2012 Olympic Cycling TV Schedule

Over the next two weeks the Canadian Sports Media Blog will feature sport-by-sport TV schedules for every Olympic sport that is broadcast live on Canadian TV during the 2012 Olympic Games in London. I will post about two per night, so keep checking back to see the schedule for your favourite sport.

Cycling will have a higher profile than ever during the 2012 Olympics in Canada as Canada has a number of in-form riders. Ryder Hesjedal has quickly assented to national stardom after winning the Giro d’Italia in May. Even after an injury last week at the Tour de France, he is a candidate to win Canada’s first medal in London on day one in the men’s road race. One of Canada’s best-known Olympians Clara Hughes returns to the Summer Olympics in cycling as well.

Here is a complete list of Canadian cyclists who have strong medal chances in London. I’ve highlighted these events in red on the broadcast schedule.

Men’s Road Race/Time Trial – Ryder Hesjedal (2012 Giro winner)
Men’s Omnium – Zachary Bell (2nd at 2012 Worlds)
Women’s Omnium – Tara Whitten (2010 and 2011 World Champion)
Women’s Team Pursuit – Canada won bronze at 2012 Worlds
Women’s Mountain Bike – Catherine Pendrel

Jamie Campbell will call Olympic cycling for CTV. The analysts are Curt Harnett (road/track), Brendan Arnold (BMX) and Leslie Tomlinson (mountain bike). Harnett has previously worked as an Olympic cycling analyst for CBC.

The cycling program begins with road, followed by track, BMX and finally mountain bike on the final weekend of the Games. Remember that this schedule is highly subject to change. Check back daily during The Games for an up-to-date broadcast schedule. All times are Atlantic Daylight Time, which is BST-4 and EDT+1.

Road Cycling
Saturday 7/28, 6:00am-12:15pm on TSN/NBCMen’s Road Race
Sunday 7/29, 8:00am-12:00pm on TSN/NBC – Women’s Road Race
Wednesday 8/1, 10:15am-1:00pm on TSN/NBCMen’s Road Time Trial

Track Cycling
Thursday 8/2, 12:00-2:30pm on SN – Team Sprints
12:00pm: Women’s Qualification
12:15pm: Men’s Qualification
12:45pm: Women’s Semifinals
1:40pm: Men’s Semifinals
1:50pm: Women’s Final
2:10pm: Men’s Final

Friday 8/3, 12:15-3:00pm on CTV – Men’s Team Pursuit and Women’s Keirin
12:15pm: Men’s Team Pursuit (round 1)
12:45pm: Women’s Keirin (repechage)
1:45pm: Women’s Keirin (round 2)
1:55pm: Men’s Team Puruit Final
2:35pm: Women’s Keirin Final

Saturday 8/4, 10:30-11:30am on SN and 12:00-2:40pm on CTV – Men’s Omnium and Women’s Team Pursuit
12:00pm: Men’s Sprint (round of 32)
12:10pm: Women’s Team Pursuit (round 1)
12:40pm: Men’s Sprint (quarterfinals)
1:00pm: Men’s Omnium (30km Points Race)
1:45pm: Women’s Team Pursuit Final
2:30pm: Men’s Omnium Elimination Race

Sunday 8/5, 6:00-7:00am and 12:35-3:05pm on CTV – Men’s Omnium
6:00am: Men’s Omnium (4km individual pursuit)
12:00pm: Women’s Sprint (round of 32)
12:35pm: Men’s Sprint (quarterfinals)
1:00pm: Men’s Omnium (15kn scratch race)
1:35pm: Women’s Sprint (round of 16)
2:10pm: Men’s Omnium Final (1km time trial)

Monday 8/6, 12:05-2:45pm on CTV – Sprint Finals, Women’s Omnium
12:00pm: Men’s Sprint (semifinals)
12:10pm: Women’s Omnium (250m time trial)
12:45pm: Women’s Sprint (quarterfinals)
1:05pm: Women’s Omnium (20km points race)
1:40pm: Men’s Sprint Final (races 1 and 2)
2:20pm: Women’s Omnium Elimination Race
2:35pm: Men’s Sprint Final (race 3, if necessary)

Tuesday 8/7, 7:00-8:00am on SN and 12:00-2:30pm on TSN – Women’s Omnium and Women’s Sprint
7:00am: Women’s Omnium (3km individual pursuit)
12:00pm: Women’s Sprint (semifinals)
12:10pm: Women’s Omnium (10km scratch race)
12:35pm: Men’s Keirin (round 2)
12:50pm: Women’s Omnium Final (500m Time Trial)
1:25pm: Women’s Sprint (races 1 and 2)
1:55pm: Men’s Keirin Final
2:15pm: Women’s Sprint (race 3, if necessary)

BMX Racing
Thursday 8/9, 11:00am-1:00pm on SN – Quarterfinals
Friday 8/10, 11:00am-1:00pm on CTV – Semifinals/Finals (finals air from 12:30-1:00pm)

Mounatain Bike
Saturday 8/11, 8:30-11:00am on CTVWomen’s Race
Sunday 8/12, 9:30-11:30am on TSN – Men’s Race

3 thoughts on “2012 Olympic Cycling TV Schedule

  1. Tell Jamie Campbell he does a great job BUT also tell him that Vino has fans round the world of cycling and I for one was cheering like mad for him in Toronto!

  2. What does “your comment is awaiting moderation mean?”. It was fairly clear I thought.

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