Eurosport and discovery+ will produce over 1,000 live broadcasts

Elisa Longo Borghini - Italy and Team Lidl-Trek (Getty Images

Warner Bros. Discovery has revealed its plans for the cycling season, where it will produce over 1,000 live broadcasts over 300 days of men’s and women’s cycling. 

This includes every men’s and women’s UCI World Tour race and Grand Tour stage, as well as every UCI Mountain Bike World Series event and a selection of Track, Cyclocross and BMX events - as well as the Olympics.

Linear coverage sees Eurosport airing 4,000 live hours in 19 languages, as well as 500 locally produced shows - including in the in the UK (The Breakaway), France (Les Rois de la Pédale), Spain (La Montonera), Italy (Tour 360) and Germany (Velo Club). There will be uninterrupted coverage throughout on streaming platform discovery+.

WBD has also launched new Eurosport Cycling YouTube and Instagram channels for showing social content and highlights.

WBD talent

 - Philippe Gilbert, UCI Road Race World Champion (road cycling)
 - Alberto Contador, two-time Tour de France winner (road cycling)
 - Robbie McEwen, winner of 24 Grand Tour stages (road cycling)
 - Jens Voigt, winner of stages at all three Grand Tours (road cycling)
 - Sean Kelly, La Vuelta a España winner (road cycling)
 - Iris Slappendel, Dutch National Road Race Champion (road cycling)
 - Adam Blythe, British National Road Race Champion (road and track cycling)
 - Sir Chris Hoy, six-time Olympic track gold medallist and 11-time World Champion (track cycling)
 - Cedric Gracia, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup winner (mountain bike)
 - Bart Brentjens, Olympic gold medallist and World Cross Country Champion (mountain bike)
 - Orla Chennaoui, Dani Christmas, Kate Mason, Hayley Edmunds, WBD’s international studio show presenters and pundits
 - Laura Meseguer, Matt Stephens, Anders Mielke, Louis-Pierre Frileux, Ric McLaughlin, Josh Carlson, Sander Kleikers, WBD’s on-site reporters at key races throughout the season

Scott Young, GSVP, content, production and business operations at WBD Sports Europe, said: “We on the doorstep of a historic season of cycling where new names are striving to be etched into the record books with more action taking place than ever before. From the roads of Asia to the mountains of the Americas to the velodromes of Europe, our coverage of this engaging sport is truly global. Our commitment to the coverage, promotion and commentary of all cycling is only matched by that of the teams and athletes themselves. Few can reach our levels of production of the world’s biggest races while telling the stories of the greatest riders on the planet.

“By bringing to life more than 1,000 live broadcasts throughout the year, including every moment of the Olympic Games Paris 2024 this summer, through the eyes of the most recognisable experts, and harnessing the latest virtual studio innovations in tandem with immersive on-site coverage, we will get the heart of every race, every rider and every story. Additionally, with expansive coverage through our owned and operated platforms across Europe and USA together with our sublicense partners, we will make cycling accessible for the largest possible audience as the season continues to gather momentum.”

WBD also has a number of sublicencing partnerships, including working as a distribution partner for Claro (Central and LATAM); Zhibo TV (China); SBS (Australia) in addition to 14 partnerships with European broadcasters to expand coverage of certain events to local audiences in 10 markets.

Key cycling dates 2024

16 March: Milan-Sanremo (first of the road cycling Monuments)

6-7 April: Paris Roubaix (women’s and men’s)

12 April: UCI Mountain Bike World Series begins

21 April: Liège-Bastogne-Liège

31 March: Tour of Flanders

4-6 October: WHOOP UCI Mountain Bike World Series finale

29 April-4 May: La Vuelta Femenina

4-26 May: Giro d’Italia

29 June-21 July: Tour de France

7-14 July: Giro Donne

27 July-7 August: Olympic Games Paris 2024 cycling

12-18 August: Tour de France Femmes

17 August-8 September: La Vuelta a Espana

26 August-1 September: WHOOP UCI Mountain Bike World Championships

21-29 September: UCI Road World Championships

12 October: Il Lombardia

16-20 October: UCI Track World Championships

Dates TBC: UCI Track Champions League