How to Watch the 2020 Mountain Bike World Championships from Leogang

Oct 6, 2020
by James Smurthwaite  
Finn Iles set the first fast time of the day and gave Canada brief hope of a medal

Where to watch the 2020 Leogang World Championships

October 10

Women's Cross Country

PST 03:00 / EST 06:00 / BST 11:00 / CEST 12:00

https://www.redbull.com/int-en/live/uci-mtb-championships-2020-leogang-xco-women

There's a separate 'English Only' feed here for Albania, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Malaysia, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and UK: www.redbull.com/int-en/live/uci-mtb-championships-2020-leogang-xco-women-english-only

Men's Cross Country

PST 05:30 / EST 08:30 / BST 13:30 / CEST 14:30

https://www.redbull.com/int-en/live/uci-mtb-championships-2020-leogang-xco-men

There's a separate 'English Only' feed here for Albania, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Malaysia, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and UK: https://www.redbull.com/int-en/live/uci-mtb-championships-2020-leogang-xco-men-english-only.

October 11

Women's Downhill

PST 03:30 / EST 06:30 / BST 11:30 / CEST 12:30

https://www.redbull.com/int-en/live/uci-mtb-championships-leogang-dh-women

There's a separate 'English Only' feed here for Albania, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Malaysia, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and UK: www.redbull.com/int-en/live/uci-mtb-championships-leogang-dh-women-english-only.


Men's Downhill

PST 05:30 / EST 08:30 / BST 13:30 / CEST 14:30

https://www.redbull.com/int-en/live/uci-mtb-championships-2020-leogang-dh-men

There's a separate 'English Only' feed here for Albania, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Malaysia, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and UK: https://www.redbull.com/int-en/live/uci-mtb-championships-2020-leogang-dh-men-english-only.



Update: We've had another update from Red Bull this morning that confirms 7 countries in South America (Venezuela, Paraguay, Ecuador, Colombia, Chile, Bolivia, Argentina) alongside the Netherlands have been added to the geoblocked list as the rights to broadcast the event in those countries has been bought by other broadcasters. Red Bull can also confrim that it can show the event in Belgium.

Update: Sweden, Slovakia, Norway, Malaysia have all been added to the cleared list and will be able to watch the race on Red Bull TV. It was also noticed that Finland was missing from the list. Unfortunately Finland will be a geoblocked country and viewers will not be able to watch the race on Red Bull TV.



Red Bull TV may be the official broadcaster for the Mercedes-Benz UCI MTB World Cup but they aren't the only official global broadcaster for the 2020 World Championships. As in previous years, the UCI has packaged the DH and XC World Championships alongside all of the other cycling disciplines they own and separate licensing agreements need to be made to broadcast the event.

With 2020 supposed to have been an Olympic year, the interest in Olympic disciplines including road cycling, BMX and track cycling was on the rise this year so the rights to their World Championships have been bought by larger, terrestrial broadcasters in some territories. As all the disciplines are packaged together, that means that the downhill and XCO World Championships were bundled in too.

In many instances, the broadcast licensing agreements allow Red Bull to broadcast the World Championship XC and DH races, and in those places, you will be able to watch the World Championships as you would during any World Cup race weekend. Globally, however, it's a bit of patchwork as some countries are not included, most notably the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Italy and South Africa.

The list may still change as last minute deals get done but, as of our publishing date, here’s the full list of countries where the World Championships will be broadcast on Red Bull TV*:

Cleared Territories for Red Bull TV

Viewers in these territories will be fine to watch the World Championships on Red Bull TV. In some territoires the rights are also shared with terrestrial broadcasters. In some territories the rights are shared with another broadcaster. This broadcaster is shown in brackets, check local scheduling for their broadcast plans.

