How to Watch the 2024 Mountain Bike World Cup [Update: Staylive Offering Access in New Zealand, South Africa & More]

Apr 9, 2024 at 10:38
by Sarah Moore  
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Update April 12: Warner Bros. Discovery announced today that Staylive will be offering access to this year's racing "through pay-per-view and subscription packages in markets independent of exclusive WBD platforms and broadcast partnerships."

bigquotesPartnering with WBD Sports for this historic season of cycling and motorcycling events is a testament to Staylive's technical capabilities and commercial expertise. We are immensely proud to work with and alongside industry powerhouse, WBD Sports, as they secure new and innovative ways to maximise content distribution and reach. This collaboration highlights our ability to meet the high technical demands of streaming world-class sports events, while enhancing the fan experience across the globe. Matt Parker, CCO of Staylive

bigquotesOur partnership with Staylive demonstrates the commitment of WBD Sports in serving sports fans around the world with premium and diverse content from leading sports formats and properties. Through this partnership, we are not just distributing sports content, we are creating a more accessible and immersive experience for fans, no matter where they are. This is a prime example of how we’re increasing our ability to meet the evolving needs of our audience and to bring them closer to the sports they love. Trojan Paillot, SVP Sports Rights Acquisitions and Syndications at WBD Sports Europe

You can view a full list of availability here.


Update April 11: Warner Bros. Discovery announced today that Australians will be able to watch all the live action from the 2024 WHOOP UCI Mountain Bike World Series on Stan Sport. A basic Stan plan is $12/month and the Stan Sport Add-On package is $15 a month.



The UCI Mountain Bike World Series season kicks off this weekend in Brazil, with back to back cross-country rounds. Following the two rounds in Brazil, the gravity side of things will kick off the first weekend in May in Fort William, followed by the first Enduro round in Finale Ligure May 10-12.

GCN+ service and GCN App closed in December 2024, with Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) choosing to consolidate its streaming services and have more sports and entertainment content in one place. With the closure of the app, UCI Mountain Bike World Series will be available on Max, Eurosport channels and discovery+ (in selected markets) as well as across a number of local/national broadcasters, listed below, for 2024.

In Europe and the UK, the races will be streamed via the Discovery+ app and Eurosport and the standard tier subscription will be required to access cycling, which appears to cost £6.88 GBP per month.

In the US, 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 USD a month and then add the sports package for a further $9.99 USD a month. 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.

In Canada, FloBikes has partnered with Warner Brothers to broadcast World Cup events for Canadians. A monthly FloBikes pass is $29.99 USD and an annual pass is $12.50 USD a month ($150 USD for the year / $235 CDN including taxes).

Many fans in South America will be able to watch racing on Claro Sports, although TNT Sports will be the broadcaster for Brazil. In China, the broadcaster is Zhibo.tv.

If you have subscription fatigue, you can follow the live results right here on Pinkbike and stay tuned to the Pinkbike homepage for Ben Cathro's content, Photo Epics, race highlights, and more. You can also watch U23 XCO racing, Junior DH races, and Elite Semi-Finals DH on the Whoop UCI Mountain Bike World Series YouTube page here.

Warner Brothers Discovery, ESPN and Fox have announced plans to join forces for a new sports streaming service, but that currently isn't scheduled to launch until after the end of the 2024 season.

Country and Broadcaster

Austria - Eurosport Channels, discovery+

Belgium - Eurosport Channels

Bolivia - Claro

Brazil - TNT Sports, YouTube Channel

Bulgaria - Eurosport Channels

Canada - Flosports

Chile - Claro

China - Zhibo.tv

Colombia - Claro

Costa Rica - Claro

Czech Republic - Eurosport Channels, Czech TV

Denmark - Eurosport Channels, Czech TV

Dominican Republic - Claro

Ecuador - Claro

El Salvador - Claro

Finland - Eurosport Channels

France - Eurosport Channels, L'Equipe

Germany - Eurosport Channels, discovery+

Greece - Eurosport Channels

Guatemala - Claro

Honduras - Claro

Hungary - Eurosport Channels

Ireland {Republic} - discovery+

Italy - Eurosport Channels, discovery+

Mexico - Claro

Netherlands - discovery+

Nicaragua - Claro

Norway - Eurosport Channels

Panama - Claro

Paraguay - Claro

Peru - Claro

Poland - Eurosport Channels

Portugal - Eurosport Channels

Romania - Eurosport Channels

Serbia - Eurosport Channels

Spain - Eurosport Channels

Sweden - Eurosport Channels

Switzerland - Eurosport Channels, SRG

Turkey - Eurosport Channels

Uganda - Claro

United Kingdom - Eurosport Channels, discovery+

United States (including American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands) - Max

Uruguay - Claro

Venezuela - Claro


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391 Comments
  • 353 2
 Damn I miss Red Bull.
(FREE) Launch app, play, (Rob Warner) sorted.
  • 25 0
 It's almost like traditional media broadcasters don't understand streaming! See above: Netflix continuing to kick the shit out of Max, Peacock, Paramout+ ect. Make your product easy to consume. (to be fair they did get this partially right putting juniors and semis on YouTube)
  • 17 3
 It's not just no Red Bull, it's also the stupid semi final runs. Instead of watching world cup downhill I've just been recording and watching the free supercross races on NBC, there are about 10 a year. I feel done with World Cup racing and not even doing the fantasy stuff like I used to.
racerxonline.com/sx/tv-schedule
  • 4 0
 @hohmskullkrishten: I was doing that too. Staying away from social media and my email on Sundays. Race home from work on Monday to watch it. But, I just canceled my cable. Internet and cable went from $215 a month to $328 a month in 4 years. Not worth it. My wife did get Peacock over Christmas for super cheap, so I'm covered for Supercross and Motocross (hopefully) and raceday live, which I always wished they showed back when. Went to Indy for 25-ish years in a row and loved the day races. It's been a qualifying setup for a while now, but the day qualifying races were crazy sometimes. As the apps are adding up, I'm not sure DH and cycling is worth $20+ a month. There isn't much on discovery+ that I gotta see.
  • 5 0
 @succulentsausage: this is definately the case in the UK. If you want to watch TV you have to fork out £170 every year in a one off payment or you could use a streaming service on a monthly basis at a much cheaper price. Even if you were to never unsubscribe from a streaming service within the space of a year you'd still be saving yourself a good chunk of cash over the TV licence fee.
  • 28 0
 Hang on a second… You're saying you wouldn't pay about 150 bucks a year – with advertisements – to watch 7 races? maybe some cross-country on the side when you get bored? Yeah… And I think 95% of bike riders won't either. This is money grubbing and money grabbing and I ain't gonna pay for it.

One of the main reasons of selling this to discovery was "to bring downhill and mountain biking to the world". How in the hell are they gonna do that by tying it to some wacky app no one's heard of that you have to add onto an existing service? The right way is to just make it available to the world for a few years. this is exactly the formula to hide mountain biking from the planet
  • 10 0
 Even Freecaster tv was a lot better They really just broke the magic
  • 11 0
 And just like that, fuck World Cup Racing. I've watched a lot of races and enjoyed many of the athletes throughout the years. No more, not going to watch, not going to look at results or clips. World cup cup racing no longer exists.
  • 146 0
 F¿king Hell......nothing for us here in New Zealand. Hey, we have a bunch of top riders including the current Female Junior World Champ. Come on now! We are not just off season training ground.
  • 37 4
 username checks out
  • 5 1
 VPN to UK works doesn't it? pita...but should work?

edit - just seen the below comments....looks like we're farked...
  • 17 0
 Same for Australia - Fark the money-hungry, FIA-wannabe, "can't give a flying fark about the sport" UCI. Absolutely farking pathetic.
  • 4 5
 Get a VPN dude.
  • 1 0
 Make it s ppv
  • 4 0
 @sanction this was posted on the UCI instagram 5 days ago..

