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Old 02-13-12, 08:52 PM
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The 2012 Epic Cycle Schedule on NBCSports

In case it hasn't been posted on BF yet, here's the 2012 Epic Cycle Schedule on NBCSports:

http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/424535...ports-cycling/
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Originally Posted by xfimpg View Post
In case it hasn't been posted on BF yet, here's the 2012 Epic Cycle Schedule on NBCSports:

http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/424535...ports-cycling/
Excellent - thanks

The 2012 Epic Cycle Schedule
This TV schedule is subject to change and all times are considered ET. All events are same-day delay or next-day delay except for the Tour of Flanders, Paris Roubaix, Tour de France, Tour of California, and USA Pro Cycling Challenge.

Tour of Qatar: February 20 at 4:30 p.m.
As much as providing an early-season form guide for those looking to peak later in the year, Qatar is also a key stepping stone for Classics riders to reacquaint themselves with vicious cross winds and nervous bunch racing.

Tour of Oman: February 26 at 3 p.m.
Hailed as an ideal early season training ground by the cyclists, this race is a major test in endurance as well as around a loop of the ancient seaport of Sur.

Paris-Nice: March 4 at 3 p.m.;
March 5-9 at 4:30 p.m.; March 10 at 3 p.m.; March 11 at 11 p.m.
The 70th edition of the race offers something for every type of rider.

Criterium International: March 25 at 11 p.m.
The race, known as the "mini Tour de France," moved south to Corsica after having been held in Charleville-Mézières, in the French Ardennes, since 2001; it marked the return of top-flight cycling to the island since the Tour of Corsica disappeared in the 1980's.

Tour of Flanders: April 1 at 8:30 a.m.
The Tour of Flanders is a Flanders Classics road cycling race held in Belgium every spring, a week before the Paris-Roubaix road race. It is part of the UCI ProTour and one of the so-called monuments of the European professional calendar, and contributes to the UCI World Ranking points. It is the most important cycling race in Belgium and, along with Paris-Roubaix, the world's most important cycling race held on a single day.

Paris Roubaix: April 8 at 9 a.m.; 3-hour race analysis at 7 p.m.
Paris-Roubaix is one of the oldest races of the professional road cycling calendar. First run in 1896, it has been stopped only by the two world wars. The race usually leaves riders caked in mud and grit, from the cobbled roads and rutted tracks of northern France's former coal-mining region. However, this is not how this race earned the nickname l'enfer du Nord, or Hell of the North. The term was used to describe the route of the race immediately after World War I. The organisers give levels of difficulty to the cobbled sections, evaluated by length, irregularity of the cobbles and the condition of each section and its position in the race. The course passed through ruins, craters and destruction. Every year seems to bring a new controversy and greater glory to the victor. This is truly a cobbled classic race that should not be missed.

Fleche Wallonne: April 21 at 12:30 a.m.
The Flèche Wallonne is an international cycling race of one day, a classic, which takes place in Belgium during the spring. 2010 saw Team BMC'sCadel Evans resplendent in the rainbow stripes of the world champion, didn't hit the front until the last 100 meters of his victory in the northern classic.

Liege Bastogne Liege: April 22 at 12:30 a.m.
The oldest of the classics, Liège-Bastogne-Liège, draws an end to the spring racing season. La Doyenne is one of the "Monuments" of the professional racing calendar and is part of the Belgian Ardennes Classics series. Don't miss the arduous climbs riders will be facing throughout the route.

Tour de Romandie: April 24-27 at 5 p.m.;
April 28 at 10 p.m.; April 29 at 10 p.m.

Amgen Tour of California: May 13 at 11 p.m.;
May 14-18 at 5 p.m.; May 19 at 7 p.m.; May 20 at 6:30 p.m.
The move of this event into May two years ago allowed the Tour de France-style road race to visit locations that would not have been possible previously. Due to the incredible success, the race will remain in May to provide fans with the most action-packed, exciting race possible.

Criterium du Dauphine: June 3 at 9 p.m.;
June 4-7 at 4 p.m.; June 8 at 3 p.m.; June 9 at 1 a.m.; June 10 at 7 p.m.
The Critérium du Dauphiné (before 2010 known as the Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré) is an annual cycling road race, run over eight stages in the Dauphiné region in France during the first half of June. The race was inaugurated by a local newspaper, the Dauphiné Libéré, which gave its name to the event. For many years, organisation of the event was shared between the newspaper publishers and the Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO): in 2010, the newspaper ceded all organisational responsibility to the ASO, and the race's name was abbreviated. Along with the Tour de Suisse, the Dauphiné is an important race in the lead-up to the Tour de France in July, and it is part of the UCI World Ranking calendar.

Tour de Suisse: June 9 at 2 a.m.;
June 10 at 9 p.m.; June 11-16 at 5 p.m.; June 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Tour de France: June 30-July 22, times TBD
This year's race will be the 99th Tour de France and will start in Liege and end on the Champs-Elysées in Paris.

