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How to watch the Road World Championships – live streams from anywhere

The USA's Quinn Simmons celebrates having won the junior men's road race at the 2019 UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire
The USA's Quinn Simmons celebrates having won the junior men's road race at the 2019 UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire
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The 2019 UCI Road World Championships are well under way in Yorkshire, in the UK, with the time trials now all done and dusted for another year, and with the junior men having got the road races up and running on Thursday, with the USA's Quinn Simmons taking first place – and with it a shiny new pro contract with US WorldTour team Trek-Segafredo.

It means that just four events now remain at this year's championships, with the junior women and under-23 men's road races taking place on Friday, followed by the elite women's road race on Saturday, and then the elite men's road race bringing the curtain down on proceedings on Sunday.

The likes of French Tour de France hero Julian Alaphilippe and 2012 champion Philippe Gilbert will go up against Slovakia's three-time world champion Peter Sagan in the 284.5km elite men's event. Young pretenders Mathieu van der Poel, of the Netherlands, and Remco Evenepoel (Belgium) will also look to upset the applecart and delight their legions of fans.

Meanwhile, in the women's race, on Saturday, it'll be hard to look past the powerful Dutch squad for the winner, which features defending champion Anna van der Breggen, three-time world champion Marianne Vos and this year's Giro Rosa winner, Annemiek van Vleuten – although last year's silver medallist, Amanda Spratt, and her strong Australian team, will be trying to give them a run for their money.

You won't want to miss a moment, and Cyclingnews will have full coverage of the racing right here on the site, besides the viewing options below.

How to live stream the World Championships from outside of your country

If you live outside a broadcast zone or are on holiday outside your country and find that the live streams to be geo-restricted, you can get around this by getting 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 best VPN currently available as Express VPN. With ExpressVPN, you can watch on many devices at once including Smart TVs, Fire TV Stick, PC, Mac, iPhone, Android phone, iPads, tablets etc. Check out Express VPN and get 15 months for the price of 12.

The UCI's own YouTube channel will also provide coverage of select races.

How to watch the World Championships live stream: UK

The World Championships are being shown in the UK on both the BBC and Eurosport, with the latter able to be found in basic Sky TV packages. With a Eurosport Player monthly or annual pass, you can access the live stream from just about any internet-connected device. You can try it out for free.

Amazon Prime customers can sign up for the Eurosport Player through Amazon Channels for £6.99 per month.

How to watch the World Championships live stream: Australia live stream

Australians can watch the 2019 UCI Road World Championships on SBS, through SBS OnDemand, or on the SBS Cycling Central website, with live TV coverage of the men's and women's road races scheduled to be shown on SBS Viceland. Eurosport in Australia will also cover the Worlds.

How to watch the World Championships live stream: North America

The 2019 World Championships are being streamed live in the US at Fubo.TV. Fubo.tv has a broad sports offering with dozens of different networks in a package that costs $19.99 to try for a month, then $44.99 per month beyond that. To view the Worlds, you need to also purchase the International Sports package for $11.99 per month for customers to be able to access the races.

Select Worlds events are also being streamed in the US on the Olympic Channel and via NBC Sports Gold, with cycling passes available for the latter $54.99, which cover you until May 1, 2020.

In Canada only, the Worlds will be available on Flobikes.com, with subscription packages starting from $12.50 per month.

2019 UCI Road World Championships schedule

Time trials

Mixed relay team time trial: Sunday 22 September, Harrogate circuit, 28km

Junior women individual time trial: Monday 23 September, Harrogate circuit, 14km

Junior men individual time trial: Monday 23 September, Harrogate circuit, 28km

Under-23 men individual time trial: Tuesday 24 September, Ripon to Harrogate, 32.5km

Elite women individual time trial: Tuesday 24 September, Ripon to Harrogate, 32.5km

Elite men individual time trial: Wednesday 25 September, Northallerton to Harrogate, 54km

Road races

Junior men road race: Thursday 26 September, Richmond to Harrogate, 144.5km

Junior women road race: Friday 27 September, Doncaster to Harrogate, 91.5km

Under-23 men road race: Friday 27 September, Doncaster to Harrogate, 192.5km

Elite women road race: Saturday 28 September, Bradford to Harrogate, 149.5km

Elite men road race: Sunday 29 September, Leeds to Harrogate, 284.5km