"We hugely appreciate the excitement we see from you in Australia and New Zealand for the upcoming WHOOP UCI Mountain Bike World Series season. Rest assured, we are actively working to finalise the broadcast plan and make sure every round of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup is available for viewing in your region this year "
  • 1 0
 @JNZ: whoop whoop!
  • 8 0
 WBD to busy shutting down newshub to worry about cycling by the looks. Pretty stupid really when there are plenty of paying customers wanting to watch
  • 4 0
 @SimonVelo: I just received an email from Flow that says Stan Sport will be broadcasting the world cup, which is great for those of us who already subscribe for the Super Rugby and WEC (all five of us).
  • 1 0
 @JNZ: Hey yeah thanks for that info. Sounds promising!
  • 2 0
 @sanction: Doesn't mention NZ... but maybe a VPN to Stan Sport is easier than to the UK or USA / CAN???
  • 1 0
 @handynzl: The insta update from UCI specifcally does mention NZ. If Stan have it in Aus then its highley likely Three (WBD) or Sky sports will get it
  • 4 0
 @boozed: Just looked into it, $12 for basic stan + $15 for sport.... half a box of beers. hmmm
  • 6 0
 @coney: check out "tiz-cycling"
  • 1 0
 @JNZ: Yeah, I've been thinking ThreeNow for the very reason that WBD owns them, and because they're streaming SVG's Nascar races which is only for a handful of fans, really.

I've looked at their so called TV guide about 2hrs ago, and nothing there....so far?!?
  • 1 0
 @JNZ: Sorry, can't edit on phone...

The main difference with ThreeNow is that it is free to view. Could it be we get it free and everyone else has to pay? A lad can dream...
  • 2 0
 @minesatusker: Yeah I was on that for Paris Roubaix but would only get 20mins till it got taken off air, then you had to pause a few minutes for another stream to be loaded. It got tiresome (and it was midnight here) so I gave up and watched highlights in the following morning (all 8mins from a 5:30hr race)
  • 1 0
 @handynzl: Bollox. Sorry to hear that. Its good to know that the links drop. Its just screwed up that WBD wound up a platform which took care of this.
  • 2 0
 @boozed: Why would they choose Stan???? Why not Kayo. Everyone knows you get Kayo for sports...

Bring Back RedBull

Hopefully we get more Edbull Media House coverage this year. Maybe Ed can get Rob in for some cameos!
  • 2 0
 @boozed: 6 if you don't mind.

And I'll be made up if stan get it. Was going to knob it off after champs league finished but I'll keep it if so.
  • 1 0
 @Dicko22: You don't "choose" to be on Foxtel/Kayo; Foxtel chooses you...

Stan has the rugby purely because Foxtel dumped it, after all. IIRC it's the reason Stan Sport exists.

Also I'm pretty happy to be able to watch without giving the Murdochs a cent.

@WkDayWarrior: You should see it in the app now
  • 2 0
 @minesatusker:
Add ghostlery adblocker and ublock adblocker extensions to your browser. Both free and good

Stops dodgy pop ups from tiz
  • 3 0
 @minesatusker: That's the comment I was looking for, thank you. I had forgotten what it was called since last season.
  • 1 0
 @handynzl: you can watch a lower-quality stream with an add blocker (see below/) without it stopping or watch full replay by clicking on categories later.
Still has mtb races back to 2020 available.

Hot tip choose your favorite commentator.
play an old race with volume up,
play live race with volume down in another tab.
  • 1 0
 farrrrrrrrrrk. every year. bollics. I'm starting my own race team with a bunch of the Rotorua grooms and doing the circuit in person.
  • 1 0
 @goodkent: StayLive bruv! Talk about last frickin minute...
  • 1 0
 @SimonVelo: how dare they want monetise a sport. Who would do such a thing
  • 2 0
 @Brasher: and you only have to pay for a couple of months in effect as it is monthly. So it might be at most $60 to watch the entire season. That’s not bad. What I want to know is how much is going to the riders. If I could clearly see them making some cash then I’d be even more willing to pay
  • 1 0
 @gcrider: Thanks, thats good to know.
  • 1 0
 @enduroNZ: I doubt a hell of a lot will be going to the riders. Discovery paid $40 odd billion USD for WB, there's bound to be some loans in there to pay off.
  • 1 0
 @minesatusker: It ended 2023 with $4.3 billion of cash in hand and $44.2 billion of gross debt.

www.thewrap.com/warner-bros-discovery-ceo-david-zaslav-on-3-billion-in-cuts-we-dont-know-exactly-how-its-going-to-work

Have planned to increase cuts to 4.5billion or more since that article
Cut NZ news service with loss of 300 jobs recently
  • 1 0
 @gcrider: Wowzers. Thank you for the details. That doesn't sound good at all.
  • 124 0
 Remember when we used to complain about GCN? Already miss those golden old days
  • 3 0
 Ha, yes!
  • 1 1
 I just went to the app store and the first review is about how the Eurosport app bricks your phone if you try using Chromecast. That wouldn't have happened in the GCN days!
  • 6 0
 I miss freecaster.
  • 9 0
 Yeah, this article would be much more useful if it was "other things to do instead of watching the WC".
  • 115 1
 Bring back Redbull TV. Bring back Warner!
  • 83 0
 Fuck Warner Bros
  • 10 2
 yeah, just Rob´s cool
  • 1 0
 @maxnomas: if Rob had a brother, he'd be a great fit for commentary
  • 76 0
 The poor riders. Having the sport that they make their living at absolutely gutted. I truely hope that something changes in the not too distant future.
I paid for gcn+ last year, and I would buy it again for that price, but I'm not going to spend double that even if I could (I'm in NZ)
  • 64 3
 I hope they grow a set and go on strike like the slope riders. The viewership is going to crater regardless. $140 to watch 7 races with ads? You f*cking kidding me?
  • 6 0
 @scott-townes: agreed 100%
  • 2 8
flag mi-bike (Apr 10, 2024 at 14:22) (Below Threshold)
 @scott-townes: You hope the riders go on strike to demand free coverage for worldwide audiences? Not going to happen.
  • 3 0
 @mi-bike: LOL how in the hell did you infer that from my post?
  • 3 4
 @scott-townes: How? It could've been OP not willing to pay more than last year or you talking about dwindling viewership, high cost to watch, and hoping riders go on strike. You pick.
  • 3 5
 @mi-bike: So you don't know... lol cool
  • 1 0
 I agree with you about GCN+. Even the commentators (on YouTube) for GCN+ have complained about the cutting of the channel and the reduced coverage problems its caused.
  • 2 0
 @scott-townes: not sure a strike is the correct way to go about it, but idk what the best thing for them to do is. I just hope that the contracts don't start drying up, much like (I assume, I could be wrong) the viewership is going to.
  • 71 0
 THERE'S ONLY ONE WARNER BROTHER I'D LIKE TO LISTEN TO
  • 2 0
 I think they missed a trick. WB could have had Rob and his brother Rich. The Warner Bros on Warner Bros. (unless I am dreaming about him having a brother who also ride?)
  • 58 1
 Loud and clear "NOPE" from Canada.

