CYCLING: British Cycling teams up with British Eurosport for 2013 road season

British Cycling has announced that both of its national road series will be covered by British Eurosport in 2013.

The new broadcast deal covers the six rounds of the Elite Circuit Series and Premier Calendar respectively, all of which will be shown in a highlights programme broadcast just days after each event.

British Eurosport will bring cycling fans the best action from the British pro peloton throughout 2013, adding to its comprehensive coverage of cycling’s biggest events.

The self-proclaimed ‘home of cycling’ screens extensive coverage of all the classic races, including Tour de France, Giro d’Italia, Vuelta a Espana, plus a huge variety of one-day and stage races throughout the year.

Jonny Clay, Cycle Sport and Membership director at British Cycling said: “British Cycling is happy to be working with Eurosport again on airing our national road series.

“The channel gives us a great route to the core cycling audience and puts the best of our domestic calendar alongside the broadcast of some of the monuments of our sport.

“This broadcast deal provides the organisers of the events across the series with a great platform upon which to capitalise on the unprecedented popularity of our sport.”

British Eurosport has screened selected coverage of British Cycling’s Elite Circuit Series and Premier Calendar in recent years.

David Kerr, Managing Director of British Eurosport, said: “Adding the best domestic races to our existing 40 race programme of Grand Tours and Classics adds even greater depth to our year round cycling coverage and strengthens our position as the home of Cycling.”

You can catch up on all of last year’s action and watch exclusive behind-the-scenes insights into the 2013 season by visiting the official YouTube channel.

Provisional race dates

Premier Calendar
Date Event Provisional Broadcast Date
April 27-28 Tour of the Reservoir Friday, May 3
May 12 Lincoln GP Saturday, May 18
June 30 Beaumont Trophy Friday, July 5
July 7 Velo 29 Stockton GP Saturday, July 13
July 14 Grand Prix of Wales Friday, July 19
July 28 Ryedale GP Saturday, August 3
     
Elite Circuit Series
Date Event Provisional Broadcast Date
July 3 Otley GP Sunday, July 7
July 5 Stockton Town Centre Race Wednesday, July 10
July 12 Wales Open Criterium Tuesday, July 16
July 17 Colne GP Sunday, July 21
July 19 Beverley Town Centre Races Saturday, July 27
July 24 Sheffield GP Sunday, July 28

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