Afghanistan
Albania (also licensed by ALRTS)
Algeria
Andorra (Also licensed by Eurosport)
Angola
Armenia (Also licensed by Eurosport)
Australia (Also licensed by Fox, SBS)
Austria (Also licensed by ORF Sport +)
Azerbaijan (Also licensed by Eurosport)
Bangladesh
Bahrain
Belarus (Also licensed by Eurosport)
Belgium (French) (Also licensed by RTBF)
Belize
Benin
Bosnia Herzegovina (Also licensed by Eurosport)
Botswana
Bulgaria (Also licensed by Eurosport)
Brazil
Bhutan
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
China (Also licensed by hysport.tv)
Comoros
Congo
Costa Rica
Cote D'Ivoire
Croatia (Also licensed to Eurosport)
Cyprus (Also licensed to Eurosport)
Czech Republic (Also licensed to Czech TV)
Democratic Republic of Congo
Djibouti
Egypt
El Salvador
Equitorial Guinea
Eritra
Estonia
Ethiopia
France (Also licensed to L'Equipe)
Gabon
Gambia
Gaza Strip
Georgia (Also licensed to Eurosport)
Germany (also licensed to ZDF/SWF)
Ghana
Greece (Also licensed to Eurosport)
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea Bissau
Hungary (Also olicensed to Eurosport)
Honduras
Hong Kong
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Ireland (Also licensed to Eurosport)
Israel (Also licensed to Eurosport)
India
Kazakhstan (Also licensed to Eurosport)
Kenya
Korea (Also licensed to Sky TV Korea)
Kosovo (Also licensed to Eurosport)
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan (Also licensed to Eurosport)
Latvia (Also licensed to Eurosport)
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Liechenstein (Also licensed to Eurosport)
Lithuania (Also licensed to Eurosport)
Luxemburg (Also licensed to Eurosport)
Macedonia (Also licensed to Eurosport)
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Malta (Also licensed to Eurosport)
Maurtetania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Moldova (Also licensed to Eurosport)
Monaco (Also licensed to Eurosport)
Montenegro (Also licensed to Eurosport)
Morocco (Also licensed to Eurosport)
Mozambique
Mexico
Myanmar
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Nicaragua
Oman
Palestine
Panama
Pakistan
Peru
Poland (Also licensed to TVP)
Portugal (Also licensed to Eurosport)
Philippines
Qatar
Reunion
Romania (Also licensed to Eurosport)
Russia (Also licensed to Eurosport)
Rwanda
San Marino (Also licensed to Eurosport)
Sao Tome
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia (Also licensed to Eurosport)
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Slovenia (Also licensed to RTV Slovenia)
Socotra
Somalia
South Sudan
Spain (Also licensed to Teledeporte)
St Helena
Sudan
Swaziland
Switzerland (Also licensed to SRF/RTS)
Syria
Sri Lanka
Thailand (Also licensed to Truevision
Taiwan
Tanzania
Togo
Tunisia
Turkey (Also licensed to Eurosport)
Uganda
UK (Also licensed to BBC)
Ukraine (Also licensed to Eurosport)
UAE
Vatican City (Also licensed to Eurosport)
Vietnam
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Recently Added:
Sweden
Slovakia
Norway
Malaysia

Geoblocked Territories

Red Bull will not show the World Championships in the following territories. Viewers in these countries will need a VPN to access the Red Bull feed or they can watch it on terresstrial broadcasts.

Canada - Rights held by Flosports and Fubo TV
Denmark - Rights held by TV2
Finland
Italy - Rights held by RAI
Japan
Jordan
New Zealand - Rights held bySky NZ
Nepal
Singapore - Rights held by Starhub
South Africa - Rights held by Supersport
USA - Rights held by NBC Universal
Recently added
Venezuela
Paraguay
Ecuador
Colombia
Chile
Bolivia
Argentina
Netherlands

*Subject to change

Regions in Article
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321 Comments

  • 486 6
 Try and jump the wall into Mexico?
  • 53 3
 AHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
  • 12 5
 take a poor man's gold
  • 98 2
 Americans *connecting to an Mexican VPN server* Buenos Dias lol !
  • 45 4
 Red Bull should show the Worlds through PB site to registered users, period.
  • 14 34
flag ReeferSouthrland (Oct 1, 2020 at 12:14) (Below Threshold)
 Jump the wall you can walk into mexico with a rocket launcher strapped on. We just watch it live like the last time when Snowshoe was blocked by NBC. We are a resourceful bunch, well most of US.
  • 8 2
 @Euskafreez:

Irish I was Mexican.
  • 8 8
 Easier to just drive right over. Just did last week, no problems.
  • 58 1
 With a Trumpoline?
  • 5 1
 @ReeferSouthrland: Snowshoe was live on RedBull in the states . I watched it that morning.
  • 2 0
 @Bmontgomery87: I can't remember what race it was last year, but there was def one with a similar situation where we had use VPNs to watch.
  • 10 0
 Depending on how the next month goes, that could be a popular idea.
  • 5 15
flag SlodownU (Oct 2, 2020 at 5:14) (Below Threshold)
 If you don't have a VPN in 2020, you don't deserve to watch, and deserve all the spam and viruses you get.
  • 2 0
 @SlodownU: I don't see why they bother with the geo blocking, when even Norton ahs a built in VPN these days...
  • 12 0
 Ah come on! I will wear a mask while watching it if that makes a difference.
  • 1 1
 @Bmontgomery87: Makes no difference maybe it was the goddam race in canada watched all of them free live and direct son.
  • 3 0
 @gally-nh: Mt St Anne I believe
  • 1 0
 @Bmontgomery87: Indeed, easy peazy
  • 5 1
 How about a drive in movie style screen on the mexico side, cars nosed up to the wall?
  • 1 2
 Why jump, we can simply drive.
  • 1 2
 Moto down there all the time.
  • 2 1
 @littleskull99: That would be fun. Early AM con cervezas.
  • 127 0
 If you can't hear Rob commentate is it even WC DH?
  • 49 1
 the answer is no, it isnt WC DH unless Rob gets over excited very early on
  • 71 0
 Nobody in the US wants to hear some generic NBC announcer that knows nothing about DH compared to Rob Warner. This sucks, and I won’t be watching the NBC feed!
  • 1 0
 @nsteele: Like Todd Harris, he does the domestic bike stuff. Not good when you don't even ride a bike.
  • 10 1
 NBC will get a college basketball commentator to do it. "Wow they seem to be going fast but the course looks kind of flat on my monitor so I don't know why they need those bikes with all of that suspension. The bikes also look like the one I back ordered from walmart, delivery date August 2021, so I could probably do this professionally when I get me bike."
  • 31 0
 @vjunior21: nah, they always overcompensate and sound like hip dad syndrome...
"he really juice boxed that start gate! whoa, first corner is rad and it is feeling amped out here today. we're all watching a groovy run being set down on this rowdy morning. Perfect balance as he hits those rocks. Wow, these fellas are seriously cooking out today!"
  • 3 0
 @thinkbike:
Always great listing to 60 year old commentators using term like lit, fire, forshizzle...
  • 2 0
 @vjunior21:
No, it will be a recycled NASCRAP commentator that refers to them all as 'drivers', and their bikes as 'the number _ car
That's okay though, 'cuz as always I'll be busy riding my bike, and when I get done PB will have the best runs up anyway
  • 2 0
 VPN, people. No biggie.
  • 3 2
 @T4THH: *Mid course split*
"LOOK AT THE TIME!!! [S]HE's UP BY 5 SECONDS!"

