How do you watch cycling?

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How do you usually watch cycling?

  • On TV - Eurosport with English commentary

    Votes: 7 15.2%
  • On TV - Eurosport with non-English commentary

    Votes: 4 8.7%
  • On TV - Sporza, Danish TV...

    Votes: 4 8.7%
  • GCN

    Votes: 7 15.2%
  • Eurosport player, English

    Votes: 5 10.9%
  • Eurosport player, non-English

    Votes: 6 13.0%
  • Tiz and other free streams

    Votes: 5 10.9%
  • I'm paying for different streams and TV channels

    Votes: 5 10.9%
  • Other means, explained in post

    Votes: 3 6.5%

  • Total voters
    46
I thought this was a literal question enquiring about our activity while watching.
Really we should all be watching while pedalling stationary bikes shouldn't we?
That seems fairer than sitting on the couch and mouthing off on here.
Usually I just stay in my office chair by my computer. Also makes it easier to switch between races when necessary.
 
My TV is small and my seat is across the other side of the room, so now GCN is a thing, I use that. At the moment with English commentary, but I might dabble with the German coverage to try and improve my understanding of the language (maybe).
 
My order of preference is (I don't bother if I can't watch it live):

Tv2 Play > Eurosport Player (non-ad feeds) > other means.
However, if I'm at my parents', I sometimes just watch on the telly, which means putting up with the ads every five minutes on Eurosport.
 
I usually watch via VPN on RTBF.be for the classics and on Eurosportplayer French version for the rest.

As for what I'm doing while watching, it's often on pretty early in the morning so usually drinking coffee is the main thing I'm doing.
 
Yeah, I just thought that then tiz would probably end up with the most votes since we all watch it now and then... but most probably don't have it as their first source.
I watched Flanders on Tiz because GCN+ didn’t have rights in the US. GCN has been great so far, the signal is solid and the security of knowing your signal won’t cut out due to a copyright violation at a crucial point in the race is reassuring.

I’ve watched a lot of sports on various sources over the 20ish years I’ve been an expat, and the available options these days, while far from perfect, are night and day from how we had to watch rugby in 2004. Literally creating mental pictures based on forum threads at times.
 
In my head, by creating live images based on this forum posts.
It's beautiful.
This is how I usually do it, although even in regards to that I have been slack this season. Still, I sometimes go back over the forum posts the next day in the race thread, for entertainment.

In Australia it can be difficult because of the time zone. And we don't get the Italian races on free to air television.

I don't watch cycling religiously and probably like the sport and the forum equally. This year I watched Flanders live and a few stages of Paris-Nice and Cataluyna (on replay). I usually end up watching most of the main TDF stages live.
 
Now days on TV in US just a couple of races live like TDF or Veulta but DVR-ed for later consumption also NBC Gold, Flobikes but would have gone with GCN+ but they won't make their web page which allows me to join their free services but won't properly format a subscribe page for my laptop, they even on a question on their FB page said I can only subscrbe by downloading the App but don't have a smartphone and don't plan to get one. The GCN+ response on their help page and on their FB page suggested I put my personal info on someone else's device (smartphone) where I could subscribe. UGH It's not hard to have, their join and register page, also allow payment from laptop there, it's a stupid decision to require both a relatively expensive monthly fee be paid to access their site on a smartphone from a monthly or prepaid phone plan and also pay for a separate device, when I can if if they made their subscribe web page work so I could subscribed to watch on my laptop. So instead they make me wait for it to upload to THAT site to watch what I am willing to pay for on their site. :mad: I would be able to watch on my laptop why can't I subscribe on it.

P.S. There are literally hundreds of thousands of sites that billing works on probably more like millions of web sites which I can use, there is no excuse not to make it work on their site.
 
Now days on TV in US just a couple of races live like TDF or Veulta but DVR-ed for later consumption also NBC Gold, Flobikes but would have gone with GCN+ but they won't make their web page which allows me to join their free services but won't properly format a subscribe page for my laptop, they even on a question on their FB page said I can only subscrbe by downloading the App but don't have a smartphone and don't plan to get one. The GCN+ response on their help page and on their FB page suggested I put my personal info on someone else's device (smartphone) where I could subscribe. UGH It's not hard to have, their join and register page, also allow payment from laptop there, it's a stupid decision to require both a relatively expensive monthly fee be paid to access their site on a smartphone from a monthly or prepaid phone plan and also pay for a separate device, when I can if if they made their subscribe web page work so I could subscribed to watch on my laptop. So instead they make me wait for it to upload to THAT site to watch what I am willing to pay for on their site. :mad: I would be able to watch on my laptop why can't I subscribe on it.

P.S. There are literally hundreds of thousands of sites that billing works on probably more like millions of web sites which I can use, there is no excuse not to make it work on their site.
Yeah, that seems pretty stupid on their part. I did wonder why I had to use my phone to get going with them but didn't really consider it much as I thought everyone had smartphones. But it is a really good service, otherwise.
 
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