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Event Notes
 December 17: UCI Cyclocross World Cup at Namur
Belgium
 December 16: DVV Trophy Cyclocross at Antwerp Belgium
 December 9-10: UCI Track Cycling World Cup Santiago, Chile
 December 10: Vlaamse Druivencross Cyclocross at Overijse Belgium
 December 9: DVV Trophy Cyclocross at Essen Belgium
 December 1-3: UCI Track Cycling World Cup Milton, Canada.  Final day live only.
 December 3: Cyclocross Zilvermeercross at Mol
Belgium.  Men's race only is live.
 December 2: Soudal Classics Cyclocross GP Hasselt
Belgium.  Men's race only is broadcast live.
 November 29: 2018 Giro d'Italia Route Presentation Full route details to be revealed.
 November 26: DVV Trofee Cyclocross Flandriencross
Hamme, Belgium - Women + Men
 November 25: UCI Cyclocross World Cup Zeven, Germany - Women and Men
 November 19: Six Days of Gent
Final day only is broadcast live
 November 19: UCI Cyclocross World Cup
Bogense, Denmark
 November 12: Superprestige Cyclocross at Gavere
Belgium.  Women's and men's races LIVE.
 November 11: Soudal Classics Cyclocross at Niel
Belgium.  Women's + men's races LIVE.
 November 10-12: UCI Track Cycling World Cup Manchester, Great Britain
 November 5: UCI Track Cycling World Cup
Pruszków, Poland
 November 5: UEC European Cyclocross Championships
Tabor, Czech Republic
 November 4: Saitama Criterium Japan
 November 1: DVV Trophy CX at Oudenaarde
Belgium.  Women's and men's races LIVE.
 October 29: Superprestige CX at Ruddervoorde Belgium
 October 29: Skoda Shanghai Criterium
Inaugural edition
 October 28-November 5: Tour of Hainan
China
 October 24: UCI Cycling Gala
Guilin, China
 October 24-29: Six Day London Track Cycling  
 October 22: UCI Cyclocross World Cup Koksijde
Belgium, Women + Men races
 October 21: Superprestige CX at Boom Elite Women and Men races.
 October 19-22: Track Cycling European Championships
Berlin, Germany
 October 17: 2018 Tour de France Route Presentation LIVE from Paris.
 October 15: Chrono des Nations
France. Women's and Men's ITTs.
 October 15: Superprestige CX at Zonhoven
Belgium. Women + Men races LIVE.
 October 14: Tacx Pro Classic
Netherlands
 October 14: Brico Cross Cyclocross Polderscross
Kruibeke, Belgium. Women and Men races.
 October 11: Famenne Ardenne Classic
Belgium.  First edition.
 October 10-17: Tour of Taihu Lake
2016 winner: Leonardo Duque
 October 10-15: Tour of Turkey 2016 winner: José Gonçalves
 October 8: DVV Trophy Cyclocross at Ronse
Belgium - Elite Women + Men Races LIVE
 October 8: Paris-Tours 2016 winner: Fernando Gaviria
 October 7: Brico Cross CX Meulebeke
Women's and Men's races live online
 October 7: Il Lombardia
2016 winner: Esteban Chaves
 October 5: Milano-Torino 2016 winner: Miguel Angel Lopez
 October 3: Tre Valli Varesine
2016 winner: Sonny Colbrelli
 October 3: Binche-Chimay-Binche 2016 winner: Arnaud Demare
 October 1: Tour de l'Eurometropole/Circuit Franco Belge
2016 winner: Dylan Groenewegen
 October 1: Superprestige Cyclocross at Gieten
Netherlands. Women's + Men's races LIVE.
 October 1: GP Beghelli
2016 winner: Nicola Ruffoni
 September 30: Soudal Classics Cyclocross GP Neerpelt
Belgium. Men's race streamed live.
 September 30: Giro dell'Emilia
2016 winner: Esteban Chaves
 September 24: UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup
Waterloo, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
 September 18: 2018 Giro d'Italia Start Route Presentation
Jerusalem
 September 17-24: UCI Road World Championships
Bergen, Norway
 September 17: UCI CX World Cup Jingle Cross
Iowa City, U.S.A.
 September 16: Primus Classic-GP Impanis Van Petegem
2016 winner: Fernando Gaviria
 September 15: Koolskamp Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen 2016 winner: Timothy Dupont
 September 14: Coppa Bernocchi 2016 winner: Giacomo Nizzolo
 September 13: Coppa Agostoni
Italy
 September 13: Grand Prix de Wallonie
2016 winner: Tony Gallopin
 September 12-16: Tour of Denmark
2016 winner: Michael Valgren
 September 10: Brico Cross at Eeklo
CX in Belgium
 September 10: Women's Vuelta Madrid Challenge
2016 winner: Jolien D'Hoore
 August 19-September 10: Vuelta a Espana
2016 winner: Nairo Quintana
 September 10: Grand Prix de Montreal 2016 winner: Greg van Avermaet
 September 8: Grand Prix de Quebec
2016 winner: Peter Sagan
 September 3-10: Tour of Britain 2016 winner: Steve Cummings
 September 3: GP de Fourmies
2016 winner: Marcel Kittel
 September 2: Brussels Cycling Classic
2016 winner: Tom Boonen
 September 1-4: Tour of Alberta
2016 winner: Robin Carpenter
 August 27: Schaal Sels LIVE video here. Official site here.
 August 27: Bretagne Classic-Ouest-France
2016 winner: Oliver Naesen
 August 26: GP de Plouay-Bretagne
UCI Women's WorldTour
 August 18-27: Tour de l'Avenir
2016 winner: David Gaudu
 August 17-20: Ladies Tour of Norway
2016 winner: Lucinda Brand
 August 10-13: Colorado Classic
Inaugural edition
 August 10-13: Arctic Race of Norway
2016 winner: Gianni Moscon
 August 7-13: BinckBank Tour (former Eneco Tour)
2016 winner: Niki Terpstra
 August 5: Documentary: "Les Elles du Vélo"
Women ride for the return of a women's Tour de France
 August 5: Dwars door het Hageland
 
