You probably know the deal. The UCI sells video rights to its Cyclocross World Championships, but not all those rights owners stream or broadcast all the races.
The UCI streams all the racing from Worlds, but it’s heavily geo-restricted based on rights owners. In the U.S., NBC Sports, through its Olympic channel or Gold cycling package, will broadcast only the Elite races live. Both are paid services. It appears that the Junior Men, U23 Men and U23 Women will not be broadcast, and yet are still geo-blocked by the UCI in the U.S.
The UCI states, “The UCI will only geo-block the event if a National broadcaster or Streaming / OTT service is showing the event.” However, by “event” it appears the UCI means the entire World Championships, not each individual race. Don’t shoot the messenger. Offer feedback to the UCI and NBC Sports.
You may be able to watch the 2019 Cyclocross World Championships from Bogense live streams right here, down below. To do so, you or your IP address will need to be outside a geo-restricted country.
Here are the UCI’s geo restrictions. Live/replays will be geo-blocked in the following territories, for all races unless stated otherwise:
UCI Streaming Geo Restrictions by Country
|Albania (elites only)||Macedonia (elites only)|
|Algeria||Malta (elites only)|
|Andorra (elites only)||Marocco|
|Armenia (elites only)||Martinique|
|Austria (elites only)||Mayotte|
|Bahrain||Moldova (elites only)|
|Belarus (elites only)||Monaco (elites only)|
|Belgium||Montenegro (elites only)|
|Bosnia-Herzegowina (elites only)||Netherlands (elites only)|
|Buglaria (elites only)||New Caledonia|
|Croatia (elites only)||Palestine|
|Cyprus (elites only)||Poland (elites only)|
|Czech Republic||Portugal (elites only)|
|Estonia (elites only)||Romania (elites only)|
|France||Russia (elites only)|
|French Guyana||San Marino (elites only)|
|French Polynesia||Saudi Arabia|
|Georgia (elites only)||Serbia (elites only)|
|Germany (elites only)||Slovakia (elites only)|
|Greece (elites only)||Slovenia (elites only)|
|Hungary (elites only)||Spain (elites only)|
|Ireland (elites only)||St Pierre and Miquelon|
|Israel (elites only)||Sudan|
|Italy (elites only)||Switzerland (elites only)|
|Kazakhstan (elites only)||Tunisia|
|Kosovo (elites only)||Turkey (elites only)|
|Kuwait||UK (elites only)|
|Kyrgystan (elites only)||Ukraine (elites only)|
|Latvia (elites only)||United Arab Emirates|
|Libya||Vatican (elites only)|
|Lithuania (elites only)||Wallis and Futuna|
|Luxembourg (elites only)||Yemen|
If your location or IP address location doesn’t work, please don’t keep refreshing your browser. It won’t help, and it tires out the hamsters powering our servers.
So even if you pay for NBC Gold, what if you want to watch the non-Elite races? We have heard of some people using VPNs set to relevant countries, with success, to watch the racing. Also, we’ve heard the Opera browser, with its built-in VPN option set to “Asia” results in success for the Junior Men and U23 Men’s feeds, but not the three other races. Others have reported using a free proxy server, set in one of the non-geo-blocked countries not on the above list, with success. YMMV.
The schedule for the weekend’s races is on our 2019 Cyclocross Worlds Page.
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Here are your feeds, if you are lucky enough to view them:
2019 UCI Cyclocross World Championships Live Streaming Video, Junior Men – Bogense, Denmark (5am EST):
2019 UCI Cyclocross World Championships Live Streaming Video, U23 Men – Bogense, Denmark (7am EST):
2019 UCI Cyclocross World Championships Live Streaming Video, Elite Women – Bogense, Denmark (9am EST):
2019 UCI Cyclocross World Championships Live Streaming Video, U23 Women- Bogense, Denmark (5am EST):
2019 UCI Cyclocross World Championships Live Streaming Video, Elite Men- Bogense, Denmark (9am EST):
While you wait for the racing, get excited with the UCI’s Bogense hype video:
For more from Bogense, see our 2019 UCI Cyclocross World Championship page for the full schedule and more coverage and enter to win our Worlds Fantasy Cyclocross contest before the Elite Women’s race!