The BBC and British Eurosport have unveiled their schedules of live broadcasts from this year’s Road World Championships in Varese, Italy, starting on Wednesday.

BBC COVERAGE

Viewers with digital television services will be able to press their red button to access BBCi’s extensive live coverage of the men’s and women’s time trial and road race events from Wednesday (September 24) to Sunday (September 28).

Highlights of the time trials will be shown on BBC1 on Saturday afternoon, with the women’s road race in the evening on BBC2. The following day (Sunday), there will be highlights of the men’s road race on BBC2.

Hugh Porter will provide the commentary for the times trials, and will be joined on the microphone by Chris Boardman for the road races. Jill Douglas will front the BBC1 and BBC2 shows.

BBC TV SCHEDULE: ROAD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2008

Weds 24 Sept

BBCi 1300-1600 Live Women’s Time Trial

Thur 25 Sept

BBCi 1200-1630 Live Men’s time Trial

Sat 27 Sept

BBCi 1200-1545 Live Women’s Road Race

BBC1 1300-1400 Edit of Two Time Trials

BBC2 1800-1900 Edit of Women’s Road Race

Sun 28 Sept

BBCi 0930-1630 Live Men’s Road Race

BBC2 1800-1900 Edit of Men’s Road Race

EUROSPORT COVERAGE

Over on British Eurosport, the coverage includes the seniors men’s and women’s events, plus the Under-23 races.

Studio presenters James Richardson and Rob Curling will be joined by guests including Stephen Roche and Sean Yates to offer expert analysis for the men?s and women?s events while Eurosport?s commentary team of David Harmon, Sean Kelly and Emma Davies will be on hand to guide viewers through all the action.

All times quoted BST and schedules subject to change. Eurosport is available on Sky 410 and Virgin Media 521.

BRITISH EUROSPORT TV SCHEDULE: ROAD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Tuesday 23 Sept

1300-1545 Live Under-23 Time Trial

Weds 24 Sept

1230-1600 Live Women?s Time Trial

Thur 25 Sept

1130-1600 Live Men?s Time Trial

Fri 26 Sept

1200-1600 Live Under-23 Road Race

Sat 27 Sept

1130-1630 Live Women?s Road Race

Sun 28 Sept

0900-1630 Live Men?s Road Race

ROAD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2008

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