How to watch the UCI Road World Championships 2018 live

Our complete guide to this year's Road World Championships coverage

The 2018 UCI Road World Championships take place in the picturesque town of Innsbruck, Austria between 23–30 September. There will be some demanding racing this year to crown those worthy of the rainbow jersey. Read on to find out how to keep up with the action as it happens.

The 2018 UCI Road World Championships

The 2018 UCI Road World Championships start on 23 September and continues for a week until 30 September. The event covers team time trials, individual time trials, along with the longer road race for each category.

Visitors to the 2018 UCI Road World Championships will enjoy the fantastic scenery of Innsbruck-Tirol.
Visitors to the 2018 UCI Road World Championships will enjoy the fantastic scenery of Innsbruck-Tirol.

The riding in the mountainous areas around Innsbruck sets the World Championships up to be one of the hardest in recent times. The Elite Men’s road race takes in 265km of riding with more than 4,500 metres of climbing. For your chance to sample what the pros will face, you can visit Zwift and ride a simulated part of the road course.

The week starts with team time trials, with the mid-week taken up by the individual time trials. This will also be the chance to see up and coming talent in the junior categories.

The World Championships come to a climax towards the end of the week with the road races, finishing with the Elite Women on 29 September and Elite Men on 30 September.

For more information about the race, our friends at Cyclingnews will be staying up to date with race reports, team news, course details and more.

How can I watch the 2018 UCI Road World Championships live in the UK?

The Road World Championships will be available to watch through the BBC on TV via the Red Button or online. We have been unable to find the schedule for this year, but last year the Elite road races and time trials were covered live, with highlights in the evening.

Eurosport will be covering all the Elite action live. Eurosport offers extended coverage of other races too, and has covered all three Grand Tours and 25 UCI World Tour events this year.

Amazon Prime subscribers can sign up to the Eurosport Player through Amazon Channels for £4.99 per month (with a 7-day free trial). Amazon Prime is £7.99 per month but can be accessed with a 30-day free trial.

If you want to access Eurosport Player direct it's £6.99 per month or £39.99 a year.

Alternatively, if you want a bit more versatility, you might consider subscribing to the TVPlayer PLUS Lite package for just £5.99 per month, which gives you access to the Eurosport 1 and 2 channels along with several others (in case you ever get tired of cycling!).

How can I watch the 2018 UCI Road World Championships live in the US?

You can subscribe to the NBC Sports Gold package as a standalone online streaming service for a $49.99 subscription, which lasts until 10 June 2019. This will also get you access to a range of other cycling events throughout the subscription period.

FuboTV is also providing coverage of the race. By subscribing to its service you gain access to the NBCSN channel. You will have to subscribe to the basic FuboTV package for $44.99 per month, but FuboTV does pitch itself as a complete replacement for your current cable package.

The NBC Sport Gold package does appear to offer some additional versatility if you only want to watch cycling, with access to the app which provides coverage as well as live tracking and stats for riders and on-demand stage recaps and replays.

How can I watch the 2018 UCI Road World Championships live in Canada?

A FloBikes subscription costs $30 per month or $150 annually (which brings it down to $12.50 per month).

The site has a sub-licensing agreement with the Fubo Cycling channel (that doesn't include access to other FuboTV channels), giving you access to content streamed there. You can check the full Flobikes cycling calendar here.

How can I watch the 2018 UCI Road World Championships live in Australia?

In Australia, the Road World Championships will be broadcast on SBS. You can also watch through the SBS online viewer here and can find the schedule here.

How can I follow the 2018 UCI Road World Championships if I can’t watch live coverage?

Cyclingnews will be providing live text updates during the course of the race.

For additional coverage, the UCI will also be providing live streams on its YouTube channel, though it’s unclear what precisely will be covered. It generally covers junior racing and those races not featured by bigger broadcasters.

UCI Road World Championships 2018 schedule

Below are the key stage details and timings for the race and you can also visit the official Road World Championships site for detailed summaries of the stages and more information.

Women’s Team Time Trial, Ötztal–Innsbruck, 54.5km, 23 September

Watch the action on Eurosport from 9:10am BST. SBS will only have evening highlights.

World Championships 2018 Women's Team Time Trial
World Championships 2018 Women's Team Time Trial

Men’s Team Time Trial, Ötztal–Innsbruck, 62.8km, 23 September

Watch the action on Eurosport from 13:40am BST. SBS will only have evening highlights.

World Championships 2018 Men's Team Time Trial
World Championships 2018 Men's Team Time Trial

Women Juniors Individual Time Trial, Wattens–Innsbruck, 20km, 24 September

The action starts at 9:10am BST. We imagine it will be broadcast on the UCI YouTube channel and will be available on SBS from 6pm AEST.

World Championships 2018 Women Juniors Individual Time Trial
World Championships 2018 Women Juniors Individual Time Trial

Men U23 Individual Time Trial, Wattens–Innsbruck, 27.8km, 24 September

The action starts at 1:40pm BST. We imagine it will be broadcast on the UCI YouTube channel and will be available on SBS from 10:30pm AEST.

World Championships 2018 Men U23 Individual Time Trial
World Championships 2018 Men U23 Individual Time Trial

Men Juniors Individual Time Trial, Wattens–Innsbruck, 27.8km, 25 September

The action starts at 9:10am BST. We imagine it will be broadcast on the UCI YouTube channel and will be available on SBS from 6pm AEST.

World Championships 2018 Men Juniors Individual Time Trial
World Championships 2018 Men Juniors Individual Time Trial

Women Elite Individual Time Trial, Wattens–Innsbruck, 27.8km, 25 September

The action is live on Eurosport from 1:40pm BST. Watch on SBS from 10:30pm AEST.

World Championships 2018 Women Elite Individual Time Trial
World Championships 2018 Women Elite Individual Time Trial

Men Elite Individual Time Trial, Rattenberg–Innsbruck, 52.5km, 26 September

The action is live on Eurosport from 1:10pm BST. Watch on SBS from 10pm AEST.

World Championships 2018 Men Elite Individual Time Trial
World Championships 2018 Men Elite Individual Time Trial

Women Juniors Road Race, Rattenberg–Innsbruck, 71.7km, 27 September

The action starts at 8:10am BST. We imagine it will be broadcast on the UCI YouTube channel and will be available on SBS from 5pm AEST.

World Championships 2018 Women Juniors Road Race
World Championships 2018 Women Juniors Road Race

Men Juniors Road Race, Kufstein–Innsbruck, 132.4km, 27 September

The action starts at 1:40pm BST. We imagine it will be broadcast on the UCI YouTube channel and will be available on SBS from 10.30pm AEST.

World Championships 2018 Men Juniors Road Race
World Championships 2018 Men Juniors Road Race

Men U23 Road Race, Kufstein–Innsbruck, 179.9km, 28 September

The action starts at 11:10am BST. We imagine it will be broadcast on the UCI YouTube channel and will be available on SBS from 8pm AEST.

World Championships 2018 Men U23 Road Race
World Championships 2018 Men U23 Road Race

Women Elite Road Race, Kufstein–Innsbruck, 156.2km, 29 September

The action is live on Eurosport from 11:20am BST. Watch on SBS from 8pm AEST.

World Championships 2018 Women Elite Road Race
World Championships 2018 Women Elite Road Race

Men Elite Road Race, Kufstein–Innsbruck, 258.5km, 30 September

The action is live on Eurosport from 8:40am BST. Watch on SBS from 5.30pm AEST.

World Championships 2018 Men Elite Road Race
World Championships 2018 Men Elite Road Race

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