 August 2-6: UEC Road European Championships
Herning, Denmark
 August 4-15: Tour of Portugal
2016 winner: Rui Vinhas
 August 1-5: Vuelta a Burgos
2016 winner: Alberto Contador
 July 31-August 6: Tour of Utah
2016 winner: Lachlan Morton
 July 29-30: Prudential RideLondon Classic
UCI Women's WorldTour + Men's race
 July 29-August 4: Tour de Pologne
2016 winner: Tim Wellens
 July 29: Clasica San Sebastian
2016 winner: Bauke Mollema
 July 25: Profronde van Surhuisterveen.  LIVE video here.  Site here. Post-TDF criterium
 July 22-26: Tour de Wallonie Final 3 stages live only
 June 30-July 22: Women's Tour de France Route Ride They ride day ahead of men's race.
 July 1-23: Tour de France 2016 winner: Chris Froome
 July 2-8: Tour of Austria
2016 winner: Jan Hirt
 June 24-25: USA Cycling National Road Championships Knoxville, Tenn.
 June 21-25: National Road Championships
France, Belgium, Netherlands, etc
 June 21: Halle Ingooigem
Belgium
 June 14-18: Tour de Beauce
2016 winner: Greg Daniel
 June 17-18: UEC BMX European Cup
Sandness, Norway
 June 15-18: Tour of Slovenia
2016 winner: Taaramae
 June 15-18: Route du Sud
2016 winner: Quintana
 June 14-18: Tour de Korea  
 June 10-18: Tour de Suisse
2016 winner: M. Angel Lopez
 June 4-11: Criterium du Dauphiné
2016 winner: Froome
 June 4: UCI Mountain Bike World Cup
Fort William, Scotland
 June 2-4: Hammer Series
Limburg, Netherlands
 June 1-4: Boucles de la Mayenne
France
 May 31-June 4: Tour de Luxembourg
 
