Universal Sports will broadcast the Tirreno-Adriatico to kick of ItalyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s grand race series. In the 45th edition of the race is will be dedicated to the recent death of national team manager Franco Ballerini. Coverage of the race begins on Wednesday, March 10, from Livorno on the Universal Sports Network and the online stream, all broadcast times available at UniversalSports.com.
COVERAGE ON UNIVERSAL SPORTS: Universal Sports, available in 57 million homes, will present same-day coverage of the 2010 Tirreno-Adriatico. In addition, UniversalSports.com will stream highlights, photos, breaking news and more available at Universal SportsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ cycling channel at UniversalSports.com/cycling.
SCHEDULE (all times ET)
March 10 – Livorno (3 pm- 5 pm)
March 11 Ã‚Â – Montecatini Terme (3 pm- 5 pm)
March 12 – San Miniato (3 pm- 5 pm)
March 13 – San Gemini (3 pm.- 5 pm)
March 14 – Chieti (3 pm.- 5 pm)
March 15 – Montecosaro (3 pm.- 5 pm)
March 16 – Civitanova Marche (3 pm.- 5 pm)
UniversalSports.com will provide exclusive, same day delay coverage of the entire Tirreno-Adriatico. Each race will be streamed at 4 p.m. Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 6 p.m. ET. Complete schedule, as well as full-length videos, highlights, stage maps, photos and breaking news available at UniversalSports.com/cycling.
ABOUT THE RACE: The Tirreno-Adriatico (Ã¢â‚¬Ëœrace of the two seasÃ¢â‚¬â„¢) is the first of ItalyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Grand Races. The race consists of 7 stages, with 22 teams competing. Some of the most well known Pro Tour riders competing in the race are Cadel Evans, Tom Boonen, Mark Cavendish, Andy Schleck, Daniele Bennati, and Fabian Cancellara. The Tirreno-Adriatico will conclude in San Benedetto del Tronto on March 16. Italian Alberto Michele Scarponi was the winner of the Tirreno-Adriatico in 2009.