Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Portland OR
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Yes, it can be frustrating.
NBC Sports, Universal Sports and BEIN Sports, between them, show most of the "major" races. You usually have to record them and watch later, but that is the case for many sports events. I use a TiVO. Unfortunately, getting all three networks on a cable/satellite TV account is expensive and my cable provider doesn't even offer Universal.
The pirate streams listed on Steephill.tv work "okay", not well. The video is usually overlaid with invitations to download malware or tricky hidden links to dodgy sites. Basically I look for small gray "x" to close those ads, and clicking on "fullscreen" at the bottom right also eliminates the overlays. Sometimes they are region-restricted; try using Google Chrome browser and the Hola plug-in that routes you through a proxy in whatever country you choose. Sometimes they just don't work, so try another one. Resolution is usually low.
I've not tried the torrent sites or the subscription sites like cyclingtv, but mean to soon.