Round 4 of the 2015 Road World Cup, and we’re back in Belgium for one of the most stunning climbs in cycling, the Mur de Huy. Now, like the Ronde van Vlaanderen, we don’t get to see this race live, but I can help you follow it as it happens.
We start in Huy on Wednesday 22nd April at 11:40 CEST (10:40am UK BST; 5:40am N American EDT; 7:40pm Aussie AEST) and the race hits the Mur for the first time between 13:15 and 13:26 CEST and finishes there between 14:56 and 15:18 CEST. In some years the live men’s coverage (which you’ll find on sites like these) has cut live to show the women’s finish, but while I’ll be ecstatic about that, please don’t hold your breath. There could be highlights of the women after the men finish, but again, this isn’t guaranteed.
So, for live updates, we turn to twitter. I have a list of all the accounts that tweet from races, and this will auto–update, so you can find out what’s happening, and there’s a race twitter I’ve included on that, which I hope will give us women’s race information. I’m expecting a live thread on Podium Café too. There will be video highlights on the UCI Youtube, with a short clip appearing within 24 hours, and a 26 min show within a week or so. And of course I’ll put up a post with any videos I find here, like I did for last year’s race.
You can find lots of information on the race website, including all the route details, and the startlist, and there’s the usual great preview on Velofocus, a preview & discussion thread on VeloRooms, and a preview on the UCI website. And if you want to know about what it’s like to race, I interviewed 2010 winner Emma Pooley about it last year (listen or read it) and Sharon Laws this year (listen here). And for what it’s like to experience as a fan, my photos, interviews and report from the Hitec team car at the 2013 race, over on Podium Café.
Not enough for you? Well, here’s an extra treat from the wonderful Valentina Scandolara her video diary from the last World Cup round, the Ronde van Vlaanderen