For you cycling enthusiasts, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Road Cycling World Championship is being held in the U.S. for only the second time in the organizations long history. From September 20-27, what is being called one of “the biggest and best weeks in world cycling” will take place in Richmond, Virginia. Even better, 33 hours of television coverage will be broadcast by Universal Sports Network and NBC Sports Group, with 26 hours being live coverage spread over four networks.
According to organizers of the Richmond 2015 event, “The unprecedented television coverage across four networks includes 16.5 hours of coverage planned for Universal Sports, 9 for NBCSN, 6.5 for CNBC and 1 for NBC. Additionally, NBC Sports Live Extra will stream all NBC, NBCSN and CNBC telecasts, and UniversalSports.com will stream all Universal Sports coverage. Live streaming also will be available at Richmond2015.com and on a new Richmond 2015 mobile app for iOS and Android devices, which will be released later this week.”
The last time this race was held in the U.S. was 29 years ago in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This year’s eight-day, 12 race UCI Road World Championships are expected to host more than 1,000 cyclists from 75 different countries. And organizers are anticipating 450,000 on-site spectators and an additional 300 million tuning in to the global broadcast.
The U.S. team is considered to have a real shot at winning several medals, particularly in the elite women’s road race with Evelyn Stevens, a former Wall Street analyst, and Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong as part of the team.
For more information on the event, check out the event website at http://richmond2015.com.
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