17th-19th February 2017
The third round of the 2016-7 Tissot Track World Cup is in Cali, Colombia – we can follow the action live, and even watch some of it.
The UCI will have a livestream on Sunday 19th February that will be a mix of live racing, and highlights of the previous days’ – I think it will start at 15:30 COT (3:30pm USA EDT; 8:30pm UK GMT; European 21:30 CET; 7:30 Monday AEST). Head to the UCI YouTube or the UCI’s website for that, and for any highlights clips from the racing that might go up before then.
UPDATE! Here’s the stream:
The 2014/5 Track World Cup season is only three rounds long, and finishes this weekend in Cali, Colombia, running from 16th-18th January 2015. It’s the last chance this season to get the points to get to Worlds, and it counts towards Olympic qualification, so it should be fast and furious racing. There’ll be some limited live coverage, on Sunday, so I’m here to tell you how to watch that, and how I’ll be following it live-ish, the rest of the time.
First, television. Here’s the UCI’s broadcast schedule, including streaming – and here’s their live feed for Sunday 18th January:
This will start at 4pm local COT time (same as USA EST; 9pm UK GMT; 20:00 European CET; 1pm USA PST; 8am Monday Australian AEDT) – it will be a mix of live streaming and highlights from the previous days’ racing.
Last week I put up a post with the videos and links from Days 1 and 2 at the Track Cycling World Champs, and now here are the final three days, with even more amazing racing – the spectacular Points race, the Omnium, Sprint, Individual Pursuit and Keirin. There’ll be videos and links to photos and results, so read on…
The first medal from Friday was the Individual Pursuit, and in the bronze, two riders who raced each other through the Juniors – Amy Cure, who rides on the road for Lotto Belisol, and Ganna Solovey (who then had a steroid ban at aged 19). Guess who I wanted to win?
and then, the gold race – former IP World Champion Sarah Hammer, and Jo Rowsell, who’d already won a Worlds gold as part of the British Team Pursuit squad.
It’s been a a great couple of days from the Track World Champs in Cali, with all kinds of action – and it’s been strangely affected by the weather. Track riders are usually in these very tightly controlled environments, with perfect heat and humidity, but the Cali velodrome has a roof, but no walls, so there have been issues with wind that riders will never usually have to deal with.
I’ve got a collection of videos and links from the women’s scratch race, team sprint, team pursuit and 500m – and remember, if you want to watch the next three days live, here’s my guide.
I’m starting with my favourite race so far, and the first medal race of Worlds, the women’s scratch:
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?