 May 5-28: Giro d'Italia 2016 winner: Nibali
 May 28: An Post Ras
Final stage streamed live
 May 28: UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Albstadt, Germany
 May 24-28: Tour of Belgium 2016 winner: Devenyns
 May 21-28: Tour of Japan  
 May 17-21: Euskal Emakumeen Bira.  LIVE video here and here. (11am cet) Official site here.
 May 17-21: Tour of Norway 2016 winner: Weening
 May 14-20: Tour of California
2016 winner: Alaphilippe
 May 14: Profronde van Noord-Holland.  LIVE video here and here. 10:50 cet Official site here.
 May 9-14: Four Days of Dunkirk
2016 winner: Coquard
 May 13-14: UCI BMX Supercross World Cup
Heusden-Zolder, Belgium
 May 1: Eschborn-Frankfurt 2016 winner: Kristoff
 April 30: UCI MTB World Cup
Lourdes, France
 April 28-30: Festival Elsy Jacobs.  LIVE video here and here.  Official site here. Geo-restricted?
 April 30: Rent Liv Løbet Skive.  LIVE video here and here.  Official site here. Denmark
 April 29: Tom Boonen Goodbye Race.  LIVE video here. "Tom Says Thanks"
 April 29: GP Viborg.  LIVE video here and here.  Official site here. Denmark
 April 28-30: Men's Tour de Yorkshire 2016 winner: T. Voeckler
 April 29: Women's Tour de Yorkshire 2016 winner: Kirsten Wild
 April 25-30: Tour de Romandie
2016 winner: Nairo Quintana
 April 23: Liege-Bastogne-Liege 2016 winner: Wouter Poels
 April 22: Little 500
Indiana University
 April 22: Arno Wallaard Memorial
Netherlands
 April 19: La Fleche Wallonne
2016 winners: Valverde, Van der Breggen
 April 18-23: Tour of Croatia 2016 winner: Kvasina
 April 17-21: Tour of the Alps
Formerly Giro del Trentino
 April 17: Tro Bro Leon
2016 winner: Mortensen
 April 16: Amstel Gold Race
2016 winner: Gasparotto
 April 13: GP de Denain Porte du Hainaut/Valenciennes Métropole 2016 winner: McLay
 April 12: De Brabantse Pijl 2016 winner: Vakoc
 April 12-16: UCI Track Cycling World Championships Hong Kong
 April 9: Paris-Roubaix 2016 winner: Hayman
 April 5-9: Healthy Ageing Tour
Netherlands
 April 5: Scheldeprijs 2016 winner: Kittel
 April 3-8: Tour of the Basque Country
2016 winner: Contador
 April 2: Tour of Flanders
2016 winner: Sagan
 April 1: GP Miguel Indurain
 
 April 1: Volta Limburg Classic
2016 winner: Floris Gerts
 March 28-30: Three Days of De Panne
2016 winner: Lieuwe Westra
 March 26: Gent-Wevelgem 2016 winner: Sagan
 March 24: E3 Harelbeke
2016 winner: Kwiatkowski
 March 22: Dwars door Vlaanderen
2016 winner: Debusschere
 March 20-26: Volta a Catalunya
Nairo Quintana
 March 19-26: Cape Epic MTB Stage Race
Western Cape, South Africa
 March 19: Trofeo Binda
UCI Women's WorldTour
 March 18: Milan-San Remo
2016 winner: Arnaud Demare
 March 17: Handzame Classic
 
 March 15: Nokere Koerse-Danilith Classic
Belgium
 March 12: Dorpenomloop Rucphen Netherlands
 March 11: Ronde van Drenthe
Women's + Men's races
 March 8-14: Tirreno-Adriatico 2016 winner: Van Avermaet
 March 5-12: Paris-Nice 2016 winner: Geraint Thomas
 March 5: Dwars door West Vlaanderen
Belgium
 March 5: GP Industria e Artigianato/Larciano Italy
 March 4: Strade Bianche
2016 winner: Cancellara
 March 1: GP Le Samyn
 
 February 26: Women's Omloop van het Hageland
 
 February 26: Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne 2016 winner: Jasper Stuyven
 February 25: Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
2016 winner: Van Avermaet
 February 23-26: Abu Dhabi Tour
2016 winner: Tanel Kangert
 February 19: Internationale CX Sluitingsprijs Oostmalle Belgium
 February 18: Soudal Classics Cyclocross at Leuven Belgium, Women + Men races
 February 15-19: Volta ao Algarve
2016 winner: Geraint Thomas
 February 15-19: Vuelta a Andalucia/Ruta del Sol
2016 winner: Valverde
 February 12: Cycling South Africa Road National Championships
Elite Men Race
 February 12: Brico Cross Vestingcross at Hulst
Netherlands
 February 11: Vuelta a Murcia
Spain
 February 11: Superprestige Cyclocross Noordzeecross at Middelkerke Belgium, Women and Men
 February 1-5: Etoile de Besseges
Final stage only is live
 February 5: Superprestige Cyclocross Hoogstraten
Women + Men races live
 February 4: DVV Trophy CX Krawatencross Lille
Belgium, women + men races
 February 1-5: Jayco Herald Sun Tour
Limited live video for some stages
 February 1-5: Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana/Tour of Valencia 2016 winner: Wouter Poels
 February 1: Brico Cross-Parkcross Maldegem
Belgium
 January 31-February 4: Dubai Tour
2016 winner: Marcel Kittel
 January 28-29: UCI Cyclocross World Championships Bieles, Luxembourg
 January 28-29: Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
Australia, Women + Men
 January 23-29: Vuelta a San Juan
Argentina
 January 22: UCI Cyclocross World Cup Hoogerheide
Netherlands, Women + Men
 January 21: Kasteelcross CX Zonnebeke Belgium
 January 17-22: Tour Down Under 2016 winner: Simon Gerrans
 January 15: Tour Down Under People's Choice Classic
 
