• Simon Gerrans, Miles Scotson and Nathan Haas. (Cycling Australia)Source: Cycling Australia
Cycling Australia, in partnership with SBS and FOX SPORTS, is excited to announce a landmark 2018 FedUni Road National Championships broadcast which will deliver live coverage of the elite women's road race for the first time in the event's history.
Cycling Central

22 Dec 2017 - 3:43 PM  UPDATED 26 Dec 2017 - 1:38 PM

The live online coverage will explode on SBS digital channels on Wednesday evening with all the thrills and spills of both the men's and women's criterium from the heart of the Ballarat CBD from 6:30pm.

Super Sunday on 7 January will be featured across both SBS VICELAND and FOX SPORTS and will launch at 10am with two hours of live coverage of the 105km women's road race. The final three hours of the men's race will be showcased from 2pm, followed by the presentations to both the 2018 men's and women's champions.

In addition to the broadcast schedule, live streaming coverage will be integrated across digital platforms SBS Cycling Central, SBS On Demand and the FreeView app, in addition to the Foxtel GO App.

"To have eight hours of racing on Super Sunday is unprecedented, and we are proud to be able to provide our fans with the ability to watch our elite women and men battle right to the line for the green and gold jersey."

"What a way to begin Australia's summer of cycling than with the most comprehensive coverage of a road nationals in history," remarked Cycling Australia CEO Nicholas Green OAM.

"We are delighted to partner with SBS and FOX SPORTS to bring the 2018 road nationals to millions of Australian fans, both on television and mobile devices.

The Sunday schedule will also feature a panel show on SBS VICELAND at 1pm, hosted by Matthew Keenan and featuring special guests, to recap all the action from the week of RoadNats and feature in-depth interviews with Australian cycling greats.

The commentary team for race coverage is Matthew Keenan, Phil Liggett, Sophie Smith, Bridie O'Donnell and David McKenzie.

"It's fantastic to kick off what will be a huge 2018 for SBS's cycling coverage with the very best male and female Australian riders free-to-air on SBS television, and across SBS's digital network," SBS Director of Sport Ken Shipp said. "SBS is proud to continue our support of domestic cycling and deliver it to all Australians."

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Broadcast Schedule

Wednesday 3 January
Live Stream - SBS Cycling Central website and SBS Cycling Central Facebook page

6:30pm - 7:30pm Elite Women's Criterium
8:00pm - 9:00pm Men's Criterium

Sunday 7 January
SBS VICELEAND; Streaming on SBS On Demand and SBS Cycling Central website

10:00am - 12:00pm Elite Women's Road Race
1:00pm - 2:00pm The FedUni RoadNats Lunchtime Show
2:00pm - 5:00pm Elite Men's Road Race


10:00am - 12:00pm Elite Women's Road Race
2:00pm - 5:00pm Elite Men's Road Race

RoadNats Schedule

Wednesday 3 January
Criteriums - under 19 (Men and Women), under 23 Men, under 23/Elite Women, Elite Men
National Club Team Relay
Let's Ride Community Free Cycle

Thursday 4 January
Time Trials - Para-cycling, under 23 Men, under 19 Men

Friday 5 January
Time Trials -under 19 Women, under 23/Elite Women, Elite Men
Road Races - Para-cycling
Club Teams Time Trial

Saturday 6 January
Road Races - under 19 (Men and Women), under 23 Men
Australian Gran Fondo National Championships

Sunday 7 January
Road Races - under 23/Elite Women, Elite Men