive for a banned substance and could face a lifetime ban from cycling.  Story here.

- Tour of Turkey LIVE again on laola1.tv. (link below)

- Update: 14:34 CET (8:34am U.S. Eastern) - Tour of Turkey video currently not playing for us (France) or Bernie (U.K.)

- Tour of Turkey LIVE now on laola1.tv (link  below), though we aren't getting any audio at the moment.

- More to come.

Tour of Turkey, Stage 6: (through April 19)
Live video (13:55 CET (7:55am U.S. Eastern))
Live video at laola1.tv (English commentary, free, requires registration)
Live audio (Eurosport France) (14:00 CET)
Official Website - Teams/Start List

Tour de Cycling - Thursday

- Tour of Turkey Stage 6 live video Friday: 13:55 CET (7:55am U.S. Eastern)

 

GP de Denain: Casper wins

 

- Watch a French evening news clip about the GP de Denain and Jimmy Casper's record-setting third win today.  Casper beat Juan Jose Haedo to the line.  Includes some historical footage.  Not a whole lot of race action. Clip is here.  (watch from position 17:10 to 19:20 in the program)

- Just in: Boonen foot not broken:  Tom Boonen, involved in the sprint finish crash at yesterday's Scheldeprijs Vlaanderen, was examined today and has "heavy bruising" to his right wrist and foot but did not break any bones as was originally feared.  But if he still has pain on Monday, more tests will be done.  (source: Sporza)

- GP de Denain:  Mission accomplished for Jimmy Casper who just won his third edition of this race in a group sprint and solidified his overall lead in the Coupe de FranceJuan Jose Haedo took second, Denis Flahaut third.

- Tour of Turkey LIVE coverage has begun.  Links below but also, one person emailed and another tweeted that there is a live feed with English commentary available via laola1.tv.  This feed was embedded on the official site the other day but at the moment you will find a link to it at the bottom of the page here.  Note that registration is required.  We don't know anything about this site.

Tour of Turkey, Stage 5: (through April 19)
Live video (13:45 CET (7:45am U.S. Eastern))
Live audio (Eurosport France) (14:00 CET)
Official Website - Teams/Start List

- Kazakhstan’s cycling federation to resume paying Astana wagesAlberto Contador and his teammates had not received paychecks for about a month.  (Lance Armstrong is not taking a paycheck for riding for the team.)  AP story here.

- Robbie McEwen injury update:  McEwen suffered a concussion but no fractures in yesterday's sprint crash at the Scheldeprijs Vlaanderen. (source: AFP)

Tour de Cycling - Wednesday

- Tour of Turkey Stage 5 live video Thursday: 13:45 CET (7:45am U.S. Eastern)

 

50th Grand Prix de Denain Thursday

Thursday will see the running of the 50th Grand Prix de Denain (France).  Edvald Boasson Hagen won last year and he is back to defend.  Past winners include Jean Stablinski (1968), Walter Planckaert (1976), Paul Sherwen (1983), Frederic Moncassin (1990, 1991), Jan Kirsipuu (1998, 2001), Thor Hushovd (2004), Jimmy Casper (2005, 2006).

The GP de Denain is the next leg of the Coupe de France following yesterday's Paris-Camembert, won by Casper (Besson-Sojasun).  Casper is overall Cup leader with 85 points, Romain Feillu is in second place with 45 points.  Casper hopes to get his third career victory in Denain (worth 50 points) which would give him a pretty commanding lead in the French Cup.  He already has 4 victories this season, his surprising Besson-Sojasun team, led by manager Stephane Heulot, has 10 victories overall.  There is no live TV coverage for this race.

GP de Denain Official Website
Start List (.pdf)
(Boasson Hagen, Eisel, Kirchen, Renshaw, Elmiger, Krivtsov,
Chainel, Chavanel Seb., Guesdon, McEwen, Napolitano, Steegmans, Haedo, Feillu, Petacchi, Cooke, Lhotellerie, Bessy, Casper, Engoulvent, Jeandesboz, Vandenbrouke)

 

Quick Step to Tour of Missouri (September 7-13)

Tour of Missouri organizers have announced that the world's #1-ranked team, Quick Step, will compete at the 3rd annual Tour of Missouri.  More here.

Scheldeprijs Vlaanderen LIVE

 

 Notes:  (latest notes always appear at the top)

Tour of Turkey, Stage 4: (through April 19)
Live video (13:45 CET (7:45am U.S. Eastern))
Live audio (Eurosport France) (14:00 CET)
Official Website - Teams/Start List

 

- Watch video of the final kilometer of today's Scheldeprijs Vlaanderen on Sporza here. (06:56)

- LIVE tickers, race profile and graphics in our Live tickers section.

