Week 39 Highlights 24-30 September
Highlights this week include; Snooker: LIVE Shanghai Masters Cycling: LIVE Eneco Tour Tennis: LIVE ATP St Petersburg Also on Eurosport; Cycling: LIVE Milano-Torino Tennis: WTA Seoul Football: LIVE FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup
19-25 Sept: LIVE Shanghai Masters
Five-time World Champion Ronnie O’Sullivan will play at this month’s Shanghai Masters as the Chinese city stages the second world ranking event of the season.
O’Sullivan was last in action at the World Championship where he lost to Barry Hawkins in the second round at the Crucible. But despite his lack of competitive action this season, the current world number 10 will be one of the favourites going into the tournament.
Reigning World Champion Mark Selby will be contending with O’Sullivan for the title after claiming his third Paul Hunter Classic in Furth, Germany last month. Selby withdrew from this tournament, which he won in 2011, last year after a family bereavement.
Last season Kyren Wilson claimed a memorable first ranking title here after defeating Judd Trump 10-9 in the final. Wilson beat Joe Perry, Michael Holt, Ding Junhui and Mark Allen on his way to becoming the lowest-ranked player to win a ranking event since 2005.
Saturday 25 September 0700-1030 LIVE semi-finals on Eurosport 2 1230-1530 LIVE semi-finals on Eurosport 2
Sunday 26 September 0700-1000 LIVE final on Eurosport 2 1230-1530 LIVE final on Eurosport 2
24 & 25 Sept: LIVE Cycling: Eneco Tour The Eneco Tour has become a key summer race on the UCI WorldTour calendar and this year you can watch it LIVE on Eurosport.
The Tour is a seven-day stage race in Belgium and the Netherlands, held shortly after La Vuelta a Espana.
Its terrain tends to favour sprinters and all-rounders with four flat stages to give them a chance to battle for the leader’s white jersey, followed by a much hillier finale from stage five onwards.
Last year Lotto-Soudal’s Tim Wellens became the first ever Belgian to claim back-to-back victories at a week-long stage race. Wellens, who beat compatriot Greg Van Avermaet and Wilco Kelderman to take victory, took the jersey on the final stage in to Geraardsbergen.
Saturday 24 Sept 1345-1530 LIVE stage six on Eurosport 1 Sunday 25 Sept 1330-1530 LIVE stage seven on Eurosport 1
19-25 Sept: LIVE ATP St Petersburg
This week Eurosport’s comprehensive tennis coverage continues with coverage of the St Petersburg Open.
Three top-10 players will head to Russia this week hoping to cement their positions in the rankings with the ATP Finals fast approaching. Wimbledon finalist Milos Raonic will be looking to defend his title here and therefore secure the same number of ATP points as he did last year. Raonic suffered a shock defeat in the second round of the US Open, losing to American qualifier Ryan Harrison.
Meanwhile 2015 French Open winner Stan Wawrinka will go into the tournament as favourite with world number eight Tomas Berdych also in contention.
Eurosport is the home of tennis, broadcasting live coverage from all four Grand Slams as well as the Davis Cup.
Saturday 25 September 1200-1345 LIVE semi-finals on Eurosport 1 1530-1700 LIVE semi-finals on Eurosport 1
Sunday 26 September 1725-1855 LIVE final on Eurosport 2
Also on Eurosport…
LIVE Cycling: Milan-Torino Tues 24 Sept 1400-1530 LIVE Tre Valli Varesine on Eurosport 1 Weds 25 Sept 1400-1530 LIVE Milan-Torino on Eurosport 1
This week, Eurosport will broadcast LIVE action from one of the oldest bike races in the world, the Milano-Torino.
The race, which sees riders take on a 199km route between the two cities, returned to the UCI continental calendar in 2012 after a four year absence.
The race has traditionally attracts some of the biggest names in world cycling with the likes of Roger De Vlaeminck, Francesco Moser and Alberto Contador amongst the names who have won the race. Last year’s race saw Fabio Aru (Astana),Diego Rosa (Astana), Rafal Majka (Tinkoff) and Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) battle it out for the top spot. It was Italian Rosa who broke away from the illustrious group to claim an impressive win, his first ever one-day victory.
Eurosport will also show LIVE coverage from the Tre Valli Varesine, which precedes the Milan-Turin and was won by Vincenzo Nibali last year. Both races serve as preparation from the Giro del Lombardia, which will be LIVE on Eurosport on Saturday 1 October.
WTA Seoul Sat 25 Sept 1000-1200 Semi-finals on Eurosport 1
Sun 26 Sept 1100-1200 Final on Eurosport 1
The Korea Open takes place this week in South Korea’s capital city Seoul with previous champions including Maria Sharapova, Venus Williams, Caroline Wozniacki and Agnieszka Radwanska.
This tournament has been part of the WTA calendar since 2004 and takes place at the venue of the 1988 Summer Olympics. In 2015 top seed Irina-Camelia Begu beat qualifier Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the final to win the title.
LIVE Football: FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup
Fri 9 Sept 1245-1700 LIVE Venezuela vs Germany on Eurosport 1 Fri 9 Sept 1745-2000 LIVE Jordan vs Spain on Eurosport 1
This week, Eurosport will bring you LIVE action from the fifth edition of the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan.
John Griffiths leads the England team in to their first campaign since the inaugural tournament back in 2008. They reached the tournament after finishing third at the UEFA Women’ U17 Championship earlier this year in Belarus. Alessia Russo finished as joint top goalscorer in that competition, scoring five goals in as many games for the Young Lionesses.
England have been drawn alongside 2008 champions North Korea, Brazil and Nigeria in what is seen as the tournament’s ‘Group of Death’.
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