How do you watch cycling?

How do you usually watch cycling?

  • On TV - Eurosport with English commentary

    Votes: 8 12.3%
  • On TV - Eurosport with non-English commentary

    Votes: 7 10.8%
  • On TV - Sporza, Danish TV...

    Votes: 7 10.8%
  • GCN

    Votes: 11 16.9%
  • Eurosport player, English

    Votes: 8 12.3%
  • Eurosport player, non-English

    Votes: 6 9.2%
  • Tiz and other free streams

    Votes: 7 10.8%
  • I'm paying for different streams and TV channels

    Votes: 7 10.8%
  • Other means, explained in post

    Votes: 4 6.2%

  • Total voters
    65
I've been asking myself how many forum members are watching cycling with which commentary, so I came up with this poll. What's your usual choice? Do you have any choice? Obviously in some countries access is easier than in others. The topic has been touched in several threads, but I was interested in a kind of overview. Would love to see and read your answers. :)
 
Reactions: gregrowlerson
With my eyes! :p

A combination between the Danish TV streaming service TV2 Play, and the Eurosport Player (using the no adds stream, so with English). Of course if there's a player-only stream in some other language than English or Danish, I'll just watch that.

I have also watched a few YouTube livestreams.
 
Reactions: gregrowlerson
Multiple ways. On TV, I watch cycling on TV2, different discovery channels, and sometimes foreign channels (like Norwegian TV2). I also stream with the Eurosport Player (GCN Race Pass included), switching between Danish, English (only when it's without Kirby and now also Blythe), and no commentary. Tiz when all else fail.
 
Anyway I can! It's tough in the USA. I have NBCSports, GCN racepass and Flobikes. If something falls through those cracks I use Tiz. I stream and cast to the tv most of the time. Unfortunately GCN has Kirby much too much, so there is some muting.
 
Reactions: Wyndbrook
Whenever possible I prefer to watch Sporza with the Belgian commentators. When the races are not being broadcasted there I usually have to turn to free streams like taz-cycling where I then prefer to have English commentary. I am gonna be honest in that I think the Eurosport commentators are sometimes bad (unless they get Sean Kelly) but my French is not great and I don't speak Spanish, German or Italian.

And in my experience the NOS rarely has the rights to a race if Sporza does not and in general I don't think the Dutch commentators are particularly good.
 
First Eurosport is better than US broadcasts for commentary. Most of the time I already know the results before having a chance to watch, so knowing the results will determine if it's worth my time to even bother watching, which most of the time it's not. (For what I do bother to watch it's either whatever NBC puts on TV as I refuse to pay to for their streaming service, GCN or a free stream.)
 
Reactions: SHAD0W93
ES Player in French on laptop, ipad or beamed to Apple TV. Although I watch the TdF on France 2/3.

My absolute favorite way, which I was able to indulge today because of crappy weather, is to set up my ipad on my trainer in my office/pain cave and do an hour or 2 of Zone 2 endurance training while watching the last 40-50 k of a race. If the finale is a mtf it's really easy to find myself in Zone 3/4...I don't bother anyone else in the family and get to "feel" the race in a very satisfying way.
 
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