There are just a few days left for GCN+ to continue operating as a streaming platform. This coming Tuesday, December 19, will mark the end of the cycling fan's favorite way to witness all of the action, from the Tour de France to the Christmas cyclocross season.
UCI World Cup that will take place in Namur on Sunday will be the last cyclocross event that will be televised on the GCN+ platform.
How to watch live cycling in USFor subscribers in North America or Australia, GCN+’s demise means that they will see a reduction in coverage of cycling live streaming options.
In the US the here is the new streaming service Max, technically the B/R Sports Add-On on the streaming service, which is the WBD platform, available in the US. They will cover the most races of any American site once it is live, from February 2024. Max will cover Giro di Italy next year. Subscription to Max costs $9.99 a month with ads, or $15.99 without, with $99.99 or $149.99 bundles also available if you pay for a whole year.
There is also FloBikes streaming service, which shows a lot of cycling, but not all. It costs US$149.99/CAN$150 a year or US$29.99/CAN$29.99 per month. Flobikes will cover Tour de France, among some other world tour races.
How to watch live cycling in the UK and EuropeEurosport and Discovery+ will continue to be the channels that broadcast live coverage of races in the United Kingdom. These channels will continue to show the same races and commentators that were aired on GCN+.
Purchasing a 'Standard' membership to Discovery+, which includes coverage of cycling from Eurosport, will cost you £6.99 per month or £59.99 per year. The price of this bundle is more than that of GCN+; nevertheless, it includes live broadcasts of cycling throughout the whole year, in addition to other live sports such as snooker, tennis, motorsports, the Paris Olympic Games, and more.
It costs £29.99 a month to subscribe to a premium package that includes all of that in addition to TNT Sports, which broadcasts football matches from the Premier League, Champions League, and Europa League in addition to rugby, wrestling, UFC, and MotoGP.
According to Discovery+, viewers in territories where the streaming service is available – which includes the UK, Ireland, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Norway – can subscribe to the streaming service(link is external) for £6.99 a month.
Within the United Kingdom, we are also able to watch the occasional free-to-air events, such as the Tour de France and the Tour of Britain on ITV4 or the BBC's annual coverage of the world championships, which are typically also free to stream on a catch-up service such as ITVX. On the other hand, Eurosport's coverage is only available through a pay-TV subscription plan, such as Sky.
Cycling lovers in European countries where Discovery+ is not accessible may subscribe to the Eurosport App, which is the successor of the Eurosport Player. This app contains the same multitude of events that are now available on GCN+. On the other hand, viewers in Poland can watch the races via the Eurosport Extra App.