Friday, January 30, 2009

Cyclocross Worlds Air for FREE In USA!

Wow, I was pretty happy to hear this. NBC/Universal Sports will be providing free live coverage of the UCI Cyclocross World Championships this weekend - Elite Mens AND Womens!

It doesn't really affect me directly, since I ponied up for the 3-month UCI package on Cycling.tv - which includes world championships. Something about doing my trainer workouts on my TT bike while watching 'Cross world cups is as close to perfect as indoor cycling gets for me. It's the perfect length (an hour is about all I can stand on the trainer) but also great distraction. Other than the Cyclo-CLUB's excellent, Live Online Cyclo-SPIN streaming trainer classes, 'cross races are just about all I watch on the bike.

None of that's the point, though. I'll be watching via Universal Sports. I think it's awesome that they're providing coverage to this "fringe" sport and the more viewers they get, the more likely coverage will continue - or maybe even expand. Check it out here, time still listed as TBA:
LIVE Cyclocross World Championships Coverage.

If you click on Previous Season, you'll find some amazing other stuff that I'm sure will keep me occupied for the rest of the winter... like coverage of the world championships TT (ummm... 3.5 hours of coverage!?), World Championship RR, USA Crit Final, Tour de Nez... etc. SWEET!

Photo via flickr by optimieron

2 comments:

Justin said...

Thanks for the heads up, Josh. It's going to be an exciting World's.

Colleen said...

Thanks for posting this- it is going my team forum right now!