- Another stream taken town.

- Scheldeprijs Vlaanderen LIVE now on cycling.tvSporza coverage appears geo-restricted.  RTBF are having technical problems. We have other leads, one possibly starting at half past the hour.

- Tour of Turkey LIVE now.  Links to live video and audio (French) above.

- The Sportwereld ticker doesn't sit well with full page Google or Babelfish translation.  But you can copy/paste text from the ticker into the Translate text box of Google's Language Tools page.  Select Dutch as your source text, select the language you want it translated to and click the Translate button.

- Sportwereld ticker changed their start time, so looks like they're at least somewhat active from 13:00 CET, 5 minutes ago.

- Coming up after today's races: Tour de Cycling - Wednesday

- Looks like the earliest live ticker coverage (on CN) won't get underway until 14:30 CET (8:30am U.S. Eastern).

- Tom Boonen, by raising his arms too early, literally got posterized by Mark Cavendish in this race last year.  In a different manner, Thor Hushovd no doubt got posterized when he overcooked that corner in Paris-Roubaix as Boonen took off. (If you missed it, check out Bernard Papon's photo sequence in yesterday's "Tour de Cycling - Tuesday".)  Cavendish is not back to defend at the GP de l'Escaut as French speakers call it.

- 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 Scheldeprijs Vlaanderen.

2009 Scheldeprijs Vlaanderen LIVE
Belgium, April 15
Official Website
Start List (.pdf)

 Race start: 12:15 CET
Finish: 16:50 to 17:15 CET
(4:50pm to 5:15pm CET)


Antwerpen

 Schoten weather


Live video streaming:


(15:15 CET (9:15am U.S. Eastern))
(Subscription)

Sporza
(15:15 CET (9:15am U.S. Eastern))
(Geo-restricted?)

RTBF
(15:15 CET (9:15am U.S. Eastern))
(Geo-restricted?)

 

(more links to come)

 

(more video links to come if available)

 

Live audio streaming:

(--)
 

Live tickers:

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)

 

Copyright © 2009 www.cyclingfans.com

 

Tour de Cycling - Tuesday

- Tour of Turkey live video Wednesday: 13:45 CET (7:45am U.S. Eastern)

 

 

Scheldeprijs Vlaanderen Live Coverage

- Tomorrow, Wednesday, is the 97th Scheldeprijs Vlaanderen (Belgium).  (In French it is called the Grand Prix de l'Escaut.)  Mark Cavendish won the race in 2007 and 2008 but is not back to defend this year.  Among the broadcasters showing the race live are cycling.tv and Sporza.  We'll have the Scheldeprijs Vlaanderen live video streams and tickers in the morning, updated during the race.

Scheldeprijs Vlaanderen Official Website
Start List (.pdf)
(Boonen, Kirchen, Eisel, Davis, Hoste, Brown, McEwen, Napolitano, Steegmans, Ciolek, Knaven, Haedo, Haussler, Hammond, Petacchi, Cooke)
Race starts at: 12:15 CET (6:15am U.S. Eastern)
Live webcast on CTV: 15:15 CET (9:15am U.S. Eastern)
Live video on Sporza: 15:15 CET (9:15am U.S. Eastern)
Other sources: Check back in the morning

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Tour of Turkey is also LIVE on Eurosport TV.  If your French is better than your Turkish, you can listen to the Eurosport France live audio feed while watching the live video.

- Paris-Camembert ticker updates will be infrequent - communications can be difficult or impossible in some remote areas of Normandy along the race route.

- Tour of Turkey LIVE video now playing.  Paris-Camembert LIVE via ticker.  Links below.

- L'Equipe photographer Bernard Papon gets the shots

Graham Watson is by far the best-known individual cycling photographer worldwide.  He obviously is world class and arguably the best.  But when French sports daily L'Equipe puts a half dozen or more of its own world class photographers on a bike race, they easily combine to produce the best photographic coverage.  The low resolution and highly compressed images above do not do justice to the superb sequence shot by L'Equipe's Bernard Papon. - Thor Hushovd, the last man left to challenge Tom Boonen in Sunday's Paris-Roubaix, goes down and Boonen is gone.  -Pete

- Paris-Camembert is underway, ticker is "live".  More to come, latest notes at the top.

On today: Paris-Camembert - (more info, links, photos, video on our Paris-Camembert page here)
Live ticker (Google-translated to English)

Also on today: Tour of Turkey (through April 19) - Official Website - Teams and Start List
Live video (starts at 13:45 CET (7:45am U.S. Eastern)

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