Happy hell-day! Paris-Roubaix live on FreeTV now: Eurosport (19e), RAI Sport 2 (13e) and France 3 (5w).
Sorry for the late notice. I was busier than I thought I would be yesterday. Thanks to the person who posted it in a comment: I’ve auto-approved you for the yet to be published page for future races. Happily, the main cyclingfans Paris-Roubaix posts have been a pretty good place to look for TV, because the online coverage for this race seems to be from the same stations.
Highlights will be on RAI Sport 2 17:00-17:15 and 22:00-23:30 CET (the second one is in between showings of Giro dell’Appennino) and on Eurosport at 01:00 CET, 10:30 and 16:30 tomorrow. Hope it’s a good one!
Bernie S wrote in to let us know that “RAIsport 2 (13e) is covering Tour of Basque Country but not on ETBSat as previous years but on Canal Vasco which is not as far as I can see on Satellite”.
Show times are: 15:30-17:00 CET and 22:30-23:30 Monday, 15:30-17:00 and 22:45-23:45 Tuesday, 17:00-18:30 and 22:30-23:30 Wednesday, 15:30-17:00 and 22:30-23:30 Thursday, 17:00-18:30 and 22:30-23:30 Friday and 17:00-18:30 and 00:00-01:00 Saturday. I’m guessing that some of those might be live, some delayed and the evening showings are highlights.
Sadly, he’s quite right about Canal Vasco – I can’t find it either. It seems to be broadcast only to America from Hispasat 30w. This race has been a late addition to ETBSat’s schedules at least one year before, but I doubt it will be this year because it’s also been on Eurosport in the past and isn’t this year. I think that’s sometimes a sign of a race losing media partners or trying+failing to raise its prices.
The Tour of Flanders is on today and you can watch it free-to-air by Satellite on Eurosport (19e) from 12:30, RAI Sport 2 (13e) from 12:20 and France 3 (5w) from 15:20 (all times CET).
It looks like 30 minute highlights are on RAI Sport 2 at 17:00 and 22:30.
As ever, live internet coverage links are on the cyclingfans Tour of Flanders page but if you see more free TV links, please leave me a comment. I’m actually near my computer more today, so should post them up in good time!
Now that RAI Sport 2 (13e) has a schedule online, it’s turning into quite a haven for cycling. Today (Tue 29 March), there’s coverage of the Three Days of De Panne from 14:30-17:00 cet, with another show 22:30-23:30.
Now, it would be even better if I could find a schedule for more than just today – but given how reliable RAI’s timings aren’t, it probably doesn’t matter!
It looks like Gent-Wevelgem, the first of the main Belgian spring classics, is on free-to-air satellite TV on RAI Sport 2 (13e) from 16:00-18:10 cet. It doesn’t say live (diretta) by it, but at that time (expected finish 16:27), it can’t be far off, can it?
RAI Sport 2 also shows GP Cittiglio CDM at 20:00, track at 21:30, Criterium International highlights at 23:30 and G-W highlights at 00:15. It’s a pretty good channel to have.
If you see G-W on another free channel, please leave a comment.
There are three races on today, but the easiest one to watch on free TV is Criterium International from Corsica which is on France 2 (5w) from 15:40 CET.
Please let me know in a comment if you spot more coverage of this or another race on free TV.
Live Free-to-air Satellite TV coverage of Milan-San Remo seems to be limited to RAI3 (13e) from 14:50 CET today (Saturday 19 March 2011). Highlights are on Eurosport (19e) 18:00-19:00 CET.
Please, if you spot it on any other free-to-air channels, leave me a comment or tweet @mjray or similar. I’ll check back here before the race.
So the World Tour FreeTV cycling season starts in earnest with Paris-Nice, the race to the sun. You can watch the race every day on France 3 (5w), from about 13:30 CET for the first stage, 16:10 CET during the week.
Eurosport (19e) also has live coverage from Monday, but only highlights in the evening today (Sunday 6 March, the first stage).
There will be a race review on itv4 (28e) at some future date, but I didn’t find it in their schedule yet. I think it’s been something like a month after the race in previous years!
The race organisers list Eurovision as a media sponsor, so it might be on other channels too. Have you seen satellite free TV coverage elsewhere?
The last major classic of the season, the Giro di Lombardia, is on Eurosport (19e), RAI Sport 2 (13e) and RAI Tre (13e) this Saturday. Times can be found on the cicloweb schedule and thanks to Bernie S for the tip.
As a little extra, the schedule also shows Giro del Piemonte highlights on RAI Sport 2 today.
As last year, I’ve been a bit zonked since the Tour of Britain, so I apologise for missing a few race details on this site. I think it’s soon time to rest up over winter, watch the Tour de France route presentation and the anti-doping machinations and recuperate before another intruiguing season. But first let’s see who wins in Lombardy!
What a shame! I can’t see any Vuelta programmes on Spanish channel TVEinternational yet – currently listings are visible for Sat and Sun so far. TVEI is on a wide range of satellites with show times apparently only published a few days ahead. The official Vuelta site claims it is on TVE, but I don’t see it. Most of the channels listed are pay-TV junk only available to buy in a few small areas.
Eurosport to the rescue! Eurosport International (19e) has Vuelta shows in the late afternoon most days, although it’s at 21:30 CET on Saturday (but still live).
Again, I’ve not spotted coverage on RAI yet, but the listings are late to appear. Is anyone else is covering this race free-to-air? What’s happened? Is Unipublic asking too much money for the rights?