Strade Bianche 2021 live stream: How to watch the UCI World Tour cycling race online from anywhere

Strade Bianche
Strade Bianche

Fast becoming one of the most popular events on the UCI World Tour cycling calendar, this weekend sees the 15th Strade Bianche race take place in Tuscany. Read on for your full guide to watching a live stream from anywhere online.

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The one-day event's route covers a 184 km circuit through demanding, dusty gravel roads bookended by the picturesque setting of Siena.

Highlighting its growing stature within the cycling world, this year's event will once again welcome the sport's biggest talents to Central Italy.

Last year's Men's winner Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) is back to defend his crown and will face off challenges from fellow big names Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) and Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix).

The Women's race is an equally star-studded affair, with Anna van der Breggen (SD Worx) and Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar) leading a full complement of big-name racers set to be in contention.

Who will cross the line first at the iconic Piazza del Campo finish? Read on to find out how to watch a Strade Bianche 2021 live stream, no matter where you are in the world.

Strade Bianche 2021: Where and when?

This one-day race takes place in Tuscany, Italy on Saturday, March 6.

The women's race starts at 9.15am CET local time. That's 8.15am GMT, 3.15 ET, 12.15am PT, and 7.15pm AEDT (Sunday). The Men's race follows at 11.45am CET which is 10.45am GMT, 5.45 ET, 2.45am PT, and 9.45pm AEDT (Sunday).

Watch Strade Bianche 2021 online from outside your country

We have details of all the U.S., UK, Australian, and Canadian broadcasters of this match further down in this guide. If you're intent on watching Strade Bianche 2021 but find yourself away from home then you'll run into problems when trying to stream your domestic coverage online from abroad as it's likely to be geo-blocked.

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How to watch Strade Bianche 2021 online in the U.S.

Online cycling streaming service GCN+ will be broadcasting both the men's and women's race live and in full in the USA. GCN+ will set you back $8.99/month or $49.99 annually.

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The Women's racing will be shown live from 6.30am ET through to 7.25am ET, while coverage of the Men's race will begin at 7.50am ET running through until 10.50am ET.

How to stream Strade Bianche 2021 live in Canada

It's the same story in Canada, with GCN+ the rights holder for the UCI event. As with the U.S., GCN+ costs $8.99/month or $49.99 annually, with coverage of Saturday's race beginning at 6.30am ET.

How to stream Strade Bianche 2021 live in the UK

Cycling fans have two options for tuning into Saturday's race. Eurosport will begin by showing live coverage of the Women's race from 11.30am GMT with Men's coverage beginning at 12.50pm GMT and continuing through 3.30pm.

Eurosport is available with a basic Sky TV package or via a Eurosport Player monthly (£9.99) or annual pass (£39.99).

Another option comes in the form of dedicated cycling streaming service GCN+, which will also be showing both the Men's and Women's races. The service costs £39.99 for a year, but it's mobile-only.

Live stream Strade Bianche 2021 live in Australia

Eurosport will be showing the men's race live and in full Down Under.

You will, however, need to be a Foxtel subscriber to watch via cable, or alternatively, you can head straight to Eurosport's online streaming service.

Coverage begins at 10.30pm AEDT on Saturday night.

Kevin Lynch