World Cup Racing Coming to Max as $9.99 Add-On in 2024

Dec 14, 2023 at 9:02
by Ed Spratt  
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Warner Bros. Discovery has announced that the new home of World Cup racing for U.S. viewers will be the new B/R Sports Add-On on Max.

Following the shut-down of the GCN+ subscription service many viewers were left wondering how to watch world cup racing in 2024 if they lived outside of Europe. Today Warner Bros. Discovery has provided a piece of the puzzle that will be streaming World Cups in 2024 as U.S. viewers will now need to subscribe to Max and a new sports add-on package.

In its official press release Warner Bros. Discovery states that the new sports package on Max will feature "more than 300 of the world’s biggest racing events, including the prestigious Giro d’Italia, all race weekends of the UCI Mountain Bike World Series, all rounds of the UCI Track Champions League, 53 women’s World Tour Pro Series broadcasts, the E3 Saxo Bank Classic, the Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne, and more."

To ensure you can keep watching World Cups next season U.S. viewers will need to subscribe to the base version of Max and then select the B/R Sports add-on. Looking at the plan breakdown offered by Warner Bros. Discovery the cheapest way to get your racing fix will be to subscribe to the basic "with-ads" option costing $9.99 a month and then add the sports package for a further $9.99. If you don't want to watch with ads then you will need to change the base package to the "Ad-Free" option which costs $15.99, this package will still need the sports add-on. If you are already a subscriber of Max then you will just need to purchase the add-on to get access to the World Cup coverage.

With the latest update, U.S. race fans will now need to spend between $19.98 and $25.98 per month to watch World Cups. The change marks a big increase from the $8.99 monthly cost of GCN+ for the 2024 season. For European race fans, it is just £6.99 a month to watch the racing on Discovery+.

For other avid race fans outside of Europe and the U.S., it is still not clear how you can watch World Cups.




Official Press Release from Warner Bros. Discovery

Today, Max and TNT Sports, a division of Warner Bros. Discovery, announced that the most expansive roster of live cycling across Road, Mountain Bike, Track, BMX and Cyclocross will be coming to the B/R Sports Add-On on Max for U.S. subscribers in February 2024.

Live cycling coverage on Max will include more than 300 of the world’s biggest racing events, including the prestigious Giro d’Italia, all race weekends of the UCI Mountain Bike World Series, all rounds of the UCI Track Champions League, 53 women’s World Tour Pro Series broadcasts, the E3 Saxo Bank Classic, the Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne, and more. All in, Max will be the one to watch for U.S. cycling fans, offering more live cycling event coverage throughout the year than any other streaming service.

Subscribers will also have access to “The Breakaway”, English-language pre- and post-race coverage which will harness the most immersive broadcast studio innovations to dissect the action for cycling fans.

Through its global distribution, Warner Bros. Discovery has a proud cycling heritage and is well-known for broadcasting cycling in all its forms to viewers around the world, harnessing the sport’s foremost experts including two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador, former World Road Race champion Philippe Gilbert, 17-year ex-pro and fan favorite Jens Voigt and 24-time Grand Tour stage winner Robbie McEwen to help better connect viewers with the sport during key events.

The move to integrate live cycling content on the B/R Sports Add-On on Max follows the closure of the GCN+ service and app on December 19, bringing more sports and entertainment content together in one place.

Max’s B/R Sports Add-On offers exceptional value with a full slate of premium live sports content included such as the MLB, NHL, NBA, NCAA Men’s March Madness, U.S. Soccer, 24 Hours of Le Mans and a variety of non-live sports programming to appeal to every fan.





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  • 956 2
 This is not the Warner we were asking for.
  • 30 11
 Comment gold
  • 62 0
 $9.99 comment
  • 16 1
 Not even his brother
  • 17 7
 $9.99 - That's as popular as a ginger-haired step-child
  • 77 0
 Would you say we got Robbed?
  • 4 0
 Porky the pig enters the chat.
  • 5 0
 How do you sit down with balls that big?
  • 2 0
 Yes. If they are going to do something this un-funny they should make it $0.69. Honestly, that would improve the whole situation. (marginally perhaps.)
  • 17 1
 They are on a rampage like a dog with two dicks.
  • 6 0
 @sewer-rat: And that $9.99 is still with commercials. Please.
  • 2 0
 Best 2023 comment
  • 6 4
 Look at the puns!
  • 2 0
 ITS JUST GETTING WORSE...
  • 6 0
 Red Bull needs to start its own series. They’ve got Warner. Use him. He could bring major stoke and celebrity to a tricycle race consisting of 80+ yo athletes!
  • 301 1
 Media companies are forgetting that convenient, affordable streaming services pulled customers back from less convenient, but free piracy. Raising prices, fracturing media properties so that customers are required to subscribe to half a dozen services, re-injecting ads into paid services, crackdowns on viewing in multiple locations, removing media so royalties need not be paid, etc., will only drive more and more folks back to the high seas. Yarrr…
  • 50 3
 media companies only care about profits for their shareholders. not about providing a worthwhile service at an affordable price.
  • 49 3
 @totaltoads: the two need not, and arguably should not, be mutually exclusive.
  • 197 9
 Piracy is not the answer, so if someone has a list of places they have used to successfully do this illicit activity in the past, please share it so I can know which websites I need to avoid while subscribing to Max with all required add ons and gizmos.
  • 37 2
 @owenskyle4: 'Tiz a terrible thing, piracy...
  • 6 0
 @lostlunchbox: you’re absolutely right, but that would require competent leadership to get both balanced. Over and over again we’ve seen competent leadership at the top of corps is rare.
  • 13 0
 as a spanish rapper said around 2005 when asked about piracy: "piracy? piracy is that my CD costs €20"
  • 21 0
 Im thinking of cancelling all my services and going back to piracy. Happy to pay but when I can never find the show I was watching the previous day because it has now gone elseware - screw that. It’s supposed to be easier like spotify is for music.
  • 4 3
 @mick06: Yeah I’m lucky enough to be able to afford an entertainment budget and would be willing to pay $10 for a season of UCI DH, not $10/month.
  • 4 0
 I wish you woulda started with the price/scam before my elation slowly turned to the white hot fire of a thousand suns.
  • 8 1
 @mick06: you are absolutely right with "It’s supposed to be easier like spotify is for music." There is nothing in video world coming even 75% close to how awesome is spotify.
  • 1 0
 @N-60: I see what you did there
  • 2 0
 piracy is very convenient Wink
  • 19 1
 @owenskyle4: You should make sure to avoid

