Live race coverage

Tour of the Basque Country LIVE - Stage 2


 Notes:  (latest notes always appear at the top)

- Wednesday's Tour of the Basque Country Stage 3 departs Villatuerta at 12:57 CET (6:57am U.S. Eastern) and is expected in Eibar between 17:03 and 17:29 CET (11:03 and 11:29am U.S. Eastern).  Tour of the Basque Country live video streaming on universalsports.com is scheduled to begin at 9:35am U.S. Eastern.  Live coverage on ETB Sat is scheduled to begin at 15:55 CET (9:55am U.S. Eastern).

Watch Tour of the Basque Country Stage 2
ON DEMAND

Tour of the Basque Country Stage 2 Video now available FREE for viewing On Demand at Universal Sports.  (1 hour and 25 minutes, U.S. viewers only)

Stage 2 Results
The story
Photos

 

- Stage 2 official site photos are posted here.

- Pais Vasco LIVE now on ETB Sat. (links in gray section at right)

- Tour of the Basque Country LIVE now on universalsports.com. (U.S.A.)

- Tour of the Basque Country Stage 2 departs Ataun at 13:15 CET (7:15am U.S. Eastern) and is expected in Villatuerta between 17:04 and 17:28 CET (11:04 and 11:28am U.S. Eastern).  Tour of the Basque Country live video streaming on universalsports.com is scheduled to begin at 9:35am U.S. Eastern.  Live coverage on ETB Sat is scheduled to begin at 15:55 CET (9:55am 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 Tour of the Basque Country.  (Also known as Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco (Spanish) or Tour du Pays Basque (French)).

2009 Tour of the Basque Country LIVE
Spain, April 6-11
Official Website
Start List

 Stage 2 start:  13:15 CET
(1:15pm CET)
Finish:  17:04-17:28 CET
(5:04pm CET-5:28pm CET)


Ataun

Villatuerta weather


Live video streaming:


(9:35am U.S. Eastern, U.S.A. only)

ETB Sat
direct feed

alternative
(15:55 CET (9:55am U.S. Eastern))

TV2 Sport
(16:00 CET, Denmark only)

(more video links to come if available)

 

Live audio streaming:

Punto Radio
(15:30 CET (9:30am U.S. Eastern))
 

Live tickers:

diariovasco.com
(Babelfish-translated to English)
(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 of the Basque Country LIVE


 Notes:  (latest notes always appear at the top)

- For the latest in our live race coverage listings, please visit our homepage.

- Tuesday's Tour of the Basque Country Stage 2 departs Ataun at 13:15 CET (7:15am U.S. Eastern) and is expected in Villatuerta between 17:04 and 17:28 CET (11:04 and 11:28am U.S. Eastern).  Tour of the Basque Country live video streaming on universalsports.com is scheduled to begin at 9:35am U.S. Eastern.  Live coverage on ETB Sat is scheduled to begin at 15:55 CET (9:55am U.S. Eastern).

Watch Tour of the Basque Country Stage 1
ON DEMAND

Tour of the Basque Country Stage 1 Video now available FREE for viewing On Demand at Universal Sports.  (1 hour and 27 minutes, U.S. viewers only)

Stage 1 Results
The story
Photos (coming)

 


2009 Tour of the Basque Country:  The peloton during Stage 1
photo courtesy diariovasco.com

- There are quite a few Vuelta al Pais Vasco Stage 1 photos posted on the official site here.  (Don't click if you do not want to know the stage winner.)  There is also a set of Alberto Contador photos here.

- Tour of the Basque Country LIVE also on Denmark's TV2 Sport. (Denmark only)  Thanks, Thore!

- Tour of the Basque Country LIVE now on ETB SAT.

- Universal Sports tell us the race commentators will be Todd Gogulski and Steve Schlanger.  At the moment there is no commentary.

- Tour of the Basque Country LIVE now on universalsports.com. (U.S.)

- Tour of the Basque Country live video streaming on universalsports.com is scheduled to begin at 9:35am U.S. Eastern.  Live coverage on ETB Sat is scheduled to begin at 15:55 CET (9:55am U.S. Eastern).

