CYCLING: Giro d’Italia 2013 – Live on British Eurosport, Highlights on Sky Sports

April 30, 2013

As the world cycling season progresses into May the first Grand Tour of the season gets into gear as Italy plays host to 96th edition of the Giro d’Italia (May 6-24).

Sir Bradley Wiggins will be aiming to add a second Grand Tour title alongside the Tour de France crown he won last summer as he attempts to make more sporting history by becoming the first Briton to claim the coveted maglia rosa.

British Eurosport will screen daily live coverage from every stage of the 2013 Giro d’Italia, while Sky Sports will provide nighly highlights of the event for the first time this year.

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CYCLING: ‘Bradley Wiggins – A Year In Yellow’ – Documentary on Sky Atlantic

November 13, 2012

A feature length documentary charting the groundbreaking year for Britain’s first Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins will be broadcast on Sky Atlantic.

‘Bradley Wiggins – A Year In Yellow’ gives a no-holds barred look at how one of the country’s most colourful and charismatic sport stars has balanced his professional and personal life during the greatest year of his cycling career.

With exclusive access to those closest to him, the film captures the man behind all the headlines and sporting achievements, from his arduous training schedule that sees him taken away from his family for months at a time to struggling to cope with enormous media pressure.

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CYCLING: UCI Road World Championships 2012 – Live on BBC & Eurosport

September 14, 2012

An exciting year of cycling is set to culminate with the 2012 UCI Road World Championships in the Netherlands, and BBC Sport and British Eurosport will have live coverage of all the key races.

The event consists of a road race, time-trial and team time-trial, and the best male and female riders in the world will gather in the Dutch city of Limburg with the aim of ending their seasons on a high. 

Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins and reigning road race world champion Mark Cavendish will head up a powerful nine-man British men’s road race team, while Olympic silver medallist Lizzie Armitstead and Emma Pooley lead a strong GB line-up for the women’s event.

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LONDON 2012: Paralympics Watch – Day 11

September 8, 2012

On the last day of competition at London 2012 the four marathon events take centre stage, with David Weir and Shelly Woods carrying the hopes for ParalympicsGB.

As the Paralympics draws to a close, all eyes will be on Weir to see if he can an historic fourth gold of these Games.

Teams will also battle it out for the last gold medals of the Games in the 7-a-side football and wheelchair rugby, before the closing ceremony begins at 8pm.

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LONDON 2012: Paralympics Watch – Day 10

September 7, 2012

Just two days remain of London’s unforgettable summer of sport and day ten will be the last chance to catch the majority of the remaining Paralympic sports in action with 54 more gold medals to be awarded.

It’s the final night of swimming at the Aquatics Centre, with plenty of British medal prospects in action to round off a record-breaking Games in the pool, and Oscar Pistorius will hope to finish the Paralympics on a high as the Olympic Stadium hosts London 2012 action for the last time.

Among the other medals up for grabs today are the men’s wheelchair basketball, wheelchair fencing, wheelchair tennis, 5-a-side football, men’s and women’s team table tennis and sitting volleyball.

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LONDON 2012: Paralympics Watch – Day 9

September 6, 2012

Following on from the most extraordinary night in the history of the Paralympic Games, day nine’s action will have to go some way to match the sheer drama and intensity of ‘Thriller Thursday’.

More British gold medals are expected to come following yesterday’s haul of five. Rachel Morris defends the handcycling gold medal she won by three clear minutes in Beijing, Jim Anderson performs in the men’s S2 50m freestyle, and Micky Bushell (above) is one of the favourites for the T53 200m title.

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LONDON 2012: Paralympics Watch – Day 8

September 5, 2012

Brace yourselves because ‘Thriller Thursday’ has arrived as some of the most iconic Paralympians take centre stage inside the Olympic Stadium for what will be an unforgetable day.

South African superstar Oscar Pistorius defends his T44 100m title against the USA’s Jerome Singleton and ParalympicsGB’s Jonnie Peacock (above), who recently knocked 0.06 seconds off the world record.

David Weir will be out to retain his T54 800m title, while Libby Clegg has her eyes on the T12 200m top spot after securing silver in Beijing.

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