tiz-cycling.io/categories/mtb-dhi-world-cup-2023

to ensure you don't accidentally watch the races for free.
  • 1 0
 Hopefully would be sponsors are in touch with this kind of sentiment and don't waste their money on a product nobody wants. An exodus of sponsorship will be tough for the riders and teams in the short term but that was set in motion when the UCI sold out the sport to WB. thankfully there's enough passion for the racing that something better will grow up in its place.
  • 4 0
 @swenzowski: you have to be stupid..... delete this comment before you f*ck it for the rest of us
  • 1 0
 @swenzowski: Unfortunately, none of the streams seem to work :/
  • 1 0
 @arek: They only work live.
  • 1 0
 @Aled-DHI: lol pretty sure discovery is aware. You think a few PB commenters have more knowledge about an online space than the people who's core business it is to shut these things down? All you have to do is a quick google search to find it. If they could shut it down then they would. It's definitely hosted in some weird jurisdiction.
  • 231 1
 $20 a month to watch like 7 races is absurd
  • 24 4
 but you're getting hundreds of races, what a great value !
  • 34 0
 So we have FloSports which is an absolute pile of dog crap, and now this. Thank you big media for turning streaming service back into satellite/cable subscription models all over again - getting/paying for channels we don’t watch. The upside is that I will have a little more money and watching less TV in 2024- works out as a great new year’s resolution too. As much as I don’t like the UCI, it would be great to have a UCI subscription to watch all types of racing.
  • 13 0
 And that's for the version with ads.
  • 17 0
 @Jabronifan: Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne, not the selling highlight they think it is.
  • 9 0
 Just watch it on Twitch like last year
  • 5 0
 So if you paid from May - Oct (presuming you can pay by month) it works out to e $17 per race. Eh....
  • 11 0
 Considering the quality of broadcast, it’s extremely absurd.
  • 3 0
 This must be a trap to snag people illegally streaming.
  • 13 0
 Not paying that price. Not watching it live. Period. For the 1st time since I can remember!!!! Shove it WB.
  • 1 0
 @eckljkr: and if last year's broadcast quality is any indication, you know they're gonna drop those ads at the worst possible times during the live broadcast
  • 4 0
 Right at the bottom of the press release, includes MLB,NHL,NBA...that's why it is so high. UCI MTB is a pimple on the butt cheek of those sports.
  • 1 0
 And for the yearly cost of the Ad free version you can buy a bike park season pass!
  • 1 0
 @bikerbarrett: ii haven't fired up twitch in a few years...was WCDH hard to find?
  • 2 0
 @owl-X: I don't think it was hard, but I only looked for two events, and found streams both times.
  • 1 0
 @bikerbarrett: nice

thanks
  • 1 0
 What the flying F#@$
  • 215 1
 Nope, will pirate or not watch. Get fucked.
  • 53 2
 And honestly these corporate pigs need to simmer tf down before they kill this sport. Absolutely out of touch.
  • 7 0
 @pinkbert: as if they care about DH
  • 27 1
 Used to watch all the DH races on Redbull tv. Last season the only one I watched was Snowshoe bc I was actually there in person. There is absolutely 0 chance this grows the sport.
  • 6 0
 big up the free stream
  • 145 0
 This is going to destroy Downhill Viewership in the US. I love watching downhill but this is a hard ask from even the most dedicated fans.
  • 13 0
 Yep, this is not the way to build a following for the sport. I wonder if we'll be able to get full replays or qualifying on Youtube?
  • 11 0
 Totally, and you had certain people straight faced claiming that this was the best way to 'grow the sport '.
  • 30 0
 I paid $43 for the GCN+ annual subscription to watch last season's DH WC. Aside from wishing GCN would fire the commentary team & just let Aaron Gwin do all the talking, it was a decent value, & I would do it again next year. I got more viewing enjoyment from a season of DH than e.g. three months of Netflix @$15. But $182 for 7 months to watch the 2024 DH season ad-free, when Discovery couldn't even get commentary & drone footage right for all of 2023? That's a piss-poor wager. Even if they announced Warner & Gwin as next year's commentary team, I'd rather cash that chip, buy 3 new tires & go for the sure-fire win of riding my bike.
  • 10 0
 @powturn: not to mention that BK said Warner has banned the use of GoPros to film race runs and is asking riders to strap on a live camera feed but refusing to pay them any extra. AKA removing potential income (ad revenue, brand building) without replacing it. There's also no way Warner DOESN'T f*ck that up either.

They can't even make the sane decision to pull Cedric from the live broadcast.
  • 122 0
 Fuck you warner bros and your mediocre coverage and fees.
  • 11 1
 I think the fees are not mediocre, they are quite extraordinary in fact
  • 4 0
 @hardtailpunter: @awl506 overlooked an Oxford comma.
  • 2 0
 @sngltrkmnd: See Vampire Weekend.
  • 96 0
 Mountain biking was so much better when it was just an obscure sport. Going "main-stream" doesn't have many benefits for us who have been riding for decades. More people.. more money.. more problems.
  • 39 1
 Don't worry it's still obscure. Hardly anyone watches MTB. That's why it keeps getting bounced around from one crappy service to another.
  • 82 1
 LOOOOOK AT THE PRICE!!!!!

