Day 110: Cycling events on Versus TV

23 04 2010

In all the sports channels and programs on TV to choose from, there never seems to be much coverage of cycling events (at least not much coverage here in the U.S.). The exception to that is Versus TV. They cover the Tour de France in its entirety, so we always have our DVR set to record it each year – something I always look forward to. Obviously they also cover many other sports, but cycling is the main sport I care about watching, and this year Versus is broadcasting over 15 cycling events. If you get the Versus channel, you’ll want to check your local listings for dates and times (they may differ from what I’ve listed here). I plan to be glued to the TV to watch: 

Fleche Wallonne – April 25, 2-3pm ET
Liège-Bastogne-Liège – May 1, 2:00pm EST
Tour of California – May 16-23, Time TBD Preview Show May 9 @ 2pm ET
Dauphine Libere – June 6, 4-6p ET  & June 13,  3-5p ET
Tour of Philadelphia – June 6, 1:30-3p ET
Tour de France – July 3-25 

What makes Versus even cooler is they have an entire section on their website devoted to professional cycling. Here, you can read cycling-related news, watch interviews with pro riders, visit cyclist’s blogs, read message boards and more. The “Rider Insider” section of the site includes videos with various pro riders where you can learn what their favorite races are, what motivates them, and allows you to learn more about the riders on a somewhat personal level. “Bobke’s Beef” is a segment that contains Bob Roll’s best beefs about cycling. If you don’t have the Versus channel on your local cable network, at least check out their website

Versus TV

Screenshot of Versus cycling website


Today’s food journal: 

— Organic whole wheat english muffin with Nutella = 294 cal. 

— Wendy’s spicy chicken sandwich = 430
— Iced tea = 10 

— Grilled chicken quesadilla with onions, green peppers and provolone cheese = 504 

— Weight Watchers mint ice cream cup = 140 

Life is a journey. Enjoy the ride! 

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One response

19 05 2010
Day 136: Who’s pissed at Versus TV? « Cyclingproject365

[…] 136: Who’s pissed at Versus TV? 19 05 2010 As I’ve mentioned before, I normally love the cable channel Versus, mainly because they cover cycling events (as well as […]

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