 January 15: UCI Cyclocross World Cup at Fiuggi
Italy, Women and Men races
 January 9: Internationale Betafence Cyclocross at Otegem
Belgium
 January 8: Cycling Australia Road National Championships Saturday night in the Americas
 January 8: USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships Hartford, CT
 January 7-8: Cyclocross National Championships
France, Belgium and more
 January 6-8: Cycling New Zealand Road National Championships Elite/U23 Women and Men
 January 4: Internationale Centrumcross Surhuisterveen Netherlands
 January 1-3: Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic
Australia
 January 1: DVV Trophy CX/GP Sven Nys at Baal
 
 December 30: Brico Cross CX at Bredene
 
 December 29: DVV Trophy Cyclocross Azencross at Loenhout  
 December 26: UCI Cyclocross World Cup at Heusden-Zolder Belgium, Women + Men races
 December 23: Superprestige Cyclocross at Diegem
Belgium, Women and Men
 December 18: UCI Cyclocross World Cup at Namur
Belgium, Women and Men
 December 17: Scheldecross Cyclocross at Antwerp
Belgium, Women + Men races
 December 11: Coupe de France Cyclocross Finale Nommay
U23, Elite Women, Elite Men
 December 11: Druivencross CX at Overijse
Belgium
 December 10: DVV Trophy Cyclocross at Essen
Belgium
 December 6-11: Six Days of Amsterdam Track Cycling
Netherlands
 December 4: Cyclocross Zilvermeercross at Mol
 
 December 3: Revolution Series Champions League Track London
 December 3: Hansgrohe Superprestige CX at Spa-Francorchamps
Women's + Men's races live
 November 27: DVV Trophy CX Flandriencross Hamme
Belgium
 November 26: Revolution Series Champions League Track
Manchester, England
 November 26: UCI Cyclocross World Cup Zeven Germany
 November 20: Six Days of Gent
Final day only is live
 November 20: UCI Cyclocross World Cup Koksijde
Belgium
 November 19: Soudal Classics Cyclocross Hasselt
Belgium
 November 13: Superprestige Cyclocross Gavere Belgium
 November 11-13: UCI Track Cycling World Cup Apeldoorn, Netherlands
 November 11: Soudal Classics Cyclocross Jaarmarktcross Niel, Belgium
 November 5-12: Tour of Taihu Lake
China
 November 6: Superprestige Cyclocross Ruddervoorde
 
 November 4-6: UCI Track Cycling World Cup
Glasgow, Scotland
 November 5: Soudal Classics Cyclocross Waaslandcross  
 November 1: DVV Trophy CX Koppenbergcross Oudenaarde
 
 October 30: Cyclocross European Championships
 
 October 29: Saitama Criterium
2015 winner: John Degenkolb
 October 25-30: Six Day London Track Cycling
 
 October 25: 2017 Giro d'Italia Route Presentation
 
 October 23: Chrono des Nations
Women's and Men's TTs
 October 23: Telenet UCI Cyclocross World Cup Valkenburg Women's + Men's races
 October 22-30: Tour of Hainan
China, Hainan Island
 October 22: Cyclocross: Niels Albert CX
Belgium
 October 19-23: Track Cycling European Championships
Paris
 October 20-23: Abu Dhabi Tour
2015 winner: Esteban Chaves
 October 18: 2017 Tour de France Route Presentation
Palais des Congres, Paris
 October 16: Superprestige Cyclocross at Zonhoven
Belgium
 October 15: Cyclocross: Brico Cross Kruibeke Belgium
 October 11: Sluitingsprijs-Putte-Kapellen.  LIVE video here and here. Official site here.
 October 9-16: UCI Road World Championships
Doha, Qatar
 October 9: Paris-Tours 2015 winner: Matteo Trentin
 October 8: Revolution Series Track Cycling
Glasgow
 October 8-9: Cyclocross: Brico Cross Meulebeke + DVV Trophy Ronse
Belgium
 October 4: Binche-Chimay-Binche 2015 winner: Ramon Sinkledam
 October 2: Superprestige Cyclocross Gieten
 
