Live race coverage

2009 Tour of Qatar streaming - Stage 3

 

 Notes:  (latest notes always appear at the top)

- Tour of Qatar live coverage of Stage 4 on Eurosport starts tomorrow at 12:30 CET (6:30am U.S. Eastern).  Looks like there will only be about 30 minutes of coverage as the stage is expected to end at around 13:00 CET (7am U.S. Eastern).  Our Stage 4 Race Guide and Stage 3 photos will be posted later tonight.  (Stage 2 photos are now available in our cycling photography section.)

- LIVE now:   Track Cycling:  Copenhagen Six Days here

- Live streaming flash:   Track Cycling:  Copenhagen Six Day LIVE:  Today is the final day of the Copenhagen Six Day and you can watch live streaming video starting at 19:50 CET (1:50pm U.S. Eastern) hereStart list here.  -Bernie S. (UK correspondent)

- Again, today's Eurosport coverage of the Tour of Qatar Stage 3 is not listed as live; indeed, the 14:30 CET start time (16:30pm Doha time) for the coverage comes after the expected finish for the stage (approx. 15:48pm Doha time).  The Eurosport audio feeds should be playing though, so you can listen along "as live".  Tomorrow (Wednesday), live coverage should return for Stage 4, according to the Eurosport schedule.

- For Tour of Qatar (and cycling generally) via satellite info, check out our cycling via satellite blog by MJ Ray here.

- The Tour of Qatar Stage 3 starts at 12:45pm local time (10:45 CET or 4:45am U.S. Eastern).  Eurosport coverage of Stage 3 is scheduled to begin at 14:30 CET (8:30am U.S. Eastern).  Note that today's coverage is NOT live.  We continue to look for Tour of Qatar video highlights and clips.

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

2009 Tour of Qatar
February 1-6
Official Website
Start List

 

Stage 3 Starts at 12:45pm local time
(Finish at approx. 15:48pm (3:48pm) local time)


Doha

Click for current time in Doha


Live streaming video:

 (video links to come if available)

 

Live streaming audio:

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

Live tickers:

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News and photos:


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

Stage 1 Photos
Stage 2 Photos
 

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2009 Tour of Qatar LIVE streaming - Stage 2

 

 Notes:  (latest notes always appear at the top)

- For Tour of Qatar (and cycling generally) via satellite info, check out our cycling via satellite blog by MJ Ray here.

- Tour of Qatar photos:  There are already a few photos from the start of today's stage available via our Yahoo photo gallery link.  We'll have more pics after the stage from Fotoreporter Sirotti.

- Eurosport's live coverage of the Tour of Qatar Stage 2 has begun; we have audio feeds currently playing the race live in English, Deutsch, and Espanol.

- The Tour of Qatar Stage 2 starts at 12:53pm local time (10:53 CET or 4:53am U.S. Eastern).  Eurosport live coverage of Stage 2 is scheduled to begin at 13:00 CET (7am U.S. Eastern).  (This coverage should be preceded by a replay of the Stage 1 Team Time Trial.)  There should be live streaming audio.  We will be on the lookout for any live video feeds.  We will also look for Tour of Qatar video highlights and clips.

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

2009 Tour of Qatar
February 1-6
Official Website
Start List

 

Stage 2 Starts at 12:53pm local time
(Finish at approx. 15:52pm (3:52pm) local time)


Doha

Click for current time in Doha


Live streaming video:

 (video links to come if available)

 

Live streaming audio:

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

Live tickers:

(--)

News and photos:


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

Stage 1 Photos

 

Copyright © 2009 www.cyclingfans.com

 

2009 UCI Cyclo-Cross World Championships LIVE

 

 Notes:  (latest notes always appear at the top)

- The race is also playing LIVE on cycling.tv for subscribers.

- Eurosport is now LIVE with the race ahead of schedule.  If you are watching the Sporza feed but do not understand what they are saying, just mute the audio on the video feed and select a Eurosport audio feed from our Live audio streaming section.

- Sporza now streaming video live from the Elite Men's race.  Eurosport currently playing post-Nadal/Federer match ceremony; schedule says they will be LIVE with cyclo-cross world's at about the midway point of the race (15:00 CET).

- Looks like Sporza will air the Women's Cyclo-cross World Championships after the Nadal-Federer tennis match final at the Australian Open.  For live coverage of the women's race, check the cyclingnews text feed under Live tickers.