Been following the World Cups since DIRT Mag, then Freecaster, then RedBullTV, then I paid for GCN+ last year...but that's the end for me. Sadly, it's not even a difficult decision.
  • 3 0
 I am considering it because I quite like watching the Tour and a few of the other road events that are on Flo. But its a chunk of change just to watch a few bike races. When I thought it was 150 CDN I was OK but 150 USD might be too much. I kinda want to know what the coverage looks and sounds like before committing.
  • 6 0
 I'd never heard of Flosport before this so I checked out their site. Absolute garbage offerings outside of their bike stuff. Cheerleading competitions, track and field, minor league hockey? No thanks.
  • 11 0
 Me too. I've been watching DH consistently since the tail end of the Freecaster days. I'm done. Like you, it's such an easy decision to make sadly.
  • 8 0
 Yeah, I'm in exactly same situation as you. Paid for GCN+ last year to watch but I'm not doing a FLO account. They flat out suck. I used it once to watch Tour de France and never again. It's a shame that mtb racing coverage has been moving backwards, but here we are.
  • 10 0
 Yep, I'm done. Hope the greedy bastards viewership craters.
  • 6 0
 @duncanstrohnd: Ditto, coverage the last few years has been consistently garbage, and the UCI have done nothing to convince me it's worth paying to watch. I'm out.
  • 5 0
 Yep, same here.
Only race I’ll be watching is MSA, LIVE ON SITE!!!
  • 1 0
 30.00 USD a month. Way too much. First year since I got into biking 12+ years ago that I will not watch. I do not mind paying a reasonable amount per race to watch ($10.00 CDN), especially if it goes to the athletes but paying more to watch DH racing than it costs to watch F1 racing in Canada makes no sense at all. They are destroying the sport of downhill racing by forcing people away from watching.
  • 2 0
 @chrispaulcx: I was discussing the price dilemma with my wife and she decided to buy me the subscription for my birthday (which was nice of her). I now feel compelled to watch every race in full.

I watched the XC from this weekend - coverage was pretty decent but there is a section of the track with no cameras (thick jungle either side from what I could see in the POV preview) which happened to be a good attack point so we often lost the leaders mid attack and had to wait to see if it stuck.

Also Flosport app sucks when streaming to a TV - hard to fast forward and limited functionality.
  • 60 2
 Yeah, the good old UCI and WBD and Chris Ballsup. Fking over the Third World and the MTB fan base worldwide.
  • 7 0
 Agreed, but not even just third world countries....first too......
  • 57 0
 What a clusterfuck.
  • 2 0
 Update: Stan Sport will have it in Australia, so that's something at least.
  • 2 0
 @boozed: yes good news!
  • 2 0
 I hope this is a thing. But given their source of information, and NOTHING released publicly by Stan, I'm not getting excited about it until I see it definitively confirmed. Still a clusterfuck. Mildly less hopeless.
  • 1 0
 @highland-hippie: The primary source from Stan itself that I should have posted: https://www.stan.news/this-week-on-stan-sport-uftofy
  • 1 0
 @highland-hippie: Good news! It has now appeared in the app.
  • 2 0
 I bet you'll need the extra $port add-on to watch it. Like that did for the RWC..
  • 2 0
 @ptl: Yes naturally, Stan Sport is an add-on
  • 1 0
 @boozed: at only $27aud month!
  • 51 2
 Love a 'World' series that only has 2x races in the southern hemisphere, misses out Asia entirely (where the bikes are made...) and completely doesn't give a toss about the colonies other than the US.

At this point the baseball world series is almost more worldly...

I can't possibly imagine why bike brands are pulling out and or reducing sponsorship.
  • 6 13
flag chrismac70 FL (Apr 10, 2024 at 1:25) (Below Threshold)
 Baseball doesnt even leave the USA for its world series. I do agree that more events in all parts of the world would be much better but that requires someone to organise and pay for it all. At least with them nearly all in Europe it makes it cheaper for a privateer
  • 11 1
 @chrismac70: If it wasn't for MSA, the baseball "world" series would cover a greater geographical area than the DH EuroCup season.
It only makes it cheaper for Schengen zone privateers.
  • 3 0
 Bike brands have been pushing for lower travel expenses because budgets are tight, same reason they are reducing sponsorship.
I totally agree with you that we need races on more continents, but I fear the UCI / WB won't be forward-minded enough to give up reliable money from European resorts in favour of lower fees from locations in South America, Asia or Africa.
  • 2 0
 Agreed, sad to see APAC / Oceania getting neglected here altogether. Another year of mostly European stops.

Big dream, but would love to see a world cup DH stop held here in Niseko, Japan someday.
  • 38 0
 As this is obviously complete BS, (NO sanctioned way to watch at all in Aus/NZ wtf?), what tiz the policy around mentioning certain cycling websites that io think our commonwealth brothers might need to know about?
  • 4 0
 tiz is it
  • 8 0
 Let me spell this out for you: tiz-cycling-live.io/
  • 32 0
 How to watch the 2024 mountain bike world cup?

Tiz. Worldwide, free and with replays.
  • 8 0
 I can't thank you enough for getting us aware of this. Still, I'm afraid this should remain a hush-hush info to share with the community...
  • 3 0
 @kikou: this tiz nice.
  • 4 0
 Good sir, you have given me hope
  • 1 1
 I didn't think Tiz shows gravity racing?
  • 7 0
 @yo-EDDY: It does. Every WCDH race from last year is still available on replay there. I actually prefer watching the races on replay as the live feed gets blocked at times and you have to refresh.
  • 15 0
 If you told me 3 years ago that my best option to watch WC would be a pirated stream from North Korea I would not believe you.
  • 1 9
flag jstuhlman FL (Apr 12, 2024 at 21:07) (Below Threshold)
 please delete your comment. you effing idiot.
  • 6 0
 @jstuhlman: Please put your head back up your arse.
  • 2 0
 @kikou: Tiz has been showing all 3 Grand Tours for the entire time that WBD (initially Discovery) have owned the rights. The amount they are losing through people watching mtb events on that site is microscopic in comparison. If WBD were going to shut down the site (even if they could) or go after people watching races there it would've happened a long time ago.
  • 28 0
 No thanks. There is no way I am opting into yet another subscription based service. Something that I will only use 5% of the offered services, yet have to pay full price.

siderant> this whole subscription based society is friggin' horrible.
  • 27 1
 I wouldn't mind paying £7 per month if the money was used to help privateers race at the highest level, not push them out. Formula DH is shite.
  • 20 0
 Norway - Eurosport channels. Yeah, if I go to eurosport.no, I get redirected to a page with subscription for disco+/eurosport, at roughly EUR 16/month.
I do not want tennis, snooker, soccer, golf and yet more numbing tv-shows. As in I refuse to pay for it. I might consider the price if it was for a dedicated MTB channel.

Will sadly be the first season in many years we will not be watching XC or DH. More time for riding, though.
  • 4 5
 A dedicated MTB channel - what showing reruns of the same race for two weeks until the next one is on?

People need to wake up and realise there is not enough content to make a MTB specific channel - hell if you go on the redbull bike channel its just rerun after rerun of the same bike movies and events until something interesting is on.

Bundle MTB with other paying sports is sensible enough from a broadcaster point of view - ESPN 8 (the ocho) alongside dodgeball and competitive knitting
  • 4 1
 @paulskibum: doesn’t have to be old race replays. There’s an absurd amount of mtb content. Have you ever watched chive tv? It wouldn’t be that hard to fill up the hour slots, speaking from experience as well…
  • 19 0
 $20 a month with ads what a f*cking joke. Are they trying to kill the sport? Might as well get the Australia treatment. I guess I will only be watching the Juniors race
  • 2 0
 Its $26 a month without ads
  • 17 0
 "In Canada, FloBikes has partnered with Warner Brothers to broadcast World Cup events for Canadians. A monthly FloBikes pass is $29.99 USD and an annual pass is $12.50 USD a month ($150 USD for the year / $235 CDN including taxes). "

Get completely f*cked, UCI. We'll be finding other means.
  • 19 1
 VPN all the way sports fans
  • 20 0
 Except you need a euro or UK addressed credit card. We have tried.
  • 4 0
 @devlincc: well for a small fee…j/k
  • 3 0
 @devlincc: VPNs are good for piracy too. God I miss GCN+
  • 1 0
 Doesn't work for English speakers in the Netherlands......We're F'd! #redbulltv
  • 1 0
 @devlincc: I'm traveling in the UK next month, hoping that I can get a local prepaid credit card to use for this.
  • 1 0
 @devlincc: What about a browser that has built-in VPN.
  • 9 0
 @ABhardtail: You can do that online......from the Flow site:

"We should note that if you are using a VPN or smart DNS to circumvent geo-blocking restrictions — which, of course, we do not officially condone or advise — often these services will require a local bank card or credit card to sign up. There are of course ways around this and services that offer virtual cards which can be linked to a PayPal account.