IT’S…………..UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!!!
  • 9 0
 It’s only $400 per year to watch ad free races. An incredible bargain.
  • 64 1
 R.I.P. Downhill. Thanks for the good times.
  • 7 0
 It will have an unmarked grave beside Enduro behind the UCI head office.
  • 56 0
 Hahahaha loose the fans, win the random viewer with no interesst in the sport. This is how to get outside sports sponsoring.
Very smart. In 10 years the pros will be able to go to bikeparks with noone recognizing them, great success (borat voice)
  • 9 0
 At least with RedBull someone tuning in to watch say rally racing may see mtb racing in the menu and think this is sick I'm going to watch some of this. But with a dedicated add-on nobody is going to randomly stumble upon the radest sport out there but at least that means fewer newbs on the trails.
  • 48 2
 Never thought I would go two years in a row without watching a World Cup DH race but here we are. This could possibly cause the whole series to collapse by 2025 at the current rate of team destruction.
  • 8 0
 Yeh. I'd love to be proven wrong but hard to see how US DH viewship isn't just about to drop through the floor in 2024. With the current bike industry woes not looking like they are going to subside any time soon, any company looking at budgets for the next few years has another excuse to simply not bother racing DH.
  • 8 0
 @kiksy: exactly, it's the most unfortunate time to fund a race team unfortunately. While the industry is in the biggest crisis of recent history, the visibility of the sport has tanked to virtually zero
  • 3 0
 Yeah, I just watch the PB racing episodes now.
  • 41 1
 I will keep my hopes up there will be some great human who posts a link to watch for free. Just like I did last year. Thanks to that human.
  • 32 0
 This is how I watched almost every race for free last year.
tiz-cycling-live.io/livestream.php
  • 1 2
 @schwaaa31: no offense but that site was pure garbage for me. Was barely able to watch 2 races (garbage quality) before I buckled and paid for GCN+. Thankfully I already have max and will pay for the add on during the season and cancel afterwards.
  • 1 0
 @MikeGruhler: oh, that sucks. I had pretty good luck with it.
  • 2 0
 @schwaaa31: Just realized after talking with the wife that our Max sub is free through our ATT fiber service.
  • 43 1
 RIP WC Racing. Game over.
  • 40 0
 Remember that Pinkbike AMA with Chris Ball like a year-ish ago where he just dodged all the questions about paid subscriptions?
  • 7 0
 How could anyone forget? What a shit show.
  • 35 1
 The gold standard of subscriber TV for me is F1 which is around $85 Canadian for 24 races and all the support races, practices and qualifying etc. MotoGP cost my friend around $200 last year but he was watching it with his son, so a bargain at twice the price. This one, if you went with the ad free option and didn't carefully unsubscribe at the end of the DH season, would cost you US $311.76 over 12 months. One might imagine paying that if it was for all road, cyclocross and MTB racing, including World's, the Tour and spring classics, but this is MTB with a bunch of mostly second tier road stuff. By the way, that's $417.90 in Canadian dollars. Can you imagine? Not that we have to worry as we can't watch it in Canada. (I predict it will be on FloBikes in Canada which will be expensive and get you at lot more 2nd tier road racing yay!)
  • 7 0
 Agree, the F1 TV app is sometimes a bit clunky but the quality and amount of content feels pretty on par for the money. I would probably be more into Motogp if it was cheaper.

It also seems like you won't even get the Tour de France with this Max & B/R Sports add-on or I assume they would have highlighted that alongside the Giro instead of bangers like the E3 Saxo Bank Classic, the Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne.
  • 10 1
 Yes I have the F1 subscription and it is exactly as you say the best. UCI is a bunch of mid pack ex pros that have no idea how to run a business, They could own the sport with proper coverage like F1. I would say UCI doesn’t have the funds F1 does so that is part of the problem.

No one is mentioning since GCN closed their doors to get the grand tours, MTB, Cross, World Cup, a North American subscriber needs: MAX, Flobike and Peacock. That is where UCi is a bunch of little girls thinking they are so cute making cycling a mainstream thing. They just set it back 10 years. Fools
  • 1 1
 The f1 tv app is ass bro, super clunky
  • 4 0
 I would have to agree F1 value is pretty good .I subscribe to F1 and MotoGP, F1 was $89 NZD and MotoGP was around $300 NZD I think was, for the MTB coverage quality is not even close to both of the above.
  • 4 0
 @Ranger92: Sometimes I just go into my workshop to just stare at my motorbike for a while. Sometimes I give it a hug. I have an entire wall of signed photos from MotoGP champions spanning 60 years. Motorbikes are the best things ever to me. I still, haven't sat and watched a full MotoGP race since it left BeIn Sports. I just can't f*ckin' do it. Relegated myself to highlight vids and racer's instagrams and just analyzing charts (which is fine cause I'm a statistics dude). Such is life, but I certainly won't be doing this one if I'm not even doing that one. These dudes have lost the plot, but I'm sure they'll continue everything in the name of quarterly profit. Remember when we used to have commercials every 15 minutes on tv? We didn't have to pay for it, that's what the ads were for. I'm old enough to remember a whole childhood of that.
  • 1 0
 @Ranger92: That's the bit that really pisses me off. I try to make peace with getting f'd on price for less, then remember that THE three races I most want to see (Flanders, Rubaix, and Tour) won't even be on there. At least the downhill guys here get to watch all their downhill races.
  • 1 0
 Do you load your ebike into your Rivian before you watch too?
  • 28 1
 Baffled by Pinkbike’s continued silence on the option of the mountain bike community.

The sport has a core following and we’re not happy. Are you journalists willing to voice our concerns or just a site that posts commercial press releases ?
  • 17 1
 they sold their soul a while ago
  • 16 1
 When they went to Outside they became part of the problem, not the solution.
  • 3 0
 They have been relatively critical and open on the podcast. There were 5+ one-on-one interviews with riders that were pretty good.
  • 26 0
 Remember when everyone got sick of cable TV and having tons of ads and had to "subsribe" to like 7 different "theme packages" to get a handfull of shows you actually enjoy...

so the masses started ditching cable and satellite for streaming services that seemed to cover what you want under 1 maybe 2 subscriptions and no ads...

And now you need like 7 different streaming services to get the handfull of programs you want, and the ads are back...

