Two women’s cycling races to watch live, and one to follow!
The Tour of Chong Ming Island, 5-7th May
This is the ninth round of the Women’s WorldTour, and the first to leave Europe. Three stages on ChongMing Island, in the Yangtze River, connected to Shanghai by tunnel and bridge. It’s definitely one for the sprinters, completely flat, and with the Island being 80km long and 18km wide, there’s not much variety in the course – but the nature reserves on the island make it really interesting to watch.
You can also get very occasional updates on twitter, with the results and a couple of photos, on the UCI WorldTour twitter, and the #UCIWWT and #ChongMingIsland hashtags. I can’t find a website with timings on it, but the UCI twitter is helpfully posting things like start times and route maps. There will be daily highlights on the UCI YouTube as well, like this, from Stage 1, and on the Wiggle High5 YouTube.
This year, the BMX Supercross World Cup is much reduced, down to just three rounds, from five in the last two years. Two of these rounds are in the Netherlands in May, and then Argentina in September. The good news is, they’re all live, streamed on BMX Live TV:
- Round 1, Saturday 6th May, from 14:00 European CEST (1pm UK BST, 8am USA EDT, 10pm Aussie AEST)
- Round 2, Sunday 7th May, from 13:30 European CEST (12:30pm UK BST, 7:30am USA EDT, 9:30pm Aussie AEST)
You can also follow live on the race twitter, the UCI BMX twitter and the #UCIBMXWC hashtag, with more information on the race website. And if you love BMX or are completely new to it, get ready for the racing with the BMX Live TV preview show:
Over in the USA, it’s the Redlands Classic, which isn’t streamed live, but our friend Clara Beard does an excellent job of simultaneously livetweeting the women’s and men’s races on the @RedlandsClassic twitter
Timings are in USA PDT (9 hours behind European CEST, 8 behind the UK, and I think 17 behind Australian AEST) and the race programme is here.