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UCI Cyclocross World Cup - Roubaix - LIVE

Update:  Race is also streaming live for us on Sporza here but it is choppy.

Update:  Race is now playing live for us via France3 link below.

UCI Cyclocross World Cup - Roubaix -  LIVE today on

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

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

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

The race should also stream live on

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

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

2009 Tour Down Under Cancer Council Classic Video and Live Tickers


 Notes:  (latest notes always appear at the top)

- Please visit our homepage for the latest Tour Down Under live coverage info.

- NOS TV (The Netherlands) covers Armstrong here.  (4 minutes)

- If you are in the U.S. with access to Versus, their coverage begins at 4pm Eastern, in just 5 minutes.

- A 1-minute Sporza video clip of today's TDU race here, shows winner.

- A nice little 4-minute Sporza video clip on Armstrong here, accompanied by music.  (Footage of pre-race moments, the fans, Armstrong talks about the numbers on his bike, and some post-race.)

- More TDU video highlights from today here.  (50 secs., Eurosport France, geo-restricted to Europe?)

- Tour Down Under Classic:  Article and 4-minute AdelaideNow video highlights of today's race here.  (Lots of Lance and shows the race finish.)  -Bernie S.

- Also on later today:  live streaming internet video of the UCI Cyclocross World Cup from Roubaix.  Expected start time of 14:55 CET (8:55am U.S. Eastern).  -Race has ended.

- A bit later today we'll post info and links for watching video highlights of today's race.  We won't announce the winner here so for those of you who did not follow the live radio commentary or tickers you do not have to worry about any spoilers.  Stay tuned.

- Tour Down Under live coverage flash:  LIVE radio coverage with Peter Walsh and Roger Wills now playing on ABC Radio Adelaide here.  (Thanks for the tip, Robert Brennan!)

- The race starts in about 15 minutes.

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

- The Cancer Council Classic begins at 7pm local time Sunday.  (09:30 CET, 3:30am U.S. Eastern).  The distance is 51km.

- All riders will participate in Sunday's Cancer Council Classic but the Tour Down Under proper does not begin until Tuesday.  Sunday results do not count toward the final classification.

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

- Welcome to our race coverage guide for the 2009 Tour Down Under Cancer Council Classic.

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

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) 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)

Live tickers:

TDU on Twitter

Official site ticker

News and photos:

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

Graham Watson
Photo Gallery


Copyright © 2009


2009 Tour Down Under on television around the world

(Visit our homepage for the latest on Tour Down Under live, delayed and archived streaming video coverage.)

SBS Television in Australia will again show daily highlights of the 2009 Tour Down Under, and the Down Under Classic.

Stage 6 will again be shown live.

The schedule is as follows (all times local in Adelaide, Australia:

Sunday 18 January
2315-0015 Down Under Classic Highlights

Monday 19 January
1700-1800 Down Under Classic Highlights (repeat)

Tuesday 20 January
1800-1830 TDU Stage 1 Highlights

Wednesday 21 January
1800-1830 TDU Stage 2 Highlights

Thursday 22 January
1800-1830 TDU Stage 3 Highlights

Friday 23 January
1800-1830 TDU Stage 4 Highlights

Saturday 24 January
1800-1830 TDU Stage 5 Highlights

Sunday 25 January
1400-1600 TDU Stage 6 LIVE

Sunday 1 February
1100-1200 TDU Review Show

Fox Sports Australia will show the daily highlights package.

Sky Sports New Zealand will show the daily highlights package.

B Sky Sports in the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Eire and Isle of Man will show the daily highlights package.

Sport + in France, Luxembourg, Monaco, Andorra, Switzerland (Frenchspeaking), Mauritius and French speaking Africa will show the daily highlights package.

VIASAT in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania will show the daily highlights package.

VRT Belgium will show daily news highlights and a special Stage 6 show.

N.O.S. Netherlands will show three daily highlights.

TVE/TELEDEPORTE in Spain and Andorra will show a highlight of the whole race.

VERSUS USA will show the Cancer Council Classic highlights and the daily highlights package.

J Sports Japan will show the Cancer Council Classic highlights and the daily highlights package.