Soooo dust off the old shaw box again?
Like many have said in the comments, this is all ridiculous, I'm going back to pirating.
  • 11 1
 Reject modernity, embrace tradition
  • 3 2
 "The Industrial Revolution and its consequences have been a disaster for the human race."
  • 28 0
 f*ck warner bros you greedy bastards. I'll be watching Discovery+ using a VPN
  • 1 0
 That was my plan too. Currently hitting the roadblock of having my US-based payment method rejected. Maybe I can grab a prepaid credit card when I'm in the UK next year...
  • 27 1
 Was happy to pay for the GCN plus thing but this is outside of what i feel comfortable with. What a way to bring the sport to the people...
  • 28 0
 f*ck off.
Not worth it.
  • 22 0
 If all the races were in one month i could see this being not great but maybe OKishhhhh. But who's going to shell out $25 to watch a race if it's the only race in September or any other month? So much for growing the sport. Excited for Hardline!
  • 20 0
 I have many many complaints to make about all this, but one new one is this:
Why the f*ck is DH getting grouped in to road cycling packages? The only similarity is that the sports both use two wheels, but aside from that quite insignificant similarity the sports are not even remotely similar. IMO the average DH fan is more likely to watch motorsports and winter sports than road cycling. The average road fan is more likely to watch...i dunno... ice dancing? table tennis? f*ck knows. Grouping road and DH is a nonsense. They may as well group mma and badminton.
  • 1 3
 Compared to motorsports, there just aren't that many DH fans. I don't think it's even close.
  • 2 0
 I'm not sure what you are getting at?
  • 1 0
 The sports package includes MLB, NHL, NBA, NCAA Men’s March Madness, U.S. Soccer, 24 Hours of Le Mans and a variety of non-live sports programming. I understand that not all mt bikers watch ball and stick sports but way more people watch these other sports than will ever watch DH. Therefore they have to charge what they're charging in order to pay for the rights to some of the largest sports organizations in the world. If all you want is DH then I can understand the complaints but do realize you've been conditioned to get DH for free because a sports/drink marketing company was able to provide "free" coverage because the whole damn thing was a giant commercial for there company. Red Bull simply operate on a different structure that is close to impossible for someone like Warner/Disco. The idea that people think they're going to stop supporting DH racing and somehow it will survive is ignorant. It's nothing for Warner to walk away and eat the loss for tax purposes. I'll pay for the base sport package for 7 or 8 months and be out $70-$80. If you have att fiber then you can get Max for free. As well Warner isn't worried about loosing viewers who won't pay, there in business to make money not give it away. As far as coverage complaints go, it wasn't all that bad for their first season considering they were basically starting from scratch. If they don't fix the few issues from last year then the complaints would be valid but till then those opinions are moot as far as I'm concerned. Not to mention those on here complaining account for close to zero of the viewership numbers. Don't confuse my opinion, I'm disappointed in some of these decisions as well but at the end of the day I will support what I think is the best sport on the planet. I do wish that some of these profits would trickle down to teams and riders eventually but I'm not counting on it.
  • 2 0
 @MikeGruhler: currently there are no replays available for any of those sports and there’s nothing yet to indicate whether replays will be available for MTB events. With most of the events taking place at 3am for me, if there are no replays then there’s no point in paying. When UCI announced the coverage option on IG I asked and they deleted the post. Not a great sign.
  • 1 0
 @jessemeyers: Huh, that's interesting. If that's the case then that would have to be the biggest fumble ever. Why bother even having a web service at that point?
Fortunately I watch live 99% of the time. I'm lucky to have that ability being east coast and I'm a bit crazy and don't mind waking up at 3:30-4am sometimes to watch a race.
  • 22 0
 Go fuck yourself Warner Bros!
  • 18 0
 Red Bull! Are you seeing all this?!

One company after another charging more and more for content we don't care about, companies folding and we're left stranded. The time is ripe for a comeback!

You did it for free before. Bring back Rob, charge me few shekels per year and I'm in because right now the alternatives suck.
  • 2 1
 Warner Bros contract is for 8 years.
  • 11 0
 @kiksy: Yea but that doesn’t mean redbull couldn’t make its own series and say f*ck the UCI
  • 1 0
 @nismo325: true!
  • 6 0
 @kiksy: The sport as we know it won't last that long at this rate. They seem to be actively trying their hardest to kill it. It is certainly time for Red Bull or someone else to start a series that is completely independent of the UCI.
  • 2 0
 @nismo325: however in the Trials world, the UCI sends out threatening letters to riders warning them that if they ride a competitors series (BIU in the case of trials) they’ll be fined a decent chunk of money. I wouldn’t put it past them to send the same letters to racers.
  • 20 2
 The invisible hand of the free market doing what it does best.
  • 6 0
 Hey consumer, Give us your money and/or go F yourself. BTW fees and quality will decrease next year...
  • 5 0
 If there's one thing in all this you can maybe take solace in, is that this will probably be a P&L disaster and maybe after a few years they'll have to liquidate this part of the portfolio at a loss. Never miss the opportunity to smile at a large conglomerate getting F'd in the A a little. Hopefully there's enough racers still in the game at that time to revive it, but we'll see. I smile at the thought though of this "oopsie daisy."
  • 14 0
 Happily paid for GCN+ in Canada last year because I wanted to be guaranteed to watch the races in good quality (despite knowing where to go for pirate streams) and to support the series because I am a huge fan. $20+ USD a month ($30 CAD? More?) is a non-starter though, will be pirating.
  • 17 1
 I will be buying another DH casing tire on sale instead of spending that $80 to watch DH racing in 2024.
  • 3 0
 I was just thinking the same thing.
  • 17 0
 Tiz is the way
  • 16 1
 These crackheads have ruined WCDR and the stoke that was brought to the viewers by Rob Warner!
  • 12 0
 Cant wait to hear from some of the Racers themselves on all of this........ I hope that they can be candid and not censored on their views as well..... Im sure they are seeing their value in eyeballs and sponsor $$ drop like nothing else right now
  • 7 0
 The silence will be deafening
  • 4 0
 What should they say? The ones in the game are lucky if they get minimum money out of the sport and can't risk to behave badly. The ones old enough don't have a say. Not even mentioning that all contracts are already done when this article was written, nothing to change there.
  • 12 0
 Well this is rather misguided. All those fine words about wanting to grow the sport, and they're throttling the viewership in the single largest market. Absolute fucking clowns. I honestly think it's ignorance rather than malice. And you're complicit in this shitshow Chris Ball.
  • 1 0
 Most of this debacle can be laid right at the feet of Chris Ball.
  • 14 0
 Why would anyone spend $240 a year when that money could go towards 18% of a set of electric wings cranks.
  • 11 0
 The sports currently on the B/R Sports add-on can only be watched live. If you miss the live broadcast you cannot watch it later. I wonder if that will be the same for World Cups.
  • 6 0
 I wouldn't be surprised given how clueless the Warner Bros is with this whole issue
  • 11 0
 Whoa. No replays could actually kill it for me!
  • 6 0
 @owl-X: same for me, probably most others too
  • 5 0
 @vesania: would certainly kill it for any of us down under
  • 5 0
 not having replays would be the biggest blow by far to the sport IMO, worse than any required expensive subscription streaming service or format changes. at least we got juniors and semis for free on youtube last year, we are going to be appreciating GCN+ a lot more pretty soon here!
  • 6 0
 I commented on the UCI Instagram post about this and it looks like they deleted the whole post.
  • 2 0
 lolololol I get F1TV for like $78/year and can watch damn near ANY race/quali/practice session in the last 30 years at any time I want. This is hilariously bad. I love racing but I can't realistically stay up that late to watch Japan, Australia, or Las Vegas, but I love being able to keep my usual 7/8AM Sunday morning routine of watching the race with family.

