Spring is upon us y’all and you know what that means: the pros are coming out of hibernation. The snow will soon be gone, the temperatures will start to rise and the pros will hit the streets for the year’s upcoming pro cycling races.
While we’ve spent the winter months waiting for the events in the pro cycling circuit to commence, the pros have been training to reach peak form to take on these upcoming races. Check out our list - by date - of the upcoming pro cycling races we have on our radar:
Tour of Flanders — April 7, 2019
Location: Flanders, Belgium
Distance: 266 km (men) / 152 km (women)
Participating Pros: Alejandro Valverde, Anna van der Breggen, Peter Sagen, Alexander Kristoff, Niki Terpstra and more.
Paris-Roubaix — April 13, 2019
Location: Start - Paris / Finish - Roubaix
Distance: 257 km
Participating Pros: Niki Terpstra, Alexander Kristoff, Philippe Gilbert, Peter Sagan and Greg Van Avermaet.
Giro d’Italia — May 11 - June 2, 2019
Location: Start - Bologna-San Luca / Finish - Verona
Distance: 3,518.5 km
Participating Pros: Mikel Landa, Egan Bernal, Alejandro Valverde, Simon Yates, Giacomo Nizzolo and more.
Amgen Tour of California — May 12 - 18, 2019
Location: Start - Sacramento / Finish - Pasadena
Distance: 777.6 miles
Participating Pros: Peter Sagan, Toms Skujiņš, Tejay van Garderen, George Bennett and more.
Tour de France — July 6 - 28, 2019
Location: Start - Brussels / Finish - Paris
Distance: 3,460 km
Participating Pros: Chris Froome, Mark Cavendish, Mikel Landa, Nairo Quintana, Alexander Kristoff, Philippe Gilbert and more.
La Vuelta — August 24 - September 15, 2019
Location: Start - Salinas de Torrevieja / Finish - Madrid
Distance: 3,272.2 km
Participating Pros: Nairo Quintana, Alejandro Valverde, Simon Yates, Gorka Izagirre and more.
Along with our list of recommended pro cycling races to watch, there are plenty more to consider adding to your watch list. Also, if you’re unsure of where to watch pro cycling races live or whether your cable provider offers the appropriate channels, we suggest checking out NBC Sports Gold Cycling Pass and FloBikes.com. Both require subscription payments, but are well worth the small costs if you’re looking for reliable live coverage. Here’s to an exciting year of cycling!