Universal Sports Presents Live Coverage of UCI Road World Championships

Tune in September 24 – 28 on Universal Sports Network and UniversalSports.com



Universal Sports will present live coverage of the UCI Road World Championships September 24 – 28 from Varese, Italy. Fans can tune in via UniversalSports.com and Universal Sports TV to watch a total of 827 cyclists from 58 countries competing at the highly anticipated Championships.


The U.S. team will be led by Olympic medalists Kristin Armstrong and Levi Leipheimer, both of whom will be racing in the time trial and road race events.  In the elite men‘s road race, reigning world champion Paolo Bettini of Italy will look to become the first rider to win in three consecutive years.  Bettini will be challenged by a strong field of riders, including 2005 world champion Tom Boonen and Philippe Gilbert of Belgium, Oscar Freire and Alejandro Valverde of Spain, Stefan Schumacher of Germany, and Sylvain Chavanel of France.


Universal Sports has partnered with the UCI to deliver exclusive coverage of the 2008 Road World Championships.  In addition, fans can visit the cycling section on UniversalSports.com for up-to-date broadcast schedules, breaking news, video highlights, special features, photo galleries and more.


Fans will be able to watch live and on-demand coverage of the entire UCI Road World Championships on Universal Sports television network and online at www.UniversalSports.com


Event:              UCI Road World Championships


Online Schedule*:     


Elite Women Time Trial          September 24     9:00am         LIVE

Under 23 Men Time Trial        September 24    1:00pm          On-Demand

Elite Men Time Trial               September 25     8:00am          LIVE

Under 23 Men Road Race     September 26     10:00am      LIVE

Elite Women’s Road Race     September 27     8:00am          LIVE

Elite Men’s Road Race          September 28     7:00am          LIVE


*All times ET


Online:              www.UniversalSports.com


Television Schedule*:           


Elite Women Time Trial          September 24     9:00am         LIVE

Elite Men Time Trial               September 25     8:00am          LIVE

Elite Women’s Road Race     September 27     8:00am          LIVE

Elite Men’s Road Race          September 28     9:00am          LIVE


*All times ET


Television:        Universal Sports Television Network*


*Visit UniversalSports.com for availability of the Universal Sports Network in local TV markets



About Universal Sports

Universal Sports a partnership between NBC Sports and InterMedia Partners, serves as the preeminent multiplatform destination for Olympic and lifestyle sports programming. Universal Sports delivers an immersive experience via exclusive live and on-demand coverage of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials as well as world-class competitions, interaction with top athletes and in-depth access to sports news and information year round.


Offering over 1,000 live events, with more than 7,000 hours of annual original event programming including an excess of 5,000 hours of archival programming, Universal Sports delivers the content sports fans want whenever, wherever they are. Whether in front of the television, online, on a mobile device or listening to satellite radio, Universal Sports provides fans comprehensive coverage of more than 60 sports disciplinesCurrently Universal Sports holdexclusive long-term programming agreements across a number of key International Federations and National Governing Bodies including the International Rowing Federation (FISA), International Swimming Federation (FINA), International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), International Ski Federation (FIS), the International Cycling Union (UCI) and the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG).


Major championship and Olympic qualifying events found on Universal Sports ranges from Track and Field, Skiing, Swimming, Gymnastics and Cycling, to Volleyball, Karate and Taekwondo. Along with event coverage, Universal Sports gives fans a complete value-added content offering, allowing them to interact with their favorite world-class champions, as well as become familiar with up-and-coming athletes through the site‘s blogs and interviews. For more information, please visit www.UniversalSports.com.
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