The "world cup" being in Europe almost exclusively makes a hell of a lot more sense now.
  • 3 0
 Tiz Cycling has replays and it's free.
  • 13 0
 Bring back RedBull free streaming!
  • 12 0
 No word on Canada yet unfortunately
  • 8 0
 Canada, always an afterthought
  • 2 1
 annoying I'm sure but not surprising given that the US is almost 10x the population. Hopefully you get a better option than this.
  • 1 0
 @BiNARYBiKE: It will be FloBike most likely...which is big step down from GCN+(especially if you follow any other racing - like The-Foiling-Optimist mentioned) and is definitely going to cost at least double!
  • 11 0
 I didn't sub to GCN+ but at $9 a month, it was on my radar. This is WILD
  • 11 0
 Who wants to go in on this together and bootleg it reddit style?
  • 7 0
 I really feel for the racers, eyes on the sport are going to drop even more than they did last year, sponsorship is going to be harder to get.
I paid for a year of gcn+ and felt like it was an ok deal, now there isn't even a service available to me as far as I know, and if there was it's likely to cost significantly more.
I doubt I'll be watching next year.
  • 3 0
 This is the problem @floor-tom isn't it, the ones who ultimately miss out here are the people putting it on the line week after week, training, riding, racing, trying to get contracts and trying to get into WCDH in whatever format. They're the ones who miss out in all of this.
Sure it's a shame that the viewers are being priced out of it all, but it's the racers i feel more sorry for.
  • 8 0
 Was ok paying for the GCN+ at around $50 bucks a year - but MAX can go screw themselves
  • 7 0
 Turns out that without 0% interest rates coupled with a complicit oligopoly, these media companies don't have a pathway to profitability. Who woulda thunk!?
  • 5 0
 Yeah...nah, you can keep that. Large Corps doing large Corps things.....this is no surprise.

The people we should be really angry with here are the UCI. As soon as they touch anything, there's a level of red tape and nonsense not to mention the corruption and greed that comes with them. They're an utterly bent organisation - they ruined road cycling, they've ruined cyclo-cross and now they're destroying DH. Honestly, they're utter scum - I've not watched any DH this year purely because I refuse to watch anything where they are involved (and I've only got so much time on a Sunday to watch sport). Anyone that thinks the racers will benefit from this is delusional - the UCI know it, Warner Bros knows it and the racers know it. f*ck the UCI in the face, they can keep it
  • 8 1
 Who in their right mind does not simply get a vpn into Europe then
  • 4 0
 That was my first thought too, and I'll be trying that next year.
  • 2 0
 Can the online feed of Eurosport be watched without a subscription?
  • 1 0
 More and more sites/services block connections from VPN IP addresses, regardless of geography. A few years ago I invested in a VPN router for my whole home network. All of the streaming devices were configured to bypass the VPN, and then I had to start disabling the VPN to access online banking, certain online retailers etc...

TLDR - don't rely on VPN to get you access to something.
  • 7 0
 Nails in the coffin. Was a no thanks before... Now it's a piss off
  • 4 0
 So let me get this straight. You can't just buy the race coverage. You need to sub to WB and the add on for the WC. Wasn't the big pitch that the ESO was gonna bring the sport to more people?
  • 1 0
 Technically they did, they made it available to millions of people who already pay for those subscriptions in order to access other sports, and who don't give a flying fuck about 100 people riding a bike down a steep hill at 3am on a Sunday.
  • 3 0
 I picture this scenario...

WB Executives has a meeting on what the pricing should be for DH streaming. They are unsure and one executive suggest Googling to see how much riders are willing to spend... They see Absolute Black chain lube costs $150, Cane Creek titanium e-bike cranks costs $1300 and Ceramicspeed derailleur wheels costs $670. And they think to themselves, $240 should be too big an ask.

I was struggling to get time to watch DH when it was free on RedBull, I'd much rather spend that money on a riding permit.
  • 1 0
 DH is pretty much a freebie with a sports package that includes MLB, NHL, NBA, NCAA Men’s March Madness, U.S. Soccer, 24 Hours of Le Mans and a variety of non-live sports programming. Everyone of those leagues are miles above DH, that's where the cost comes from. I would also have to assume road cycling brings in way more views than DH. Road Cycling can literally be done anywhere there's a road, paved or not. There's more to the equation than just DH racing. Wouldn't be surprised if they use DH as a loss leader within the sports package to drive views to the others sports leagues they have available.
  • 4 1
 Wow, the second year without a watching worldcup DH. Let’s face it, corporate greed is at an all time high….. We can walk with it as sheep or not comply. Mountainbiking was a bit off when started, let’s go back to the roots and embrace independence! If I remember correctly Skateboarding went through the same, I think the mtb community knows why it likes this sport…let’s step back. Leave the UCI-Warner Bross to the roadies…..
  • 3 0
 I jumped through the hoops in 2023. I am a DH World Cup hardcore fan, I believed I was supporting the sport... Not this time. This is WAY too much to ask even for the most die hard fans. It is completely absurd. Won't watch the races fir the first time since freecaster. Good riddance boys!
  • 5 0
 I pay $5/mon for Peacock for all the moto I need through the year. $20/mon is garbage.
  • 2 0
 I don’t get how putting it behind two pay walls is attracting new viewers and “growing the sport”. Let alone keeping its current fans. All the choices being made seem like they’re designed to choke it further into obscurity.
  • 6 0
 I'll just keep watching the raw footage a few days after the race, thanks.
  • 7 1
 Sooo enduro is probably even deader... Sad times to be a fan in the US.
  • 1 0
 Enduro was/is free on YouTube.
  • 7 0
 game over
  • 3 0
 So is this the "see what people will actually pay" game? $20/month to watch racing with ads is ludicrous, and I paid for GCN! I hope they go back to the drawing board on this plan before next year.
  • 6 0
 When is the riders strike?
  • 2 0
 FYI, it looks like - at least for now - they're giving the sports add-on for free (for new subscribers at least, not sure about current subscribers). So you just need to pay the base Max subscription cost rather than adding on an additional $10/month. Still sucks compared to the $40/year I was paying for GCN+ though

