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March 19, 2010
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Milan San Remo signifies the beginning of the Spring Classics for me. The weather forecast looks to be cold and rainy which is what the Spring Classics are all about. After much deliberation I’m tipping Boonen is going to take the win. I think Cav may be playing up his injury but I don’t think he has the form at the moment to make it over the Poggio to the finish with the bunch.
From the research I’ve done Milan San Remo is only being played live in Australia on FOXTEL – Eurosport channel 511 from 2:00AM to 3:00am Sunday morning (AEST). Only an hour!? Rip off…
Universal Sports will be streaming Milan San Remo but unfortunately they have geographical controls that prevents us Aussies from watching.
The one solution I’ve always found that works without fail is by using peer to peer streaming. Follow the directions below. It’s really easy after the first time you do it. Hopefully this isn’t too confusing.
1. Go here to view the live Milan San Remo feed. This feed will go live at servertime 15:00 to 17:45 (you can see the servertime on the top right corner of the page). Next, click the television set icon on the right side of the screen
2. Once the feed goes live, you’ll see a number of green and red circles listed down the left side of the screen with the required software listed beside it (eg. SopCast, TVAnts, PPStream etc). Before the feed is live, this info will not be displayed. Pick the feed that is green and has highest rating and download the appropriate streaming software that’s listed beside it from here.
3. Once you’ve downloaded the required software plugin (i.e. SopCast, TVAnts, PPStream etc), you can click the “play” link that’s listed beside the stream you want.
4. The plugin will launch and the feed will begin streaming live to your computer.
It may sound a bit confusing, but it’s really easy once you do it for the first time. After you get it once, you’ll have live feeds to all the cycling events you want.
I want to thanks Matt Conn for sending these photos of the Milan San Remo start to me. Matt is an Aussie living in Italy and reports for PezCyclingNews.