- Regarding Tour of Qatar coverage: Eurosport live coverage of this 6-day race does not begin until Monday.  We will post links and info for available live streams as well as any video clips.  We will also have photos from each stage of the race.  Today's Stage 1 is a Team Time Trial.  Start list is here.  We will post our complete Tour of Qatar Race Guide later in the day after Stage 1.

UCI Cyclo-Cross World Championships

- Start time, Women: 11:30 CET (5:30am U.S. Eastern).
- Start time, Elite Men: 14:30 CET (8:30am U.S. Eastern).

- Welcome to our live coverage guide for the 2009 UCI Cyclo-Cross World Championships.

2009 UCI Cyclo-Cross World Championships
Hoogerheide, The Netherlands
February 1
Official Website
Start List

 


Live video streaming:
 

Sporza
 

(more video links to come if available)

 

Live audio streaming:

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

Live tickers:

News and photos:


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


Graham Watson
Photo Gallery

 

Copyright © 2009 www.cyclingfans.com

 

UCI Cyclocross World Championships - U23 Men - LIVE

The Under 23 Men's Cyclo-cross World Championship is now LIVE on Sporza.

2009 Tour of California LIVE on Eurosport


Eurosport Headquarters, Paris (Issy-les-Moulineaux)
Copyright © Pete Geyer/www.cyclingfans.com

Paris (cyclingfans.com) - Lance Armstrong's comeback continues to have a positive impact on broadcast coverage of pro road racing.

Following our announcement that Versus in the U.S. will be showing the 2009 Amgen Tour of California LIVE (including, for the first time, on weekdays), we can now announce that Eurosport will also have live coverage of the event which will be Armstrong's second race of the season (after the recently completed Tour Down Under).

Eurosport ads are announcing complete live coverage of the Tour of California from February 14-22, with broadcast start times from 23:00 CET (California is 9 hours behind Paris).

Eurosport headquarters in Paris confirmed to me via phone this afternoon that they will indeed have live coverage, though they would only confirm Stages 1 and 2 at this time.  But I think we're going to get the entire week.  Stay tuned.

Meanwhile, during a Skype internet phone call I had with them last week, Universal Sports (formerly WCSN) didn't sound like they would be showing the 2009 Tour of California.  Race organizer AEG is offering non-exclusive broadcast rights and Universal Sports, which will be putting more effort into its TV channel and less into internet streaming, felt the price was too high.

As announced previously, AEG and Tour de France organizer A.S.O. signed a deal last June that involves A.S.O. helping with international distribution of the Tour of California.  Armstrong's return may have sealed the deal on live coverage.

Finally, I have also confirmed that there will once again be Tour of California live streaming video for those who want or need to watch via the internet.

-Pete Geyer

UCI Cyclocross World Cup - Milan - LIVE

Update:  Race is playing on cycling.tv (UCI subscription) and on Sporza here (heavy buffering).

UCI Cyclocross World Cup - Milan -  LIVE today on cycling.tv.

Today's race in Milan is the 9th and last leg of the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup.  Mathematically, Belgian national champion Sven Nys has the World Cup wrapped up given his 88-point lead over Bart Wellens and the fact that a victory today will bring the winner 80 points.  So most everyone is likely already looking ahead to next Sunday's (February 1) Cyclo-cross World Championships in Hoogerheide, The Netherlands.

As an indication of the place Sven Nys now holds in the Belgium sports world, consider this:  He recently was selected Belgian sportsman of the year, winning head of, among others, 2008 Tour of Flanders winner and Belgian national road race champion Stijn Devolder.  With this season's Cyclo-cross World Cup already wrapped up, he will be thinking ahead to next week's World Championships for sure.

You'll find more information about this event hereStart list here.

This event should also be available in some markets on Sporza.

Race should stream live on Sporza here.

Also check: Sporza here (QuickTime) and here (Real Player).

Other possibilities include Sporza (QuickTime) and Sporza (Real Player).

Expected start time:  Around 14:55 CET (8:55am U.S. Eastern)

Tour Down Under LIVE coverage - Stage 6

 

 Notes:  (latest notes always appear at the top)

- Click to watch 2009 Tour Down Under videos.

- Later on today (Sunday) there will be live internet video of the UCI World Cup cyclo-cross event in Milan.  We'll post info and links before race time.

- According to SBS, their TDU Stage 6 video highlights may be posted with a bit of a delay compared to usual given that they provided live coverage.