- Race is underway with the first breakaway who, according to the translated ticker, just had their rent raised.  (switched to Babelfish translation for now as ticker wasn't updating under Google)

- As the Google-translated ticker says, the official site ticker will allow us to know which riders are running away and which ones have been dropped from the bike.  Should be a fun week for translations and hopefully great racing.  Alberto "The Accountant" Contador (Astana) is the big favorite.  His top rivals from last year, all of whom finished within one minute of the champion, are back:  Cadel Evans, Thomas Dekker, Damiano Cunego.  Throw in a couple of Schlecks, Sanchezes, a Kreuziger, and a strong Garmin-Slipstream team with Danielson, Vande Velde, Pate and Zabriskie leading the way, and the attacks are assured.  Pate has probably already attacked...and the race hasn't begun yet.  Oh, and a certain Tour champion, Carlos Sastre, is racing too.  Lots of mountains and then a final stage time trial where Danny Pate seals a stunning overall victory, the first ever by an American in the Vuelta al Pais Vasco.  Probably not, but anything can happen.  -Pete

- Thanks to Jafet for the Tour of the Basque Country live radio feed.

- Tour of the Basque Country Stage 1 departs Ataun at 13:42 CET (7:42am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the finish back in Ataun between 17:05 and 17:27 CET (11:05 and 11:27am 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 Tour of the Basque Country.  (Also known as Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco (Spanish) or Tour du Pays Basque (French)).

2009 Tour of the Basque Country LIVE
Spain, April 6-11
Official Website
Start List

 Stage 1 start:  13:42 CET
(1:42pm CET)
Finish:  17:05-17:27 CET
(5:05pm CET-5:27pm CET)


Ataun

Ataun weather


Live video streaming:



ETB Sat
direct feed

alternative

TV2 Sport
(Denmark only)

(more video links to come if available)

 

Live audio streaming:

Punto Radio
(15:30 CET (9:30am U.S. Eastern))
 

Live tickers:

diariovasco.com
(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

 

2009 Tour of the Basque Country Live Coverage

2009 Tour of the Basque Country Live Coverage

The Vuelta al Pais Vasco, or Tour of the Basque Country, starts tomorrow, Monday, and runs through April 11.  There will once again be live video streaming for this race.  Alberto Contador is back to defend his 2008 title.  Among other riders expected on the start line: Brajkovic, Rubiera, Horner, Sanchez, Sastre, Davis, The Schlecks, Casar, Colon, Nocentini, Siutsou, Lovkvist, Rogers, Cunego, Bruseghin, Gesink, Freire, Danielson, Duggan, Vande Velde, Pate, Zabriskie, Kreuziger, Moncoutie, Evans, Dekker, Wegmann, De la Fuente.  Quite a start list.


2008 Tour of the Basque Country:  Alberto Contador (Astana)
won the final stage Time Trial and the overall.
Photo courtesy diariovasco.com


Alberto Contador on the final podium
Photo courtesy diariovasco.com

Universal Sports will be offering a FREE Tour of the Basque Country live webcastVuelta al Pais Vasco live coverage will also be available from at least one other source, notably ETB SAT.  We will post our Tour of the Basque Country Live Coverage Guide in the morning before race time, including links to live video streams and tickers.

Tour of the Basque Country Official Website
Official Start List

Race starts at: 13:42 CET (7:42am U.S. Eastern)
Live video on Universal Sports: 9:35am U.S. Eastern
Live coverage on ETB SAT: 15:55 CET (9:55am U.S. Eastern)

Tour of Flanders LIVE video streaming


2009 Tour of Flanders:  Riders climbing the "Muur" this afternoon.
Copyright © 2008 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com

 Notes:  (latest notes always appear at the top)

- Watch the final 2km on Sporza here. (04:44)

- Watch Sporza Tour of Flanders highlights of the climbs:

Oude Kwaremont
Paterberg
Koppenberg
Taaienberg
Eikenberg
Varent
Leberg
Berendries
Valkenberg
Tenbosse
Eikenmolen
Muur
Bosberg

- Coming up a bit later:  Tour of Flanders photos and video clips.

- Flanders LIVE on France4.fr (link at right).  Geo-restricted to France.

- Flanders LIVE now.  Three of us in three countries now looking for more.

- Tour of Flanders LIVE now on RTBF.  (Link at right.  Works for us in France but only on an older computer with older Flash player.)

