THE National Cycling Championships being staged in Omagh at the end of the month are to be televised for the first time on British Eurosport.
The prestigious championships which will be hosted by Omagh Wheelers Cycling Club from June 25- 28 will feature in a half hour highlights programme to be broadcast the following week.
The coveted championships brings together Ireland’s elite riders as well as many of the top racers from the continent and chief organiser Stephen McKenna is delighted Eurosport is offering the marquee event exposure to a wider audience.
“This year’s championships is set to be one of the great weekends of bike racing in recent memory,” he said.
“It’s only right that it should be presented on a platform as prestigious as British Eurosport. I’m looking forward to seeing Irish bike racing and the beautiful surroundings of County Tyrone presented in the best possible light.”
Eurosport cycling commentator Declan Quigley will present highlights of the women’s elite and men’s senior races in a programme set for several transmissions on the renowned sports network.
Geoff Lilley, chief executive of Cycling Ireland, said bringing the sport to a wider audience was an important cornerstone in the development of the sport in Ireland.
“The National Road Race Championships is traditionally one of the most important events on the calendar and it’s entirely appropriate that we should have this opportunity to present the event on British Eurosport.”
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