Saturday 30th April 2016
It’s a super-busy weekend of racing, with two stage races, and over in Yorkshire, the revamped Asda Tour de Yorkshire women’s race, which is on the same day, and exactly the same route, as Stage 2 of the men’s race. And we get to watch it live – including World Champion Lizzie Armitstead racing on her home roads, and Emma Pooley‘s return to the peloton.
The race is being shown on ITV4, where the awesome ex-top sprinter and Wiggle High5 boss Rochelle Gilmore and Ned Boulting are commentating, and on British Eurosport, where I’ll be part of the commentary team with Matt Stephens. It’s a very early start – the race begins at 08:15 UK BST (09:15 Euro CEST, 3:15am USA EDT, 5:15pm Australian AEST) and is due to finish around 12:10 BST (13:10 CEST, 7:10am EDT, 9:10pm AEST).
If you can’t watch the TV, you can follow the race on twitter with the #TdY hashtag, and #WTdY, which is specific to the women’s race, and via the Tour de Yorkshire twitter. There’s more on their facebook and instagram.