British Eurosport plans to increase its cycling output
for the coming season. In total there will be 150 days featuring cycling this year,
an increase of 30 days over 1999. British Eurosport will again bring live coverage
of the three ëGrand Toursí of France, Italy and Spain.
In addition, there will be live coverage of all ten stages of the
World Cup plus the classic races not badged as World Cup will also get extensive
For the first time, British Eurosport will be showing the biggest moments from the
forthcoming Spanish season, including action from the Setmana Catalana, Vuelta Al
Pais Vasca, Vuelta a Aragon, Vuelta a Burgos and the Vuelta a Galicia.
ìThis is great news for our ever increasing audience of ënon expertí viewers, who
have become more and more interested in cycle racing,î says David Duffield, British
Eurosportís commentator, ìPeople can appreciate from their TVís, not just the sheer
spectacle of bike racing but also the terrain where these races take place and admire
the physical achievements of the riders.î
The first live race of the season is the ParisóNice, which begins on Sunday March
5. Sean Kelly will join David Duffield in the commentary box. British Eurosport will
cover the action live right through the week until the finish on Sunday 13th.
British Eurosport is available via ONdigital, Sky Digital and Cable with a potential
reach of 5 million UK channel-surfers.