Your Friday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

January 13, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: 2017 Vuelta route to start in Nimes, France, with a return to fabled climb l’Angliru; Alison Powers launches amateur racing team with a new approach; Brailsford responds to bullying allegations; Valverde injured on training ride; Kittel speaks out about TUE use; Westra opens up about decision to quit; British Transport Secretary: ‘cyclists are not road users’; Tour of Utah announces host cities, adds ITT; NBC Sports announces 2017 cycling coverage; Behind the scenes with UCI Cyclocross World Championships organisers; POV preview of the UCI Cyclocross World Championship course; Video: Factory CrossArena; Video: Bradley Wiggins’ practices on ‘The Jump.’

NBC Sports announces 2017 cycling coverage

by CyclingTips

Cycling fans in the U.S. will be able to watch multiple cycling races live with NBC Sports, beginning with the Tour Down Under this Sunday, at 3:45 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold.

Montauban - France - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Illustration picture media television pictured during stage 6 of the 2016 Tour de France from Arpajon-sur-Cère to Montauban, 187.00 km - photo VK/PN/Cor Vos © 2016

NBC Sports Gold is a subscription product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets and connected TVs, offering viewers exclusive, live, commercial-free, coverage of cycling events.

NBC Sports Group’s cycling coverage will include 15 events throughout the year, highlighted by all 21 stages of the Tour de France and Vuelta a España. NBC Sports Gold’s daily live coverage of the Santos Tour Down Under culminates on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 10 p.m. ET.

Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen will call the action for 2017 Tour Down Under coverage on NBC Sports Gold and Universal HD. Universal HD will televise encore presentations of the Santos Tour Down Under beginning Sunday, Jan. 15, at 9 p.m. ET.

2017 Schedule
Tour Down Under, January 15 – 22, 2017
Paris-Nice, March 5 – 12, 2017
Paris-Roubaix, April 9, 2017
La Fléche Wallonne, April 19, 2017
Liège-Bastogne- Liège, April 23, 2017
Tour de Yorkshire, April 28 – 30, 2017
Tour of California, May 14 – 20, 2017
Critérium du Dauphiné, June 4 – 11, 2017
Tour de Suisse, June 10 – 18, 2017
Tour de France, July 1 – 23, 2017
Vuelta a España, August 19 – September 10, 2017
Tour of Britain, September 3 – 10, 2017
UCI Mountain Bike World Championship, September 5 – 10, 2017
UCI Road World Championships, September 17–24
Paris-Tours, October 10, 2017