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How do you watch Pro Cycling events?

Old 10-17-13, 10:54 AM
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How do you watch Pro Cycling events?

How do you guys watch live Pro Cycling Events? Is there a website or TV channel?

For example the Tour of Beijing starts tomorrow. Is it possible to watch this event live?
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I don't know about live, but I download races from here-https://cyclingtorrents.nl/index.php
Each stage of the Tour of Beijing or any tour for that matter is uploaded within a couple hours of completion.
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Originally Posted by billbiwer

For example the Tour of Beijing starts tomorrow. Is it possible to watch this event live?
Hate to break it to you, but the Tour of Beijing wrapped up on Tuesday (Oct. 15th).
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I don't. Riding is lots of fun. Watching other people ride, not so much.
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While I agree with StephenH that riding is fun, watching the pros (IMHO) is fun woo. I watch www.steephill.tv for my live racing fix. What I can't watch live, I try to find on YouTube.

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Originally Posted by MattFoley
Hate to break it to you, but the Tour of Beijing wrapped up on Tuesday (Oct. 15th).
You're right. Apparently the calendar I subscribe to is a little outdated...
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I stream it live off the internet (or cable if it's on in the USA) on a 75 inch Samsung smart TV.......................
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You basically have to go full screen and make sure your malware/virus/etc stuff is up to date.
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I stream it live off the internet (or cable if it's on in the USA) on a 75 inch Samsung smart TV.......................
Nice. I loved my 60 inch for about a week. Then I was wishing I went with the 75.
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I'll have to give this one a try sometime. Didn't know about it.
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I'll have to give this one a try sometime. Didn't know about it.
The initial feed screen is usually overlaid with ads that are virtually impossible to get rid of, with invisible frames and such. I try to close what I need to close to access the "full screen" icon in the vid feed, then click that. The ads won't overlay or pop up in the full screen. I use Firefox when going to that site, it has no history, no cache, no nothing.

We don't have a fast connection so I don't know how good or bad the feed is but it's pretty pixelated for me. Usually it's in English though.

When I had to have two ISPs for work (backup feed) I'd find the best quality video on one feed and the an English commentary feed on the other. That worked pretty well.
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I don't own a tv but I watch the TdF and De Ronde on the sporza website (stream only available in Belgium) in my home cinema.
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Originally Posted by ConGrUenCy
I don't know about live, but I download races from here-https://cyclingtorrents.nl/index.php
Each stage of the Tour of Beijing or any tour for that matter is uploaded within a couple hours of completion.
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you know what would be wild? Riding on the trainer, while watching the race, with bibs, helmet and the full getup, pretending you're in the race.

and then break the trainer as you're trying to beat cavendish in the sprint, fall off sideways, and crack your collarbone
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I've fallen off the trainer watching some Giro stage. A guy was descending like a motorcyclist, hanging off the side of his bike. I tried it because, well, I'd never seen it done like that before. Clunk. I was on the floor.

I do wear my bibs and jersey regularly, i.e. kit. Or a skinsuit that is not my current kit so the only place I wear it is on the trainer. When sick I've ridden in tights, base layer, jersey, and jacket. No helmet though, except when I was checking the helmet cam aim.
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Originally Posted by spectastic
you know what would be wild? Riding on the trainer, while watching the race, with bibs, helmet and the full getup, pretending you're in the race.

and then break the trainer as you're trying to beat cavendish in the sprint, fall off sideways, and crack your collarbone
This is absolutely the best way to watch pro cycling, minus the breaking the trainer and falling part. I typically don't ride the trainer much, but if I'm going to be sitting in front of a screen anyway...
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I have DirectTV and get a ton of cycling events as I've set up my DVR to record anything using the key word(s) "road biking". (At least I think that's the search I use.) Anyway, the events come on different channels - USN (625), NBCSDH (220), BeIn (620). I'm kind of weird in that I can watch just about any race. In the winter, I watch the races while on my trainer. Odd as it may seem, I also use some recordings to watch as a cure for insomnia. I find them comforting to watch - kind of like golf.

If an American is doing well (Vuelta de Espana), I'll watch every second of the race - live or recorded.
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They cover just about every cycling event you'd ever want to see. We watched a bit of the Tour of Beijing, but even Phil Liggett sounded bored.
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