The final act of the 2018 road cycling season culminates with the crowning of a new world champion. Riders across the junior, under-23 and elite ranks will race for the chase to wear the rainbow stripes for the coming year on challenging and mountainous courses in Innsbruck, Austria. The week long competition gets underway with the trade team time trials on Sunday.
In 2018, unlike in past years, if you want to watch the UCI Road World Championships in Canada you will have to use a paid service. The races will not be broadcast on any Canadian sports channels. The Innsbruck world championships run from Sept. 3 to the 30th with team time trials, individual time trials and road races for junior, U23 and elite riders. To watch the action, you’ll need to subscribe to Fubo TV or FloBikes which both offer live and on-demand coverage to viewers in Canada.
To get started with FloBikes, you will need to purchase a subscription package. You can either pay monthly which will cost $30 a month. Alternatively, you can pay for a calendar year which will cost $150. With the subscription, you can watch events live, and gain access to highlights and replays. The 2019 calendar hasn’t yet been revealed but in 2018 you could watch the some of the Classics, the Giro d’Italia, the Vuelta a España along with other prominent road races. The cyclocross season is also covered in their events calendar which you can see in full here. You can watch FloBikes on your computer or using the FloSports app through Roku, Apple TV 4 or your IOS device.
When you sign up for Fubo, you start with the base package ($15.99/month), which, for Canadians, includes Bein Sports, Spanish Bein Sports, Bein Sports Canada, Fight Network, FNTSY Sports Network, Fubo Network, Football Report TV, Benfica TV and Liga Portugal. If you want to watch cycling, you’ll have to pay more and get the cycling add-on which is $8.99/month. With Fubo, you can watch events on desktop, and iOS and Android phone or tablet. You can also beam the feed to your TV with Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV.
2018 Innsbruck UCI Road World Championships Schedule (EST)
|Sept. 23||Women Team Time Trial||4:10 AM||6:30 AM|
|Sept. 23||Men Team Time Trial||8:40 AM||11:30 AM|
|Sept. 24||Women Junior Individual Time Trial||4:10 AM||6:20 AM|
|Sept. 24||Men Under-23 Individual Time Trial||8:40 AM||11:20 AM|
|Sept. 25||Men Junior Individual Time Trial||4:10 AM||7:05 AM|
|Sept. 25||Women Elite Individual Time Trial||8:40 AM||11:15 AM|
|Sept. 26||Men Elite Individual Time Trial||8:10 PM||11:35 AM|
|Sept. 27||Women Junior Road Race||4:10 AM||6:40 AM|
|Sept. 27||Men Junior Road Race||8:40 AM||12:40 PM|
|Sept. 28||Men Under-23 Road Race||6:10 AM||11:15 AM|
|Sept. 29||Women Elite Road Race||7:00 AM||11:10 AM|
|Sept. 30||Men Elite Road Race||3:40 AM||11:10 AM|