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.
Saturday 24th September 2016
We’ve had the first round of the 2016/7 Telenet Cyclocross World Cup, CrossVegas (and if you missed it, you can watch the replay of the women’s race and the men’s race, interview with winner Sophie de Boer, and check out Balint Hamvas’ gorgeous photos) and almost immediately we’re crossing the USA to Iowa City for Round 2, Jingle Cross, the first time this race has been a World Cup.
The World Cup is part of a HUGE festival of cyclocross, with over 60 races for a whole ton of categories and courses, fireworks, music, partying and tons more – and you can find the full schedule here. But the World Cups are the most important ones, and they’re on Saturday 24th September:
- The women’s race is at 3:30pm CDT (4:30pm USA EDT; 9:30pm UK BST; 22:30 Euro CEST; 6:30am Aussie AEST) – UCI livestream here
- The men race at 5pm CDT (6pm EDT; 11pm BST; 00:00 CEST; 8am AEST) – UCI livestream here
The UCI’s TV guide is here, and the women’s and men’s races will be live on Play TV and RTBF in Belgium, and on TV channels in the Czech Republic, Denmark, USA.
For the rest of us, we can watch the races live on the UCI YouTube Channel, and if you miss it, the race will be archived for you at the same links – here’s the women’s race:
Wednesday 21st September 2016
Cyclocross is here! Well, OK, desert CX, but it’s still the first World Cup of the season – CrossVegas 2016, the 10th edition of this race – and it’ll be live!
The women race at 8:15pm USA PDT (11:15pm EDT; 4:15am UK BST; 05:15 Euro CEST; 1:15pm Thursday Aussie AEST) and the men at 9:30pm PDT, and the full programme is here.
The races will be streamed on the UCI YouTube, with this stream for the women, and this one for the men, and it should be available there as well after the race is over, so if you miss the races, hit those links for the full replay. And if you’re in the USA, it’s on Universal HD and the NBC Sports App 11PM–2AM EDT and on September 22nd on Premiere Universal HD – 6-8PM EDT.
(USA types, you may need a VPN like Hola, Tunnelbear or BetterNet, set to eg the UK, to watch the UCI stream – if you’re new to them, inrng explains VPNs here)
Lots of information on the CrossVegas website, including the course map, a Cyclocross primer and description of the main riders on the front page. Startlists here on the UCI site (scroll down).
Follow CrossVegas on their twitter, and there’s tons on the #CrossVegas hashtag. The hashtag for the World Cup is the un-snappy #TelenetUCICXWC.
Want a reminder of the past? Lots of photos on the race site, and videos on their YouTube.
The last MTB World Cups of 2016! So sad to see the season end, but Vallnord was a gorgeous place to finish in – and of course, we can watch the full replay and catch tons of media and videos. I’ll be editing more in as I see it, so leave me a comment or tell me on twitter if you find things I’ve missed.
All the results and standings from the 2016 MTB World Cup are on the UCI website – and I’ve also got some thoughts about the UCI highlights videos, and a bit of a rant about why they chose to promote DH as they do.
The full race replay is here on Red Bull TV; and highlights, a few photos, full results and Atherton’s winning run on the Red Bull Bike report; Highlights from Trek Factory Racing:
Photo-essay on Pinkbike; lots of photos on the Vallnord website.
The last MTB World Cup of 2016, and the Downhill and Cross Country riders come together for one final bash, before the DH World Champs next weekend. We’ve in the mountains of Andorra, in Vallnord, and of course, this being MTB, we can watch it live, AND have a ton of media beforehand. I’ll tell you how to watch first, and then check out the pre-race awesome, which I’ll be adding to every day before the races.
So, Vallnord. There’s all the programme information, course maps, startlists etc on the great race website, and the current World Cup standings on the UCI World Cup portal, and what you’re really interested in, the Downhill finals and XCo races will be streamed on Red Bull TV, although I should warn you, sometimes these are streamed on a delay, so keep off social media if you want the results to be a surprise until you’ve seen them! If you miss the races live you’ll be able to watch here after the races too.
To follow the races live on twitter, including the pre-race build up, check out the Vallnord and UCI MTB twitters, and the #UCIMTBWC and #VallnordWorldCup hashtags.
So, what’s gone on so far?
The MTB circus continues to Switzerland, and the Lenzerheide round of the MTB World Cup – both Downhill and Cross Country this week – and I’ve got videos, media and photos from the women’s races to share with you!
Let’s do it chronologically…
Full race replay, and highlights, both on Red Bull Bike. And UCI highlights:
We may have had the Cross Country MTB World Championships last week, but the World Cup is still in full flight. This weekend it’s XCo AND downhill, and as always, we can watch live, thanks to Red Bull TV:
Information on the race website, and follow on twitter via the #UCIMTBWC hashtag
As always, there’s some great pre-race media from the Downhill…
I’ll edit more pre-race media in as I see it – and of course, I’ll put a post of race media after the weekend.