'This strengthens our position as the home of cycling'

British Eurosport to screen national road series

British Cycling has announced that both of its national road series will broadcast on British Eurosport in 2013.

The 2013 broadcast deal covers the six rounds of the Elite Circuit Series and Premier Calendar respectively.

British Eurosport MD David Kerr said: “Adding the best domestic races to our existing 40 race programme of Grand Tours and Classics adds even greater depth to our year round cycling coverage and strengthens our position as the home of cycling.”

Jonny Clay, cycle sport and membership director at British Cycling, added: “British Cycling is happy to be working with Eurosport again on airing our national road series. The channel gives us a great route to the core cycling audience and puts the best of our domestic calendar alongside the broadcast of some of the monuments of our sport. This broadcast deal provides the organisers of the events across the series with a great platform upon which to capitalise on the unprecedented popularity of our sport.”

The provisional calendar:

Premier Calendar
Date Event Provisional Broadcast Date
27-28-Apr Tour of the Reservoir 03-May
12-May Lincoln GP 18-May
30-Jun Beaumont Trophy 05-Jul
07-Jul Velo 29 Stockton GP 13-Jul
14-Jul Grand Prix of Wales 19-Jul
28-Jul Ryedale GP 03-Aug

Elite Circuit Series
Date Event Provisional Broadcast Date
03-Jul Otley GP 07-Jul
05-Jul Velo 29 Stockton Town Centre 10-Jul
12-Jul Wales Open Criterium 16-Jul
17-Jul Colne GP 21-Jul
19-Jul Beverley Town Centre Races 27-Jul
24-Jul Sheffield GP 28-Jul

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