Watch the UCI World Track Championships with a VPN

Published: Mar 2, 2016

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You might know the UCI World Track Championships is a must-watch event for track cycling fans. What you might not know, is that a VPN is the easy way to do it.

What’s a VPN, you ask? It stands for virtual private network. It allows you to route your Internet connection to the country of your choice. With a VPN, you can watch the UCI track championships on a secure network with minimal load times.

Win-win, right?

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How VPNs Work

What’s a VPN, you say? A VPN stands for virtual private network.

They’re a great way to secure your connection while browsing. When you connect to a VPN server, websites think you’re in that country.

Your real IP address is hidden, so you’re able to browse privately and securely.

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When are the UCI World Track Championships?

The 2017 UCI World Track Championships will take place from April 12th – 16th in Hong Kong, at the prestigious Hong Kong Velodrome.

Watch the UCI World Track Championships on BBC iPlayer (UK)

There are a few different broadcasters streaming the event. In the UK, the BBC has live coverage of the UCI World Track Championships 2017. Now that iPlayer includes live streams of every BBC channel, British folks can also watch online… and with a VPN, so can you.

Just follow these steps:

  1. Register your ExpressVPN account and download the app on your preferred device.
  2. Connect to an ExpressVPN server in the UK.
  3. Go to www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer. The TV schedule isn’t out yet, but the championship will be on BBC One or BBC Two – follow these links to live stream them.

You can also view the live schedule and broadcast links here.

See all the live UCI cycling action on Universal Sports (USA)

If you want to watch the event with American commentary, then check out Universal Sports, the UCI’s official live TV partner in the USA. To watch it, simply connect to any VPN server in the U.S.

Here’s how:

  1. Sign up for an Express VPN account and install the app on your favorite device.
  2. Connect to an ExpressVPN server in the USA. There are at least 20 to choose from.
  3. Go to universalsports.com/video/universal-sports-network-watch-live. There’s no subscription fee for live streaming, but you need to verify a U.S. cable subscription to the channel.
  4. Enjoy!

UCI World Track Championships 2017: the schedule

Wondering when exactly you should tune in to see the World Track Championships live? Here’s the event schedule, with Hong Kong times.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Session 1 (3:00pm)

  • Women’s Team Pursuit – Qualifying
  • Men’s Team Pursuit – Qualifying

Opening Ceremony (6:40pm)

Session 2 (7:00pm)

  • Women’s Team Sprint – Qualifying, 1st round, Finals and ceremony
  • Men’s Team Sprint – Qualifying, 1st round, Finals and ceremony
  • Women’s Scratch – Final and ceremony
  • Men’s Team Pursuit – 1st round

Thursday, 13 March 2017

Session 3 (3:00pm)

  • Women’s Sprint – Qualifying, 1/16 and 1/18
  • Men’s Keirin – 1st round and Repêchages

Session 4 (7:00pm)

  • Women’s Team Pursuit – 1st round, Finals and ceremony
  • Women’s Sprint – 1/4
  • Men’s Keirin – 2nd round, Finals and ceremony
  • Men’s Team Pursuit, Final and ceremony
  • Men’s Scratch – Final and ceremony

Friday 14 April 2017

Session 5 (1:30pm)

  • Men’s Sprint – Qualifying, 1/16 and 1/18
  • Women’s Omnium – Scratch & Tempo Race
  • Men’s Individual Pursuit – Qualifying

Session 6 (7:00pm)

  • Women’s Sprint – Semifinals, 3-4 places, Finals and ceremony
  • Women’s Omnium – Elimination, Points Race and ceremony
  • Men’s Individual Pursuit – 3-4 places, Finals and ceremony
  • Men’s Points Race – Final and ceremony

Saturday 15 April 2017

Session 7 (12:30pm)

  • Women’s 500m TT – Qualifying
  • Men’s Sprint – Quarterfinals
  • Men’s Omnium – Scratch & Tempo Race
  • Women’s Individual Pursuit – Qualifying

Session 8 (7:00pm)

  • Women’s 500m TT – Final and ceremony
  • Men’s Omnium – Elimination, Points Race and ceremony
  • Men’s Sprint – Semifinals, 3-4 places, Finals and ceremony
  • Women’s Madison – Final and ceremony
  • Women’s Individual Pursuit – 3-4 places, Finals and ceremony

Sunday 16 April 2017

Session 9 (10:00am)

  • Women’s Keirin – 1st round & Repêchages
  • Men’s Kilo TT – Qualifying

Session 10 (2:00pm)

  • Women’s Keirin – 2nd round, 7-12 places, Final and ceremony
  • Women’s Points Race – Final and ceremony
  • Men’s Kilo TT – Final and ceremony
  • Men’s Madison – Final and ceremony

Get in the saddle for the UCI World Track Championships 2017

Are France and Great Britain set to dominate the championships yet again? The Brits certainly field an impressive side.

But track cycling always turns up a few surprises – let us know your predictions in the comments.

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2 thoughts on “UCI World Track Championships

    1. Hi Peter,

      We don’t have a guide for Giro d’Italia but you should have no problem accessing the stream with ExpressVPN. Just connect to an Italian server location, and you’ll be able to access the streams 🙂

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