It’s been an amazing spring for getting to watch live women’s cycling, and after three out of four of the WorldTour races being streamed live, now we have a stage race – the Healthy Ageing Tour in the Netherlands, the race formerly known as the Energiewacht Tour.
The Healthy Ageing Tour has two races, the elites, which will be streamed, and the Juniors, who race Round 3 of the Junior Nations Cup. It’s probably the biggest stage race for Juniors, as they race on the same roads and same days as the elites, stay in the same accommodation, eat in the same dining hall, and get to see the top teams up close and personal. It’s a real opportunity for the Juniors to see exactly what it’s like racing elite women’s cycling, as well as for fans to spot future stars.
There are tons of ways to follow these – I’ll be working on the social media side, so if you have any questions, I will try to help in any way I can.
The elite Healthy Ageing Tour, 5-9th April 2017
This will be streamed live, in full, on Podium.tv, with no geo-restrictions, and if you miss it live, the full stage replays will be on the Podium.TV – check out the Sport page on their website. Commentary will be in Dutch, by ex-pro Iris Slappendel, and there will also be daily highlights.
If you miss any of the livestreams, they’ll be replays from this page – UZ means the full broadcast is up, and “Samenvatting” are the highlights.
You can find the stage timings on the race website – timings are all in European CEST, so 1 hour ahead of UK BST, 6 hours ahead of USA EDT, and 8 hours behind Australian AEST. So when Stage 1a starts at 10:00 CEST, that’s 9am BST, 4am EDT and 6pm AEST.
All the race information is on the race site.
The Junior Healthy Ageing Tour, 5-8th April 2017
Lots more information on the race website.
There will be daily video highlights on Podium.TV – click on a stage, and in the sidebar, Samenvatting Junioren is the junior highlights.
If you have any questions, let me know in the comments, or on my own twitter. Big thanks to my Patreon supporters who find me in this kind of work.