Live race coverage

2008 Paris-Tours LIVE

 

 Notes:

- SuperPrestige cyclo-cross live now here.  (-Bernie S.  Thanks again, Charlie Young).

Coming next Saturday: Giro di Lombardia LIVE

- Frenchman Tony Gallopin just won the U23 Paris-Tours, crossing the line first on the Avenue de Grammont in Tours, according to Eurosport France.

- Paris-Tours live video now playing at Alfa Sport.

- We're now listing Eurosport Paris-Tours live text tickers in English, German, Spanish and French.  (Though they seem to be asleep at the UK keyboard.)

- Eurosport live audio playing in English, Deutsch, and Espanol.

- Paris-Tours live now.

- Paris-Tours live streaming video:  The race looks to go live after the tennis match or after the soccer match.  (Thanks, David, thanks John.)  We are monitoring feeds.

 


Today's Paris-Tours Espoirs (Under-23) race starts in the
beautiful medieval town of Bonneval; the Elite race, which starts
in Saint-Arnoult-en-Yvelines near Paris, passes through Bonneval
after about an hour and a half of racing.
Copyright © Pete Geyer/cyclingfans.com

- Paris-Tours live coverage on Eurosport is scheduled to begin at 15:15 CET (9:15am U.S. Eastern).  Live streaming audio should begin at that time.  If any video streams go live, we will post the links here.

- Also on today:  SuperPrestige cyclo-cross LIVE streaming here.  (Thank you, Charlie Young, for this info.)


Paris-Tours Wallpaper in the Wallpapers section
by Pete Geyer/cyclingfans.com
 

Related books:

Histoire du Paris-Tours


 

From back cover:

 

Until 2005, it wasn't easy to find good, detailed information about the history of Paris-Tours.  My good friend Charles Guénard took care of that problem by writing this magnificent Histoire du Paris-Tours.  As former race director Jean-Marie Leblanc writes in the book's Foreword, Charles Guénard is a passionate cycling fan, historian and collector.  It takes such a person to produce a work like this, rich with 320 pages including illustrations.

Paris-Tours for years actually started in Paris.  Today the race starts in Saint-Arnoult-en-Yvelines, some 45 minutes outside the French capital.  Over the years the race has also been run between Tours and Versailles and Blois and Chaville, to name just two of the varieties of "Paris-Tours".

Once run in the spring, since 1951 Paris-Tours has been held in the fall.  In addition to describing the parcours for each edition of the race, the book is filled with anecdotes, reproductions of vintage race-related documents and all the race results (through 2004).

Usually thought of as a sprinter's race, it has been won in recent years by a variety of non-sprinters including Frédéric Guesdon (2006), Erik Dekker (2004), Jakob Piil (2002) and Richard Virenque (2001).  So it can be a difficult race to predict.

On the Friday before the 2005 edition of the race, and just days after the book's publication, I stopped by the Paris shop of Charles Guénard for a regular chat to discuss all things cycling.  Before leaving, I asked Charles who he thought might win that Sunday's race.  His reply, with a wink:  "I'll tell you on Sunday."

Alessandro Petacchi won the 2007 edition.  No American has ever reached the podium of Paris-Tours.  Perhaps Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Chipotle) can be in the mix today.

Histoire de Paris-Tours (French) can be ordered online here.
 


Saint-Arnoult-en-Yvelines
Copyright © 2007 Pete Geyer/cyclingfans.com

 
- Pete Geyer, Editor, cyclingfans.com

- Welcome to today's live coverage guide for the 2008 Paris-Tours.

2008 Paris-Tours
France, October 12
Official Website
Start List
 


Live video streaming:
 

(video links to come if available)

 

Live audio streaming:

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

Live tickers:



(English)
Deutsch - Español
Français - Italiano
 

News and photos:


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


Graham Watson
Photo Gallery

 

Copyright © 2008 www.cyclingfans.com

 

2008 Paris-Tours live coverage


2008 Paris-Tours Official Poster

The 2008 Paris-Tours is this Sunday.  Eurosport will be showing the race live, so at minimum internet coverage should include live streaming audio.  We will of course list any available live video streams as well as live tickers.

2008 Paris-Tours Official Website here
Start list (Provisional)

2008 UCI Road World Championships Live - Elite Men Road Race

 

 Notes:

- Worlds video streaming on Universal Sports for U.S. viewers.  This coverage again is delayed.

- Worlds live on cycling.tv for subscribers outside the U.S.

- Worlds live streaming audio playing on Eurosport.

- Worlds live on Sporza.

- Next update after 15:00 CET (9am U.S. Eastern).

- Worlds Elite Women's Road Race photos will be posted later today.

- All World Championships events through yesterday's Elite Women's Road Race are available for On Demand viewing at Universal Sports.

- UCI Worlds live on Eurosport should begin today at around 10:00 CET (4:00am U.S. Eastern).

- Universal Sports will be showing the Worlds for viewers in the U.S.  Today's coverage is scheduled to begin at 7am U.S. Eastern.

- Today's event is the Elite Men's Road Race.

- Welcome to today's live coverage guide for the 2008 UCI Road World Championships.

2008 UCI Road World Championships
Varese, Italy, September 23-28
Official Website

 


Live video streaming:
 

 


(Eurosport Germany, Europe only?)


(Eurosport Spain, Europe only?)

(more links to come if available)

 

Live audio streaming:

(English)

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Deutsch - Español
Français - Italiano
Russian
---

Live tickers:

 

News and photos:


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


Graham Watson
Photo Gallery

 

Copyright © 2008 www.cyclingfans.com

 

2008 UCI Road World Championships Live - Elite Women Road Race

 

 Notes:

- The Men's Road Race is of course on tomorrow.