 October 2: Tour de l'Eurometropole
2015 winner: Alexis Gougeard
 October 2: Tour de Vendee 2015 winner: Christophe Laporte
 October 1: Il Lombardia
2015 winner: Vincenzo Nibali
 September 28: Milano-Torino 2015 winner: Diego Rosa
 September 27: Tre Valli Varesine
2015 winner: Vincenzo Nibali
 September 24: Telenet UCI CX World Cup Iowa City (Jingle Cross) Women's + Men's races
 September 21: Telenet UCI CX World Cup Las Vegas (CrossVegas)
Women's + Men's races
 September 19-25: Eneco Tour
2015 winner: Tim Wellens
 September 17-18: European Road Championships
Plumelec, France
 September 17: Primus Classic GP Impanis-Van Petegem 2015 winner: Sean De Bie
 September 14: Grand Prix de Wallonie
2015 winner: Jens Debusschere
 September 11: Women's La Course des Demois'Elle
2015 winner: Bérengère Staelens
 September 11: Cyclocross Brico Cross Geraardsbergen
 September 11: Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal 2015 winner: Tim Wellens
 September 11: Thompson Bucks County Classic
 
 September 10: Reading 120
 
 September 9 and 11: UCI MTB World Championships 4X and Downhill Val di Sole, Italy
 September 9: Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec
2015 winner: Rigoberto Uran
 September 4-11: Tour of Britain 2015 winner: Boasson Hagen
 August 20-September 11: Vuelta a Espana
2015 winner: Fabio Aru
 July 2-24: Tour de France 2015 winner: Chris Froome
 January 9-10: Cyclocross National Championships France, Belgium, Italy, etc.

 More events/races below...

Live race coverage

Superprestige cyclo-cross - Gavere- LIVE streaming

UPDATE:  Live video link below works but it can be hard getting the page to load.  Try re-loading that page.

There will be live coverage of Sunday's Superprestige cyclocross event in Gavere.

Superprestige official website here.

Live streaming video here.

More information and start lists here.

UCI Cyclocross World Cup - Pijnacker - LIVE

UCI Cyclocross World Cup - Pijnacker -  LIVE today on cycling.tv.  Note that this coverage is now live WORLDWIDE, including the U.S.A., as cycling.tv have just obtained U.S. rights to UCI races at least through the end of 2008.

Dutchman Lars Boom won the 2007 edition in the men's race and American Katie Compton was the women's winner.

The Elite Women's race is scheduled to begin at 13:35 CET (7:35am U.S. Eastern).  Coverage of the Elite Men's race should begin at 14:50 CET (8:50am U.S. Eastern).

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

UCI Track Cycling World Cup Finals - Manchester - LIVE

Cycling.tv has live coverage of today's UCI Track Cycling World Cup Finals in Manchester according to the following schedule:

November 2, 2008
14:50 - 15:00; Start (GMT)
15:00 - 15:15; Madison Final
15:15 - 15:20; 500m TT Women & 1km TT Men Finals
15:20 - 15:30; Team Sprint Men Final
15:30 - 15:40; Team Pursuit Men
15:50 - 15:55; Keirin Women Final
15:55 - 16:00; Points Race Men
16:00 - 16:05; Team Pursuit Women
16:05 - 16:10; Scratch Men
16:10 - 16:20; JKA Keirin Men Semi-Finals
16:20 - 16:25; Scratch Women
16:25 - 16:32; Individual Pursuit Men
16:32 - 16:40; Sprint Women
16:40 - 16:50; JKA Keirin Men Final
All times GMT.

Add 1 hour to times above for CET.

This coverage is worldwide excluding U.S.A.

Superprestige cyclo-cross LIVE coverage

Live coverage of today's Superprestige cyclocross event has begun.

Superprestige official website here.

Live streaming video here.

GVA Trophy Cyclocross LIVE

The GVA Trophy Cyclocross race is Saturday.  The official website is here.  There should be live streaming video on Sporza.  We do not know if this coverage will be available worldwide.  We do expect Sunday's Superprestige live streaming here to be available worldwide.

