Universal Sports Network Presents 2014 Cycling Series Featuring the Grand Tour of Spain – La Vuelta a España
Universal Sports Network Presents 2014 Cycling Series Featuring the Grand Tour of Spain – La Vuelta a España.
Inaugural Dubai Tour Kicks off Network’s Multi-platform Coverage of 2014 Road Cycling Season on Wednesday, February 5, at 6 PM ET.
Universal Sports Network will present a robust schedule of 23 international cycling events in 2014 both on air and at universalsports.com highlighted by the final grand tour of the season, the Vuelta a España, and the 2014 UCI Road Cycling World Championships. The network’s road cycling season coverage begins with the inaugural Dubai Tour tomorrow, February 5, at 6 PM ET and 4:45 AM ET live online.
At this week’s Dubai Tour, the world’s best cyclists including reigning World Champion Rui Costa, reigning Giro d’Italia champion Vincenzo Nibali, the multi-talented Peter Sagan, three-time and reigning World Time Trial Champion Tony Martin, four-time World Time Trial Champion Fabian Cancellara, current World No. 1 Joaquim Rodríguez, sprinters Mark Cavendish and Marcel Kittel, serial Grand Tour contender Alejandro Valverde and American up-and-comer Taylor Phinney will ride in the 4-stage race.
With more than 180 hours of exclusive television coverage this year, Universal Sports Network is firmly established as the leader in cycling coverage on American television. Other marquee events in this year’s cycling series include the Volta a Cataluyna, Tour of Belgium, Tour of Britain, Track Cycling World Championships from Colombia, Road Cycling World Championships from Spain, BMX World Championships from The Netherlands, the Mountain Bike World Championships from Norway, and the Cyclo-cross World Championships in The Netherlands.
In addition to TV coverage, all events are scheduled to be live streamed on universalsports.com for authenticated users. Universal Sports Network is now available on Time Warner Cable, Cox, Verizon FiOS, CenturyLink Prism, satellite providers DIRECTV and DISH, and numerous regional cable and IPTV operators in markets across the country.
Universal Sports Network 2014 Cycling Series:
ALL TIMES ET – subject to change
DATE TV LIVE ONLINE EVENT LOCATION
Feb. 5 6 PM 4:45 AM Dubai Tour: Stage 1 Dubai, UAE
Feb. 6 6 PM 4:45 AM Dubai Tour: Stage 2 Dubai, UAE
Feb. 7 6 PM 4:45 AM Dubai Tour: Stage 3 Dubai, UAE
Feb. 8 6 PM 4:45 AM Dubai Tour: Stage 4 Dubai, UAE
Feb. 19 6 PM 2 AM Tour of Oman: Stage 1 Oman
Feb. 20 6 PM 2 AM Tour of Oman: Stage 2 Oman
Feb. 21 6 PM 2 AM Tour of Oman: Stage 3 Oman
Feb. 22 4 PM 2 AM Tour of Oman: Stage 4 Oman
Feb. 23 4 PM 2 AM Tour of Oman: Stage 5 Oman
Feb. 24 6 PM 2 AM Tour of Oman: Stage 6 Oman
DATE EVENT Location
Feb. 27-Mar. 3 UCI Track Cycling World Championships Cali, Colombia
Mar. 2 KBK (Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne) Belgium
Mar. 24-30 Volta a Catalunya Catalunya, Spain
Mar. 28 Grand Prix E3 Harelbeke Belgium
Apr. 1-3 Three Days of De Panne Belgium
Apr. 7-12 Tour of the Basque Country Basque Country, Spain
May 1 Eschborn-Frankfurt City Loop Germany
May 7-11 4 Days of Dunkerque France
May 28-June 1 Tour of Belgium Belgium
July 27 UCI BMX Championships Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Aug. 9-10 Mountain Bike World Cup Windham, New York
Aug. 11-17 Eneco Tour The Netherlands/Belgium
Aug. 23-Sep. 14 Vuelta a España Spain
Aug. 31 Grand Prix de Plouay Belgium
Sep. 2-7 Tour of Alberta Alberta, Canada
Sep. 4-7 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships Hafjell, Norway
Sep. 7-14 Tour of Britain Great Britain
Sep. 17 Grand Prix de Wallonie France
Sep. 23-28 UCI Road Cycling World Championships Ponferrada, Spain
Oct. 10-14 Tour of Beijing Beijing, China