Week 32 Highlights on Eurosport
30 July – 5 August
Highlights this week include: Cricket: LIVE Sri Lanka vs Australia – 2nd Test Motorsport: LIVE MCE British Superbike Championship Cycling: LIVE Arctic Race of Norway Tennis: LIVE ATP Atlanta
Also on Eurosport: Motorsport: LIVE Speedway European Championship Tennis: ATP Los Cabos
4-8 August: LIVE Cricket: Sri Lanka vs Australia – 2nd Test
Australia’s cricket tour of Sri Lanka will be broadcast LIVE and Exclusive on Eurosport and Eurosport Player as Darren Lehmann’s side look to retain their No.1 Test ranking.
The second of three tests gets under way this week at the Galle International Stadium. The series also includes five One Day Internationals and two Twenty20 Internationals and follows Eurosport’s coverage of Sri Lanka’s Test match series against West Indies last year.
An in-form Australia arrive in Sri Lanka seeking to overturn a poor record in the Indian subcontinent where the Baggy Greens have won just one Test in over a decade which came against hosts Sri Lanka in 2011.
Steve Smith leads a squad that includes David Warner, Nathan Coulter-Nile and Nathan Lyon, all of whom have successful Ashes tours under their belts. Sri Lanka will also be looking to bounce back from a disappointing tour in England, turning to youth after Dushmantha Chameera and Dhammika Prasad announced they would likely miss the Test series through injury.
Commentary comes from former Sri Lanka and Australia internationals, Russel Arnold, Allan Border and Damien Martyn.
Saturday 6 August 0515-1230 LIVE day three on Eurosport 2 Sunday 7 August 0515-1230 LIVE day four on Eurosport 2 Monday 8 August 0515-1230 LIVE day five on Eurosport 2
6 & 7 August: LIVE MCE British Superbikes from Brands Hatch
The seventh round of the MCE British Superbike Championship takes place this week at Brands Hatch GP.
Having secured a record-breaking fourth BSB title in 2014, Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne is back to win back the crown for Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki, after losing out to Australian Josh Brookes in last year’s championship. Brookes has since moved to the World Superbike Championship.
While Shakey is undoubtedly the favourite once again, the number of different riders to have won races already this season indicates the championship could be more open than ever.
Last time out at Snetterton, it was Jason O’Halloran that put his name in the hat for a potential Showdown place with an impressive victory in stage one. The Australian fought off fierce competition from Dan Linfoot and Shane Byrne to take his first BSB race win
Eurosport 2 will show races one and two from each round as well as the majority of the support classes.
Tune in for LIVE and exclusive coverage with the Eurosport team, Matt Roberts, James Haydon, James Whitham and Jack Burnicle. Saturday 6 August 1500-1800 LIVE qualifying on Eurosport 2 2030-2200 Qualifying highlights on Eurosport 2 Sunday 7 August 1230-1800 LIVE raceday on Eurosport 2 2000-2200 Raceday highlights on Eurosport 2
11-14 August: LIVE Arctic Race of Norway
This week Eurosport is back amongst the stunning landscapes of Scandinavia to cover the Arctic Race of Norway.
This year’s field is the strongest yet with Norwegian champion Edvald Boasson Hagen headlining the four-day race. Sprinter Alexander Kristoff will also be heading to the race as part of his preparations for the Olympic Games, where he claimed a bronze medal in 2012.
First started in 2013, but promoted to a 2.HC status in 2015 by the UCI, this race has attracted a whole host of the world’s top cyclists. The presence of 13 Tour de France teams, including 11 World Tour outfits, is a new record for a Norwegian race. Thursday 11 August 1400-1600 LIVE stage one on Eurosport 1 1800-1900 Stage one highlights on Eurosport 1 Friday 12 August 1200-1700 LIVE stage two on Eurosport 1 1800-1900 Stage two highlights on Eurosport 1
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 contributing to an easy win for Murray. 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. Saturday 06 August 2000-2200 LIVE semi-final on Eurosport 1
Sunday 07 August 0950-1120 Semi-final on Eurosport 1
1800-2000 Live Final on Eurosport 2
Also on Eurosport…
LIVE Speedway European Championship Sat 5 July 1700-2000 LIVE on Eurosport 1
This month, Eurosport will bring you LIVE action from round two of the Speedway European Championship in Daugavpils, Latvia.
After the opening round, Martin Vaculik sits at the top of the overall standings after scoring 12 points. Krzysztof Kasprzak of Poland sits in second place in front of German Kai Huckenbeck, who surprised everyone with his performance in Poland which saw him take the third spot on the podium. Reigning champion Emil Sayfutdinov sits in mid-table with eight points, one point ahead of multiple world champion Nicki Pedersen.
Andzejs Lebedevs will be looking to impress in front of his home crowd in the second round, he currently sits in sixth position after a solid performance in Gustrow.
Dave Rowe will be joined by former world champion Sam Ermolenko in the commentary booth.
ATP Los Cabos
Fri 12 July 1500-1900 Quarter-finals on Eurosport 2
This week sees the introduction of a new hard court tournament on the ATP tour in the Mexican resort of Los Cabos.
Youngster Dominic Thiem rose up to world number seven in the rankings earlier this year after an impressive clay season in which he reached the semi-finals of the French Open. Since then he has dropped two places and was only able to reach the second round at Wimbledon. Nevertheless, the Austrian will be one of the favourites for this title along with Aussie Bernard Tomic and Frenchmen Benoit Paire and Jeremy Chardy.