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by Mark Zalewski
March 10, 2017
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: André Greipel powers to spring win at Paris-Nice; Geraint Thomas solos to win on second stage of Tirreno-Adriatico; Australia dominates Oceania Championship time trials; Former colleague defends Wiggins doctor Freeman: ‘I feel like he’s been strung up’; Amgen Tour of California men’s, women’s teams announced; Nicolas Roche says he would not back Brailsford either; Kluge, Ewan both out of Tirreno-Adriatico; Unable to find a new team, Alessandro Vanotti retires; Boonen: I will truly miss the team time trial; Alabama Cycling Classic to feature live streams; NASCAR racing champions choose cycling for fitness; 2017 Paris-Nice: Stage 5 highlights; 2017 Tirreno-Adriatico: Stage 2 highlights; 2017 UCI Women’s WorldTour: Focus on Kasia Niewiadoma.
The Alabama Cycling Classic will be streamed for free for both days of cycling events — with a live stream for the Sunny King Criterium on Saturday, April 8 and a tape-delay stream for the McClellan Road Race on Sunday, April 9. The expanded productions will feature announcing and rider interviews by announcer Brad Sohner and live announcing by former pro Frankie Andreu.
The Sunny King criterium takes place on a one-kilometere course, and the live webcast with analysis by Sohner will run from noon to the final sprint finish by the pro men at approximately 9:30 p.m. ET.
Racing moves just north of downtown on Sunday to the Historic Buckner District. The pro women will tackle a 69-mile (111km) course and the pro men will battle for 91 miles (146.45km) with multiple laps over Bains Gap, featuring gradients up to 17 percent. Andreu will provide live commentary from the awards stage at the start/finish. The online broadcast by Sohner will begin at 10:00 a.m. ET, with a one-hour delay.
“The Sunny King Criterium is one of the most popular stops of the USA Cycling Pro Road Tour,” said race director Marilyn Cullinane. “It’s still early in the racing season, so going back-to-back with the McClellan Road Race makes the Classic a true test for some of the best pros in the country. It’s a guarantee to have some fierce racing both days in Anniston, and several ways to follow the action with live announcing, social media updates and a polished webcast.”
You can watch both live streams right here on CyclingTips!