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Old 02-22-21, 12:05 PM
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GCN+ - all of TdF?

Hi! GCN+ says they cover the grand tours - I ma mainly interested in TdF, complete live coverage.

I can catch it via VPN, and brush up on my French skills - but will GCN cover TdF live, complete?
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Old 02-22-21, 01:43 PM
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Why not check their lineup?
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For the USA, I think NBC has the exclusive on the full TdF broadcast. I thought others in the US can only show highlights. Might be wrong though.

The Cycling pass for NBC Sports Gold is fairly decent price, IMO. The don't have the Giro, but the do have the Vuelta and enough other cycling events to keep my wife sick and tired of watching cycling.
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Originally Posted by PJay120 View Post
Hi! GCN+ says they cover the grand tours - I ma mainly interested in TdF, complete live coverage.

I can catch it via VPN, and brush up on my French skills - but will GCN cover TdF live, complete?
No they donít have the rights to that. ITV in England carries the tour in England. No need to translate.
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Originally Posted by PJay120 View Post
Hi! GCN+ says they cover the grand tours - I ma mainly interested in TdF, complete live coverage.

I can catch it via VPN, and brush up on my French skills - but will GCN cover TdF live, complete?
Eurosport should cover it. They always do. You can also get many stations that cover it through an IPTV service. I have an IPTV service for 15 a month and along with the VPN, I can get just about anything.

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Originally Posted by Iride01 View Post
For the USA, I think NBC has the exclusive on the full TdF broadcast. I thought others in the US can only show highlights. Might be wrong though.

The Cycling pass for NBC Sports Gold is fairly decent price, IMO. The don't have the Giro, but the do have the Vuelta and enough other cycling events to keep my wife sick and tired of watching cycling.
I could be wrong, but NBC Sports Gold went belly up I believe and it was sold to USA Network? Not sure of this, but on my IPTV service menu, NBC Gold is no longer available and I believe NBC sold it off. Don't know what happened or will happen to all the Gold subscribers either, but I am pretty sure it is gone.

I have no idea either who will carry it in the US this year if NBC opted out.

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Originally Posted by rutan74 View Post
I could be wrong, but NBC Sports Gold went belly up I believe and it was sold to USA Network? Not sure of this, but on my IPTV service menu, NBC Gold is no longer available and I believe NBC sold it off. Don't know what happened or will happen to all the Gold subscribers either, but I am pretty sure it is gone.

I have no idea either who will carry it in the US this year if NBC opted out.

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They aren't belly up --- yet. Something is going on with all the NBC sports stuff. But till the end of 2021 I expect things will be pretty much the same as they are now.

It wasn't so much that I was endorsing NBC Gold, but just stating that NBC has the exclusive on the TdF live broadcast of the TdF in the USA and I think full broadcast of the replays of entire stages. So the OP wanted to see the Tdf. So if the OP is in the USA, then they'll need to watch it on NBC.

NBC has broadcast it on both the NBC sports network and through the NBC sports gold. So until NBC sports goes belly up for good as far as cycling goes, I'm not going to waste my time looking elsewhere for TdF live and full stage replays in the USA.
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Originally Posted by PJay120 View Post
Hi! GCN+ says they cover the grand tours - I ma mainly interested in TdF, complete live coverage.

I can catch it via VPN, and brush up on my French skills - but will GCN cover TdF live, complete?
Highly recommend GCN+ and yes they have Tour live, on demand, and highlights. You may need to use VPN depending on location.
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Originally Posted by Ed Wiser View Post
No they donít have the rights to that. ITV in England carries the tour in England. No need to translate.
if sean kelly is onboard as an analyst, you will definitely need a translator.
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GCN is great.

Their US coverage of Le Tour is highlights only unless you VPN yourself elsewhere.

Has anyone done that with GCN yet? Looking to confirm that the IP change alone is enough, and they haven't branded me a US account for those restrictions independent of the IP.
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Originally Posted by slcbob View Post
GCN is great.

Their US coverage of Le Tour is highlights only unless you VPN yourself elsewhere.

Has anyone done that with GCN yet? Looking to confirm that the IP change alone is enough, and they haven't branded me a US account for those restrictions independent of the IP.
You should try it and see what happens. Tour of the Alps all this week. Amstel Gold was just yesterday. Should be replays available if it will work.
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Originally Posted by slcbob View Post
GCN is great.

Their US coverage of Le Tour is highlights only unless you VPN yourself elsewhere.

Has anyone done that with GCN yet? Looking to confirm that the IP change alone is enough, and they haven't branded me a US account for those restrictions independent of the IP.
reported to not work. Not sure why but rumor is that it doesn't I was going to try this too, but now I am chicken too.
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Originally Posted by jsxcsnow View Post
You should try it and see what happens. Tour of the Alps all this week. Amstel Gold was just yesterday. Should be replays available if it will work.
Tour of the Alps is open live to US audience without IP jiggery pokery. Not a valid test subject for if/when I choose to do a science project.
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Has anyone done that with GCN yet? Looking to confirm that the IP change alone is enough, and they haven't branded me a US account for those restrictions independent of the IP.
Can confirm that VPN works.
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Originally Posted by Ed Wiser View Post
No they donít have the rights to that. ITV in England carries the tour in England. No need to translate.
GCN does show the Tour de France also.

How to live stream the Tour de France 2020 in the UK

For British fans, there are a few options on how to watch the 2020 Tour de France, as Eurosport, GCN and ITV4 will be showing the action.

ITV4 will be returning with their usual free live coverage of the Tour de France each day, with coverage starting between 11am and 12.30pm each day and an hour-long highlights package from 7pm to 8pm.

With commentary from Tour de France regulars Ned Boulting and David Millar, as well as insight from Matt Rendell and former Olympian Chris Boardman, you can see all the action free of charge from the UK.

Eurosport viewers can catch the live racing on Eurosport 1 with coverage starting between 11am and 12.50pm each day depending on the stage, then running to around 4.30pm or 5.15pm.

GCN will also be showing the race live from their new Race Pass at similar times to the Eurosport broadcast.
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Originally Posted by slcbob View Post
GCN is great.

Their US coverage of Le Tour is highlights only unless you VPN yourself elsewhere.

Has anyone done that with GCN yet? Looking to confirm that the IP change alone is enough, and they haven't branded me a US account for those restrictions independent of the IP.
Originally Posted by jsxcsnow View Post
You should try it and see what happens. Tour of the Alps all this week. Amstel Gold was just yesterday. Should be replays available if it will work.
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reported to not work. Not sure why but rumor is that it doesn't I was going to try this too, but now I am chicken too.
Originally Posted by slcbob View Post
Tour of the Alps is open live to US audience without IP jiggery pokery. Not a valid test subject for if/when I choose to do a science project.
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Can confirm that VPN works.
Another confirmation here that you can use a VPN with GCN racing. I use Express VPN and just choose London. Don't have any lag issues with my very pedestrian broadband.

Infact you can enable the VPN and not have to restart the app, just back out of the race info page then go back in.

I also have NBC gold because it's like $20 now and I like Anthony McCrossan who does all of nbc's add free coverage.
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In Canada (and I believe the US) FloBikes has the broadcast rights for the 2021 TdF. I subscribed to both FloBikes and GCN+ this year, and while I love GCN+ and their app, I find FloBikes is ok at best (it costs $150 Canadian/year and they still have ads!?!?!).
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Flo Bikes is annoying. I cancelled. I think GCN is going to move in on them anyway.

I wish GCN would get a Roku app. Maybe some day. Otherwise very solid. I pull it up on my tablet and chromecast it to the TV.
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