- Sporza geo-restricted today, probably RTBF too, not a surprise.  Eurosport TV coverage doesn't begin until 14:00 CET (8am U.S. Eastern).  France 4 on TV starts at 14:30 CET (8:30am U.S. Eastern) and their live stream is listed as starting just before then.  Geo-restrictions unknown at this time.  Nothing playing yet in France, on TV or otherwise.  We're monitoring a number of alternatives.

- Tour of Flanders LIVE on cycling.tv.

- We are monitoring a number of possible alternative live video feeds and will list them as race coverage begins.

- We're listing expected live feed start times directly below the links at right.  We've also started adding more tickers, some of which are now live with the race.

- And they're off!  That webcam kind of reminded you of the early days of the web, didn't it?

- Brugge webcam LIVE now here.  The riders are lining up at the start.  -Bernie S.

- A couple of you e-mailed overnight asking if we were sure about the CTV start time we posted yesterday, that perhaps our time was one hour early.  I suspect you are right.  Didn't notice the usual "+1" was missing on the CTV site.  Better an hour early than an hour late, but sorry for the mixup.  So CTV should get underway at 12:40 CET (6:40am U.S. Eastern)  Thanks for the correction.  -Pete

- 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 the Tour of Flanders via satellite, MJ Ray has you covered in our cycling via satellite blog here.

- Welcome to our live coverage guide for the 2009 Tour of Flanders.

2009 Tour of Flanders LIVE
Belgium, April 5
Official Website
Start List (.pdf)

 Race starts at 9:45 CET and is expected to finish between 16:04 CET (4:04pm CET) and 16:41 CET (4:41pm CET).


Brugge

 Brussels weather


Live video streaming:


(12:40 CET (6:40am U.S. Eastern))
(Subscription, some geo-restrictions)

France4.fr
(14:28 CET (8:28am U.S. Eastern))
(geo-restricted)

rtbf.be
(13:25 CET (7:25am U.S. Eastern))

Sporza
(geo-restricted)

(more links to come)

 

(more video links to come if available)

 

Live audio streaming:

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

Live tickers:


(English)
French

sportwereld
(Dutch)

sport.be
(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 Ronde van Vlaanderen/Tour of Flanders Live Coverage

2009 Ronde van Vlaanderen Live Coverage

The much-anticipated Ronde van Vlaanderen, or Tour of Flanders, is tomorrow, Sunday, and of course there will be live video online.


2008 Ronde winner Stijn Devolder (Quick Step)
Copyright © 2008 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com

cycling.tv will once again have a Tour of Flanders live webcast. (subscription required, there are some geo-restrictions)  RVV live coverage will also be available on Eurosport, France4, Sporza, and Rai Tre, among other TV stations.  Ronde live video stream geo-restrictions may apply.  We will post our Tour of Flanders Live Coverage Guide in the morning before race time.  With our exclusive live race coverage correspondents in three countries, and tips from around the world, we'll get you all the information and links to available live video, audio, tickers and graphics you need to follow the race online.

Tour of Flanders Official Website
Official Start List (.pdf)

Race starts at: 09:45 CET (3:45am U.S. Eastern)
Live video on CTV: 12:40 CET (6:40am U.S. Eastern)
Live coverage on Eurosport: 14:00 CET (8am U.S. Eastern)
Live video on France4: 14:28 CET (8:28am U.S. Eastern)
Live coverage, other sources: Various start times

2009 Vuelta Ciclista del Uruguay LIVE

Update: Looks like they only have finish line cameras, so not much race action.

The Vuelta Ciclista del Uruguay LIVE now.    Official Website

GP Miguel Indurain LIVE

Update:  Race is over.  Watch the final kilometers here. (04:22)

GP Miguel Indurain live video streaming is scheduled to begin at 15:50 CET (9:50am U.S. Eastern) on ETB Sat.

ETB Sat live video
direct feed

Live ticker (Google-translated)

More GP Indurain info and links in the post below.

Ronde van Vlaanderen live coverage info coming after today's race.

2009 GP Miguel Indurain Live Coverage

2009 Grand Prix Miguel Indurain

The Grand Prix Miguel Indurain is tomorrow, Saturday, and once again there will be live video online.  Riders expected on the start line include defending champion Fabian Wegmann, Alejandro Valverde, Samuel Sanchez, Ruben Perez, Egoi Martinez, Vladimir Efimkin, Hubert Dupont, Rinaldo Nocentini, Nicolas Roche, Alexander Botcharov, Joan Horrach, Vladimir Karpets, Juan Jose Cobo, William Walker, Andy Schleck, Frank Schleck, Bingen Fernandez, David Moncoutie, Roman Kreuziger, Vincenzo Nibali, Xavier Florencio, Carlos Sastre.