2009 Tour de France Route Presentation LIVE

 

 Notes:


2009 Tour de France Official Poster

- You will find detailed information regarding the 2009 Tour de France route at the official site here.  (includes a fly-over video)

- So, the Team Time Trial is back, there will be fewer individual time trial kilometers, and it will all come down to the penultimate stage, to Mont Ventoux the day before the stage into Paris.

- Official site feed is now working for us, with voice-over in English.

- Christian Prudhomme is now presenting the 2009 Tour de France route.

- Cycling.tv feed is running behind France 3 feed.  Prince Albert of Monaco now speaking.  If you are just now tuning in, they haven't yet begun showing the 2009 Tour route.  Velonews and official site live streams not working for us.

- Cycling.tv audio now working for us.  They have voice-over in English as the topic of sports in Monaco is being presented.  2009 TDF route to follow...

- Presentation also live now on France 3 here.  Christian Prudhomme is now speaking.  -Bernie S.

- Live feed is playing for us on cycling.tv, but with no audio.  At the moment, they are showing the 2008 TDF highlights video.  2009 TDF Route Presentation to follow.

- Next update here when live coverage gets underway.

- Live streaming video of the ceremony should get underway at 11:30 CET (5:30am U.S. Eastern).

- Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme survived the recent shake-up at A.S.O. that saw the firing of president Patrice Clerc.  Nevertheless, Prudhomme is in an awkward position this morning given his recent statements that the credibility of the Tour de France depends on the anti-doping controls carried out by the French anti-doping agency AFLD (as opposed to the controls done by the UCI through 2007).  It was an extraordinary faux pas by Prudhomme given that anti-doping control is being returned to the UCI in 2009.  Prudhomme, clearly the weakest director in the history of the race, will be pulled back into line by Amaury with the warming of relations between ASO and the UCI.  (note that the "peace" does NOT include official recognition of the ProTour by A.S.O.  Quite the contrary.  See below.)  -Pete

- What is also known this morning prior to the route presentation is that, as rumored, the penultimate stage of the 2009 Tour de France will be a road stage to the summit of Mont Ventoux, the first time the Tour will visit the "Giant of Provence" since 2002.  Yes, that is the day before the race finish on the Champs-Elysees in Paris!

- Will the Team Time Trial return to the Tour de France?  That's one question many are asking.  The TTT was a victim of the ASO/UCI wars of recent years with ASO deliberately shelving the event after 2005 to undermine the UCI's ProTour Team Time Trial which had a place in June on the calendar prior to the Tour.  (A.S.O. of course has never publicly admitted as much and neither has L'Equipe.)  With no TTT in the TDF, teams had less incentive to take the ProTour TTT event seriously.  The result is that the event died.  With its death, we may see a return of the TTT to the Tour de France in 2009, or 2010 at the latest.

- According to this morning's L'Equipe, the 2009 Tour de France will indeed begin, as rumored, with a 15km time trial in the streets of Monaco, including a portion of the Formula 1 circuit.  Should be spectacular.  The last time a Tour de France started on the Cote d'Azur (Riviera)?  1981.

- UCI President Pat McQuaid, as expected, will be in attendance this morning.  This may have the effect of maintaining the mistaken belief, among many, that ASO and the UCI have buried the hatchet over their ProTour differences.  Though some in the English-language cycling media don't seem to have picked up on this, Amaury Group president Marie-Odile Amaury has made it clear:  Amaury does not recognize the ProTour and ASO will not be joining the ProTour.  Not now, not ever.  However, ASO does once again recognize the authority of the UCI as the sport's governing body.

- The normal start time for this event as in past years, and indeed the start time mentioned in this morning's (Wednesday) L'Equipe newspaper, is 11:00 CET.  If that time is accurate and live streaming does not start until 11:30 CET as announced, this suggests that opening remarks from the likes of new ASO president Jean-Etienne Amaury and Christian Prudhomme, as well as a speech by Prince Albert II of Monaco and awards presentations may not be part of the live streaming.  If that is the case, the presentation of the actual race route will of course be streamed live and possibly the highlights video of the 2008 Tour.  We'll see.

- The general route for the 2009 Tour de France was defined in May, the details were completed in September, and after race organizer Amaury Sport Organization (A.S.O.) reserved the necessary hotel rooms for the teams and race officials, all that remains is to present the route to an invitation-only audience at the Palais des Congres in Paris and, for the first time ever, to cycling fans worldwide via live streaming video.

