British Eurosport unveils 2010 cycling coverage

British Eurosport’s season of cycling kicks off with the Tour of Qatar on February 7.

The station will also show the three big tours – the Giro d’Italia, Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana – extensively, plus a host of other big one-day and stage races.

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However, one big Classic not on the Eurosport schedule is Ghent-Wevelgem, which moves from its midweek date to Sunday, March 28.

Viewers will be able to watch Mark Cavendish in action at his first race of the season in the Middle East.

The Tour de France and Paris-Roubaix will be shown in high definition on Eurosport HD.

Eurosport will continue its magazine show, Planet Armstrong, with 40 programmes chronicling Lance Armstrong’s season between February and October.

The races will be shown on the British Eurosport, British Eurosport 2 and Eurosport HD channels. Not all the Classics will be shown live. Check TV listings nearer the time for details. Other events may be added. These are the events currently confirmed.


7-12 Tour of Qatar

7-14 Paris-Nice
10-16 Tirreno-Adriatico
20 Milan-San Remo
25-28 World Track Championships (Copenhagen)

4 Tour of Flanders
11 Paris-Roubaix
18 Amstel Gold Race
21 Flèche Wallonne
25 Liège-Bastogne-Liège

8-30 Giro d’Italia
16-25 Tour of California

6-13 Dauphiné Libéré

3-25 Tour de France

29-Sept 19 Vuelta a Espana

29-Oct 3 World Road Race Championships (Melbourne)

10 Paris-Tours
16 Tour of Lombardy

Those with access to Sky Sports will be able to watch the Tour Down Under later this month (January 19-24) with Sky showing the end of the final two stages live.