Live race coverage
The peloton climbs during the 2008 Amstel Gold Race, won by Damiano Cunego (Lampre).
photo Copyright © 2008 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com
- Amstel Gold Race pre-race activities LIVE now here. (multiple camera angles, including cyclo-tourists on the race course. Teams presentation is over.)
The 2009 Amstel Gold Race is tomorrow, Sunday. Damiano Cunego (Lampre) is back to defend his 2008 title.
cycling.tv will once again have a live webcast. Eurosport, Sporza and RTBF are also among the broadcasters that will have Amstel Gold Race live coverage. We will have the live video streams, audio and tickers in our live coverage guide in the morning.
Amstel Gold Race Official Website
Race start time: Unclear but CN live ticker scheduled to start at 11:30 CET (5:30am U.S. Eastern)
Live webcast on CTV: 14:10 CET (8:10am U.S. Eastern)
Live coverage on Eurosport: 15:15 CET (9:15am U.S. Eastern)
Live video streaming on Sporza: 14:00 CET (8am U.S. Eastern)
Live stream on RTBF: 14:15 CET (8:15am U.S. Eastern)
Live feeds from other sources: Check back in the morning
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- Amstel Gold Race: There are multiple live feeds playing now, post-teams presentation. There are different camera angles....looks like cyclo-tourists crossing the finish line, riders climbing the Keuteberg, and people gathered at a party.
- Tour of Turkey: David Loosli (Lampre), who lost the yellow jersey yesterday after a couple of flats and finally a crash, decided enough is enough and did not start today.
- Tour of Turkey Stage 7 LIVE now too on laola1.tv with Martin McCrossan commentating. (link below)
- Tour of Turkey LIVE now on TRT 1. (link below)
- Later today, we'll take a first look at the Amstel Gold Race live coverage options, with our full live coverage guide listing Amstel Gold Race live video, audio, tickers and graphics coming Sunday morning.
- Highlights of yesterday's Tour of Turkey Stage 6 are available at laola1.tv here. (free subscription required)
On today: Tour of Turkey, Stage 7: (through April 19)
Live video at TRT 1 (link is back online)
Live video at laola1.tv (14:00 CET (8am U.S. Eastern), English commentary, free, requires registration)
Live audio (Eurosport France) (14:00 CET) - Eurosport is not showing live weekend coverage of the Tour of Turkey
Official Website - Teams/Start List
- Tour of Turkey Stage 7 live video on laola1.tv Saturday: 14:00 CET (8am U.S. Eastern)
Hamilton announces retirement following positive test
Tyler Hamilton on Mont Ventoux during the 2004 Dauphine Libere.
Copyright © 2004 Pete Geyer/www.cyclingfans.com
- Tyler Hamilton retires, reveals he has been fighting depression for years, tested positive for an over-the-counter antidepressant. AP story here.
- Tyler Hamilton to announce retirement today. Story at ESPN here.
- Breaking news: The New York Times is reporting that American Tyler Hamilton has tested positive for a banned substance and could face a lifetime ban from cycling. Story here.
- Tour of Turkey LIVE again on laola1.tv. (link below)
- Update: 14:34 CET (8:34am U.S. Eastern) - Tour of Turkey video currently not playing for us (France) or Bernie (U.K.)
- Tour of Turkey LIVE now on laola1.tv (link below), though we aren't getting any audio at the moment.
- More to come.
Tour of Turkey, Stage 6: (through April 19)
Live video (13:55 CET (7:55am U.S. Eastern))
Live video at laola1.tv (English commentary, free, requires registration)
Live audio (Eurosport France) (14:00 CET)
Official Website - Teams/Start List
- Tour of Turkey Stage 6 live video Friday: 13:55 CET (7:55am U.S. Eastern)
GP de Denain: Casper wins
- Watch a French evening news clip about the GP de Denain and Jimmy Casper's record-setting third win today. Casper beat Juan Jose Haedo to the line. Includes some historical footage. Not a whole lot of race action. Clip is here. (watch from position 17:10 to 19:20 in the program)
- Just in: Boonen foot not broken: Tom Boonen, involved in the sprint finish crash at yesterday's Scheldeprijs Vlaanderen, was examined today and has "heavy bruising" to his right wrist and foot but did not break any bones as was originally feared. But if he still has pain on Monday, more tests will be done. (source: Sporza)
- GP de Denain: Mission accomplished for Jimmy Casper who just won his third edition of this race in a group sprint and solidified his overall lead in the Coupe de France. Juan Jose Haedo took second, Denis Flahaut third.
- Tour of Turkey LIVE coverage has begun. Links below but also, one person emailed and another tweeted that there is a live feed with English commentary available via laola1.tv. This feed was embedded on the official site the other day but at the moment you will find a link to it at the bottom of the page here. Note that registration is required. We don't know anything about this site.
- Kazakhstan’s cycling federation to resume paying Astana wages. Alberto Contador and his teammates had not received paychecks for about a month. (Lance Armstrong is not taking a paycheck for riding for the team.) AP story here.
- Robbie McEwen injury update: McEwen suffered a concussion but no fractures in yesterday's sprint crash at the Scheldeprijs Vlaanderen. (source: AFP)
- Tour of Turkey Stage 5 live video Thursday: 13:45 CET (7:45am U.S. Eastern)
50th Grand Prix de Denain Thursday
Thursday will see the running of the 50th Grand Prix de Denain (France). Edvald Boasson Hagen won last year and he is back to defend. Past winners include Jean Stablinski (1968), Walter Planckaert (1976), Paul Sherwen (1983), Frederic Moncassin (1990, 1991), Jan Kirsipuu (1998, 2001), Thor Hushovd (2004), Jimmy Casper (2005, 2006).
The GP de Denain is the next leg of the Coupe de France following yesterday's Paris-Camembert, won by Casper (Besson-Sojasun). Casper is overall Cup leader with 85 points, Romain Feillu is in second place with 45 points. Casper hopes to get his third career victory in Denain (worth 50 points) which would give him a pretty commanding lead in the French Cup. He already has 4 victories this season, his surprising Besson-Sojasun team, led by manager Stephane Heulot, has 10 victories overall. There is no live TV coverage for this race.
GP de Denain Official Website
Quick Step to Tour of Missouri (September 7-13)
Tour of Missouri organizers have announced that the world's #1-ranked team, Quick Step, will compete at the 3rd annual Tour of Missouri. More here.