"LOOK AT THE TIME!!! [S]HE's UP BY 2 SECONDS!"

"LOOK AT THE TIME!!! [S]HE's UP BY 2 SECONDS!"

...

"LOOK AT THE TIME!!! [S]HE's UP BY 0.0002 SECONDS!"
  • 101 2
 coz Afghanistan is such a hotbed of Mtb racing...apparently north america is still an untapped market
  • 79 0
 just booked my flight for the crazy watch party over there
  • 117 3
 @mtbmaniatv: I hope they don't Taliban it...
  • 13 0
 @korev: Ok, that made me chuckle. LOL
  • 3 7
flag martin737 (Oct 1, 2020 at 7:45) (Below Threshold)
 Speaking of Afghanistan...let's talk about Somalia, one of the poorest countries in the world, if not the poorest... Wink
  • 67 0
 @martin737: odd use of the wink
  • 23 1
 there is a mtb scene in Afghanistan tho. if security situation was better it would be an incredible destination
  • 17 0
 @danielfeary: I hear they use an outdated bottom bracket standard there. What is its name again?
  • 41 1
 Just because they are not a hotbed of mountain biking...does it mean they should not get the chance to watch the races? In most developing countries you can bet your bottom line that there is a bunch of kids somewhere dreaming of racing world champs one day. I know here in Nepal its a big thing to be able to watch these races....
  • 5 0
 @HimalayanSingleTrack: Been to nepal and didn't get to ride but dude, your country has some of the dopest riding I've ever seen
  • 1 0
 @iamamodel: Now that was a good one! ????
  • 84 0
 This has been the worst trade deal in the history of trade deals, probably ever
  • 89 6
 UK government: Hold my beer!
  • 11 9
 dammit trump!
  • 3 4
 @conkers: free trade is over rated ????????
  • 17 5
 God damn NBC. NBC laundered Trump's public image, eventually leading to the shitshow that is currently consuming western civilization... and now this!!
  • 2 1
 He obviously hasn’t read his own book ! lol
  • 2 0
 @conkers: you are still more than welcome in Europe
  • 12 1
 @dj100procentenduro:
I’m just too ashamed of my country to go to Europe now.
  • 2 9
flag SimonVD (Oct 3, 2020 at 1:41) (Below Threshold)
 @kipvr: I do hope that's you being facetious
  • 6 0
 @SimonVD:

Why?
  • 4 9
flag SimonVD (Oct 3, 2020 at 19:05) (Below Threshold)
 @kipvr: ashamed of your country? A bit over dramatic don't you think
  • 3 0
 @SimonVD: ashamed fair enough but too ashamed to travel , now that’s over dramatic ! Unless he’s an ex Nigel farage supporter who’s just embarrassed to see his country sink to the lowest depths in its history !
  • 5 0
 @Matt115lamb: I was being facetious, I’m not really too ashamed to travel! I’m certainly no Brexshit supporter, I’m no gammon.
  • 1 0
 @conkers: Well, you can come to The Netherlands but it won't help you much. To be honest I had put my hope in your Alex Rankin to document it and publish it in a new Earthed dvd for me to buy.

@everyoneelse: So, please no spoilers until I have watched the dvd.
  • 71 0
 Aaahhh yes can't wait to see World Champs in two months commented by roadies on Rai Sport. Guess I'll have to find a VPN soon
  • 120 0
 This comment was sponsored by NordVPN®
  • 75 0
 DH Champs 2012: *someone hits a jump and whips*
Gigi Sgarbozza (80 y.o. roadie commentator): "what a wheelie! This is a fast one!"
Time: *+54 seconds*
  • 21 0
 Haha Sgarbozza is a myth..
Danny throws the whip of a lifetime..
Gigi..he’s falling..
Davide..the sghembo jump..
Thanks Rai Big Grin
  • 2 0
 The Netherlands welcomes you....
  • 5 0
 @vic690: don't forget at Loegang maybe in 2013, while Minnar was in the middle section sending jumps, Sgarbozza commented: "mamma mia guarda che impennate ! incredibile" the translation is: "oh my god look at these wheelies ! incredible!!

