Date: Tuesday, 27 March 2012
Posted by: Cycling Southland

SKY Sport is proud to be screening LIVE coverage of the UCI Track Cycling World Championships from April 4th-8th from Melbourne’s Hisense Arena adding to SKY Sports already strong 2012 Cycling portfolio.

Because of cycling’s huge viewer appeal especially in an Olympic year, and to enable Kiwis around the  country to support their New Zealand Track Cycling Team, SKY Sport has committed to screening all five days of action LIVE, covering both the afternoon and evening sessions with selected Highlights.

New Zealand has named its largest team ever for the championships, with a 20-strong squad to compete in all four disciplines for the first time – men’s and women’s endurance and sprint events.

The BikeNZ team will be the largest of any teams at the event and go in with three riders ranked No 1 on the World Cup rankings – Alison Shanks (individual pursuit), Peter Latham (individual pursuit) and Simon van Velthooven (1000m time trial), while the women’s team pursuit is ranked second and the men’s team pursuit third.

The team are hoping to match or better their record of four medals at the championships, achieved in 2010 and 2011. New Zealand’s last world championship Rainbow jersey winner was Alison Shanks (individual pursuit) in 2009.

Broadcast Details

Day 1               Session 1         Wednesday April 4      4.50pm            SKY Sport 3      LIVE

Day 1               Session 2         Wednesday April 4      8.50pm            SKY Sport 3      LIVE 

Day 2               Session 1         Thursday April 5          3.30pm            SKY Sport 3      LIVE

Day 2               Session 2         Thursday April 5          8.50pm            SKY Sport 3      LIVE

Day 3               Session 1         Friday April 6              2.50pm            SKY Sport 3      LIVE

Day 3               Session 2         Friday April 6              8.50pm            SKY Sport 3      LIVE

Day 4               Session 1         Saturday April 7          2.50pm            SKY Sport 3      LIVE

Day 4               Session 2         Saturday April 7          8.50pm            SKY Sport 3      LIVE

Day 5               Session 1         Sunday April 8             4.20pm            SKY Sport 3      LIVE

Day 5               Session 1         Sunday April 8             9pm                 SKY Sport 3      LIVE

Coverage also includes regular highlights each day on SKY Sport Highlights (SKY Channel 033).

 

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