Sportsnet and the Canadian Cycling Association, has released details of its summer 2012 cycling programming. Sportsnet will show all four major UCI World Championship events (Mountain, Road, BMX and Track), as well as the Giro d’Italia, Vuelta Espana, Quebec Grand Prix and other tour events.
Here is the press release.
Canada’s emerging cycling success will be on display this season thanks to unprecedented television coverage of cycling races on Sportsnet this summer.
Sportsnet will broadcast cycling races from around the world featuring Canadian riders, including the 2012 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, the 2012 UCI BMX World Championships, the 2012 UCI Road World Championships and the 2012 UCI Mountain Bike and Trial World Championships, as well as a large portion of the 2012 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup tour.
“This is a significant step in the right direction as we are moving ahead with our Vision 2020 plan to become a leading competitive cycling nation by 2020 and beyond. Our Canadian cyclists are enjoying international success in all disciplines, and this television coverage will put these performances at the forefront of the Canadian sports and media scene,” declared Greg Mathieu, Chief Executive Officer for the Canadian Cycling Association.
In addition to the broadcast of UCI properties, Sportsnet will carry coverage for many professional cycling races for the UCI World Tour and the UCI America Tour.
Here are coverage details of the UCI events:
2012 UCI Track World Championships (Melbourne, AUS)
– May 1 – 12noon-2pm (Sportsnet One)
– May 2 – 12noon-2pm (Sportsnet One)
2012 UCI BMX World Championships (Birmingham, GBR)
– June 5 – 12noon-2pm (Sportsnet One)
– June 6 – 12noon-2pm (Sportsnet One)
2012 UCI Road World Championships (Limburg, NED)
– September 20-23 – Sportsnet One (Time TBD)
2012 UCI Mountain Bike and Trials World Championships (Leogang/Saalfelden, AUT)
– September 8-9 – Sportsnet One (Time TBD)
2012 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup
– April 30th – 4pm
– May 28th – 4pm
– June 4th – 4pm
Sportsnet One will also show the Giro d’Italia (May 5-27), Tour of California (May 13-20), Vuelta a Espana (August 18-September 9), Quebec Grand Prix and Tour of Beijing (October 6-10).
Many of these events serve as warm up events for the 2012 London Olympic Games. TSN and RDS will show the Tour de France, while RDS has additional coverage of other major European races this spring and summer.