24-26th February 2017
It’s time for the final round of the 2016/7 Track World Cup – and I’m here to tell you how we can watch the final session live, and follow the rest of the action as it happens.
It’s really exciting that it’s in LA, as there hasn’t been a Track World Cup in the USA since 2008.
The UCI will have a livestream on Sunday 26th February that will be a mix of live racing, and highlights of the previous days’, starting at 6pm USA PDT (9pm USA EDT; 2am UK GMT; 03:00 European CET; 1pm Monday Australian 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.
This week we preview the first of the Spring Classics! Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Tielt-Winge are on this weekend (the weather looks horrendous!!!!! Yay!). We review the Cali Track World Cup and the results from the last cyclocross race of the season in Leuven. There’s some tougher news that we need to talk about, but it’s positive in the sense that good journos like Laura Weislo are doing some great work in following up on these stories. Most importantly it’s time for round two of our kit vote, so make sure to get in and vote for your favourites! (1:36:14 MIN / 88.11 MB)
NOTE: We do apologise for some background noise on this week’s recording – there were builders working next door to Sarah….
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Don’t forget to vote in Part 2 of Sarah’s 2017 women’s cycling Best Kit vote! Tibco-SVB won Part 1, the vote for the WorldTour teams (the top 20 UCI teams who get automatic invitations to the 2017 Women’s WorldTour stage races) – this is a selection of smaller teams, all of whom have been nominated by readers/twitterati, and there are some great designs in there.
This week’s racing
UCI Highlights and full broadcast from the Round 3 of the 2016/7 Track World Cup, in Cali, Colombia.
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:
January is jam-packed with racing, and this weekend is no exception at all. We’ve got tons to watch, and even when there’s no live streaming, we can follow it too. On the track, it’s the 2016 Hong Kong Track World Cup, and in the mud it’s the Lignières-en-Berry Cyclocross World Cup, and on the road the Australian Summer of Cycling continues with the Santos Women’s Tour at the Tour Down Under, and Update! the Udon Thani’s 123rd Anniversary International Cycling. In chronological order….
The final round of the 2015-6 Track World Cup, and the qualification rounds have already begun, and the Scratch and Points races already won. As with all this season’s Track World Cup, there’s some tv in different countries, and if you can’t see that, there’ll be a mix of live racing and highlights from the previous two days will be shown on the UCI YouTube on Sunday 17th January, from 4pm HKT (8am UK GMT, 09:00 Euro CET, 3am North American EST and 7pm Australian AEDT). Here’s the stream, and if you miss it live, you can watch the replay there afterwards too.
Sometimes the UCI put up race clips throughout the competition on their YouTube, so if you’ve not already subscribed/bookmarked it, do it now!
But how can we follow the rest of the racing? Well, we have lots of options
Merry Solstice/Crossmas/Stuff team! Our now traditional Christmas Eve episode (or Solstice of whatever)! We catch up on the world of cyclocross, talk about the ASO vs UCI nonsense and a couple of other dumb things that are annoying before getting back to being full of joy and good cheer as we look ahead to 2016 and all that it entails. (56:15 MIN / 51.5 MB)
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Things we talked about this week
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It’s December, and while the road season is over, the cyclocross and track seasons are just hotting up. This weekend we’ve got great competitions in both of them, and tons and tons of live women’s cycling – here’s how to watch it.
After Round 1 in Cali, back in October, the track stars head to the New Zealand summer for round 2. We don’t get too much tv – there’s most on New Zealand’s Sky channels
and highlights in some other countries (check out the UCI’s Track World Cup TV guide) (It may turn up on streams, but I don’t know – check out the usual places for streams) but what most of us get is a show on Sunday 6th, which will be a mix of live races and highlights from the previous two days – that’s streamed on the UCI youtube channel, here:
Cambridge is in the NZDT timezone, which is GMT +13, and that video starts at 5pm NZDT & 3pm Aussie AEDT; 4am UK GMT & 05:00 European CET; 11pm North American EST & 8pm PST on Saturday 5th. But there’s an easy way to check your timezone – click through to the video, and you’ll see a count-down. (If it’s geo-restricted for you, it’s because it’s on tv in your area – there’s guidance on what to do about that in this cyclocross post). Under the YT video there’s also a handy guide to track events, if you’re new to this strand of cycling.
Now that might be disappointing if you want to watch it all live, but there are other ways to follow as the action happens.
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.