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Top-level cycling returns to Eurosport and GCN after lockdown hiatus

By 3rd August 2020 No Comments

Men’s and women’s competitions are restarting this week on the network

Eurosport and the Global Cycling Network (GCN) have welcomed top-level cycling back to their platforms this week, with several competitions restarting after the lockdown hiatus.

The men’s and women’s Strade Bianche was the first to get going on Saturday, with extensive coverage on offer across Europe and Asia through the Eurosport and GCN apps. This comes after events such as a virtual Tour de France were used to fill the gap while sport was suspended.

Exclusive live and on demand viewing of the men’s race was available in Europe except Italy, and in Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Fans could also tune in to the women’s edition with live coverage of the final hour available to stream, excluding in France. Eurosport 1 was also showing the action, with Annemiek van Vleuten winning the women’s, and Wout van Aert the men’s, editions.

With sport beginning to restart across Europe, Eurosport has added new races to its broadcast schedule – in addition to screening every UCI World Tour event and the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia, and La Vuelta.

The first of these new races is Mont Ventoux, which gets underway on 6 August and can be watched on Eurosport 2 as well as the Eurosport and GCN apps.

Director of Cycling at Eurosport, Guy Voisin, said: “The Strade Bianche and the return of the UCI World Tour is just the beginning of an action-packed cycling calendar we have in-store for fans including all three Grand Tours, all five Monuments and every one of the remaining Classics.”

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