Lots of racing streaming this weekend

I’ve mentioned these in our podcast post, but damn, because there’s so much to watch – 2 different races every day! – so here’s a timetable.  This must be what it feels like to be in the Netherlands or Italy!

I know you already know this, but timezones…

BST=UK, CEST=mainland Europe, EDT USA Eastern, PDT=USA Pacific, AEST=Australian New South Wales etc.  I’ll do timezones in that order, too

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Help a pro cyclist with a little experiment!

We love Gracie Elvin on this site – her blogs and videos about life on the road with ORICA-AIS have made us happy all year.  And of course Dan and I both want more women’s cycling on tv – so we want to spread the word about Elvin’s little social media experiment.

If you want to help too, click through to her twitter and either RT or like, or both – it’s an interesting, simple little thing to do – and I’ll be interested to see what the results are…

How to watch the women’s Ronde van Vlaanderen 2013

The Ronde van Vlaanderen is such an important race on the women’s calendar – and it’s one of the races pretty much every woman in the peloton wants to win.  It’s iconic, historic, super-difficult, and very, very special.  It’s also the 10th edition of the women’s race and the third round of the Road World Cup – so teams and riders will be planning and preparing and dreaming of their Flanders ride, right now.

People have been asking me how they can watch this race, and I’ve got some bad news to start with – there’s no live tv, and if past years are anything to go by, it’ll be very, very limited video coverage.  Belgian tv station Sporza should show some short highlights of it after the men’s race (maybe before the men’s podium ceremony, maybe afterwards) – and this will be on their videozone after the race.  In some years, they’ve cut to the women’s finish-line live in the men’s coverage, but don’t get your hopes up too much.

There will be a 5-minute highlights video in English going up on the UCI’s youtube account on the night of the race, and a few weeks later, there will be a 25 minute World Cup film, that will have RvV and another race (this might turn up on tv channels like Europsport, too).  There may be short highlights on various European tv channels soon after the race – Dutch NOS, for example – and depending on how Marianne Vos does, there could be something about the race on the Rabosport youtube.

Yes, I know – there should be a lot more than this – so if you want to take 5 minutes and email or tweet the tv station who shows cycling, the race, the UCI, or anyone you want, and tell them you want more, I’m sure it can only do good.

So, how DO I follow the race?

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