It’s track time again people!
The London round of the 2014/15 Track World Cup runs from 5th to 7th December, and we get to watch it! Now, the best coverage is, unsurprisingly in the UK – the BBC are showing Friday’s evening session live on their website, and Saturday and Sunday’s second sessions live on the BBC Red Button and online. Here’s their schedule (in GMT) and the livestreams should pop up on the Cycling page and maybe on this page.
Here’s the TV guide for the rest of the world – and the UCI will be streaming the final session on Sunday 9th December – starting at 3:45pm UK GMT (16:45 Europe CET; 10:45am USA EST; 2:45am Monday Australia AEDT)
Now, maybe you want to watch the UK coverage, or the UCI stream, but it’s restricted in your area? Never fear – add Hola or Tunnelbear and they can help you watch. (With Tunnelbear, turn off the app once the stream’s running, that way you save your allowance).
So how can you follow the racing before the streaming starts?
There are so many ways! As always, Tissot Timing will provide live results. Their live timing app is here, and the results will be here as soon as possible. Anything in red has already been raced and updated – white means there’s nothing there yet.
I love the work of the Track Cycling team – one of my highlights of Guadalajara was Guy Swarbrick’s pithy commentweeting from their @trackcycling account, and they have great reports on their website. And the London Track World Cup twitter is excellent too. They’re using #TWC14 as their official hashtag (UPDATE! Or they were before the race – now it seems like they’re using #TWC, so maybe try both?)
British Cycling, the Belgian Cycling Team and Cycling Australia are very good at country-specific information, and BC and CA have reports and photos on their websites – Cycling Australia’s track portal and British Cycling’s Track portal. BC have been putting some great pre-race interviews, for example, Laura Trott‘s (more like that on their youtube)
On their other Youtube they’re putting up videos of some of the events – very British-based, but they’re going up super-fast, so check them out.
And to follow the riders’ experiences, I’ve got a twitter list of track cycling women here. I love this tweet!
Need more information?
There’s so much good stuff on the race website, and the programme is over here (timing in UK GMT). Startlists will turn up on the Tissot site as above, and there’s more information about the Track World Cup on the UCI website.
One of the stars of the last round was Jolien D’hoore, who won the omnium, and I podcast-interviewed her about her amazing 2014 afterwards – listen to it here. And if you have any questions, ask me in the comments, or on twitter. I adore track, and I can’t wait for this race! I’ll be collecting all the videos I can find after the weekend, so come back next week too.