How to watch the Classic Brugge-De Panne – live streaming

It was a photo finish sprint battle in last year's men's race at the Classic Brugge-De Panne
It was a photo finish sprint battle in last year's men's race at the Classic Brugge-De Panne (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

The 2023 spring Classics season is well underway and this week the peloton are returning to Belgium, with the Classic Brugge-De Panne (March 22) and Classic Brugge-De Panne Women (March 23) coming up.

The race kicks off a month of hard racing in Belgium and northern Europe following hot on the heels on one-day racing at Opening Weekend, Strade Bianche and Milan-San Remo earlier this spring.

A sprinter-friendly race, the Classic Brugge-De Panne is set to play host to a host of big-name fast finishers, including Fabio Jakobsen (Soudal-QuickStep), Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Deceuninck), Elisa Balsamo (Trek-Segafredo), and Lorena Wiebes (SD Worx).

Those big favourites aren't the only men and women in with a shot at glory on the 211km and 163km races to the North Sea coast this week. 

Mark Cavendish (Astana Qazaqstan), Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe), Dylan Groenewegen and Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ) are also lining up for the men's race. Meanwhile, Marta Bastianelli (UAE Team ADQ), Charlotte Kool (Team DSM), and Floortje Mackaij (Movistar) take on the women's race.

Cyclingnews will be bringing you full reports, results, news, interviews, and analysis throughout the race. Read on to find out how to watch the Classic Brugge-De Panne via live stream, no matter your location, with ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).

Check below for the Classic Brugge-De Panne route and start list information, and scroll down for all your Classic Brugge-De Panne live streaming needs.

Classic Brugge-De Panne live streams

Follow Cyclingnews on Twitter (opens in new tab), Facebook (opens in new tab), and Instagram (opens in new tab) for alerts on important stories and action during the races. Meanwhile, ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) can help you watch the 2023 Classic Brugge-De Panne, no matter your location.

If you're in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, or any one of many European countries, the race will be aired live and in full on GCN+ (opens in new tab) and Eurosport – via Discovery+ (opens in new tab).

A subscription to Discovery+ costs £6.99/$9.15 per month, or £59.99/$78.51 for a 12-month pass. A year's subscription to GCN+ costs £39.99.

Belgian broadcasters Sporza (opens in new tab) and RTBF (opens in new tab) will be airing the race if you fancy some local flavour.

If you are away from the broadcast country, or on holiday outside your country, and find that the live streams are geo-restricted, you can get around this by gaining access to them by simulating being back in your home country via a 'virtual private network', or VPN, for your laptop, tablet or mobile.

TechRadar tested hundreds of VPNs and recommends the number-one VPN currently available as Express VPN. With ExpressVPN (opens in new tab), you can watch on many devices at once including Smart TVs, Fire TV Stick, PC, Mac, iPhone, Android phone, iPads, tablets, etc. 

Classic Brugge-De Panne schedule

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DateRaceTime (CET)
March 22Men's11:35 - 16:45
March 23Women's12:30 - 16:45
Daniel Ostanek
Production editor

Daniel Ostanek is production editor at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired as staff writer. Prior to joining the team, he had written for most major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly, Rouleur, and CyclingTips.


Daniel has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France and the spring Classics, and has interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Wout van Aert, Remco Evenepoel, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.


As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Daniel also runs The Leadout newsletter and oversees How to Watch guides throughout the season. His favourite races are Strade Bianche and the Volta a Portugal, and he rides a Colnago C40.