poor Italy..
  • 1 0
 Lunga vita alla vpn
  • 1 0
 And fuck off rai Italian style putting their hands on everything. Just put zanchi on please
  • 1 0
 @colincolin: I've heard very good things about Mullvad. They seem to be the go to since PIA got bought.
  • 3 0
 @endlessblockades: with a fat one
  • 1 0
 If the commenters would be Pancani and Martinello not al that bad . Love them! Love also our overexcited Rob clearly!
  • 57 1
 A BIG FUUUUUCK YOU TO BROADCASTERS WHO HAVE ZERO STAKE, PASSION OR INTEREST IN THE SPORT. A BIG FUCK YOU. NO ROB AND CLAUDIO IS GUNNA SUCK. A BIG FUCK YOU
  • 32 0
 Canada, the land of controlled media.
  • 9 1
 psssst: V P N
  • 4 10
flag lastminutetech (Oct 1, 2020 at 9:09) (Below Threshold)
 @endlessblockades: i think you miss the point of my message. 1 - f*ck yous can be extended to anyone....2 - broadcasters who have never had a stint in the hospital and got back on the mountain because they love ridin’ bikes or know the minutia of DH have no business in OUR sport.
  • 10 3
 @lastminutetech: here’s my shoulder to cry on !
  • 4 3
 @lastminutetech: IT WOULD BE HARD TO MISS YOUR POINT, ACTUALLY -but there are workarounds. We don't control anything unless it is a race series we run OURselves. This is just business.
  • 6 15
flag lastminutetech (Oct 1, 2020 at 9:38) (Below Threshold)
 @Matt115lamb: and heres a f*ck you to you mate!
  • 4 2
 @lastminutetech: it will probably get cancelled anyway
  • 3 5
 @jaame: I just checked the webcams and looks like most of the snow has melted. Fingers crossed
bikepark.saalfelden-leogang.com/de/service-und-info/webcams
  • 2 0
 @lastminutetech: He means some sniffler will turn up with a case of 'Rona.
  • 3 5
 @endlessblockades: haha fair enough
  • 6 14
flag DoubleCrownAddict (Oct 2, 2020 at 5:03) (Below Threshold)
 Keep Rob, ditch Claudio and his poor observations and annoying voice.
  • 1 0
 @endlessblockades: His screen name checks out...
  • 1 0
 @Matt115lamb: a shoulder to cry on becomes a d to ride on
  • 3 0
 use the opera browser, it has built in vpn
  • 40 0
 @ All ze Germans: Do you think they will actually stream DH World Champs on ZDF? ???? Couldn't find it being listed anywhere on their site, but would really like to hear German Soccer commentators get all "Oh mein Gott. How can you sit wiz ballz zat big"
  • 5 0
 Yeah swiss tv is the same. I also like the fact that they at least let a bmx pro do the "Pro" commentating
  • 9 0
 In Germany we like to say:

" Eher friert die Hölle ein! "
  • 2 0
 i hope "also on" means i am able to watch on redbull tv- otherwise i think we are screwed,ZDF-never gonna happen. with all the money they got, maybe they just bought the rights and dont care to use em. noone of the coreaudience 60+ will watch it anyway.
  • 2 0
 ZDF...HAHA
  • 1 0
 @Jaytronster: mega ????????????????????
  • 3 0
 @optimumnotmaximum: they probably just bought the rights to show the road race...
  • 6 0
 @Captain-C: Or start an argument on TV about how mountainbikers destroy all the hiking trails.
  • 1 1
 And everybody replies in English ????
  • 2 0
 They will only show the German riders and still find zero enthusiasm.
  • 1 0
 Yes they will broadcast it on zdfsport extra, just google for it and you will find it.
  • 3 0
 Germany now geoblocked too? It says so on the RB-Page. f*ck me if I have to watch German comments and a cut short version of this... Frown
  • 1 0
 @MrEtnie: can confirm! Time to re-read the vpn article. Wtf?
  • 1 0
 Zdf.de will stream all the segments, according to vital
  • 1 0
 According to zdf.de, they will not - it'll be included in the sports round up at 5pm... Time to download a vpn!
  • 38 0
 TunnelBear or any other VPN provider will get you past this embargo. Blocking by geo/region online is dead, except in the minds of people in sales and marketing departments, and the potatoes running the UCI.
  • 3 0
 Feel free to share how? I’m not too savvy w this stuff but would like to watch the race!
  • 5 0
 @Rube305: Go to your browsers webstore and download any private VPN app. Activate the app, set region to whatever country does offer RB stream and enjoy your stream.
  • 1 0
 Opera on my computer has a VPN that I use for geo blocked stuff. When I was in Thailand there was something that I couldn't watch, hockey or mountain biking and someone suggested it and it worked.
  • 7 0
 @chickenlassi: I think the word you're looking for is porn, but good try, trying to tell is it was hockey or something. Wink
  • 10 0
 @MattyBoyR6: Porn is never geo blocked!!!!!!
And hockey is better than most porn anyways!!!
And you don't need porn when you are in Thailand!!!
  • 1 0
 Doesn't NBC usually partner with RedBull to show it? Usually not till later though....VPN may be the way to go.
  • 1 0
 @Rube305: Do some research 1st before grabbing a free VPN. Even some paid ones are sketchy.
Logging your history, selling your data, poor encryption or just installing malicious software.
Im on Express, but Nord is right up there. 10 bucks a month and some have 30 days free.
  • 2 0
 You can use Epic browser to watch from an IP address in another country, www.epicbrowser.com.
  • 1 0
 opera browser has vpn built in
  • 1 0
 @chickenlassi: FACTS!!!!
  • 18 1
 If someone could do a DICK POUND article that would be appreciated. We need it this year
  • 9 1
 I want dick pound or I will burn down a forest in Portland
  • 15 0
 So what do you think NBC will show while the race is live? I want to say it was NASCAR qualifying last year. Maybe tennis reruns this year?
  • 4 0
 Beach volleyball this year
  • 5 0
 @salespunk: mostly commercials
  • 2 0
 Cheerleading national quarter finals
  • 12 0
 Yes! So glad I don't have to watch this on the BBC again.