Official Website
Start List
 

GP Indurain live video streaming should get underway Saturday at 15:50 CET (9:50am U.S. Eastern).  We'll post a live coverage guide complete with links Saturday morning.

GP Miguel Indurain Profile

(Bernie S., Pete)

2009 Three Days of De Panne LIVE - Stage 3B


 Notes:  (latest notes always appear at the top)

- Watch Stage 3A and 3B video highlights on Sporza here.  (01:25)

- Okay, Sport+ on the TV say they're live.

- Delayed Time Trial coverage on Sport+ has begun.

- Sporza appears to be geo-restricted again, though via Twitter someone tells us that it isn't working for someone else in Belgium either!  TV coverage on Sport+ in France begins at 16:00 CET (10am U.S. Eastern).  In the TV guide, it is listed as live but as we've seen it tends to be 10-25km behind the actual racing.  We hope to have a Sport+ "live" stream when coverage begins.

- De Panne stage 3B, an individual time trial, starts at 14:30 CET (8:30am U.S. Eastern) when the first rider departs.

- 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)

 Stage 3B start:  14:30 CET

Live video:  14:25 CET


De Panne

De Panne weather


Live video streaming:

Sporza

(more video links to come if available)

 

Live audio streaming:

(--)
 

Live tickers:

sportwereld

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

 

2009 Three Days of De Panne LIVE - Stage 3A


 Notes:  (latest notes always appear at the top)

- This afternoon's Stage 3B individual time trial starts at 14:30 CET (8:30am U.S. Eastern).

- Filippo Pozzato (Katusha) lost 48 seconds held up by one of the crashes in the peloton and fell to second place overall behind Frederik Willems of Liquigas.  The sport.be ticker says that Pozzato has decided to skip this afternoon's time trial and is thus out of the race.  He is a favorite for Sunday's Ronde van Vlaanderen.

- That was a dangerous finishing circuit!  Two Garmin-Slipstream riders hit the same flower pot on consecutive trips around the circuit.  Unbelievable.  The first one was Svein Tuft, who appeared to be okay.  UK correspondent Bernie S. writes: "I dont think a guy like Svein Tuft who lived with just his dog in the Canadian wilderness is going to worry too much about falling over road furniture."  The second Garmin rider to hit the "road furniture" was announced on Sport+ as Michael Friedman.  He seemed okay.  Surely it wasn't Tuft again?

- The Sport+ commentators are Frédéric Brindelle and Cyrille Guimard (color).  Guimard is a former pro rider but best known as a very successful directeur sportif for cycling greats such as Bernard Hinault, Laurent Fignon, Lucien Van Impe and Greg LeMond.  He signed LeMond to his first pro contract and was also with Cofidis when they signed Lance Armstrong following Motorola's exit from the sport.

- Not quite live.  Looks like the Sport+ coverage is about 11+km behind the actual race.

- Stage 3A LIVE now on Sport+ (France).

- Sporza appears to be geo-restricted to Belgium again today.  We think there may be another live video feed starting at 11:00 CET (5am U.S. Eastern).   -Bernie S.

- According to the Google-translated ticker, Mark Cavendish may be doing the dishes this morning.  -Pete

- Today's morning stage 3A departed De Panne at 9:10 CET (3:10am U.S. Eastern) and is expected back at the finish in De Panne between 11:44 and 12:11 CET (5:44am and 6:11am U.S. Eastern).  The afternoon stage 3B, an individual time trial, starts at 14:30 CET (8:30am U.S. Eastern) when the first rider departs.  Three Days of De Panne live video coverage on cycling.tv is scheduled to begin at 10:00 CET (4am U.S. Eastern) for stage 3A and at 14:25 CET (8:25am U.S. Eastern) for stage 3B.  The Sporza schedule lists the same start times as CTV for both stages.

- 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)

 Stage 3A start:  9:10 CET
Finish:  11:44 to 12:11 CET
Live video:  10:00 CET


De Panne

De Panne weather


Live video streaming:



Sporza

(more video links to come if available)

 

Live audio streaming:

(--)
 

Live tickers:

sportwereld

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

 

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