2009 Tour Down Under Coverage on

The 2009 Tour Down Under (and Lance Armstrong's comeback) is just days away and we will of course have our Tour Down Under Guide to Live Coverage and daily video clips and articles.  More info to come in the days ahead.

In the meantime, have informed us that they will have highlights and some live streaming video coverage (final day) according to the following schedule (market restrictions/geo-blocking noted below):

Track cycling - Bremen 6 - LIVE

Track cycling Bremen 6 last day - streaming video LIVE now here.

Cyclo-cross - French national championships - LIVE

Watch today's French cyclocross national championships from Pont-Château, Men's Elite race, via live streaming videoFrancis Mourey (Française des Jeux) is the big favorite.  Winner in 2005, 2007, and 2008, Mourey is in a class by himself among Frenchmen.  His three recent wins, in October, November and December in the "Challenge national" have come with increasing margins of victory.  Barring incident, he should confirm today at the national level ahead of his ultimate goal, the Cyclo-cross World Championships on February 1 in Hoogerheide, The Netherlands.

Start time:  15:00 CET (9am U.S. Eastern)

Live streaming video on here

Update:  Regarding other cyclocross national championships, aside from the French (link above) we have as yet not found sources for live streaming...and are not optimistic at this point.  In Belgium, the race is not on Sporza but is instead on the 2BE channel.  If 2BE streams over the internet, we aren't aware of it.  The Italian race is on ABSat channel on Hotbird for those with satellite coverage.  -Bernie S.

Update:  French cyclocross national championships have begun (playing on France 4 TV) but as yet here in France we're only seeing a promotional video loop on the streaming link.  Bernie S. in the UK also reports not seeing the race yet.

Update:  NOW PLAYING LIVE here

Cyclocross - National Championships this weekend

Cyclo-cross national championships are this weekend and we'll be listing available options for watching the races online.

Thus far we have confirmed there will be live streaming video for the French cyclo-cross national championships on Sunday.  Stay tuned...

Update:  Start time Sunday for French championships live coverage is 15:00 CET (9am U.S. Eastern).

For the latest live coverage info and links, please visit our homepage.

Cyclocross - Ispasterko Udala Sari Nagusia, Ispaster - LIVE

Watch cyclo-cross (ziklo-krossa) action from Ispaster, Spain streaming LIVE today on ETB SAT

Start time:  12:30 CET (6:30am U.S. Eastern)

More info here.

-Bernie S.

Update:  Broadcast has begun.  Now everyone can watch some "ziklo-kross" ahead of day 5 live coverage later on of the Rotterdam Six Days track cycling accompanied by a variety of music genres, including disco, techno, polka and Kenny Rogers in Dutch!  Something for everyone.  Or not.  -Pete

Track cycling - Rotterdam Six Days - LIVE streaming

The 2009 Rabobank Rotterdam Six Days track cycling runs from January 2-7.  There is live streaming video for this event according to the following posted schedule:

January 2:  13:30 CET (7:30am U.S. Eastern) and 19:00 CET (1pm U.S. Eastern)
January 3:  19:15 CET (1:15pm U.S. Eastern)
January 4:  12:30 CET (6:30am U.S. Eastern)
January 5:  19:15 CET (1:15pm U.S. Eastern)
January 6:  19:15 CET (1:15pm U.S. Eastern)
January 7:  19:15 CET (1:15pm U.S. Eastern)

The event official website is here.  For a Google-translated English version, click here.

Live streaming video is here.  Alternative link for the live feed here (should open in your media player).


Track cycling - Rotterdam Six Days - LIVE coverage

The 2009 Rabobank 6-daagse Rotterdam (or Rotterdam 6 Days) track cycling event gets underway tomorrow, January 2, and runs through January 7.

Track superstar Chris Hoy (Giant Sprint and Masters of Sprint) has made the Rotterdam Six Days his first goal of 2009.

You can already check out a live feed via webcam of the mobile velodrome here.  We are hoping there will be streaming of the Rotterdam Six Days according to the schedule shown further down on that page.  We'll update here tomorrow before the scheduled 13:30 CET (7:30am U.S. Eastern) start.

Update:  For the latest live coverage info and links, please visit our homepage here.

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