- All World Championships events through yesterday's U23 Men's Road Race are available for On Demand viewing at Universal Sports.

- The race is streaming on Universal Sports.  This is delayed; we estimate at about 20-25 minutes.

- Worlds Elite Women's Road Race live streaming audio now on Eurosport.

- UCI Worlds live on Eurosport should begin today at around 12:30 CET (6:30am U.S. Eastern).

- Universal Sports will be showing the Worlds for viewers in the U.S.  Today's coverage is scheduled to begin at 8am U.S. Eastern.

- Today's event is the Elite Women's Road Race.

- Welcome to today's live coverage guide for the 2008 UCI Road World Championships.

2008 UCI Road World Championships
Varese, Italy, September 23-28
Official Website

 


Live video streaming:
 


(Eurosport Germany, Europe only?)


(Eurosport Spain, Europe only?)

(more links to come if available)

 

Live audio streaming:

(English)

---
Deutsch - Español
Français - Italiano
Russian
---

Live tickers:

 

News and photos:


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


Graham Watson
Photo Gallery

 

Copyright © 2008 www.cyclingfans.com

 

2008 UCI Road World Championships Live - Under 23 Men Road Race

 

 Notes:

- UCI Worlds live on Eurosport should begin today at around 13:00 CET (7:00am U.S. Eastern).

- Universal Sports will be showing the Worlds for viewers in the U.S.  Today's coverage is scheduled to begin at 10am U.S. Eastern.

- Today's event is the Under 23 Men's Road Race.

- Welcome to today's live coverage guide for the 2008 UCI Road World Championships.

2008 UCI Road World Championships
Varese, Italy, September 23-28
Official Website

 


Live video streaming:
 


(Eurosport Germany, Europe only?)


(Eurosport Spain, Europe only?)

(more links to come if available)

 

Live audio streaming:

(English)

---
Deutsch - Español
Français - Italiano
Russian
---

Live tickers:

 

News and photos:


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


Graham Watson
Photo Gallery

 

Copyright © 2008 www.cyclingfans.com

 

2008 UCI Road World Championships Live - Elite Men Time Trial

 

 Notes:

- Universal Sports is streaming the race but it is delayed by an hour+, as it was yesterday.  We complained to Universal about this yesterday and they insisted it was supposed to be live for all events but the U23 Men's TT but clearly that is not the case.

- Worlds streaming audio live on Eurosport.

- UCI Worlds live on Eurosport should begin today at around 12:30 CET (6:30am U.S. Eastern).

- Universal Sports will be showing the Worlds live for viewers in the U.S.  Today's coverage is scheduled to begin at 8am U.S. Eastern.

- Today's event is the Elite Men's Time Trial.

- Welcome to today's live coverage guide for the 2008 UCI Road World Championships.

2008 UCI Road World Championships
Varese, Italy, September 23-28
Official Website

 


Live video streaming:
 


(Eurosport Germany, Europe only?)


(Eurosport Spain, Europe only?)

(more links to come if available)

 

Live audio streaming:

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

Live tickers:

 

News and photos:


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


Graham Watson
Photo Gallery

 

Copyright © 2008 www.cyclingfans.com

 

Live Events Thursday

Event Live Coverage Start Time
UCI Road World Championships Elite Men Time Trial LIVE

8am U.S. Eastern on Universal Sports
12:50 CET on cycling.tv
Our full Live Guide here

Lance Armstrong Interbike Press Conference LIVE Live video available?

2008 Clinton Global Initiative opening remarks live now

Live now on Eurosport.

Bill Clinton:  "Lance Armstrong is a walking advertisement" in the fight against cancer.

Armstrong press conference to follow.  We'll have more links.

2008 UCI Road World Championships Live - Elite Women Time Trial

 

 Notes:

- Worlds streaming video live on Eurosport Germany and Eurosport Spain.  Seems to be Europe-only.  -Bernie S.

- Women's TT streaming live now on Universal Sports.

- UCI Worlds via satellite:  MJ Ray has a great write-up on all the events this week and corresponding satellite coverage on the BBC, France 3, Eurosport, Rai Tre and Rai Sport etc. in our cycling via satellite blog here.

- As expected, Lance Armstrong will return to competition next year with the Astana team of Johan Bruyneel.  (source AFP)  The announcement will be officially made in Armstrong's press conference today.  There will be live streaming video of this event.  Stay tuned.

- Universal Sports will be showing the Worlds live for viewers in the U.S.  Today's coverage is scheduled to begin at 9am U.S. Eastern.

- Women's TT live streaming video now on cycling.tv for viewers outside the U.S.A.

- Women's Time Trial live audio streaming now on Eurosport.

- Today's event is the Elite Women's Time Trial.

- Welcome to today's live coverage guide for the 2008 UCI Road World Championships.

2008 UCI Road World Championships
Varese, Italy, September 23-28
Official Website

 


Live video streaming:
 


(Eurosport Germany, Europe only?)


(Eurosport Spain, Europe only?)

(more links to come if available)

 

Live audio streaming:

(English)
 
---
Deutsch - Español
Français - Italiano
Russian
---
 

Live tickers:

 

News and photos:


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


Graham Watson
Photo Gallery

 

Copyright © 2008 www.cyclingfans.com

 

Live Events Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Event Live Coverage Start Time
UCI Road World Championships Elite Women Time Trial LIVE

9am U.S. Eastern on Universal Sports
13:50 CET on cycling.tv
Our full Live Coverage Guide here

Lance Armstrong 2009 Comeback Press Conference LIVE 11:45am U.S. Eastern (17:45 CET)
Links to come
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