We won’t detail those here, but they are easily found with a bit of time spent on Google.

To reiterate, we do not recommend going this route, but for those cavalier enough, it is possible."
  • 2 0
 @suspended-flesh: Nice, thanks!
  • 2 0
 @devlincc: Ehrm, how does a VPN require a euro or UK addressed credit card? The whole point of VPN is that you act like you can be anywhere on world, wherever you are. Heck, my VPN service even allows me to pay in cash if I want.
  • 1 0
 @vinay: using a VPN doesn't change the fact my debit/credit card is Australian with an Australian address. A lot of steaming sites are checking these details now.
  • 1 0
 @erees: Ah you mean to say these streaming sites are paid and you pay with your debit/credit card? Now I see. Wouldn't these work with PayPal or similar then?
  • 1 0
 @erees: VPN + renegade streams. I think that's what he was insinuating.
  • 1 0
 mine worked when i tried(nz)
  • 20 6
 Public Service Announcement for any UK riders who's wives get SKY so they can pause Strictly come dancing to get another glass of prosecco. Discovery+ plus app is included with your basic SKY package so you can chill in the shed and watch racing while you wife and childeren are waching, strictly, bake off, or whatever reality psudo-competition crap is currently en-vouge.

Oh, just me... I'll see myself out.
  • 2 0
 Or just record it, go for a ride and come back and watch it on the big TV in full HD without any buffering issues with your feet up!
  • 2 0
 In addition some BT Broadband subscriptions have Discovery+ added for free.

I only found out when a letter (paper thing, came through a hole in my door) arrived telling me I had access. Worth checking out if you're in the UK
  • 8 0
 @HankHank: how dare BT use the Amazon delivery slot like that!
  • 12 1
 Don't be hating on Bake Off.
  • 2 0
 @theboypanda: just watch the replay on discovery plus. I was chuffed when i found out i get it free with sky last year. Dont think ill be watching the semi’s if they’re still a thing this year, gets a bit boring watching 4+ hours of the same people racing but if its free its free, the commentators suck we all know that, but dh is dh, better than watching football!
  • 13 0
 I paid for my GCN+ sub last year. Not as good as Red Bull, but at least I could watch it. VPN obviously, but this is amateur hour. UCI is really to blame - they should have done their due diligence on media planning before entering the deal.

I bet Chris Ball isn’t too keen to do interviews/podcasts if this continues the way it’s going.
  • 5 0
 Is Chris Ball still alive? He seems to have disappeared off the face of the planet.
  • 7 0
 @commental: Maybe if I say his name three times I can summon him?

CHRIS BALL
CHRIS BALL
CHRIS BALL
  • 7 0
 @Bperd: Personally I'm happy to let him continue hiding under whichever rock he's designated as his safe space.
  • 5 0
 @commental: its not only him also the company he created to sell his soul and the soul of enduro and mtb to the corrupts, burocrats and hidden rulers...
  • 2 1
 @Bperd: maybe you need a CHRIS...TAL BALL to see where he is...
  • 2 0
 @Bperd: nope need to look in a mirror and say it backwards, just like the man himself
  • 7 0
 @Bperd: CHRIST BALLSACK! Clearly he's as useful to mountain biking as an ashtray on a motorbike. I literally cannot believe how they want to "grow" the sport and then go back 100 years in coverage where even listening in on a radio at the moment is better than their current broadcast plans.

You'd swear he's actually sent to KILL the sport.
  • 12 0
 I'm going to tell you how to watch world cup this season in a fully liberated fashion.

1. Get a paid VPN service such as Private Internet Access, NordVPN, or SurfShark. I highly recommend against using "free" VPN services because they will sell your data and NOT protect your anonymity online.

2. Look for the Tiz Cycling links in PB comments sections or just Google/DuckDuckGo search it yourself.

3. Enjoy! f*ck the mega corporations ruling our lives.
  • 3 15
flag JonnyNorthmore FL (Apr 10, 2024 at 7:07) (Below Threshold)
 So f*ck the mega corporates by paying for another service that may or may not allow you to watch MTB racing in your country.

Yea...f*ck the system!
  • 3 1
 @JonnyNorthmore: It's alright if you don't know how a VPN works my dude. And my VPN service costs me a whole $4/month. One of the best and only subscriptions I have.
  • 1 7
flag JonnyNorthmore FL (Apr 10, 2024 at 12:26) (Below Threshold)
 @mkul7r4: That'll show'em! Fight the power!
  • 2 0
 For people in Canada, you don't need the "pay for a VPN" step of this. You can just watch everything directly on tiz without problems. (If you're wondering why he's suggesting that, the US movie/tv industries managed to buy themselves some pretty silly copyright laws there. We don't have the same problem in Canada)
  • 20 6
 Last I checked Europe’s currency was € not £
  • 7 18
flag likeittacky (Apr 10, 2024 at 0:31) (Below Threshold)
 £ = UK British Pound GBP
  • 2 0
 @jostaudt and last I checked, it was April 2024, not sure how "GCN+ service and GCN App closed in December 2024"
  • 1 0
 Apparently the people who are upvoting your post do not clearly see how this was written....

"In Europe and the UK, the races will be streamed via the Discovery+ app and Eurosport and the standard tier subscription will be required to access cycling, which appears to cost £6.88 GBP per month."

You're attempting to point out something that the publisher did not mistakenly write ,as you suggested; just for everyones information.
  • 14 0
 Brilliant, another year of not being able to watch racing.
  • 2 0
 Tiz the season
  • 10 0
 Warner brothers has to be dreaming to think that the racing is worth $20+/ month. There is literally no way I would waste my own money to watch. So begins the long slow death of competitive mountain biking as WB try to monetize the race and complain of "low viewership" and "rising costs"
  • 17 4
 特别想看,只是我们这里看不了.......
  • 15 0
 "I really want to see it, but we can’t see it here."

Google translate
  • 1 0
 我很抱歉发生这种事,朋友。
  • 1 0
 @suspended-flesh:我要把集成电缆纹在我的手臂上。
  • 2 0
 @beermtb: 我是我自己的上帝。我们来这里是为了忘记教会、国家和我们教育系统的教义。我们来这里是为了喝啤酒。我们来这里是为了消灭战争。我们来这里是为了嘲笑困难并过好我们的生活,以至于死亡会颤抖着带走我们
  • 2 0
 zhibo.tv ;-)
  • 15 2
 this is just so fucking lame. GIVE ME THE FUCKING CONTENT you wankers.
  • 1 1
 this was posted on the UCI instagram 5 days ago..

"We hugely appreciate the excitement we see from you in Australia and New Zealand for the upcoming WHOOP UCI Mountain Bike World Series season. Rest assured, we are actively working to finalise the broadcast plan and make sure every round of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup is available for viewing in your region this year "
  • 2 0
 @JNZ: It'll probably be on sky in NZ which is something like $50nz a month!
  • 1 0
 @hvmatt: yep, luck theres a massive cross over audience between mtbing and rugby etc... BAHHHH
  • 1 0
 @hvmatt: ah shit, remember how each year Sky only show the world champs and the other provider provides the world cup coverage. mmmm double penetration is my favourite position
  • 3 0
 StayLive... $5.99 USD a month. The PPV weekends are $14, the year $59 (All USD).

