The 2020 cobbled Classics season kicks off with Scheldeprijs on Wednesday, the final one-day race before the Tour of Flanders on Sunday.
Plenty of big names pack the start list at the sprinter’s race with Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) and Mark Cavendish (Bahrain McLaren) the past winners lining up in Schoten.
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A number of other top sprinters will be in contention for the victory on the pan-flat 173km race, which will take in laps along the River Schelde. Sam Bennett (Deceuninck-QuickStep), Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) will be among the top favourites for victory at the 108th edition of the race.
Trek-Segafredo bring a trio of fast men, including former world champion Mads Pedersen plus Edward Theuns and Jasper Stuyven. Bryan Coquard leads B&B Hotels-Vital Concept, while Christophe Laporte (Cofidis), Tim Merlier (Alpecin-Fenix) and 2019 runner-up Max Walscheid (NTT Pro Cycling) will also be looking for a result.
Sonny Colbrelli joins Cavendish at the start for Bahrain McLaren, while André Greipel leads Israel-Start-Up Nation. Cees Bol (Team Sunweb), Nacer Bouhanni (Arkéa-Samsic) and Luka Mezgec (Mitchelton-Scott) add to the sprinting talent.
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The Classics are being aired live across Europe via Eurosport and on the Eurosport Player, with British Eurosport showing almost every race live.
You can sign up for a subscription to Eurosport Player for £6.99 for a month, £4.99 for a year-long monthly pass, or £39.99 for a 12-month pass. GCN Racing will also show select races, though only via their app.
In North America, both Fubo.tv and FloBikes are airing a number of Classics throughout the spring, though neither offering is as comprehensive as Eurosport’s.
Subscribing to FloBikes cost $150 for the year and gives you access to watch most of the season’s biggest races. Fubo.tv, meanwhile is available for a week’s free trial, while their most popular package costs $54.99 per month for over 75 channels.
As you might expect, local broadcasters across Europe such as Sporza, RTBF, France TV and NOS.nl are showing the bulk of the Classics live. Feeds will be geo-restricted, mind.
Check below for a full list of races and broadcasters airing them
If you live outside a broadcast zone or are on holiday outside your country and find that the live streams to be geo-restricted, you can get around this by getting access to them by simulating being back in your home country via a ‘virtual private network’, or VPN, for your laptop, tablet or mobile.
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Classics schedule & broadcasters
|Date||Race||English-language broadcasters||Local broadcasters|
|October 14||Scheldeprijs||Eurosport, GCN, FloBikes, Fubo||Sporza, RTBF|
|October 18||Tour of Flanders||Eurosport, GCN, FloBikes, Fubo, SBS||Sporza, RTBF|
|October 18||Tour of Flanders Women||Eurosport, GCN||TBC|
|October 21||Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne||Eurosport, GCN||Sporza, RTBF|
|October 21||Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne Women||Eurosport, GCN||TBC|