Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia will air the 2011 TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Championship on Sunday, June 5 from Noon until 3:30 p.m. ET. It is unclear how much, if any, of the Liberty Classic will be shown during this time.
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Host Gregg Murphy will again be joined by cycling experts John Eustice and Todd Gogulski in covering the race. Eustice is a Philly-area native and a former U.S. National Cycling Champion. Gogulski is currently an analyst for NBC Universal Sports and a former professional cyclist who was crowned “King of the Mountain” in 1991’s race for scaling the famed Manayunk Wall.
Murphy, Eustice and Gogulski will host Comcast SportsNet’s coverage live from a special race-day set atop the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. In an effort to bring the viewers as close to the action as possible the broadcast will also feature motorcycle reports from the course. These duties will be performed by former professional rider and three-time Canadian Olympian Eric Wohlberg. The race is also known for attracting a large crowd of energetic and passionate cycling fans and Comcast SportsNet’s Lisa Hillary will cover the pulse of the fans throughout the day.
Comcast SportsNet’s high definition broadcast will utilize in excess of fifteen cameras including a helicopter gyro cam and multiple motorcycle-mounted cameras.
Comcast SportsNet’s family of regional sports networks will air the race in their local markets, reaching nearly 24 million households. The following networks will carry the race live in their respective markets: Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, Comcast SportsNet New England and Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. The race will be taped delayed in the following markets: Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Comcast SportsNet California and Comcast SportsNet Northwest.
VERSUS will air the race nationally at 8 p.m. The race will also be available on Comcast On Demand beginning on Monday, June 6.