SBS will broadcast the Tour of Flanders, Paris-Roubaix and, for the first time, Liege-Bastogne-Liege LIVE on SBS ONE in April and online at Cycling Central.
The three races are widely considered the oldest and most-prestigious one-day races on the cycling calendar.
Reigning Tour de France champion Cadel Evans is expected to compete in the Liege-Bastogne-Liege, while Australia’s first professional cycling team, GreenEDGE, is set to race the Tour of Flanders. Paris-Roubaix 2007 winner and GreenEDGE rider Stuart O’Grady will also be looking for his second Paris-Roubaix victory.
“The global evolution of professional cycling continues to gain momentum and likewise, SBS continues to grow its broadcasts of cycling’s big races,” Michael Tomalaris, host of SBS’s cycling coverage, said.
“The European Spring Classics are a significant part of the world cycling calendar and with so many Australian riders in the mix, it is sure to make for compelling viewing.”
SBS’s coverage of the Tour of Flanders begins at 9:30pm AEST Sunday 1 April with live streaming online at Cycling Central, with coverage on SBS ONE starting at 10.30pm. David McKenzie will join Tomo in the studio and commentary will come from Matt Keenan and Scott McGrory.
The Paris-Roubaix begins at 9:30pm AEST on Sunday 8 April on SBS ONE, with simultaneous live streaming online. David Basheer will host with guest analyst Henk Vogels and commentary from Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen.
Liege-Bastogne-Liege will air at 10:20pm AEST on Sunday 22 April on SBS ONE, again with simultaneous live streaming online. Tomo is back in the chair for this one, with SBS cycling analyst Scott Sunderland alongside and commentary from Matt Keenan and Scott McGrory.