2012 Pro Cycling Challenge: August 20-25 at 4 p.m.;
August 26 at 2 p.m.

Paris Tours: October 7 at 7 p.m.
Paris-Tours is a French single-day classic cycling race every October from the outskirts of Paris to the cathedral city of Tours. It is known as the "Sprinters Classic" because it frequently ends in a bunch sprint on the 2.7 km long Avenue du Grammont, in Tours.
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awesome, thanks for sharing!
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The other TV schedule to keep tabs on is universal sports
http://www.universalsports.com/cycli...ide/index.html

Since the Verses to NBC-SPORTS name switchover, both channels are owned by NBC and they have not made any updates to the universal cycling schedule since early December. Universal went off air and off my cable system on 1/1/12 so I no longer have access to universal anyway. As it is now, they have not even been listing the world cup Cyclocross events on the universal schedule so it seems like they may be adandoing cycling. Frightening aspect is that Universal channel controls rights to some good events like the Giro, Vuelta, Milan-sanremo, Lombardia, worlds and euro cyclocross and none of these 2012 events are listed on either the 2012 universal or NBC sports lineup. I really hope that NBC gets thier act together and consolidates cycling coverage onto the NBC sports lineup instead of dropping coverage of the formerly universal channel events or consigning them to the undistributed universal lineup.
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Dropped from Time Warner Cable in San Diego to. I wish they'd come back but as USNHD instead.
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Originally Posted by kleinboogie View Post
Dropped from Time Warner Cable in San Diego to. I wish they'd come back but as USNHD instead.
Time Warner has dropped them here in NYC too.

Ahhh, but cheer up my friend! Who needs the Giro, Veulta or Lombardia when you have coverage of the Tour Of Qater and Tour Of Oman, or should I just say TOQ and the TOO?
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Thank Jebus Almighty. When I saw they signed a contract for college football I was really expecting the worst...college baseball or something.
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Really disappointed that the Giro is not on the list. Any ideas on how to watch it?
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Originally Posted by rosswog View Post
Really disappointed that the Giro is not on the list. Any ideas on how to watch it?
If you go to steephill.tv there are usually a bunch of links to streaming video feeds of nearly every pro race. In many cases the audio isn't in English -- I actually enjoy listening to commentary in Italian even though I don't understand most of it.
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Yay!

They began, what appears to be a social media blitz last couple days, too. . . at least suddenly appeared on my FB newsfeed.
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Yay!

They began, what appears to be a social media blitz last couple days, too. . . at least suddenly appeared on my FB newsfeed.
Who? Can you elaborate please?
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Who? Can you elaborate please?
http://www.facebook.com/NBCSportsCycling
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If you go to steephill.tv there are usually a bunch of links to streaming video feeds of nearly every pro race. In many cases the audio isn't in English -- I actually enjoy listening to commentary in Italian even though I don't understand most of it.
I really enjoy checking steephill for photos and info, but never tried watching video. Do they "broadcast" stages like universal sports did?
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I really enjoy checking steephill for photos and info, but never tried watching video. Do they "broadcast" stages like universal sports did?
SteepHill just provides links to the video. There are lots of websites in Europe that cover pro racing. The Italians in particular are so enthusiastic - it's fun to listen. The Belgians and the Dutch are interesting too.
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Another site to go to for live race video feed links is; http://www.cyclingfans.com/
Difficulty, is that live feeds are often on at inconvenient times due to timezone, would be great if you could setup a way to record the live feeds to watch later. Several times I've waken up at 5AM to watch cyclocross feeds. Last year, euro TV coverage for most CX races could be found on youtube several hours after the race but it seems that UCI cracked down on availability.

Belgian TV site that usually has short post-race summary clips available on-demand (and free) is http://www.sporza.be/cm/sporza/wielrennen
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I'm really going to miss watching those mountain stages on the big screen (even though universal sports wasn't HD)
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You can now sign up to be a "Game Changer" and answer a survey about what sports you want to see on NBCSports.

https://www.nbcsportsgamechangers.co...l/default.aspx

Maybe this will help get more coverage of cycling. It sure can't hurt.
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You can now sign up to be a "Game Changer" and answer a survey about what sports you want to see on NBCSports.

https://www.nbcsportsgamechangers.co...l/default.aspx

Maybe this will help get more coverage of cycling. It sure can't hurt.
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Trying to watch a stage race compressed down to 30 minutes is totally insane. Hopefully they realize this.
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I was receiving great coverage of the whole Paris Nice until they consumed 30+ minutes of the set DVR with hockey highlights at the beginning of stage 8, so I missed Wiggins and Westra finish cause I didn't hit the extra 4 buttons to set the extended recording, Comcast, NBCSports one of you botched that big time.
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Can anyone tape the Paris- Roubaix(onto dvd) for me?

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Another place to watch the Giro is RAI sport:

http://www.raisport.rai.it/dl/raispo...e55c73500.html
the above link is to the Cycling home page, the live feeds are found by selecting Diretta 1 or 2 from
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I'm planning on recording Paris Roubaix on the DVR, if I can get my DVD recorder to 'see' the
cable box/DVR I'll transfer to a DVD for you.
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I'm planning on recording Paris Roubaix on the DVR, if I can get my DVD recorder to 'see' the
cable box/DVR I'll transfer to a DVD for you.
Thanks Lotek, appreciate it.

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You can just pay around $40.00, and Universal Sport still offers a great package on-line. I was able to watch the Strada Biancha, TA, Tour de Cataluna and will get the Giro as well.

And Universal Sports did not go off the air, but they changed their business strategy, essentially determined to be a channel only those who want it will pay extra for versus as part of the standard package. So all cable systems dropped it, andf the two dish networks have added it as an option. Once the cable systems and Univ. Sports agree to terms, I imagine they will add it.

Note - I do not work for Universal Sport or for any media company for that matter. But I appreciate the fact that without them, coverage of the Vuelta, Giro and numerous smaller races would not be available as readily as it is in the states.
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