NEWS published on 31 Jan 2017

EBU consolidates its cycling portfolio with Tour of Flanders and three other UCI World Tour Races

The EBU has recently renewed its partnership with Flanders Classics for the distribution of the broadcast rights of the Tour of Flanders in Europe. This new agreement runs until 2020 and comes as an addition to the recently renewed agreements for the European rights to the Amstel Gold Race as well as the worldwide right to the Clasica San Sebastian and the Cyclassics Hamburg.

Starting in 2017, the EBU will distribute a total of 110 cycling race days representing a total of 400 hours per season, a unique cycling portfolio. The most prestigious races of the international calendar are also included such as the Tour de France and the UCI Road World Championships.  

"The EBU is thrilled to renew its partnership with Flanders Classics for such an iconic race as the Tour of Flanders" said Julien Ternisien, EBU Head of Sports Rights- Summer Sports.

"We are proud to guarantee once again extensive free to air exposure for this 'Monument', thanks to many EBU Members. We are more than ever convinced that the best cycling races deserve the widest possible access to fans."

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