Clare Balding: "So [semi-knowledgeable cyclist co-presenter], can you explain why the wheels on their bikes are going round?"
  • 2 0
 Didn't they have Nigel Page doing it a few years ago?
  • 11 1
 I'm still undecided if my best purchase with the Trudeaubux was noise cancelling headphones or a VPN
  • 10 3
 If you could cancel out his noise, then choose the headphones.
  • 8 0
 In the US, NBC will show it on Peacock only in their premium tier because why not. Probably with the same commentators that do gymnastics or ice skating or any other random sport.
  • 8 0
 ... "today's broadcast is brought to you by Express VPN! Now you can enjoy the UCI DH series even when the US doesn't broadcast it!"
  • 7 0
 Who the f*ck buys the rights to World Champs in Argentina? They keep screwing us up every single year, and then you can't find the broadcast on any network...
  • 6 0
 How does this even end up happening, I would imagine that the US and Canada are 2 of the bigger viewing groups. It seems like a bad idea to not have them.
  • 2 0
 @blakestory: because nbc must buy all the Olympic things
  • 5 0
 That is actually the reason why this happens. Because the US and Canada are large viewing groups, a big network like NBC will pick up.
  • 3 0
 @sino428: and then totally ruin it for the viewers
  • 7 0
 With modern tech (VPN) it makes this whole exercise a joke. Just show the damn thing
  • 8 1
 Can't wait, just booked my flight to Somalia! Everything is so cheap over there, oh, and I can watch the World Champs! Wink
  • 6 1
 Ok - what do I have to do - I know there's away around it - someone pointed it out before. HELP! Or do I move to Burkina Faso?
  • 4 0
 vpn
  • 5 0
 might be able to use a VPN
  • 23 0
 @wastesport: Virtual Pivot Node (coming on a Santa Cruz in 2025).
  • 1 0
 @wastesport: Yes, that was it! It worked before. Thank you!
  • 3 2
 "I know there's a way around it" That's good ole 'Merican ingenuity!
  • 3 0
 Last year if you had never used the redbull app on a device and turned location services off you could watch it.
  • 9 0
 @neimbc: I thought plan A of moving to Burkina Faso sounded cool. These guys suggested some nerd shit, hop a flight, do an adventure.
  • 1 0
 I bet I'll find it using my amazon fire stick. I've got like every sport channel there is
  • 1 0
 Also you need to turn off cellular and use wifi.
  • 1 0
 @wtmorgan1: Why would you want to find it, free VPNs exist and you're gonna want Warner commentating
  • 3 0
 You'll need to follow these instructions to view the race.

bf.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/traveling-burkina-faso
  • 1 0
 @acali: OK, Good to know! I'm getting my yellow fever shots now!.
  • 4 0
 I'm a scientist not a...whatever the hell deals with broadcast licensing, but... why can't you just... sell the rights to someone else to cover the places the first broadcaster doesn't show in...
  • 7 0
 Most likely because the UCI has legally covered their ass in case someone came up with this ingenious idea. So if your regional broadcaster wanted to sell their right to red bull, the UCI most liekly has a contractual right to intervene and make RB pay them again for the braodcast. If that´s not the case, there´s always a chance they simply prohibit any licensing party from selling off their rights to a third party in order to "protect their product" or whatever the correct business term would be.
Basically, the UCI would rather protect their revenue stream than promote the cycling disciplines they exist to promote in the first place.
  • 1 0
 @Loki87: so why can't the UCI just sell rights to company A for broadcasting in region A and to company B for broadcasting in region B?
  • 2 0
 @ihertzler: Not sure i get your question? They did sell the rights to different broadcasters for each specific region.
Or did you mean why they had to bundle them up? In that case, because they know they cannot make as much money from selling the rights for DH, trials or whatever niche cycling dsicipline and bundling them into a big package at least allows them to increase the price of the whole thing and forces buyers to pay for something they don´t need if they want the road races.
I´m in no way an expert on the matter either, but that´s what seems most likely to me.
  • 2 0
 @Loki87: Or NBC can resell the rights, but it's just not worth the hassle for them.
  • 1 0
 @dthomp325:
Well that is of course always a possibility.
  • 3 0
 UCI is clueless on this one. There are certain great truths in life; The world is a sphere. Sun rises in the East, sets in the West. Peanut butter goes great with jelly. Pizza goes great with beer. Warner and Claudio, commentate DH races on Red Bull TV. Period. Any messing around with the above listed order creates additional chaos in a world already rife with it. NBC has no business here. No Warner no DH. It’s that simple.
  • 7 0
 WTF?!?
  • 3 0
 No, VPN.
  • 4 0
 I understand the interest for XC and Jenny Rissveds, but there is no chance in hell that Swedish public service will broadcast DH.
  • 2 0
 agreed. I cant find any info about this in the tv-tablå on svt.se, hopefully they let redbull broadcast the DH WC in Sweden
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 @Jolinwood: At least SVT hasnt been known for too much stupidity and considering it is a public service I hope that they just reserv rights to whatever they will broadcast.


