Two sets of live women’s cycling this weekend! Firstly, the final round of the 2014 Road World Cup, the GP de Plouay-Bretagne on Saturday 30th August. The UCI told us they’d stream this live, and it’s true, their livestream says it’ll start at 14:30 CEST, but people on the ground tell us the broadcast actually starts towards the end of the race at 16:00 (3pm UK BST; midnight Australian AEDT; 10am USA EDT and 7am USA PDT).
Is that right? I guess we’ll find that out tomorrow! The actual race starts at 14:10 CEST, but you can definitely follow it from the beginning on twitter – here’s my twitter list, which is the easiest way. The course changes pretty much every year, and if you’d like to know more about it, read Velofocus’ preview – and Cyclingfever has a startlist.
2014 Para-Cycling Road World Championships
One thing I can be sure about is the livestream for the Para Road Worlds. The competition is in Greenville, South Carolina, this year, and the competition started on Thursday 28th, and runs until Monday 1st September. Thanks to US Paralympics, we’ll have live coverage of some of the road races here:
- Sunday 31st, 8-11 am EDT (5-8am PDT; 1-3 pm UK BST; 14:00-17:00 Euro CEST and 10pm-1am Australian AEDT)
- Sunday 31st, 2:30-3 pm EDT (11:30am-12pm PDT; 7:30-8 BST; 20:30-21:00 CEST & 4:30-5am AEDT)
- Monday, 1st Sept, 8-10:30am (5-7:30am PDT; 1-2:30 pm UK BST; 14:00-16:30 Euro CEST and 10pm-12:30 Australian AEDT)
- Monday 1st, 1:30-3:30 pm EDT (10:30am-12:30 PDT; 6:30-8:30pm BST; 19:30-21:30 CEST; 3:30-5:30am AEDT)
Here’s the full schedule for what’s on when, so you can see what’s on the streams and to follow all the action before the livestream, you can follow the action as it happens on the race twitter, race facebook and with the US Paracycling twitter. There are results on the race website and photos on the race flickr, as well as some videos on the City of Greenville’s Youtube.
You can also find daily country-specific reports on some of the national Federation sites – I’m seeing information on British Cycling’s homepage (they’ve also got a good description of the different Para-cycling categories), Cycling Australia, US Paralympics, and Cycling Canada – if you find any more information, please tell me in the comments or on twitter.
There is tons more info on the excellent race site, and if you find any more stuff I should know about, please do let me know!