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How to watch live pro racing this Christmas

The cyclocross season is well underway, here's how you can watch some live racing over Christmas

Jack Elton-Walters
18 Dec 2020

A crisis not of our making has taken away the chance of British-only passport holders easily attending some Continental cyclocross this year before a crisis entirely of our own making crashes into our lives on New Year's Day.

The former is, of course, the coronavirus pandemic and its associated travel restrictions and lockdowns. As such, it's next to impossible for fans from the UK to visit Belgium this festive period to watch cyclocross racing live and in person.

Although it's not quite the same, live coverage of the Cyclocross World Cup gives viewers access to a number of races between now and Britain's awakening into a glorious state of post-Brexit independence and fishing boats for all.

Winter is cyclocross season and there are four races being shown live over the coming few weeks, three of them within the time many of us will be off work for Christmas.

These races are on consecutive Sundays, 20th & 27th December and 3rd January.

With a morning ride – including for the Festive 500 on the 27th – out the way, what better way to spend a couple of hours in the afternoon than watching riders far better than us sloshing around in the mud – and hopefully snow – somewhere in Belgium or the Netherlands?

Settle down with a mince pie and a trappist beer and try and imagine you're in amonst it at a real-world event.

Cyclocross World Cup schedule

GCN Race Pass subscribers living in parts of Europe (excluding France, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Italy and Belgium) and Japan will be able to watch the following cyclocross races in full on the GCN app

All times local (GMT+1)

Sunday 20th December – UCI Cyclocross World Cup, Namur 
Women's 13:40, Men's 15:05

Sunday 27th December – UCI Cyclocross World Cup, Dendermonde 
Women's 13:40, Men's 15:05

Sunday 3rd January – UCI Cyclocross World Cup, Hulst 
Women's 13:40, Men's 15:00

Sunday 24th January – UCI Cyclocross World Cup, Overijse 
Women's 13:45, Men's 15:05

Where and how to watch

Viewers can watch the racing on the GCN app on their mobile phone, by casting to their TV using Chromecast on both iPhone and Android and AirPlay with Apple TV, or online at: racepass.globalcyclingnetwork.com

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