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.

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.

EUROSPORT 2010 SCHEDULE

February


7-12 Tour of Qatar

March

7-14 Paris-Nice

10-16 Tirreno-Adriatico

20 Milan-San Remo

25-28 World Track Championships (Copenhagen)

April

4 Tour of Flanders

11 Paris-Roubaix

18 Amstel Gold Race

21 Flèche Wallonne

25 Liège-Bastogne-Liège

May

8-30 Giro d’Italia

16-25 Tour of California

June

6-13 Dauphiné Libéré

July

3-25 Tour de France

August

29-Sept 19 Vuelta a Espana

September

29-Oct 3 World Road Race Championships (Melbourne)

October

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.