Will be super pissed if we cant watch DH..........might as welll start paying for a VPN either way since we loose at lot of stuff here
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 @johan90: Watch it on the computer you're staring at with the Opera browser.
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 Is it just for live stream or we couldn’t watch the replays either?
  • 1 0
 Replays won't work either if you are in the excluded regions.
  • 2 0
 Fuck TSN and sports net !!!!!! Useless networks unless your into hockey Hoard coverage rights to events for no reason, only to show them for 15 min at 3 am . Stevie won a world title and they never said one word about it !!!!!!
  • 2 0
 Well, at least there is some Crankworx to watch. Me? I'm gonna go ride, do some trail maintenance, and help my local non-profit plan some new trails. Media that charges me to watch AND bombs me with commercial content can go take a pish.
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 Canada - Rights held by Flosports and Fubo TV...?

Umm who? I've lived here all my life and never heard of these people. and I've always been able to watch the World Cup on Redbull in the past, so what gives?

Not impressed. I'm also not about to download VPN software and risk getting malware on my computer, so I suppose no WC for me.
  • 1 0
 just get hola chrome extension and select austria. very easy
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 Finland confirmed not existing Frown ?
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 The Truth brought to you by Red Bull. In reality though, Finland hasn't been on these lists for years, yet the streams have always worked.
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 @mikkosinisalo: just funny that the major markets of Mayotte and South Sudan made the list but not Finland
  • 1 0
 Really which one of our shitty channels would broadcast the races Big Grin
  • 3 0
 Time to fire up the ol' VPN! Even if they do show it live (which they won't) watching mountain biking on NBC is just painful.
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 Shout out to Hola VPN browser extension.
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 For a shitty coverage and some garbage side stories that no one gives a fuck about tune into NBC for a complete and total abortion of what we love to watch
  • 1 2
 Maybe just wait and see what they actually do before having a total meltdown. This happened a few years ago and thats exactly the opposite of what happened. This looks like it’s going to air in the evening of the 11th in the US on one of NBCs cable channels. If it’s like last time a broadcast was actually very basic and straight forward. It was 2 hours of just strait riding. Barely and intro of any kind, just straight into riders coming down the hill, with announcers who largely just kept quiet outside of introducing each rider. It was actually not bad at all. Just a pretty vanilla broadcast of just the riders on the track.
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 SOUTH AFRICA ..... Supersport ... bunch of idiots. So many people in SA will be missing this race as Supersport are part of a company called DTSV that is ridiculously expensive, and so doing anyone who does not have the means to pay those prices can not subscribe ... and will be missing the World Champs ... every single year!
  • 1 0
 I will add, it is not like I am going to rush out and join Supersport to watch only once race a year! Heck ... our TV has not even been connected for the last 4 years to any TV Connections due to the rubbish content on the local channels and not wanting to spend a small fortune to subscribe to Supersports host company.
  • 1 0
 I think it's only fair Warner gives a shout-out to all the Afghani, Azerbaijani, Gambian, Sudanese DH fans, and anyone else from one of those Countries you only ever think about when there's a list of strange and foreign lands. Is there a big MTB scene in Gambia? Do they like a Shredit in Mozambique? Is the a burgeoning Youth Scene on Socotra that's going to produce the next Gwin, Minnaar or Atherton? I think they deserve a shout out, even if it's for the 1 die-hard DH fan in Liberia
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 Definitely watching it on Red bull.rather than BBC. The BBC are very poor at covering sport other than premier League, F1, cricket, favoured Olympic sports and tennis even when we are all knocked out by some teenagers in the first round!????
I can't never find any mention of Evie Richard winning the short course xc.
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 Anyone know when the Redbull replay will become available to all the Geo restricted countries? Can't believe this is a thing, NBC sucks at covering sports like this so nobody watches them even if they could with this network...
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 "UK (Also licensed to BBC)" yet it isnt listed on the bbc schedule for any of their channels on either days for the world champs... great work from the BBC there.
  • 3 0
 Not sure if the BBC even knows MTB exists.
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 The BBC are the worst public broadcasting company in Britain Wink
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 Usually on the red button on BBC
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 @jdtheconfessor1: there is some improvement. The Paul Bas "Any One of Us" documentary is available on the I-player for the next year. If you haven't seen it already I would highly recommend it.
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 Last few years it's been on one of the Red Button channels on Sky and Virgin with everyone else able to watch it on iPlayer. In 2015 BBC Wales even put it on BBC 2 thanks to Manon Carpenter being quite famous due to the Welsh Sports Personality Award in 2014!
  • 3 0
 For Canada, Does anyone know if Flosports or Fubo TV will be broadcasting this on TV at all?
  • 1 0
 Looks like Flosports will be online, subscription service.
  • 1 0
 @spencerbrawn: Fubo has a free 7 day trial....
  • 1 0
 @TheBrosCloset: Thanks for pointing that out. Smile
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 @TheBrosCloset: yup, jumping on that one.
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 But I can still just watch the replay on redbull, like, the next day or whatever right? Does anyone still watch live TV??
  • 1 0
 Is that possible? Or does it not show up at all?? Cause if that's the case, I will wait for the replay anyway.
  • 1 0
 I also want to know this
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 @guitarguy84: Last year, you could not watch the red bull replay or the live feed because of the geoblock. I assume this year is the same.
  • 1 0
 @vesania: Fiddlesticks!!!
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 @vesania: buummmmmeerrrrrrr
  • 1 0
 @vesania: Thank you
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 I dont know who the hell bought the rights for chile, but i swear to god, i will find you, and yoy will regret it. The one at redbull who decided to let us pass will come next in my revenge spree.
  • 1 0
 Pal pico, todos los años la misma wea...
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 I have nordvpn, changed to UK, and redbull is still geoblocking the page for the world champs tomorrow. I tried Belgium too, same thing.

