2011 Tour Down Under on Versus TV: Broadcast schedule
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VERSUS TO AIR LANCE ARMSTRONG’S FINAL RACE OUTSIDE THE U.S. WITH DAILY COVERAGE
OF THE 2011 TOUR DOWN UNDER
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(Versus press release)
NEW YORK, N.Y. (January 10, 2011)—VERSUS will kick off the cycling season with the 2011 Tour Down Under, the first race of the year on the UCI WorldTour calendar. In the 2011 competition, 19 teams will cover more than 470 miles during the six-stage race through Southern Australia. This year’s event will be the final cycling race outside the U.S. for seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong. Armstrong will once again lead the U.S.-based Team RadioShack®, which just added Australian native Robbie McEwen to the roster, to compete against the world’s best cyclists. Additionally, two superstar sprinters, rivals Mark Cavendish with team HTC-Highroad and Tyler Farrar with the newly created Team Garmin-Cervelo, will race through the streets of Adelaide as they battle each other to the finish line.
VERSUS will air daily 30-minute stage re-caps of the race from Jan. 18-22 at 6 p.m. ET, as well as a special one-hour show at 5 p.m. ET on Jan. 23 highlighting the final stage of the race. Additionally, the network will stream the entire final stage of the race live on VERSUS.com on Jan. 22 beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET.
VERSUS’ on-air schedule for the 2011 Tour Down Under follows (all times ET, subject to change):
Tuesday, Jan. 18 Stage 1, Mawson Lakes to Angaston 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 19 Stage 2, Tailem Bend to Mannum 6 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 20 Stage 3, Unley to Stirling 6 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 21 Stage 4, Norwood to Strathalbyn 6 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 22 Stage 5, McLaren Vale to Willunga 6 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 23 Stage 6, Adelaide City Council Street Circuit 5 p.m.