For all the racing it'll cost about $40 USD for us in NZ. We (along with the Safa's and others) just got the cheapest deal.
  • 9 0
 Id like to see a comparison of the viewing figures on Redbull for the last year of broadcast compared to the subscription figures and viewing figures for last year and this year. Pinkbike dodged this issue last year by showing 'viewing' including youtube highlights etc which implied that there was no change in viewing. We all know there was a change in viewing the full event. I think it would be enlightening to show how many people have dropped out of watching the whole event since the shift. Maybe my world is an echo chamber but every rider I know who used to watch it on redbull, has not watched it last year or, after subscribing last year, is refusing to pay this year. Lets have some meaningful stats pinkbike!
  • 3 0
 Viewing figures, either from RB or WB/D aren't in the public domain. WB/D will try to tell you that viewer figures are up (by millions according to Josh Carlson). Complete BS.
We all know less people are watching and that decline is likely to continue all the time WB/D are holding the reins.
  • 9 0
 @commental: Hell, I bought GCN+ last year and still didn't watch most races because the commentary was so crap. The Downhill Southeast feed has better coverage than these guys.
  • 10 0
 @brianpark @henryquinney

Get Chris Ball back on the podcast, replay for him the BS answers he gave last time, and make him answer for all of this.

Signed,

Everyone
  • 12 0
 what a joke
  • 7 0
 While it might be 'only' £6.88 in the UK it's a lot more than that in other European countries.

I paid for GCN+ last year and ended up watching a lot of other events besides just DH but now I'll just do like I did back before Red Bull/Freecaster and wait for the new Earthed DVD to get released at the end of the season.
  • 9 0
 I wasn't stoked with the GCN broadcast but I watched and paid for it because I like DH. Not even having the option to pay for an inferior product is a real kick in the nuts.
  • 6 0
 Maybe as time ticks on and WBD continue to erode the riders value to their sponsors , will the riders , with support from their teams , stand up for themselves and read the riot act. I can't see any other way this won't continue to get uglier.
  • 2 0
 At this point, I think our best hope is for Red Bull or some other organization to make a mtb race series that rivals the UCI. For DH, we're only talking about 8 races a year...
  • 6 0
 Just checked the Max subscription and they're including the B/R sports add-on for free on all plans right now. Confirmed that I have it on my existing subscription without any extra charge and I see the same offer for all new subscription sign-ups.
  • 6 0
 The biggest issue I see is the kids. Without youth support, this sport is going to die. Many kids will not pay or have access to this sort of subscription. Warner Bros is playing a short game. Yes all the semi's etc suck, but the biggest issue is how do we inspire kids to get on bikes and do some crazy shit. Long live the days of Rob and Red Bull.
  • 6 0
 f*ck Warner Bros. I am down to pay some money to watch World Cups. I paid for GCN last year. But there's no way I'm paying $20 a month, that's insane! I've watched all of the World Cup DH races for like the last 10 years and this might be the first year I don't, which sucks.
  • 16 10
 Why is everyone so negative? A few months ago there were 170 countries in the world where you couldn't watch World Cup racing and now it's down to only about 155. That's 8% growth!
  • 5 0
 So the cost of entering teams into the world cups went up massively, forcing many pros out of a job. And then we also have to pay a subscription to watch so few races over a nearly 6 month period? At least if you're trying to make all this money off the sport pay the riders a decent amount instead of f*king them over!

We need another organisation like red bull to set up their own dh series. The problem is that UCI points are vital for any serious racer who wants to win a gold medal, so they know they have the riders over a barrel. It stinks.
  • 6 0
 UCI Insta is fun. They're trying to hype up the first XCO race...every post has negative comments on the lack of a streaming service to watch in many countries. Burn UCI burn :-) Not that they seem to care of course.
  • 5 0
 WTF??? You've got to be effing kidding me. $140 to watch 7 races?!?!? It's a sad day, this will be the first year I will have ever missed watching a season of WC. Nice work Discovery, you've officially ruined watching the sport we love.
  • 8 1
 They might be able to ruin pro-level racing and the industry. They cannot ruin the sport as long as we ride our bikes.
  • 9 0
 This is pretty garbage
  • 8 1
 Pro Tip:
If you can get access to the Swiss channel SRG via a VPN you will get a fair amount of MTB coverage for free.
  • 4 1
 Thank you Dick Pound!
  • 1 1
 Awesome, will this be in English or Swiss-German?
  • 2 1
 @scott-townes: you can also try the SRF Media Player www.srf.ch/play/tv/themen/sport

in general anything you can get access to from Switzerland is a good bet, huge amount of free bike coverage.
  • 2 1
 @blast-off: depends but mostly swiss german. the commentary can be pretty weak, but again its a very high level complaint considering the amount of free coverage you get...
  • 4 0
 So... for me, this would mean paying 7 euros per World Cup roughly. Now if I could actually see it, that might be worth it. But it's a not-so-great program of it, that I wouldn't even watch every month... Not worth it. And I suspect many people with me... The sport will lose audience and popularity.. Sad to see...
  • 8 0
 ruining downhill one step at a time.
  • 7 0
 After paying to watch the DH last season on discovery I certainly won't be paying again.
  • 5 0
 It's a controlled demolition!... I ve been saying it for long! neg prop me all you want but mtbiking was getting out dangerously from their global 2030 agenda... do your research!...
  • 1 0
 Go on
  • 4 0
 Coverage last year was sloppier than trying to cook a hamburger in a trouser press (thanks for that one Rob!!) When given the option of shit coverage or getting some sleep (in the southern hemisphere the racing's on at bullshit o'clock) for live racing, I'm choosing my pillow every time. Apologies to the athletes and teams, I know you sacrifice a lot to be there.

Bring back Red Bull TV and Rob Warner!
  • 5 0
 For anyone interested, as of now the BR sports “add on” for Max is free… but I’m not sure how long that will last. They also have a pretty solid deal where it’s 40% off if you subscribe for a year, so only $6/mo.
  • 1 0
 Really hoping they're have this offer here too, when the combined Max will kick off in several countries in late May. Both the 40% off* and the free sports add-on - it's a little over month away in Finland and so far there's no info in pricing.

(* I currently have the HBO Max available here - with just the HBO stuff - with a 50% off, as they offered it for "as long as you're subscribed" when they launched that renewed version a few years ago. Again, so far no info whether that discount will be continued for us old subscribers in any form.)
  • 1 0
 Where did you get the 40% off for a year? When I look at their site, it only offers 20% off for an annual subscription
  • 1 0
 Nevermind, looks like the 40% off promotion ended yesterday. Dang
  • 5 1
 I have no affiliations here, but I do think there a couple things worth pointing out in regards to the US—

1. Max (basically HBO + Discovery) is one of the largest entertainment streaming platforms out there and many will already have it. Even if you primarily subscribe for MTB racing, you can probably get rid of another streamer in the meantime.

2. The B/R add-on is free right now, during a “promotional period” but Max hasn’t specified how long it will last. They said in January it would be “a few more months.”