- Welcome to today's live coverage guide for the 2009 Tour de France Route Presentation.

2009 Tour de France
Route Presentation

Palais des Congres, Paris, October 22
Official Website


Live video streaming:
 

Official Site Live Streaming
 

France 3

Sporza

(more video links to come if available)

 

News and photos:


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

 

Copyright © 2008 www.cyclingfans.com

 


Former Tour de France director Jean-Marie Leblanc presents the 2005 Tour de France, October, 2004
Copyright © Pete Geyer/cyclingfans.com

The 2009 Tour de France route will be presented LIVE from the Palais des Congres in Paris tomorrow.  The invitation-only event will for the first time be seen by cycling fans worldwide via internet live streamingTour de France director Christian Prudhomme will be joined by Prince Albert II of Monaco in presenting the 2009 edition of the race with its "Grand Depart" in Monaco.  Among the riders expected in attendance are Carlos Sastre and Alberto ContadorLive streaming video of the ceremony should get underway at 11:30 CET (5:30am U.S. Eastern).

There will be several options for watching this event live, including:

cycling.tv
Tour de France Official Website
 


Paul Sherwen (OLN) interviews race director Jean-Marie Leblanc after the 2005 TDF route presentation
Copyright © Pete Geyer/cyclingfans.com

More info. to follow...

UCI Cyclocross World Cup - Kalmthout LIVE

Live streaming coverage of this event should begin on cycling.tv (worldwide excluding USA) at around 13:25 CET (7:25am U.S. Eastern).

This event may also be available on Sporza.

2008 Giro di Lombardia LIVE

 

 Notes:

On tomorrow: Cyclo-cross LIVE

- There are geo-restricted Eurosport Spain and Eurosport Germany live video feeds. -Bernie S.

- As always, you can mute the audio on a given video feed and then play a Eurosport audio feed in the language of your choice for your race commentary.

- Eurosport audio streams now playing the race live.

- Lombardy live coverage on cycling.tv has begun.

- Giro di Lombardia LIVE now on Sporza.  Stay tuned for more live streaming coverage options.  -Bernie S.

- On tomorrow:  Cyclocross World Cup - Kalmthout LIVE

Wednesday:  2009 Tour de France Route Presentation LIVE

2005 Tour de France Route Presentation, October, 2004:  TDF organizer Amaury Sport Organization (A.S.O.) presents an award to Richard Virenque to commemorate his record seven King of the Mountains titles.
Copyright © Pete Geyer/cyclingfans.com

- Wednesday's 2009 Tour de France Route Presentation will be streamed live over the internet.  (John C., St. Louis)  Editor: This is a first and even in France there hasn't been any kind of live coverage of this event in recent years, if ever.  The presentation is typically an opportunity for A.S.O. to loudly condemn doping, sometimes followed by a presentation of an award to a, uh, French doper, as was the case in 2004 when 7-time King of the Mountains winner Richard Virenque was given a framed collage commemorating his 7 titles.  The show also features slick video highlights of the previous summer's Tour.  Stay tuned for our full coverage of this event.

- Lance Armstrong fans (and detractors) can follow his every move via the 7-time TDF champion's Twitter updates here.  (Thanks John C., St. Louis)

- Giro di Lombardia live streaming video should begin on cycling.tv at around 14:50 CET (8:50am U.S. Eastern).  Live coverage on Eurosport should begin at 15:15 CET (9:15am U.S. Eastern).  We'll list any other available live streams at race time.

- Welcome to today's live coverage guide for the 2008 Giro di Lombardia.

2008 Giro di Lombardia
Italy, October 18
Official Website
Start List
 


Live video streaming:
 

(more video links to come if available)

 

Live audio streaming:

(English)

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Deutsch - Español
Français - Italiano
Russian
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Live tickers:


(English)
Deutsch - Español
Français - Italiano
 

News and photos:


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


Graham Watson
Photo Gallery

 

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2008 Giro di Lombardia Live Coverage

The 2008 Giro di Lombardia (Tour of Lombardy) is tomorrow, Saturday.  Live streaming video is scheduled to begin on cycling.tv at 14:50 CET (8:50am U.S. Eastern).  Live coverage on Eurosport should begin at around 15:15 CET (9:15am U.S. Eastern).  We'll have the links to all available live streams, as well as live tickers, in the morning.

 

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

 

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