How to follow the (January) 2014 Guadalajara Track World Cup
There were 2 Track World Cups in Guadalajara this year – this article relates to January, if you want information about the November round, including some livestream, head over here.
On Friday 17th January, the final round of the 2013/14 Track World Cup starts, in Guadalajara, Mexico. It won’t be streamed live in full, but on Sunday 19th there will be a live feed on the UCI Youtube, with commentary in English from Ant McCrossan. If it’s anything like the last 2 rounds, the stream will be a mix of live racing from the final Sunday session and highlights from the previous days, and after the competition is over, the stream will stay there as the archive:
That stream starts at 11:30pm UK time on Sunday night (6:30pm USA EST; 00:30 CET & 10:30am Aus AEDT both on Monday 20th Jan) and if you hit play before then, there’ll be a countdown to the start, so you can work it out in your timezone.
So, if there’s no stream from the other sessions, how can you follow it?
Well, I always recommend twitter, of course – start with the #TrackWorldCup hashtag, and I’ll update this post with any hashtags etc that I find. @TrackWorldCupMX were great for the December Aguascalientes round, and their website and their facebook have been updated from Aguascalientes to Guadalajara – look out there for galleries, news and other information. @BritishCycling, @CyclingAus and @CyclingAusTrack are usually good at tweeting country-specific results, and posting reports on their websites: British Cycling has been posting videos of their team talking about the Cup to their Youtube, and
should have a Cup preview up soon here’s their preview of the competition – Cycling Australia usually have a preview too.
Then, there’s Tissot Timing. An icon for the live timing app should appear here once the competition is running, and all the startlists and results will go here (anything that’s got information behind it will be red)
For more information about the event, there’s a programme on the UCI website. The timezone Guadalajara is in is 6 hours behind the UK, 7 behind Europe, 1 behind USA EST and 17 behind Australia AEDT, so have fun converting! The UCI also has a very sparse tv guide – it looks like the USA get delayed highlights on Tuesday, which is good, but it might mean the livestream is geo-restricted there.
As always, if you find out more, let me know in the comments, or on twitter, and I’ll edit it in. I’ve set up a fanpost, too, on Podium Café, where people will share information and links in the comments, so do come and chat there too.