Watch a Track World Championships live stream
You can watch the 2023 Track World Championships for free on BBC iPlayer in the UK, and SBS On Demand in Australia. Sporza in Belgium, France TV Sport in France, Rai Play in Italy, and Teledeporte in Spain are also offering free live coverage of the event. Full details on how to watch the Track World Championships just below. And don't forget: you can use a VPN watch a FREE Track World Championships live stream from anywhere.
Track World Championships 2023: preview
There are four more rainbow jerseys to contest on Wednesday, the final day of the Track World Championships. The women's omnium plays out throughout the day, with the men’s keirin and points race, and women’s sprint threaded through the schedule.
If you're not familiar with track parlance, the sprint is a must-see for fans of pure theatre, the bizarre sight of two competing riders sniffing each other's tails before a mad dash to the line being a spectacle that never gets old.
The same goes for the keirin, in which the riders initially rely on a motorbike for pacing, the madison, where pairings propel each other forward with a literal sling, the points race, which is a 160-lap (100 laps for women) endurance event broken up by intermittent sprint laps, and the omnium, which combines the scratch, tempo, elimination and points disciplines.
The Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome is the beating heart of the entire Cycling World Championships, and you can read on as we explain how to watch a FREE 2023 Track World Championships live stream from anywhere with a VPN. Full schedule and details of how to watch this UCI Cycling World Championships event below.
2023 Track World Championships schedule
(All times BST)
Wednesday, August 9
5.30pm - Women Elite Sprint - Semi-finals
5.38pm - Women Elite Omnium - Scratch Race 1/4
6.01pm - Men Elite Keirin - Quarter-finals
6.19pm - Women Elite Omnium - Tempo Race 2/4
6.33pm - Women Elite Sprint - Finals
6.41pm - Men Elite Keirin - Semi-finals
6.58pm - Women Elite Omnium - Elimination Race 3/4
7.15pm - Men Elite Points Race
8.11pm - Men Elite Keirin - Finals
8.21pm - Women Elite Omnium - Points Race 4/4
How to watch a FREE Track World Championships live stream
One of the best things about the UCI Cycling World Championships is that they're completely free to watch in lots of countries around the world. For example:
UK – BBC iPlayer
Australia – SBS
Belgium – Sporza
France – France TV Sport
Italy – Rai Sport
Spain – RTVE
If you're from any of the countries listed above but you're abroad right now, don't worry about missing out on that free coverage. All you need to do is subscribe to a VPN to watch a free Track World Championships live stream and re-connect to your home streaming coverage.
How to watch Track World Championships from outside your country
If you're abroad right now and struggling to tap into your usual coverage, you'll want a VPN. This'll help you circumvent the geo-blocking that will try to stop you watching a Track World Championships live stream in particular parts of the world.
They're a useful means of getting around this issue, are cheap, and easy to set-up as well. Here's how it's done.
Use a VPN to watch Track World Championships 2023 from anywhere
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How to use a VPN to watch Track World Championships 2023
Using a VPN is as easy as one-two-three...
1. Download and install a VPN - as we say, our top choice is ExpressVPN.
2. Connect to the appropriate server location - open the VPN app, hit 'choose location' and select the appropriate location, eg: 'UK' for BBC iPlayer.
3. Go to the broadcaster's stream - head to your home broadcaster's site or app and watch as if you were at home - BBC iPlayer for Brits abroad.
How to watch Track World Championships for FREE in the UK
In the UK, the majority of the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships action is being shown across BBC Two, BBC Three and the BBC Red Button, and that of course includes coverage of the Track World Championships.
That means you can watch a Track World Championships live stream for free on BBC iPlayer, which is free to use and works across a wide range of devices including smart TVs, laptops, games consoles, mobile phones, tablets and streaming sticks. Currently travelling overseas?
A Discovery+ subscription costs £6.99 per month or £59.99 for the year, and lets you tune in on a wide range of devices, as well as the Eurosport TV channels.
GCN+ costs £6.99 per month or £39.99 per year, and offers ad-free live coverage of loads of cycling events throughout the year.
Live stream Track World Championships for FREE in Australia
Every event of the Track World Championships is being live streamed for free in Australia via SBS on Demand.
It's the streaming offshoot of SBS Viceland, which is televising select UCI Cycling World Championships events.
Outside Australia but want your usual coverage? Use ExpressVPN to watch your favourite streaming services from anywhere on the planet.
How to watch Track World Championships: live stream in the US
Cycling fans in the US can watch the Track World Championships live on FloBikes.
A FloBikes subscription costs $150 per year, which works out at $12.50 per month.
If you're currently out of the US but still want to watch coverage of the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships, don't forget to explore the VPN route set out above.
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Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.