Best option for watching races in USA???
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    Best option for watching races in USA???

    What are people using to watch the upcoming - packed - WorldTour season?

    FloBikes?

    NBC Sports Gold? (could not find a cycling schedule on their site)

    a VPN? which one?


    thanks for your time.

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    NBC has the rights, so FloBikes can't show it in the US. Your option is NBCsport or gold or a VPN and hopefully find a Eurosport feed.

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    I use PureVPN (http://bit.ly/2ZTnWsm) and log into a UK server to watch via my EuroSport subscription. I've never had EuroSport ask for billing address but have heard some folks having that issue. There is an on-line UK debit type card available from TransferWise (https://bit.ly/2CrlLGr). I figure I'll go that route if EuroSport asks for a UK billing address at some time.

    I guess GCN also has their new RacePass service up and running. Supposedly content varies by location. Not sure if you could get around that via VPN.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KoroninK View Post
    NBC has the rights, so FloBikes can't show it in the US. Your option is NBCsport or gold or a VPN and hopefully find a Eurosport feed.
    There is an Aussie site for free WorldTour races, or so i am told.

    Emailed FloBikes about USA availability.

    NBC Sports Gold has no cycling schedule posted, tho i realize they have broadcast rights. The also do no offer many of the races, notably GdI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KoroninK View Post
    NBC has the rights, so FloBikes can't show it in the US. Your option is NBCsport or gold or a VPN and hopefully find a Eurosport feed.
    On another forum people responded from USA about using FloBikes and the $100+ annual subscription. I'll see if the have a monthly rate through November8th that gets all the races.
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    Update after checking FloBikes -

    to get access to their subscription page, one must first give their email. Which I typically don't do.


    Does anyone know if a 3 month rate is available and the fee?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SantaCruz View Post
    There is an Aussie site for free WorldTour races, or so i am told.
    You have any more details on the Aussie site? I'm working in the South Pacific and might not even need a VPN to get it!

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    NBCsports have started advertising the Tour on NBCsports and NBC Gold when they showed some stages earlier this month. It may not be listed, but they own the rights. They will have the Tour, Vuelta, Paris-Roubaix, Fleche Wallone, LBL, and Worlds.

    GCN has a new app that has a subscription for some races and highlights for the rest.

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    Caught the end of Strade Bianche on EuroSport this morning. They had some sort of technical issue issue earlier but the feed was good the last 20K or so. Only thing different is they now add one of those "click on the images with xyz in it" when you log in. You do have to be careful with the subtle British vs. American English word meaning differences.

    They did really minimize the number of fans along the race though. There were only half a dozen people along the final climb, likely folks who lived in the houses along the route that popped their heads out for a look as the riders went by.
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