Eurosport Week 31 Highlights (30 July – 5 Aug)

Highlights this week include:

Cycling: LIVE Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian

Cycling: LIVE Prudential RideLondon – Surrey Classic

Snooker: LIVE Yushan World Open

Tennis: LIVE ATP Atlanta 

Also on Eurosport: Motorsport: LIVE Suzuka 8 Hours

Cycling: LIVE Dwars door het Hageland Football: LIVE UEFA Women’s Under-19 European Championships

 

30 July: LIVE Cycling – Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian

 

This week, Eurosport will broadcast exclusive LIVE coverage from the Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian race, considered one of the toughest Classics in modern cycling.

The race itself is known for its spectacular views and undulating terrain which tends to favor aggressive climbers amongst the peloton such as Alejandro Valverde and Phillipe Gilbert, who have both won here in the past.

The line-up for this year’s race is expected to be as impressive as ever, with the likes of Valverde, Joaqium Rodriguez and Steven Kruijswijk.

The locals will turn out in their thousands to see their heroes tackle the tough Basque Country route and they will all be hoping to see a Spaniard win the race. Expect to see big crowds on the Alto de Jaizkibel, which is regarded as one of the toughest climbs in world cycling.

Rob Hatch will be joined by former professional cyclist Dan Lloyd in the commentary booth. Saturday 30 July 1430-1630 LIVE on Eurosport 2 2100-2230 Highlights on Eurosport 2
30 & 31 July: LIVE Prudential RideLondon – Surrey Classic

 

This week, the UCI Europe Tour travels to London for the fourth edition of the Prudential RideLondon Surrey Classic.

 

Britain’s greatest one-day bike race is back and 2016’s fast and furious showdown will see 150 of the world’s top pro cyclists take on a 200km route through London and Surrey.

 

The startlist for this year’s event includes some of the biggest names in cycling including 10-time Tour de France stage winner Andre Greipel and former world champion Tom Boonen.

 

Eurosport commentator Sean Kelly will take his team AnPost Chain Reaction to London after impressive performances in Ireland.

 

The women’s race at Prudential RideLondon 2016 has been awarded UCI WorldTour status by the world’s governing body for cycling, the UCI. The new Prudential RideLondon Classique replaces the Prudential RideLondon Grand Prix, the women’s criterium race that was held for the past three years in and around St James’s Park. Laura Trott won the race back in 2013 Saturday 30 July 1700-1900 LIVE women’s race on Eurosport 2 2230-2335 Women’s race highlights on Eurosport 2 Sunday 31 July 1430-1830 LIVE men’s race on Eurosport 1 2030-2200 Men’s race highlights on Eurosport 1

 

 

25 -31 July: LIVE Yushan World Open snooker

 

Eurosport will broadcast coverage of the third world ranking tournament of the season as the World Open takes place in Yushan, China.

 

World Champion Mark Selby, John Higgins, Judd Trump, and China’s top player Ding Junhui are all set to feature. Last year’s UK Championship winner and world number five Neil Robertson won the first ranking event of this season in Latvia. The Australian beat Michael Holt in the final of the Riga Masters to claim maximum ranking points from the opening round.

 

This is the first time the tournament has been held in Yushan. The last time the event was on the calendar it took place in Haikou. Shaun Murphy won that title in 2014 with Mark Allen champion the two previous years.

 

Former world champion Joe Johnson will share commentary duties with Mike Hallett, David Hendon and Philip Studd.

 

Saturday 30 July

0700-1000 LIVE day four on Eurosport 1

1230-1530 LIVE semi-final on Eurosport 1

 

Sunday 31 July

0700-1000 LIVE final on Eurosport 1

1840-2030 Final on Eurosport 1

2130-2330 Highlights on Eurosport 2

 

 

5-7 August: LIVE ATP Atlanta

 

Nick Kyrgios will look to bounce back from a disappointing Wimbledon where he capitulated to Andy Murray in the fourth round by winning this week’s Atlanta Open.

 

Kyrgios certainly divides opinion amongst tennis fans but there can be no denying his entertainment value. The Aussie was criticised in that final match at Wimbledon for rushing points, refusing to sit down at changeovers and basically handing Murray the victory. And while he afterwards proclaimed he ‘doesn’t really love tennis’ he will once again be one of the favourites for this tournament.

 

World number 18 Kyrgios will face competition from the likes of power-servers John Isner and Kevin Anderson as well as Frenchmen Benoit Paire and Jeremy Chardy for the ATP title. Isner is the defending champion of the tournament, which is played on hard courts. Friday 05 August 1900-2300 LIVE quarter-finals on Eurosport 1

 

Also on Eurosport…

 

LIVE Suzuka 8 Hours

Sun 31 July 0330-1145 LIVE on Eurosport 2

The full duration of the Motorcycling FIM Endurance Suzuka 8 Hours race will be LIVE on Eurosport this Sunday morning.

Former MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden, who returns to the Suzuka 8hours for the first time in 13 years, will ride for MuSASHi RT HARC-PRO. They will hope to claim victory with the same riders from their 2013-2014 winning team with Takumi Takahashi and current World Superbike rider Michael van Der Mark also involved.

 

F.C.C. TSR Honda, runners-up in last year’s Suzuka 8 Hours, have also announced an impressive team for the event. Kazuma Watanabe, who finished 3rd in the Le Mans 24 Hours race, Dominique Aegerter, current Moto2 rider and Patrick Jacobsen, currently competing in the Supersport World Championship, are all set to feature.

 

Jack Burnicle, Clive McNeil and Terry Rymer will be your commentators.

 

 

LIVE Dwars door het Hageland Fri 5 July 1400-1600 LIVE on Eurosport 1

This week, Eurosport will be broadcasting LIVE action from the 11th edition of the Dwars door het Hageland, a one-day race held in Belgium.

After an absence of three years from the European Tour, the Dwars door het Hageland makes a much anticipated return with a new route that finishes in Aarschot. The new course will include dirt roads similar to what we have seen at the Strade Bianche in Italy.

Nine of the 11 editions have been won by Belgian riders, with Timothy Stevens of Team 3m taking last year’s race in dramatic fashion from compatriot Davy Commeyne.

 

 

LIVE UEFA Women’s U19 European Championships

Sun 31 July 1745-2000 LIVE final on Eurosport 2

After losing in three of the last four finals at the Women’s U19 Euros Spain will hope to finally claim victory in this year’s competition.

Sweden triumphed at the 2015 tournament in Israel but failed to qualify this year along with England. Last year’s losing finalists Spain will have to emerge from a group containing four-time champions Germany as well as Austria and Switzerland if they are to win the title.

 

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