- 4 laps to go according to ABC Radio Adelaide which is alternating between covering Australian Open tennis and the Tour Down Under.

- Cycling.tv live coverage is underway according to the site.  (Cannot verify because for this race it is geo-blocked to France, among several other countries.)

- TDU Stage 6 is underway.  For U.S. viewers, it is streaming live on Versus.comCycling.tv coverage, for some markets, not supposed to begin until 05:00 CET.  We are looking for alternatives.

- Tour Down Under LIVE streaming video of Stage 6 will be available on cycling.tv starting at 05:00 CET in some markets (cycling.tv TdU schedule and geo-restrictions here).  For U.S. viewers, the race will be shown live on Versus.com starting today at 10pm Eastern.  If we find any alternatives at race time, we will list them.

- There will be Tour Down Under LIVE streaming video coverage for Stage 6.  Details to follow.

Stage 6 Profile - click graphic for details

- The Tour Down Under Stage 6 is the Adelaide City Council Circuit and begins at 1:35pm local time Sunday.  (04:05 CET Sunday, 10:05pm U.S. Eastern SATURDAY).  The total distance is 90km (56 miles), based on 20 laps of a 4.5km circuit.  (The official site notes that the distance could possibly be modified depending on demands of the live television coverage available for this stage, but we have heard nothing about any changes).

 

- We will post and update new guides with the latest info and links each day of the race.

- Tour Down Under live race coverage will be limited to live internet radio and text tickers until Stage 6 when live streaming video will also become available.  Video highlights will, however, be available each day.

- Welcome to our live coverage guide for Stage 6 of the 2009 Tour Down Under.

2009 Tour Down Under
Adelaide, Australia, January 18-25
Official Website
Start List
World TV Coverage

Stage 6 Starts at 1:35pm local time
(Finish at approx. 3:25pm)


Adelaide

Click for current time in Adelaide

 


Live video streaming:
 


(LIVE coverage for some markets)
cycling.tv TdU schedule and geo-restrictions


(10pm U.S. Eastern)

(more video links to come if available)

 

Live audio streaming:

  ABC Radio Adelaide

Alternative ABC Radio
(should open in media player)

Triple M Radio
(Race sponsor will have race updates
and live reports from the finish line.)

Live tickers:

TDU on Twitter

Johan Bruyneel tweets
from the team car

Official site ticker

News and photos:


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


Graham Watson
Photo Gallery

 

Copyright © 2009 www.cyclingfans.com

 

Tour Down Under LIVE coverage - Stage 5

 

 Notes:  (latest notes always appear at the top)

- Please visit our homepage for the latest Tour Down Under live coverage info. and archive video clips.

- This stage could be decisive but if not, we will finally have live streaming video (in some markets anyway) tomorrow for Stage 6 and it could come down to sprint bonuses.

- Stage 5 is underway.  ABC Radio have placed a reporter on the Willunga climb which the riders will go up twice.  They will check in regularly with race updates.

- ABC Radio Adelaide schedule lists the program, SA Grandstand with Peter Walsh and Roger Wills starting at 11am, same time as the race start.  Walsh and Wills called the live action for the Cancer Council Classic, though they do not appear to be specialist cycling commentators and didn't sound like it last weekend.  Anyway, this is a sports program so perhaps there will be more frequent updates from the race for Stage 5?  On the other hand, there may be a lot more sport activities for them to cover since it's a Saturday.  We'll see.

- Big Stage 5 starts in an hour, so riders will start going to sign in now.

- You can check in on Stage 3 coverage of the Tour of Wellington in New Zealand.  (01:35, 3News).  You may also be interested in video coverage you'll find of the Tour de San Luis in Argentina here.  -Bernie S.

Stage 5 Profile - click graphic for details

- The Tour Down Under Stage 5 from Snapper Point to Willunga begins at 11am local time Saturday.  (01:30 CET Saturday, 7:30pm U.S. Eastern FRIDAY).  The distance is 148km (92 miles).

 

- We will post and update new guides with the latest info and links each day of the race.

- Tour Down Under live race coverage will be limited to live internet radio and text tickers until Stage 6 when live streaming video will also become available.  Video highlights will, however, be available each day.

- Welcome to our live coverage guide for Stage 5 of the 2009 Tour Down Under.