Now what? Can anyone else from the US connect to the UK via vpn?
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 Never even heard of Flosports or Fubo TV for Canada haha
  • 4 1
 BuT wHy Do YoU hAtE CRTC tHeY aRe ThERe To PrOtEcT yOu
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 Dude... It only 2 pills in the morning and you know it mister...
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 Not the CRTC. The UCI decides who it sells broadcast rights to.
  • 3 0
 @Dropthedebt: that must be why, I only took one.
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 @mollow: obviously that means 3 tomorrow.
  • 3 0
 You have to be joking me. Fucking corporate big wigs ruining fun
  • 1 0
 Anyone know what BBC (or the UK in general) VPN is a good one to use so we can tap in to the UK version? NBC announcers are HORRIBLE
  • 3 0
 The Rent Is Too Damn High
  • 4 0
 Fuck nbc
  • 1 0
 So glad my company laptop has a vpn so I can access the internet through their servers in other countries that can watch this!
  • 1 0
 WTF - Canada & the US have to be added. Redbull we are counting on you. North America definitely needs a strong dose of Warner to cheer us up with all this mayhem !
  • 2 0
 NBC Universal, meaning we will have to wait another 2 months before it airs at 3:30 in the morning.
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 www.nbcsports.com/tv-listings/full

Anyone have luck finding the broadcast listing on NBC sports? Based on the article they have the broadcast rights currently...
  • 3 0
 Come on to my House, with some beers and Nachos
  • 1 0
 Might be easier to share how to watch the World Cup...is there a post on how to watch the World Cup if you are blocked from watching Red Bull TV? (not including vpn sorcery)
  • 1 0
 I feel like pinkbike could make a small killing in affiliate advertising by chucking a privateinternetaccess or tunnelbear ad up here. ????
  • 1 0
 F#%k yourself Redbull TV! I was always able to watch the downhill race with their application. Why is it suddenly geo restricted? 2020 is sucking more and more!
  • 2 0
 Ahahahahahaha. Nice gesture from RB.
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 On a side note. Is Gwin racing? He appears to still be in the US ( I thought there was a 15 day quarantine for American to get to Austria, but I might be wrong)
  • 1 0
 I'm not to sure he may be able to be fast-tracked through and not have to quarantine, I'm pretty sure kate Courtney didn't quarantine when she went to Czech republic as well as Christopher grice to France. I'm not too sure it's going to be a bit hit and miss. the Austrian government might provide some leniency to it because he is overr their for an elite sports event. Not too sure tho
  • 2 0
 @DHhack: I know he is suppose d to ra e. I asked because he is still in California and I'm not sure about travel restriction in Austria.
  • 1 0
 @DHhack: supposed to race* (sorry phone is acting up)
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 @DHhack: well now I'm even more confused. Maybe they plan to enter from another country from which there are less limitations. Still weird he is not here in Europe already. Let's hope all the riders make it to the venue
  • 1 0
 He said on his story the other day last day local riding before heading to Europe. Sounds like all you need covid test and some paperwork from UCI. The FOX guys got in with that and another person at crankworx said the same thing.
  • 2 0
 I hear Somalia is wonderful this time of year
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 VPN FTW
  • 1 1
 What is your preferred one for the Worlds @CFJonny ?
  • 2 0
 @bman33: I have nordVPN. You can use any node, worldwide. Works like a charm
  • 1 1
 @CFJonny: Thanks. I will check it out
  • 2 0
 So is even the replay restricted??????
  • 2 0
 Load the Hola browser extension.
  • 1 0
 Anyone know how to watch it in Nepal.... ??? There is a blank next to Nepals name!!!
  • 1 1
 IP Vanish to the rescue..... Seriously though, absolutely no big names even racing. It's going to be a great year for a handful of unknowns.
  • 1 0
 skorlive.com might have it.. That's how I watch football and every other sport around the world
  • 1 0
 VPN it is. Not watching the summary by someone that's 'knowledgeable' because he watches the TDF...
  • 2 0
 NBC ruins all the 2 wheels sports I enjoy spectating
  • 1 0
 Does anyone know if RedBull’s replay will be available to stream after the live event has ended?
  • 1 0
 Flosports :: WHY a company based in AUSTIN, TX has the rights on Canadian t.v ? $$$$$$
  • 1 0
 Anyone in the UK tested ahead of the race and are getting the Geo Restricted error?
  • 3 1
 What a joke.
  • 1 0
 When was the last time MTB was on SBS?
  • 1 1
 Wonder how much NordVPN paid Red Bull to limit viewership in North America?
  • 1 0
