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7 Mar 2022

Dive into the only destination for road racing and the world’s best cycling documentaries on offer in March

Pro cycling is back. After a blistering Opening Weekend and thrilling Strade Bianche, the 2022 season has well and truly begun and March sees the peloton take on a packed schedule including some of the toughest one-day and stage races on the calendar.

GCN+ is the place to watch the world’s best live racing. With pre- and post-race analysis of all major races and no adverts during race coverage, it’s an immersive viewing experience unmatched elsewhere.

This month is ideal for diving headfirst into the action, which started on Saturday with Strade Bianche and Strade Bianche Donne as the best riders in men’s and women’s cycling descended upon the beautiful white roads of Tuscany before the run-in on the super steep Via Santa Caterina in Siena. Lotte Kopecky held off Annemiek van Vleuten in a nail-biting finale to the women’s race, before the men’s race was won in imperious style by Tadej Pogačar, who attacked 50km from the finish and wasn’t seen again.

Just one day later the (currently ongoing) race to the sun got underway, as Primož Roglič and Nairo Quintana go head-to-head in the eight stages of Paris-Nice, including a preview of one of the 2022 Tour de France’s key climbs. That goes on until 13th March, as does Tirreno-Adriatico, the seven-day stage race that starts today and sees all the other Grand Tour players make their way across Italy. Won last year in thrilling fashion by Pogačar – who will be looking to defend his winner's trident – it’s also used as preparation for Milan-San Remo.

La Classicissima itself takes over less than a week later on 19th March. It’s the year’s first Monument; some riders want to win it, some riders need to win it, but everyone loves to fight for it on the iconic climb up the Poggio and on the final run-in towards San Remo.

There’s one day for a breather before the Volta a Catalunya gets underway on 21st as Spain hosts its first big one-week stage race of the season, inviting drama on the majestic slopes of northern Spain where Ineos Grenadiers dominated with Adam Yates in 2021.

Meanwhile, the Classics specialists head back to Belgium for a week of full gas racing to get the legs ready for the Tour of Flanders. The E3 Saxo Bank Classic on the 5th comesis first, then both men’s and women’s Gent-Wevelgem on the 27th and Dwars door Vlaanderen – also known as Across Flanders – on the 30th. Three historic courses that the biggest talent in one-day races would all love to win.

All of this can be seen ad-free from start to finish on GCN+, accompanied by insight from the world’s best commentary and pundit teams. There’s 33 days’ worth of WorldTour racing coverage – and that’s just in March. Across the whole year more than 340 live race days are on the menu – truly wall-to-wall action. You literally don’t need anything else.

No days off

But if you watch it all live, what will you do on the seven days of March that don’t have any pro racing on? Fear not, GCN+ also includes the world’s greatest collection of cycling documentaries.

With more than 100 films available for all tastes, you can choose from tech deep dives, epic challenges, untold histories and legendary tales of the brands, people, places and races that shaped cycling culture, training sessions or even just more racing insight. It’s not a set list either, as new documentaries are being made around the clock to keep your must-watch list fully stocked all the way through the 2022 season and beyond. In the last month alone, unmissable documentariesprogrammes on Alberto Contador, Orbea, Iceland and Rapha were added to the collection.

All of that and all the racing coverage is available for just £39.99 per year. It’s more than live TV, it’s more than a streaming service, it’s cycling’s home. There’s really no reason to keep cycling off your screen in 2022.

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