Highlights of this year’s An Post Rás na mBan will be broadcast for the first time on British Eurosport next Sunday evening, 13th October.
The first airing of the half hour show will be on British Eurosport 2 at 5.00pm Irish/British time, with the race shown again at 6.30pm on the main British Eurosport channel.
The five-day race, which this year featured 21 teams and 103 riders from 13 different nations competing in Ireland’s top women’s stage race, will be shown on at least three further occasions.
Current Broadcast Schedule for An Post Rás na mBan
(All times Central European Time – subtract one hour for Ire/UK)
British Eurosport 2 – 13th October 6pm
British Eurosport 1 – 13th October 7.30pm
British Eurosport 2 – 14th October 10.40pm
British Eurosport 2 – 15th October 7.15am
British Eurosport 1 – 23rd October 10am
British Eurosport is the Home of Cycling, broadcasting over 30 events live including all three Grand Tours: the Tour de France, the Vuelta a Espana and the Giro d’Italia, which starts in Ireland next year.
British Eurosport Managing Director David Kerr said, “We are very pleased to bring coverage of the Rás na mBan to our viewers for the first time. Cycling is a key sport for the channel and its continuing growth in popularity has been reflected in our successful ratings this season. We enjoyed our best ever audience for the Milan San Remo and Giro d’Italia earlier this year and we’re looking forward to broadcasting the upcoming Tour of Britain live.”
British Eurosport is available on BT TV, Sky, Virgin Media and UPC Ireland.