2009 Tour Down Under
Adelaide, Australia, January 18-25
Official Website
Start List
World TV Coverage

Stage 5 Starts at 11am local time
(Finish at approx. 2:45pm)


Adelaide

Click for current time in Adelaide

- More race resources to come -


Live video streaming:
 


(NOT live until final stage but video highlights available each day)
cycling.tv TdU schedule and geo-restrictions

(Alternative Tour Down Under live streams are expected for the final stage, notably on Versus for the U.S.A.  We will list direct links at that time.)

(more video links to come if available)

 

Live audio streaming:

  ABC Radio Adelaide

Alternative ABC Radio
(should open in media player)

Triple M Radio
(Race sponsor will have race updates
and live reports from the finish line.)

Live tickers:

TDU on Twitter

Johan Bruyneel tweets
from the team car

Official site ticker

News and photos:


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


Graham Watson
Photo Gallery

 

Copyright © 2009 www.cyclingfans.com

 

Tour Down Under LIVE coverage - Stage 4

 

 Notes:  (latest notes always appear at the top)

- Please visit our homepage for the latest Tour Down Under live coverage info. and archive video clips.

- TdU Stage 4 has begun.  And Johan Bruyneel is already posting tweets from the team car.  (link under Live tickers)

- If you are joining us for the first time, in this Tour Down Under Stage 4 Live Coverage Guide you will find links listed in the gray section at right for live radio updates (not continuous coverage but they regularly break to reporters with the race) and live text tickers.  We won't have live streaming video until Stage 6.

- 2009 Tour Down Under Videos:  For TdU race highlights and interview videos, scroll down and select from our growing list.

- 2009 Tour of California:  For those of you outside the U.S., Tour de France organizer Amaury Sport Organization (ASO) and ToC organizer AEG announced a partnership last June whereby ASO will assist with the international distribution of ToC television and digital media rights.  The agreement calls for ASO to, among other things, "develop, produce and distribute a portfolio of programming formats including live coverage of the race."  We will let you know as soon as we have details.

- In case you missed our earlier posts on these subjects, Versus today announced their broadcast schedule for the 2009 Tour of California, including, for the first time, LIVE coverage of the weekday stages.  Also, the final list of 17 Tour of California teams was announced.

So we're looking at a ToC featuring Armstrong, Sastre, Leipheimer, Cancellara, Vande Velde, Hincapie, Boonen, Hushovd, Cavendish, Freire, Landis, Basso, Hamilton.  Yowza!  Traffic jam has already begun...

- Bruyneel's first tweet of the day in Australia: "Getting ready for another day at TDU. Think it's going to be a quiet stage before tomorrow's (Saturday's) Willunga."  You can follow any other updates from Johan by clicking his Twitter link in our Live Tickers section.

- Added another race ticker for Stage 4:  Johan Bruyneel tweets from the team car.  Is Bruyneel the first team director to provide updates via Twitter during a race?

Stage 4 Profile - click graphic for details

- The Tour Down Under Stage 4 from Burnside Village to Angaston begins at 11am local time Friday.  (01:30 CET Friday, 7:30pm U.S. Eastern THURSDAY).  The distance is 143km (89 miles).

- We will post and update new guides with the latest info and links each day of the race.

- Tour Down Under live race coverage will be limited to live internet radio and text tickers until Stage 6 when live streaming video will also become available.  Video highlights will, however, be available each day.

- Welcome to our live coverage guide for Stage 4 of the 2009 Tour Down Under.

2009 Tour Down Under
Adelaide, Australia, January 18-25
Official Website
Start List
World TV Coverage

Stage 4 Starts at 11am local time
(Finish at approx. 3:00pm)


Adelaide

Click for current time in Adelaide

- More race resources to come -


Live video streaming:
 


(NOT live until final stage but video highlights available each day)
cycling.tv TdU schedule and geo-restrictions

(Alternative Tour Down Under live streams are expected for the final stage, notably on Versus for the U.S.A.  We will list direct links at that time.)

(more video links to come if available)

 

Live audio streaming:

  ABC Radio Adelaide

Alternative ABC Radio
(should open in media player)

Triple M Radio
(Race sponsor will have race updates
and live reports from the finish line.)

Live tickers:

TDU on Twitter

Johan Bruyneel tweets
from the team car

Official site ticker

News and photos:


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


Graham Watson
Photo Gallery

 

Copyright © 2009 www.cyclingfans.com

 

Amgen Tour of California LIVE on Versus

For the First Time Ever, VERSUS will Air Live Weekday Coverage of the United States' Top Cycling Event and Lance Armstrong's Second Race of the Season

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