Week 40 Highlights 1-7 October
Highlights this week include; Cycling: LIVE Tour of Lombardy Motorsport: LIVE MCE British Superbikes Motorsport: LIVE World Superbikes Also on Eurosport; Cycling: LIVE Binche-Chimay-Binche Snooker: LIVE European Masters Tennis: LIVE ATP Chengdu
1 Oct: LIVE Tour of Lombardy
This week, Eurosport will broadcast LIVE action from the ‘Giro di Lombardia’, considered the last Monument of the European calendar.
The route tends to change each year; however Lake Como, the signature symbol of the race, always remains. The Ghisallo climb that starts near Bellagio and arrives at the church of Madonna del Ghisallo, is also a constant part of the race.
This year’s route will feature two new sections, the ascent of Sant’Antonio Abbandonato followed by the climb up Miragolo San Salvatore. Both are tough with difficult inclines along narrow and challenging roads.
As expected the race has been dominated by Italian riders in the past, with the winner of the race being Italian for eight of the past 13 years. However, heading in to last year’s race an Italian had not won for the past five years. It took an in-form Vincenzo Nibali to break the duck and claim an impressive victory ahead of Thibaut Pinot and Classics legend Alejandro Valverde.
Eurosport expert Carlton Kirby will be joined by former British road race champion Brian Smith in the commentary booth. Saturday 1 October 1330-1615 LIVE on Eurosport 1
1 & 2 Oct: Live MCE British Superbikes
The penultimate round of the MCE British Superbike Championship will be LIVE on Eurosport this week from Assen in the Netherlands.
Former World Superbike rider Leon Haslam goes into the Showdown in the best form after a triumphant final round of the regular season from which he emerged as a triple winner. Haslam opened up a 36-point gap on four-time champion Shane Byrne who was second in the last year’s championship.
The final four spots in the Showdown were taken by Australian Jason O’Halloran, James Ellison, Dan Linfoot and Luke Mossey.
Tune in for LIVE and exclusive coverage with the Eurosport team, Matt Roberts, James Haydon, James Whitham and Jack Burnicle.
Saturday 1 October 1300-1500 LIVE qualifying on Eurosport 2 Sunday 2 October 1100-1200 LIVE raceday on Eurosport 2 1300-1700 LIVE raceday on Eurosport 2
1 & 2 Oct: Live World Superbikes
Eurosport will broadcast exclusively LIVE action from the round 11 of the FIM World Superbike Championship from the Magny-Cours circuit in France.
The final title run-in is expected to be a two-way battle between British riders Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes. Once again reigning champion Rea tops the overall leader board but team-mate Sykes is not too far behind with Welshman Chaz Davies also still in the running mathematically.
Fans of 2014 WorldSBK Champion Sylvain Guintoli will be pleased to see the Frenchman back in action after a long stint out with an ankle injury. Guintoli will be looking to get his first podium of the season.
Our live studio will be hosted by Eurosport’s presenter Matt Roberts with former WSB rider James Haydon providing analysis. James Whitham, who also competed in WSB, will commentate alongside Jack Burnicle.
Saturday 1 October 0915-1300 LIVE qualifying and race one on Eurosport 2 Sunday 2 October 1000-1100 LIVE race two and support races on Eurosport 2 1200-1300 LIVE race two and support races on Eurosport 2
Also on Eurosport…
Live Cycling: Binche-Chimay-Binche Tues 4 Oct 1400-1600 LIVE on Eurosport 1
The Binche-Chimay-Binche is a one day road race which sees riders travel between Binche and Tournai in Wallonia, Belgium.
Last year’s race saw one of the most exciting contests of the year, with big favorites Zdenek Stybar and Jens Debusschere crashing out, leaving Giant-Alpecin’s Ramon Sinkeldam to claim the second one-day victory of his career.
Commentary for the event comes from British Eurosport expert Rob Hatch and former Paris-Roubaix champion Magnus Backstedt.
Live European Masters Snooker Mon 3 Oct 1100-1500 LIVE day one on Eurosport 1 Mon 3 Oct 1700-2100 LIVE day one on Eurosport 1 Tues 4 Oct 1100-1400 LIVE day two on Eurosport 1 Tues 4 Oct 1700-2100 LIVE day two on Eurosport 1
Weds 5 Oct 1100-1500 LIVE day three on Eurosport 1
Weds 5 Oct 1700-2100 LIVE day three on Eurosport 1
Thurs 6 Oct 1100-1500 LIVE day four on Eurosport 1
Thurs 6 Oct 1700-2100 LIVE day four on Eurosport 1
Fri 7 Oct 1100-1500 LIVE quarter-finals on Eurosport 1
Fri 7 Oct 1700-2100 LIVE quarter-finals on Eurosport 1
Romania will host a professional snooker tournament for the first time when the inaugural European Masters world ranking event takes place in Bucharest, exclusively LIVE on Eurosport.
Ronnie O’Sullivan will headline the show alongside world number one Mark Selby, former world champion Stuart Bingham and Shaun Murphy. The event was brought to Romania due to popular demand after Bingham and O’Sullivan played an exhibition match here in front of a sell-out crowd.
The Eurosport team will include 1986 world champion Joe Johnson, David Hendon and Mike Hallett.
Live ATP Tennis: Chengdu Open Sat 1 Oct 0700-1100 LIVE semi-finals on Eurosport 1 Sun 2 Oct 0930-1030 LIVE final on Eurosport 1
Eurosport will broadcast several key tournaments this month in the lead-up to the ATP and WTA Finals.
The inaugural tournament features a stellar line-up including Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Nick Kyrgios, Feliciano Lopez, Kevin Anderson and Grigor Dimitrov.
The venue in Chengdu has previously hosted an ATP Champions Tour event, featuring the likes of Pete Sampras, Michael Chang, Marat Safin, Carlos Moya, and many more.
Eurosport is the home of tennis, broadcasting coverage from all four Grand Slams as well as the Davis Cup, WTA and ATP tournaments.
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Sky 410 (HD) Sky 411 (HD)
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