Not trying to defend UCI/WB, just wanted to give some more context.
  • 3 1
 Exactly. Its 1$ more than GCN was and you actually get other content thats worth a damn.
  • 1 0
 And I (and many others) get Max included free with my home internet subscription.
  • 4 0
 UCI needs to release a streaming service with ALL pro races in every cycling discipline. It's ridiculous that I have I have to have a subscription service to 4 different services + a VPN just to keep up with the spring classics.
  • 3 0
 Mountain bikes are huge part of my life - mountain bike racing also a huge part of my life. I paid for GCN stuff last year for a few months - it was ok. I will not participate in the US coverage plan. I really hope a better solution is created for the US market.
  • 4 0
 At least there is no races in august, so we can save a little haha
But at like 25 Canadian Pesos a race, for the first time since 2010, I don't think I'll be watching World Cups this year Frown
  • 3 0
 I have watched every season of DH since the freecaster days, even paid last year to watch...but not this year. I am pretty bummed that it's now behind a paywall...not a good way to grow a sport IMO...fewer viewers means less sponsors which means less money for the riders and promoters...Seems the only people this is good for (but only short term) is the UCI.....definitely not for the fans or the love of the sport...at all.
  • 7 0
 How not to watch
  • 4 0
 if i want to sign up for an eurosport abo it forwards me to discovery+, but currently discovery+ is not available in Switzerland :-/
  • 1 0
 Eurosport is available on Zattoo and the next XC races are in the EPG
  • 4 0
 We can watch basically every big road race for free on several European TV channels. Its a pity that mountain bike still plays such a minor role in viewer planning.
  • 7 0
 Tiz not a lot.
  • 4 0
 I agree, Tiz truly wonderful that there are affordable ways to watch.
  • 2 0
 So now i need to pay for a VPN subscription alongside a subscription to a streaming service that i do not intend to use for anything else than DHWC, i had GCN+ last season which was fine. This is a huge step in the wrong direction.
  • 7 2
 i wonder if china will show the real winner or will they show Xi Jining coming across the finish line as the winner
  • 2 0
 Because it's not clear, "Max" is the HBO Max subscription. I'm already subscribed to that, and their content is pretty solid. Glad to see that the B/R (Bleacher Report) add-on will include UCI racing. But I agree that I miss the Redbull/RW days. GCN+ app was hot garage and I wasn't planning to re-subscribe this year.
  • 5 0
 Lets try to increase viewership by making it as complicated as possible. Logic
  • 2 0
 All of these years watching xc and downhill, supporting this sport is impossible! I haven't missed a race in at least 10 years. I wont watch one live this year. absolutely gutted the powers that be have ruined this incredible sport!
  • 1 0
 Tiz
  • 4 0
 Dang Flobikes. I was happy to pay last year, but you have priced me out of watching. Given how many actual hours of content I would be receiving, this is not a good value.
  • 4 0
 Flosport can't even bother charging Canadians in their own currency.
$30 USD is about $41 CAD per month. That's more than Netflix, Apple TV, and Fubo combined.
I'm out.
  • 3 0
 Lets consolidate then delete app that had it all in one place and broadcast it through a different channel depending what country your in. It’s a bloody money grab that’s all this is. Who will pay to have the rights
  • 2 0
 So I guess this means mtbnz and the Aus mtb bodies don't have to pay anything to the UCI this year right? And all NZ/Aus riders/teams likewise don't have to pay entry fees.
I mean if the UCI can't organise coverage in these regions (let alone races) then they can't clip the ticket. Seems only fair.
  • 2 0
 This will be the first year in over 10 years where I'll just go riding instead of watching XCC/XCO/DH races...i'll just read about the results after the race is done. Really sucks for the riders and teams as I'll no longer be as invested in any of them.

I'm glad Nino achieved his records last year with many people still watching. It would be really sad if he had to break Absalon's record this year with very few people watching and noticing.
  • 2 0
 And we wonder why DH teams and racers are struggling to survive. Alienating fans with expensive PPV is not the way to gain loyal fans, promote brands, or further the sport. Bring back RedBull and give us f*cking ads to pay for it. I'd prefer that to $30 a month.
  • 3 0
 You are the worst WB. Man, I miss Redbull. Paid for the GCN app last year, it was truly terrible. This season, I'm not paying more $. Fan frustration has reached a tipping point.
  • 3 0
 I've watched racing for the past ten years including paying for GCN+ last year. Not in 2024. I'll go out and ride on my Sunday mornings and check PB for the results later that night. I'm not paying for this $hit.
  • 2 0
 "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." This is TOTALLY BONKERS!!! I don't want to watch whatever else is on that plan. I'm gutted that this is the new cost. I will NOT be paying that. I've been a fan since Freecaster put out the races. Red Bull knocked it out of the park. And now Discoverty+ AND a sports package? Profanities don't cover the emotion.
  • 5 0
 It's all about the money money money..........
  • 1 0
 That's what UCI only care about.
  • 1 0
 That tiz he’s so hot right now
  • 2 0
 I have a Max subscription...and I do see the mountain bike events starting on 4/13...but all the sporting events I get on Max are all "live". I don't have an option to see replays.
  • 2 0
 Ok...nevermind. I can see bike replays. Just not NBA and other major league games.
  • 2 0
 @abtcup: please explain. Last time I checked I couldn't find replays for the 2023 races.
  • 1 0
 I see XC races in April, But I dont see the DH races in May. I wonder if because its too far out, then again see some road racing listed in May. seams kinda Janky
  • 1 0
 @W3fty: I don't think there are any MTB racing from last year...but if I scroll down far enough...I'm able to see replays for a lot of road racing...and the dates for the upcoming XCO races.
  • 1 0
 Discovery+ and HBO (Max) will merge into the single "Max" here in Finland as well, as it will in a lot of other European countries too in late May (and in some countries later in the summer). So far pricing hasn't been announced, but it will have the same basic price + sports package deal going as was earlier announced for the US. help.hbomax.com/us-en/Answer/Detail/000002661 Until that you can still use Discovery+ for the first few races.

Eurosport (streaming, not channels at least here) still seems to be available separately at least in some countries, but based on some earlier comments not everywhere. In Finland it's 6,99€/ month, so most definitely the cheapest option especially if you don't already watch HBO anyway.
  • 4 0
 In Europe and the UK??? Did the UK leave the continent of Europe with Brexit as well? Did they join Asia or North America?
  • 1 0
 Nah, we're just slowly sinking into the sea
  • 3 0
 Unfortunately, all these messages won’t get through to WB. They don’t care about you. Probably better off going on a ride vs watching sports on tv anyways.
  • 1 0
 The saddest part about this whole debacle is that the execs and the marketing dept. will continue to move things around, try to improve their numbers, and try to grow subscriptions. They won't understand why it's not working and, in a few years, they will come to the conclusion that the sport of mountain biking just isn't that popular after all. Once it starts costing them too many resources, they'll drop it.
  • 4 3
 I just singed up in the US..looks like the B/R sports add on is included in a Max membership so its 9.99 per month. Not bad...60 bucks to watch all the races and can watch other content unlike with GCN+ which had nothing else of interest...is what it is...not bad TBH.
  • 1 0
 It's been more than a decade since I have missed a DH WC race. But there's no real way for me to do this as I get my Max through a family member's cellphone account. The sports package can't just be added to their account. It's shocking that this is what the sport, at the very height of its popularity, has devolved to, with UCI cash grabs and giant media corporations not really understanding what they are buying.
  • 1 1
 Why cant it be added?
  • 2 0
 Well there goes watching World Cup Racing. Glad another good thing got ruined through corporate greed. At least I can watch Crankworx races this year. Maybe catch up on what happened after the fact on Red Bull as well.
  • 1 5
flag wolftwenty1 FL (Apr 10, 2024 at 10:45) (Below Threshold)
 Its literally 60$ to watch the entire season...
  • 1 0
 the new format and moving from warner/red bull to gcn was bad enough, this is the nail in the coffin for me. i would love it if red bull develops the hardline series into a proper uci alternative, not every event would have to be mental, maybe they could dial it in a bit and save the big stuff for the finale. it would be great to see an influx of new tracks from new locations.
  • 1 0
 This is ridiculous, no viewing in Aus, NZ …. Anyone asked what the riders think about this? Imagine being Brosnan, McDonald, and co not being Broardcast or streamed into your own country.