Edit: never mind, it's free through the end of February, then you have to start paying for it. Dumb (and hidden behind multiple layers of disclaimers and FAQs).
  • 6 0
 It's like they are destroying it on purpose!!!
  • 6 0
 Warner Bros. Go and fuck yourselves...
  • 5 0
 Fire Chris Ball and give the series back to RB, a compentent company that cares about the sport.
  • 2 0
 Hopefully by 2026 there will still be factory supported teams running, and they will switch over to crankworks or red bull hardline as their main race series so Warner bros/discovery will finally get their shit together and stop killing WC racing as a whole.
  • 1 0
 Could someone with a big ol’ brain explain to me how broadcasting rights works in the US (or direct me to an article)? I feel like that has got to have some thing to do with the silly prices. I mean, considering this as an addition to the Max catalogue would be a blip on the radar of viewership numbers compared to the major blockbuster series’ currently available on the service, but maybe that’s why it costs more, for the relative obscurity? Not discounting other viewer markets but it seems like the US gets the shaft when it comes to professional cycling coverage. I don’t know how many times I’ve read an article on PB about how world champs would not be broadcast in the states.
  • 1 0
 Prices have probably nothing to do with DH. The package includes MLB, NHL, NBA, NCAA Men’s March Madness, U.S. Soccer, 24 Hours of Le Mans and a variety of non-live sports programming. This isn't just for cycling/DH, the amount of viewership from those other leagues blows DH out of the water by a mile. Broadcasting rights are simply written in the contract between leagues and media providers, USA gets charged more simply because our country has more people with more money. Hell I have to pay for ESPN+ to be able to purchase a UFC PPV at 79.99 while that shit is free in other countries. Definitely corporate greed but there's also some consumer greed out there wanting shit for free that costs easily millions of dollars a year for a company to provide.
  • 1 0
 Cost per viewer is likely prohibitively high compared to this 'big' sports.
  • 5 0
 My one can of Red Bull a year was such a better option to watch downhill.
  • 5 0
 Tiz is actually the cheapest way to watch
  • 1 0
 Do they have replays, or live only?
  • 2 1
 @gally-nh: reeeeeeeplllaaaaaaysss
  • 2 0
 @gally-nh: They're still up on the site
  • 5 0
 This wedding is horse shit
  • 4 0
 Guess i'll stick to watching third party post-race content from the teams, vloggers and my favourite mtb website
  • 1 0
 I agree this is what I did last year....
  • 3 0
 If I’m in Canada, can I just watch on Discovery +? This is all so confusing. That said, there is NO way in hell I’m paying $20 a month though I tell you what.
  • 4 1
 Been watching downhill racing for as long as I can remember. This sucks, GCN+ was dogshit coverage and commentary. So more of the same but at a higher price point? Genius.
  • 5 0
 @macyp: where you gonna watch it?
I'm thinking on a vpn to a euro site probably.
Sky have no idea and that's going to $49 a month and as I said they can't even tell me what they are screening next week.
I asked them if they'd be screening any of the cx as gcn+ is going tits up and they kept saying check the tv guide which only goes 5 days in advance and the cycling section of their shitty site has 10 min highlights of the whole 5 events of the track cycling league with no mtb whatsoever. if it ain't rugby, cricket or cars they don't give a monkeys so any NZ viewing is not available.
  • 3 0
 I'm not sure where this leaves New Zealand.
I did some digging regarding Warner Bros Discover NZ: We also have eight pay channels in our portfolio - Discovery, TLC, ID, Living, Turbo, Animal Planet, CNN and cartoon network.
These are channels available on Sky TV and as far as I could tell there was no direct Warner Bros Discover app available to us.
It doesn't look like we have access to any dedicated Warner Bros sports channel(s), so does this mean we'll just miss out altogether? It wouldn't be unheard of for a big media company to exclude/forget about smaller countries.
  • 2 0
 @p0rtal00: Why don't you just watch it on Tiz-cycling? It's free and replays are available.
  • 1 0
 @commental: good luck with Tiz, if you don't think a company the size of Warner doesn't have an entire division dedicated to pulling illegal content as it goes live then sorry for your lack of knowledge or experience. VPN will be the best bet in my opinion but I personally never had luck with live streaming through VPNs. YMMV, good luck.
  • 1 0
 @MikeGruhler: Well the grand tours are on there and have been for years. If WB/Discovery haven't taken them down I doubt they're too concerned about DH. The audience is miniscule by comparison.
  • 1 0
 @commental: fair enough, but did Warner own the rights to those races in the past years? Honest question as I don't know and sounds like you may be able to inform me. Cause if they didn't own the or weren't changing extra for it then I wouldn't hold my breath they won't come after sites or better yet the hosts serving those websites. As a former pirate myself I had to bail years ago because of these kind of things. The juice didn't support the squeeze anymore and now I pay for the things I want to watch and have a much more enjoyable and less stressful experience. Not to mention nothing is free not even pirate sites, your data is definitely being taken and sold much like Red Bull would have done but without using sketchy websites.
  • 1 0
 @MikeGruhler: Eurosport were showing all 3 grand tours before Discovery bought them in 2015. I don't know about the rest of Europe, but Eurosport's always been behind a paywall here in the UK.
As far as data being sold, plenty of sites do that and it's easily avoided with a VPN.
If you're happy to fund a company that produces mainly garbage and IMO has so far been detrimental to the sport of DH then go ahead. Personally I'm not willing to do that.
  • 4 0
 Looks like I'll be watching the UCI Live Timing and commentating by myself, to myself.
  • 1 0
 But will you be a partner in the booth with yourself? One 'regular you' and one for your alter ego to shine? Who gets the higher contract in that situation? lol
  • 4 0
 Good night uci DH and ews. Was a good run. I'll never forget drunk Rob announcing.
  • 2 0
 We are looking at TV / Media killing the sport…
Red Bull was honestly the opposite - free for all to watch and safe to say they really helped promoting the sport, albeit to a smaller audience.
  • 2 0
 I’m hoping for a Redbull- Crankworks- FMB collaboration….. f*ck the UCI bunch of wine drinking old bastards
  • 1 0
 I suppose it would make sense if there were a lot more races, like F1, Sx, Moto etc but even if they get there shit together I doubt there will ever be more than 10. I wouldn't be able to commit the time anyway to watching as I find I'm usually on the road or working at race times. I actually enjoyed the free pre and post race coverage this year from various sources and was able to see live timing for instant updates. Don't a lot of USA ppl already have Max? In which case the add on is the new expense. Still a lot more than before but maybe they decided to keep Gwin in the commentary booth and we know he's not cheap
  • 1 0
 This is going to sink the DH World Cup. If Redbull is smart and can get together a series quickly and offer free streaming on their App, I can imagine all the DH Teams agreeing to the Redbull series, and dropping the World Cup altogether.
  • 1 0
 This hurts. From free on Freecaster to free on RedBull to $8.99 on GCN+ to this? That's a billioin % increase from 2 years ago. We get so hosed in U.S. I guess it's time to pay for VPN. I bet paying for VPN and Discovery+ is cheaper than this nonsence.
  • 1 0
 I don't get it. The UCI (and local organizers') job here is to get more people into sport, not get the most $$$ for the rights. Get it on an accessible platform (at cost to UCI if necessary) so it will get exposure. People will watch. Kids will ride bikes more. And make your money from the sponsorship that the viewing figures / online excitement this creates.

