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Eurosport secures rights to UCI cycling events

By 20th January 2021 No Comments

The deal gives Eurosports exclusive rights to premium UCI events in more than 35 markets and territories across Europe.

Eurosport has picked up the live rights to multiple premium Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) events this year. The events include the UCI Road World Championship, UCI Track Cycling World Championship, UCI Mountain Biking World Championship, BMX World Championship, Urban Cycling World Championship, Cyclo-Cross World Championship and the conclusion of the Cyclo-Cross World Cup.

Eurosport secured the rights to the UCI events from the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). The broadcaster will have exclusive coverage to the prestigious cycling tournaments in over 35 markets and territories across Europe.

The coverage is on top of Eurosport’s existing cycling rights, with more than 290 days of live men’s and women’s cycling, including every Grand Tour, all five Monuments and over 35 UCI World Tour events.

These will be screened across Eurosport, Global Cycling Network and Eurosport’s offering on Discovery+.

Andrew Georgiou, president, Eurosport and global sports rights & sports marketing Solutions, said: “The new UCI agreement  secured through EBU is testament to our commitment serving the world’s largest community of cycling fans, whether it be through Eurosport or Global Cycling Network, and strengthens Discovery’s ties with the UCI. Discovery is already working closely with the UCI on several initiatives, with Eurosport Events set to be a key partner in delivering the new UCI Track Cycling Champions League competition, due to kick off later this year.”

Key dates:

Ends January – UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup

30-31 January – UCI Cyclo-Cross World Championship, Oostende, Belgium

17-22 August – UCI BMX World Championship, Arnhem, Netherlands

25-28 August – UCI Mountain Bike World Championships, Val di Sole, Italy

18-26 September – UCI Road World Championship, Flanders, Belgium

13-17 October – UCI Track Cycling World Championship, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

TBC – UCI Urban Cycling World Championship

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