TV and LIVE Online Coverage Starts Wednesday


LOS ANGELES – September 21, 2009 – Universal Sports in conjuction with International Cycling Union (UCI), presents LIVE and same day web coverage of the Road World Championships this Wednesday from Mendrisio, Switzerland.  The Universal Sports Television Network will also broadcast same day coverage every day of the event.


COVERAGE ON UNIVERSAL SPORTS:  Universal Sports, available in 55 million homes, will present same-day coverage of the 2009 Road Cycling World Championships for prime time every night at 9:00p.m.(ET) . 


COVERAGE ON UNIVERSALSPORTS.COM:  UniversalSports.com will provide exclusive, live coverage of the elite races, starting with the WomenÕs Elite Time Trial at 8:00a.m. (ET). Complete schedule, as well as full-length videos, highlights, stage maps, photos and breaking news available at UniversalSports.com/cycling.


Date                    Events                                                                      Time (all times ET)

Sept. 23           Time Trial MenÕs U-23                                                3:30 a.m.

                        Time Trial WomenÕs Elite  (LIVE)                          8:00 a.m.

Sept. 24           Time Trial MenÕs Elite  (LIVE)                               5:30 a.m.

Sept. 26           Road Race WomenÕs Elite  (LIVE)                        3:00 a.m.

                        Road Race MenÕs U-23                                         7:30 a.m.

Sept. 27          Road Race MenÕs Elite                                          3:00 a.m.



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