What's weirder is that this is not new - it has been done in cycling many times. Have things really changed so much this will no longer work?
  • 1 0
 Foxtrot. Romeo. Oscar. Bring back Red Bull TV, Discovery are just bringing a disappointing end to the WC viewership. Now, if that subscription fee goes toward paying the athletes an ACTUAL salary then maybe I'll rethink.... But somehow, I'm not filled with confidence on that.
  • 1 0
 In three years we went from free (really good coverage) from Red Bull, to $50/yr on GCN (with honestly some good benefits to go along), to a minimum of $240/yr, or $312/yr for equivalent service? GET F*CK'D WB
  • 3 0
 Why can't we just watch this with a current discovery + subscription for f**k's sake.
  • 3 0
 Randomly that's like the one subscription my wife buys cause she's like all the 90 Day bullshit and cake baking shows. When it was first announced 2 years ago, I thought yes, finally an unexpected little freebie in life out of sheer coincidence. Nope, of course in true American capitalist form they managed to fuck that up too.
  • 4 0
 Seriously? What the f---.
  • 2 0
 For other avid race fans outside of Europe and the U.S., it is still not clear how you can watch World Cups. We just won't watch
  • 4 0
 This is what will fuel piracy.
  • 3 0
 Pure Insanity! Make it like Pay-Per-View so I can just buy one race at a time. All I wana watch is DH, nothing else.
  • 2 0
 At least you know you're going to be able to watch it somehow in the US. Absolutely no idea how we're going to watch it in NZ at this point.
  • 3 0
 $20 a month to watch 7 races?? Honestly, how does Warner bros sit down with balls that big?
  • 2 0
 Subscribed this year struggled to watch two poorly covered & commentated races, just trying to find the actual ones I wanted to watch was a pain, unsubscribed.
  • 2 0
 Cash in all you like Warner/Discovery but when the viewers drop off the sponsors/advertisers do too. And then my money grabbing friends it's all over.
  • 2 0
 Wow, those prices are absurd! I know MTB is not seen as a sport for the poor man, but in the current economical climate, this is so out of touch.
  • 3 0
 Bk would like to know how much of that $9.99 will trickle down to the athletes?
  • 2 0
 Very little of that 9.99 is making it to the talent - this package includes rights to other major sports leagues. They advertise it as "up to 300 games/matches" every year. That's less than one game/match per day. The whole thing is farcical. Max/Warner Brothers/ UCI/GCN and whoever else is involved has created a massive pile of manure with the hopes that numbskulls will buy in and forget they have the subscriptions.
  • 1 0
 I came to the comments looking for someone that might be thinking this way. People always complain about the athletes not getting paid enough to put their lives at risk doing what they do, compared to say, baseball, football, hockey etc. These athletes salaries come from a variety of revenue streams, including ticket sales. If Warner Bro's was to say, hey, lets pay these athletes a good salary from this, get the sport on the map for viewership, and grow it into a sport where millions tune in, then I'd be all for this. But that's not the case unfortunately. All of us would want to see the sport progress...maybe not big mainstream like ball and puck sports, but at least turn it into something you could talk to with someone not directly in the sport, but might love watching it. Warner Bros is just gonna take the money and run, so fk them.
  • 1 0
 Hopefully PB will be able to show the winning runs like past, because after the GCN+ scam to watch last season with crappy commenting early on and going under, I’m over subscription service to watch DH now.
  • 2 0
 I don't want to watch any of the other stuff on Discovery +. I already have too many subscriptions. Now it's an ADD ON to a service I don't even want. Ugh...
  • 1 0
 Bullshit. Not everywhere in the EU 7gbp means the same thing. In my case it's not just 7 like in the UK it's already 35/month. I would like to pay 7 and not 35 for this subscription....
  • 1 0
 f*cking thieves. This is really depressing. I can’t believe I have to spend so much if I want to watch all the races. This might be OK for me if I was into watching the other sports on this app.
  • 1 0
 Rich man's sport in all the ways. Blue collar families and inner city youth can't even think about participating, no less just watch their heroes.....
  • 1 0
 No offense buts it's f*cking DH racing, the sport is extremely difficult to get involved in based on geography and equipment costs alone. I live in central Florida and raced DH out of here for close to a decade. On average I spent $800 a weekend to race east coast races, I raced 5-8 races a year and never won a dollar. Went home with some swag from a few podiums but that was it. If there's a will then there's a way. I had no access to DH coverage growing up other than magazines and an occasional VHS and that was all the fuel I needed to continue down my path.
  • 2 0
 I paid last year but won't be this year. I guess I'll be getting my information from PB and the racers blogs
  • 2 0
 $240 year to watch a few bike races.... totally makes sense.
i paid for GCN last year but i will not be watching in 2024.
  • 2 0
 This shit is getting stupid and stupid expensive. Half the crap will probably be georestricted.
  • 3 0
 Hopefully someone gets the races up on Pirate Bay.
  • 4 1
 c'est la vie..,,.. so long bike industry, was nice while it lasted.
  • 3 1
 You can share your thought to the UCI here: contact@uci.ch
I did. I feel a little better.
  • 2 0
 Don’t forget you still won’t have the Wold Championships in Us unless those rights have changed hands
  • 2 0
 World Champs has always been a different rights agreement, and that hasn't changed.
  • 1 0
 I'm not looking forward to the day WB breaks up Eurosport and turns it into something that resembles their north American business model.
  • 1 0
 Last year we watched the juniors on You tube because we could and it was awesome.
WB doesn’t give a shit and doesn’t care
  • 4 0
 Get fucked.
  • 2 0
 There was a great line from a sign in the Simpsons years ago: sorry, but there's profit to be had.
  • 1 0
 Save your money and enter your local races or go watch your local races in person instead. Less screen watching and more time to ride (the actually hobby we claim to love).
  • 2 0
 Have religiously watched every race possible for the last 9 years, this will be the first year I miss them all Frown
  • 2 3
 I am calling BS on so many "fans^ of DH racing. People pay a lot more to follow other sports. It's less than most PPV sporting events out there. "These athletes deserve more money, but I deserve to watch it for free because I'm a core/real fan." Ridiculous.
  • 1 1
 Exactly, if you're bailing on DH racing because of this then you should consider yourself a casual viewer and one that doesn't matter to the sport to begin with. The idea people got DH for free from Red Bull is a misconception, you literally were watching a 2+hr commercial with DH racing in it. Not to count the price of Internet that you must have in order to watch. Believe it or not there's still a lot of homes without Internet or service so slow streaming is impossible.
  • 1 0
 In the so long and thanks for all the fish clip the GCN presenters said that WB Discovery will tell the NA viewers where to go. Apparently they are saying FU.
  • 1 0
 RedBull was pretty good. GCN+ was ok unless they had some dip shit that didn't know crap about MTB talking. WB can SAD.
  • 3 0
 Suck my balls
  • 4 1
 This is the End Frown
  • 2 0
 What about Eurosport+? Will that no longer be an option?
  • 2 0
 I guess I answered my own question, it is/was for Europe only: ucimtbworldseries.com/watch
  • 2 0
 @theteaser: Eurosport couldn't even add titles to the broadcasts. All had title "Mountain Bike" or something similar. Try to find a proper race where each one has separate stream for finals and semifinals, etc. They are a joke.
  • 2 0
 Bummer. Guess I'll have to go back to pirating my content
  • 3 0
 Ummm NO
  • 1 0
 it's been good, see you later DH.....looking forward to the hardline series
  • 1 0
 Does anyone know whom we could write at Warner Bros.?
The big wig corporate guys need to know they might kill the sport!
  • 1 1
 I am sure they will be happy to hear your opinion.
  • 1 0
 Here's the address for ESO, which I believe is now owned by WB/Discovery.