Way to also ruin any commercial and sponsor ties to Riders surely this de-values them, and their current agreements, I bet they won’t be getting renewed or paid as much next year based on eyeballs , or the ability of eyeballs getting on them
  • 1 0
 So we can't even pay to watch the races and they don't let riders publish their race runs... They really are trying to kill DH aren't they! Riders need to band together and help make crankworx or hardline the new world championship...
  • 1 0
 As many have said, this will be the first year in the last 10 that I won't watch. I was able to stomach the bad GCN+ user experience (app and website) because the cost was reasonable and coverage/commentary quite good, but this it out of hand expensive. Forget it.
  • 2 1
 I am officially done watching UCI DH and XC racing. Last year I pay what I thought was a some what reasonable price. I figure give it a try and support the sport that I love, but now they are getting ridiculously greedy. No way in hell I would pay 20-25 Dollars, I don’t know if they know how they are hurt the sport or worse don’t care. Truly sad, lost me and a thousands other.
  • 1 0
 Search tiz in the comments
  • 1 0
 Does anyone know what the viewing numbers were for last year, or seen/heard/read it anywhere, especially compared to Red Bull viewing figures?

Would be pretty interesting to see how much 'growth' this new organiser has brought to the sport. Anecdotally it seems like a lot of people have tuned out. I know I certainly have. I used to have a handful of friends who aren't riders who would come round and watch DH racing on Red Bull. Now I can't even be bothered to watch it by myself, let alone watch Semis and Finals.
Such a shame, it was a great product. Now the product is worse and expected to pay. It would be one thing to pay for the quality/product Red Bull we're producing by the end of their run. But for what is quite a poor broadcast, it seems like a lot of money being asked for.
  • 1 0
 I got into downhill watching Bernard Kerr's YouTube channel. They even ruined that by only allowing him to show practice and qualifying. If that had been the case when I started watching I probably wouldn't have gotten in downhill at all. I'm really miss Red Bull, Rob and Claudio.
  • 4 0
 EDR: European Downduro Racing
  • 1 0
 UCI still not including the Enduro World Championship in Val di Fassa? Here some official local event for car-free roads that weekend announced it on IG...
www.instagram.com/p/C5ikJk-tpiQ/?igsh=Z21teDN1bDA4dGJm
  • 3 0
 Why are you surprised by this? They never have.................................
  • 1 0
 @scott-townes: yep you're right!
  • 4 0
 Highlights on YouTube for me I guess.
  • 4 0
 I dont watch world cups since Last year , i have more time to ride ...
  • 2 0
 A month out from race 1 enduro and the amateur entries are not open. Makes it a little hard from those abroad to commit to racing them too.
  • 3 0
 Guess I’ll just watch dh southeast for free. Might even try and make a race this year in person.
  • 5 0
 This is absolutely mad
  • 2 0
 Looks like I'll have more time to ride and wrench on my bike since I won't be watching any racing this season. Aside from motocross, of course.
  • 3 0
 In Canada it'd be 30$ USD monthly to catch 1 or 2 DH events a month. I don't know what planet they live on. Absurd.
  • 2 0
 Loved night owling in NZ to watch live streams. Loved RedBull. reluctantly paid for GCN+ last year. Won’t be paying this year.
  • 2 0
 Sad to say but I have stopped watching all the races live. I just look at the highlights. I’m sure many are doing the same.
  • 1 0
 I saw the US listing for "Max" and thought "oh sweet, I actually get this...", then I read that you have to pay extra on top of your Max subscription!. get f*cked WB. back to the high seas for another season. unreal
  • 1 0
 In the US with all the MAX subscriptions required, will it be possible to watch races recorded/on-demand? Or is this a live, one-time-only feed?

I haven’t seen a clear answer: Do any of you know?
  • 1 0
 After jumping thru so many life-after-redbull hoops... I'm out. Give me a reasonable pro-rated MTB WC season pass price. The bundled BS isn't worth the trouble and just pisses me off. Maybe next year, but not likely.
  • 1 0
 first years since red bull started to broadcast and I will not be watching. GCN+ cost was not worth the poor camera work from last season. And now even less. I feel for the awesome sports and athletes. I join the FY WBD!
  • 5 1
 On MoiMoiTv for enduro
  • 5 5
 And BK for DH, sadly the two best and most informative media outlets.
  • 4 0
 Arseholes.
  • 3 0
 Aussies and NZers don’t need to watch WC racing!?!?!?
  • 1 0
 this was posted on the UCI instagram 5 days ago..

"We hugely appreciate the excitement we see from you in Australia and New Zealand for the upcoming WHOOP UCI Mountain Bike World Series season. Rest assured, we are actively working to finalise the broadcast plan and make sure every round of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup is available for viewing in your region this year "
  • 1 0
 @JNZ: if you go to disco plus you get a coming soon but not quite yet and it's been this way for months, so i wouldn't get too excited since we're only days away from the first event and nothing has changed.
  • 1 0
 @p0rtal00: It won't be on discovery+, Either threenow or Sky sports will do a deal in NZ
  • 1 0
 @JNZ: well there's nowt on sky and if threenow gets it it'll be a 10 hour shitshow of ads
  • 2 0
 Frustrations with UCI aside, I grateful for Cathro and Pinkbike’s affordably priced coverage. Thanks PB!
  • 3 0
 Tiztiztiztiztiztiztiztizzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
  • 2 0
 For anyone in the UK, if you have BT internet you can get Discovery+ for free.
  • 1 0
 Yep. I get it "free" with my EE mobile phone contract.
  • 4 0
 will be watching on tiz
  • 4 0
 What the actual fuck
  • 2 0
 OK, I suppose I'll pay for a few months. But I'll make a point of not enjoying it.
  • 2 0
 Mountain bikers need to support non UCI race it's the only way to brake the the hold it had on are spot.
  • 3 0
 I'll be pirating it, thanks.
  • 2 0
 I really hope this sci-fi ends with Rob Warner and the rebellion taking down his evil relatives and the empire.
  • 2 0
 A pay per view wrestling match between Rob Warner and Chris Ball world might get more viewers than the downhill series Chris Ball destroyed.
  • 2 0
 Can we at least go for dinner? Cause I'd like to get wined and dined before I GET f*ckED
  • 3 0
 This is why now I watch road cycling and I kinda like it.
  • 2 0
 How to watch? DON'T watch and go to ride on your bike to some bikepark for this money Wink
  • 2 1
 First time in 15 years I'm not watching World Cups live. I'll just watch SX and MX for my off-road two-wheel sports Sad time for coverage on MTB
  • 1 0
 I'd love to see this pulled in Peacock or ESPN+ or some other established platform. I do not want to add more apps and more subscriptions to keep track of.
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 I rarely watched it live in the past, I'd always watch replays instead in the evening with few beers. Do you still need subscription to watch replays?
  • 1 0
 I get Max for free with my AT&T Fiber home internet. I just checked and I get B/R Sports included free as well--so this is not all bad for those who may already have Max.
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 Seems to pricey for Canadians , Here's an idea, outside partners with them to include DH (maybe xc?) broadcasts in outside membership ?
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 Discovery+ yearly fee: 39.99€ for all road and MTB content. Or, in other words less than two sets brakepads or two energy bars per month. As the owner of 4 MTBs (Enduro, XC, DJ, HT), that's a cost I can stomach.
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 Out of interest, where is that and is it tied to some other service? I've mentioned elsewhere I find it ridiculous even the pricing for the same service varies so much between countries - in Finland Discovery+ has been 9,99€ a month. Now we'll be getting the same Max deal that's already the default in the US in about a month, but so far there's no info about the pricing. So currently paying monthly for the Eurosport stream definitely sounds like the cheapest option at 6,99€/ month.
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 @donimo: Hi, this is for Austria and that is standalone, so not tied to anything else. I just use the discovery+ app. This is with adverts, but I haven't seen any yet watching the spring classics road races.

