It's a little more difficult for cycling; but possible none-the-less.
Steephill.tv has been my go-to for a few years now when I am away from a cable connection or our main TV is otherwise occupied (I am married with 3 boys; so I can't always have the TV...that's my reality).
Their UCI cycling coverage is excellent; providing links to many of the european broadcast streams. English-language broadcasts are often available; but occasionally you have to watch in another language - either because English isn't available or the stream is low-quality or otherwise unreliable (not Steephill's fault).
Broadcast schedules are included - so I'll commonly check in a day or two before the race to see when I need to tune in. Knowing this year's Roubaix course; I'll be getting online a little before 6:00 a.m. Pacific time so I can catch what is likely to be the winning move somewhere in the last 50 km.
This year's Paris-Roubaix will be no exception and I invite you to tune in with me as I enjoy the "Hell of the North" over a large cup of coffee and a bowl of cereal tomorrow morning.
Who has your vote? Cancellara's two crashes this week have him battered and bruised; but is he weakened? Taylor Phinney had a good showing last year and has good support from his team this year - not to mention two U23 Roubaix victories already in his palmares. VanSummeren, Gilbert, Hushovd, Boassen-Hagen, Devolder? Myriad others? It's going to be good!
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