The British Cycling National Road Championships will be shown on British Eurosport, with highlights of the women’s road race and the last two hours of the men’s road race being broadcast live on Sunday 29 June, British Cycling confirmed today.
The championships also incorporate the British Cycling National Time-Trial Championships which take place on Thursday 26 June.
A full highlights programme featuring both the men’s and women’s time-trials and road races will be shown on ITV4 on Sunday 29 June and will be available in full on the British Cycling Events YouTube Channel from Wednesday 1 July.
Jonny Clay, British Cycling’s cycle sport and membership director said of the announcement: “British Cycling is delighted to be working with both British Eurosport and ITV to bring live and same day highlights coverage of its national road championships to fans of British cycling.
“We will be seeing these prestigious championships broadcast alongside some of the biggest bike races in the world.
“The courses that await Britain’s top riders in Monmouthshire next week are challenging and fans can expect to tune in to some world class racing as they watch the country’s best riders doing battle for the coveted red, white and blue jerseys on offer to the winners.”
The British Cycling National Road Championships will be broadcast live on British Eurosport on Sunday 29 June from 4-6pm. Highlights of the time trial and road race will be broadcast on ITV4 on Sunday 29 June from 7-8pm.
British Eurosport is available via BT TV, Sky, Virgin Media and UPC Ireland and is also available online, on mobile and other devices via Eurosport Player: www.eurosportplayer.com.
All four of the 2013 champions, Mark Cavendish, Lizzie Armitstead, Alex Dowsett and Joanna Rowsell, will be in Monmouthshire to defend their titles in a world class field that features numerous world and Olympic champions including Laura Trott and Welshman Geraint Thomas.
The time-trials will take place on Thursday 26 June, starting and finishing at the Celtic Manor resort. The elite men will race against the clock over two laps of the 21 kilometre course while the elite women and under 23 men will compete over one lap of the same course.
The road races will take place on Sunday 29 June and will start and finish in Abergavenny Town Centre. The elite and under-23 men’s course is 186 kilometres and the elite and under-23 women’s course is 101 kilometres.
Further information about the championships is available at www.britishcycling.org.uk/nationalroadchampionships.