60 High Street, Innerleithen, Scotland, UK, EH44 6HF.

I wouldn't hold my breath that they'll GAF though.
  • 1 0
 @commental: Nah, thats just the shop/school that Chris Ball part owns, the office is round the corner at:
28 Chapel Street, Innerleithen, Scotland, EH44 6HN.

You'll still not get an answer though, they're masters at not responding to criticism.
  • 3 1
 I already have a Max subscription...so add another $9.99?
  • 2 0
 A years worth of racing or a years worth of tires….. hmmmm
  • 4 1
 I'm out
  • 4 1
 Screw it, I'm out.
  • 1 0
 Unfortunately ever since the races started being charged, I stopped watching the races. Sad but true.
  • 2 0
 Guess I'm just gonna watch the DH YouTubers again Frown
  • 3 0
 WB-discovery is a fuck
  • 1 0
 Well 20 plus years of watching World Cups is coming to an end for me. Shite times.
  • 2 0
 Jesus. That's a big FN. Not even F1 costs that much.
  • 1 0
 just the year in which warner brothers will be boycotted they now sell us MTB.... LOL we need this on piratebay
  • 3 0
 RIP DH Racing..
  • 2 0
 I'll carry on watching the races here:
tiz-cycling.io/main
  • 1 0
 So does this mean although I have discovery plus i now wont be able to watch the racing?
  • 2 0
 Thanks, but I'll just steal it instead
  • 1 0
 Here for the "it is time for Redbull to just start an entire race series of its own and put the UCI out of DH" comments
  • 1 0
 RIP DH.
Roadies will pay it most likely, I can’t imagine you’ll get many mountain bikers coughing up that fee
  • 1 0
 Perhaps it is time to collectively organize, as both viewers and riders, to voice our opinions and get our points across?
  • 1 0
 That certainly explains why pretty much all the DH "World" Cups are in Europe now...
  • 1 0
 I will not subrcibe one of these packages. Full stop.
  • 2 0
 lmao yea right
  • 12 10
 Warner Brothers is AIDS.
  • 3 1
 God bless the red bull!
  • 1 2
 I'm guessing Max is a channel on TV? So you have to have some kind of television platform to begin with? Or is Max something that's available through the internet?
  • 2 0
 FML
  • 1 0
 Guess everyone will watch next day on YouTube.
  • 2 0
 well it was fun
  • 2 0
 Palm, meet face.
  • 1 0
 Am I hearing mtbiking singing Killing me softly?
  • 1 3
 Another example of US hyper capatalim biting them in the ass, although accoring to the internet European average wage is around 30k euro (33k usd) but americans earn way more at $60k average wage so swings and roundabouts.
  • 1 0
 ┌∩┐(◣_◢)┌∩┐Discovery
  • 1 0
 Thinking a VPN with Discovery+ may work? Anyone tried that yet?
  • 1 0
 Wasn’t showing me much love last season
  • 1 0
 what is it going to be for Canadian??
  • 1 0
 Unless there’s 80% Canadian content you won’t be allowed to watch it
  • 1 0
 9.99 addon to the basic package?
  • 1 0
 20 for a 10 product. Not happening.
  • 2 1
 Hahahahaha. Oh wait you're serious, let me laugh even harder...
  • 1 0
 I sure do miss when RedBull televised the races.
  • 1 0
 fuck this, lets go pirate
  • 2 1
 Just get rid of Cedric, PLEASE
  • 1 0
 Sick... thanks for making it even more expensive and a PITA
  • 1 0
 expand hardline, fuck the uci, problem solved
  • 1 0
 I’d pay and give a tip cos I got LOADSAMONEY
  • 1 0
 No Rob Warner, no interest.
  • 1 0
 Another terrible read of the room. What a way to kill a sport.
  • 1 0
 smoking weed in the bush building questionable shit is where its at
  • 1 0
 Bring back Redbull!
  • 1 0
 Rip professional mtb
  • 1 1
 I already pay for max so I’ll watch lol why not
  • 1 0
 BOOOOOOOO
  • 1 0
 VPN for the WIN
  • 11 13
 Thank you American capitalists.
  • 9 4
 UCI owns the rights...they are a Euro company and sold them. Just a reminder. lol
  • 5 2
 @bman33: The UCI sold the rights to Warner Bros. Discovery for the organisation and promotion of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup.

It was the US company Warner Bros. Discovery who put it behind the paywall.

Previous right holder Redbull TV (EU company) had it available for free.

The UCI has openly said that they are not and do not want to be a promotor. Hence they sell the promotion to a promotor/race organiser.
  • 3 0
 @casey79: never disputed that at all. UCI made the decision to make more money. 100% guaranteed they cashed a MUCH larger check with Warner. Everything ends up with UCI
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