Let's see how this evolves...
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 @nots1: This is so weird, there really doesn't seem to be much sense with their pricing between countries. If I remember correctly, previously here that 9,99€/ month was the cheapest, basic sports version of Discovery+ and there was some way pricier option also available with better selection, I think maybe football or something similar widely popular. Now that's the only sports deal they offer, maybe they've already sold some of the pricier stuff elsewhere before they merge into Max. (Here you can now get the non-sports version with just the reality TV stuff and such for 4,99€/ month with ads or 6,99€ with no ads. No with-ads version available for the sports deal.)
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 I've signed up with Staylive. It's not too expensive but it is a pain to watch....need to be on a computer. No smart TV or android box app. Oy vey.
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 You watch ANZ sports fans, Sky will claim victory..
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 Last year Sky played World Champs, but just didn't advertise it. You had to suspect that they would to be proactive enough to check at the time it was running. My only hope is that someone there will smarten up a bit.
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 this was posted on the UCI instagram 5 days ago..

"We hugely appreciate the excitement we see from you in Australia and New Zealand for the upcoming WHOOP UCI Mountain Bike World Series season. Rest assured, we are actively working to finalise the broadcast plan and make sure every round of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup is available for viewing in your region this year "
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 @JNZ: Nice one. I have emailed Sky already to enquire. I see they already have UCI track and BMX coverage, as well as some of the road classics. Hopefully some work has been done on MTB as well.
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 I just wait for Sleeper Co. to put out a sick edit.
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 Doubt we’ll ever see free World Cup racing again. If I’m paying $20 a month for this the coverage better be fantastic.
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 Stupid. Stupid. Stupid.
  • 2 0
 But we can watch juniors and quali for free on YouTube
  • 2 0
 Well, so much for watching that sport. Best of luck to all the athletes.
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 FCK UCI. When they made the deal they could have insisted that there is at least worldwide availability for the broadcasts. But of course they didn't. Because all they care about is money, not the sport.
  • 2 0
 How would that actually work in reality? Not even RedBull had worldwide availability... because that's not how it works.
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 First time since the Freecaster days I won't be watching World Cups.
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 Thanks, Sarah. Appreciate you breaking down the details for us.
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 Answer: you don’t. Other than snips on YouTube and Instagram.
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 WC racing gonna be dead. Not sure what they're thinking. I could stomach the GCN price but this is too much to bear.
  • 2 2
 Its 1$ more per month...and you get other content thats actually good.
  • 1 1
 Uh NO! I guess I’m not watching World Cup Downhill anymore. Thanks corporate greed, you really know how to destroy the good in the world .
  • 3 1
 Bring back Warner ! Bring back Redbull !
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 Discovery will only get better with time, just give them a chance............. Oh wait.... It can get worse. Maybe we can get Jim Nance to commentate next season.
  • 2 0
 Cool, we can watch it for free at Claro Sports!
  • 2 0
 lol, now it finally make sense to have it.
  • 1 0
 is Pinkbike Helmut Markoing us Mexicans? it say "for south america you can watch it on Claro"
  • 1 0
 Thank goodness I still have motocross to watch on peacock, since I won’t be watching uci anything anymore.
  • 1 0
 Ok one more year without World Cup. It's good that Red Bull still streams its events.
  • 1 1
 Well I'm done. DH is held hostage and slopestyle will probably get shit canned rather than bend to rider wishes. Thank you WB more time to ride my bike.
  • 2 0
 Chris 1nut has screwed this.
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 Warner Bros... what a bunch of cock knockers
  • 3 1
 I guess my boycott of UCI events continues.
  • 1 0
 Very weird and disappointing for NZ fans. UCI incapable of organising a piss-up at a brewery.
  • 2 0
 How to loose viewers: 1,2,3
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 this answers the question of why the sport is having financial trouble...... Ostrich syndrome
  • 1 0
 Quite clearly ESO & Discovery have simply f*cked it up. Corporate bureaucracy and greed !!
  • 1 0
 They should rename themselves to "Greedy Brothers" with added: "How to ruin a core interest group" in the middle.
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 The racing last year was amazing. I'm super bummed to not catch full races this season.
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 Sitting here thinking he'll yeah I've got the max subscription already....lmao
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 Nope. Will catch highlight vids if available or just read about it here.
  • 1 0
 Just got the staylive subscription.
Its $5.99nzd a month. About 4US.
Basically the price of a coffee. Let's hope it works
  • 1 0
 What sucks more than a boiled sweet? Trying to watch live mountain biking!
  • 2 0
 Well done dick faces! Destroy the sport more! Good job! Muppets
  • 1 0
 Visiting Vienna and happy to watch it on tv live in my hotel room. Only cost me a flight and hotel, lol
  • 1 0
 All that crap everyone used to talk about RebBull TV!!!

All y’all beeyotches wanting it back now huh??!!! Hahaha
  • 1 0
 Nice. Thanks for the overview.
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 N O P E !
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 what a mess
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 Who will be commentating on discovery
  • 1 1
 Welcome to the least TV viewed season to date when the sport is hurting worse than ever. Thanks Warner Brothers
  • 1 1
 So will the $20-$25 subscription to viewers in the US also include all the races, or will some still be geo restricted?
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 Historically it's only been the world champs that were geo restricted due to broadcasting rights in the US. No idea if that's changed with all these updates to who's doing coverage, but the answer is probably no.
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 *Is only 10$ in the US...sports package is included in a standalone MAX subscription
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 @wolftwenty1: that’s not what this article says. Can you cite a reference?
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 @rallyimprezive: the max website. Article is wrong.
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 @wolftwenty1: Ah, I found it. Thank you. Site says the add-on is:
"Included with all subscription plans on us for a limited time."

Curious how "limited" that is?
  • 1 0
 No thanks, I will see the photos here and watch the EDR round up.
  • 1 0
 Pay, pay, pay???
Thanks, but no thanks!
  • 1 0
 Checks in the mail, lol. Another year of just watching Crankworx.
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 Bring back Red Bull TV & Warner !!

Us in South Africa still have zero idea how we will watch races. God help us if they try and push it via useless DSTV.
  • 1 0
 Where is the XC World Championship?
  • 1 2
 As someone who woke up at 4am to watch the live stream, I'm stoked to sleep in now. First season in, maybe ever, I won't be watching. Sucks
  • 1 0
 See you next year I guess.
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 Wait the UCI races are still on tv? Since when?
  • 2 1
 I wouldn't watch last year's product if it was free. That was miserable.
  • 2 0
 New Zealand is dumb
  • 1 0
 No. WBD is dumb. Chris Ball is dumb
  • 1 0
 $10 NZD a month. Cheaper than GCN+ I’m
Not mad at it
  • 2 0
 No thanks, I'll pass
  • 1 0
 Let's grow the sport by overcharging the existing US fanbase.
  • 1 0
 LOL, NZ get staylive. They couldnt organise a trip down a hallway.
  • 2 0
 F WBD
  • 1 0
 F*cl this. Not watching mtb racing anymore. Bring back RedbullTV.
  • 8 11
 Just remember, Fort William is in SCOTLAND!! "GBR" gets wheeled out when it suits these pricks then it gets wheeled away when it comes to testing new laws. We are the people and don't you forget it!
  • 6 0
 Now he's not winning any more, you can have Andy Murray back...
  • 1 0
 @glasvagas: better watch out that's awfully close to hate speech there, you may be hauled away! lolz.
  • 1 1
 Nowhere to watch from israel?
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