 NBC bought the US rights and doesn't want to miss out on the chance to charge $55 for a "Cycling Pass" on NBC Sports Gold. This is NBC's frustrating decision to not share the MTB races with Red Bull even though the number of people who would actually sign up to pay NBC just to see the XC and DH races is absolutely tiny compared to their target market of road and track cycling. Red Bull would rather be able to show it everywhere and get more exposure
  • 3 0
 @showmethemountains: Looks like spending $20 on a VPN is a much better decision imo.
  • 1 0
 so does nbc sports have a plan to air this?
  • 3 2
 There's a cycling package. A snip at 50 bucks. Land of the free....
  • 1 1
 @BenPea: Why do they even bother anymore, everyone’s just gunna steal it. Some 70 YO relic probably inked this deal.
  • 1 0
 @CamNeelyCantWheelie: probably something to do with enriching their brand to suck in a different audience in the hope of extracting a few extra dollars from advertisers. Or it's about keeping rival hands off this meager prize. There must be a calculation somewhere that indicates that this is worthwhile.
  • 2 0
 WTF
  • 1 0
 "VPN" FTFY
  • 1 0
 Will anybody in SOMALIA actually watch it? Wink
  • 2 0
 FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS! Wink
  • 1 0
 How do you get/use vpn!?!?
  • 2 0
 Location Services - Off
  • 1 0
 Yo! You Americans anyway have the presidential debate to watch.
  • 6 0
 I'd rather watch 4 year olds race balance bikes than the debates.
  • 2 0
 @RonSauce: Balance bike racing is actually awesome.
  • 1 0
 @RonSauce: you got any links for that ?
  • 1 0
 @zede: its usually a live event.
  • 2 0
 VPN ftw in SA
  • 1 0
 Which one? I tried a few. Got it to work via Windscribe chrome plugin, but it was very slow. And now doesn't work anymore. Tried Opera built in, Proton, etc. and can't get it to work.
  • 1 0
 @Jacquers: my windscribe working as I type. Logged into a French vpn. Speed is as good as without RB Tv plays in 1080 on my 15k fiber
  • 1 0
 @headshot: Thanks, I'll give it another go. Are you using the browser plugin or Windows app?
  • 1 0
 @Jacquers: windows PC and app
  • 1 0
 @headshot: Thanks, got it working with the browser plugin. Vive la France Smile
  • 1 0
 Title should read..... without VPN. Way to kill the excitement pinkbike.
  • 1 0
 Skorlive.com should have it
  • 1 0
 Looks like I'll be signing up for a free trail on some VPN
  • 1 0
 Redbull what's going on with ????????
  • 2 0
 Thanks Obama
  • 2 1
 Gonna get a nice can of Monster this morning.
  • 1 1
 I appreciate what Redbull does for sports like mountain biking but when it comes to the drinks themselves Monster puts out much better tasting products. I don't dislike Redbull but if I'm getting an energy drink its most likely Monster.
  • 2 0
 Followed by a severe case of diarrhea most likely...
  • 1 0
 So this will be on BBC will it??
  • 1 0
 I'll be riding anyway, so not watching in live for sure
  • 1 0
 so Pakistan gets to watch it but USA cant.. what the F....
  • 1 0
 The free market, baby.
  • 1 0
 oh well, at least whistler bike park is still open
  • 1 0
 Very happy for Sweden, Slovakia, Norway, and Malaysia.
  • 1 0
 Me to Smile
  • 1 0
 Anyone know where I can watch it (legally) in Japan?
  • 1 0
 Whats up with South America Red Bull?
  • 2 0
 C.R.E.A.M.
  • 1 0
 WTF! I can't watch it! VPN up yours!
  • 1 0
 Where is Freecaster TV when we need them
  • 1 0
 This side of the border looks better now eh gringo? :-p
  • 1 0
 FUBO TV isn't showing world champs on their channel
  • 1 0
 Will the re-play be on redbull? When??
  • 1 0
 Will redbull tv carry the replay??
  • 1 2
 Anyone got a link as to when the DH Champs is? Hard to find on any website lol
  • 5 0
 Pretty easy to find on the website you are currently surfing on.
  • 1 0
 So many hot takes
  • 1 0
 Shit ain't right
  • 1 0
 what in the actual....
  • 1 0
 Garbage.
  • 1 0
 Yay!
  • 1 0
 VPN is life
  • 1 0
 Hello VPN!!
  • 1 0
 F***in prick job.
  • 1 1
 Red Bull can lick my salty balls and then get kidney stones.
  • 1 0
 Buenos días
  • 1 1
 Third world problems: No World Champs coverage in NZ.
  • 1 0
 IPTV ftw!
  • 1 0
 Poland TVP hahahahaha
  • 1 2
 Hey FUCK YOU Red Bull..!!
  • 2 0
 You mean UCI
  • 1 1
 F**k em
  • 1 3
 Red Bull only about the money never about the people.
  • 4 0
 I don't think its redbulls fault its the sports channels from that country that buy the licenses to air the event and block redbull...I think... As with normal world cups...Redbull airs all over the world...but World Champs is a special event. Looks like UCI has the say if you read the first paragraph -" As in previous years, the UCI has packaged the DH and XC World Championships alongside all of the other cycling disciplines they own and separate licensing agreements need to be made to broadcast the event."
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