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How to watch the 2014 Track World Championships live

Track Cycling World Championships, Cali – 26th February – 2nd March 2014

This week it’s the culmination of the 2013/14 track season – and if you want to watch it, here’s how you can do it!  Firstly, it might be on tv in your area – have a look at the UCI’s tv guide for local times and channels.  It’s on all over the place – for example, in the UK on the BBC (maybe streamed here) and in Australia on SBS.  But if it’s not showing in your country, then you can watch on the UCI youtube.

There are live streams for each of the evening sessions – Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4 and Day 5, that should also be archived as soon as the races are over, if you can’t watch live.  If there’s tv in your area, those will be geo-restricted, but you can unlock that by adding Hola or Tunnelbear, setting yourself to somewhere like Spain or Sweden, and you should be able to see them.  The times of the broadcast are on the bottom of the UCI tv guide, or if you can see the streams, they have a count-down clock until the broadcast starts.

If you want to see coverage from specific countries you’re not actually in, there will most likely be streams, too – look for them here and here.

Cali is 5 hours behind GMT (UK), 6 hours behind European CET – it’s the same timezone as USA EST and 3 hours ahead of USA PST – and 11 hours behind Australian AEST.  So the evening sessions that start at 18:30 local time are 11:30pm UK, 00:30 CET, 6:30pm USA EST, 3:30pm USA PST and 10:30am the next day Aus AEST.

If you miss watching it live, you can also see individual races on the UCI website very soon after the races are over.

So, that’s watching it live – how else can we follow it, especially the morning sessions we can’t see?

More ways to follow online

There’ll be live timing as always on Tissot Timing – you can download their live-timing app, and the results will all go up on their Track World Champs page as they happen – anything in red has information behind it.

Then, there’s the competition organisers – start with @WorldTrackCali, the official competition twitter account, which is excellent, with lots of photos; their website, in Spanish and English, which is full of information; their facebook, with photo galleries and youtube.

I’ve made a twitter list of track cycling women, which I’m adding to all the time, if you want to see what they’re saying about the competition.

@BritishCycling, @CyclingAus and @CyclingAusTrack are usually good at tweeting country-specific results, and posting reports on their websites too – here’s Cycling Australia’s track portal, and they have a great set of In the starting gate videos on their youtube with interviews with riders that have great candid questions at the end.  I love this one of Anna Meares,  but you can also see Nettie Edmondson, Amy Cure, Melissa Hoskins, Ashlee Ankudinoff, Bella King and Steph Morton.

British Cycling have a Track Worlds portal, with videos of various riders talking about their hopes too, that you can also their You Tube playlist –  with this one from Laura Trott, and more from Becky James, Katie Archibald, Joanna Rowsell, Danni Khan and Jess Varnish.

There’s a load of information on the UCI website, too – here’s their Worlds portal, with competition schedule  – and here’s their description of the different track events, if you’re new to the sport.

If you find more information you like, please do tell me in the comments, or on twitter, and I’ll edit it in.  It’s going to be a fun competition, can’t wait to watch it!

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