The 2021 UCI Track Cycling World Championships reaches its finale today at the Velodrome Couvert Regional Jean-Stablinski (known locally as "Le Stab"). Day 5 highlights includes the men's Sprint finals at 1.27pm BST, and the women's Keirin finals at 3.23pm. Yesterday, Great Britain's Ethan Hayter won the men's Omnium while Germany dominated the women's Individual Pursuit. UK viewers can stream the action free on BBC iPlayer. Make sure you know to watch a 2021 UCI Track Cycling World Championships live stream for free, wherever you are.
Date: 20th Oct – 24th Oct 2021
Location: Roubaix, France
Watch anywhere: ExpressVPN (opens in new tab)
US stream: FloBikes (opens in new tab) ($8.99/month)
Tickets: Weezevent (opens in new tab)
The flagship event features a stellar field "featuring most of the gold medallists from the recent Olympic Games Tokyo 2020", meaning sprint and endurance fans are in for a real treat. Reigning Olympic and recently crowned three-time European champion Katie Archibald is among 19 track cyclists representing Great Britain, but the Dutch and Germans are proving stiff competition.
Excitingly, the 2021 Track World Cycling Championships will play a major role in deciding the qualification for the inaugural UCI Track Champions League (3-4 Dec), which will see the greatest riders in the world fight it out over six rounds in the velodrome to be crowned world's fastest. That raises the stakes considerably.
The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) had hoped to get the Track World Cycling Championships under way last week, in Turkmenistan, but the show was moved to France due to local coronavirus restrictions.
"Roubaix has long been a fabled location on the international cycling scene thanks to the famous Paris-Roubaix Classic," said FFC President Michel Callot. "Its name will now be associated with the history of the UCI Track Cycling World Championships."
Want to watch every moment of the final day of the 2021 Track World Cycling Championships? UK viewers can stream all the action free on BBC iPlayer. Make sure you know how to watch a free 2021 Track World Cycling Championships from anywhere.
2021 Track World Championships free live stream
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Meanwhile, UK fans can watch free live coverage on BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab). Again, UK fans will need to use a VPN (opens in new tab) to access the BBC iPlayer when away outside their home country.
How to watch a 2021 Track World Championships free live stream abroad using a VPN
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UK: 2021 Track World Championships live stream
The BBC has the rights to air the 2021 Track World Championships in the UK. Fans can follow the 2021 Track Cycling World Championships in Roubaix, France live on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab), the Red Button and the BBC Sport website and app.
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USA & Canada: 2021 Track World Championships free live stream
Cycling fans in the US can tune into the 2021 UCI Track World Championships live on FloBikes (opens in new tab). Subscription costs $30 a month or $150 a year. The specialist streaming service covers all the best cycling events, including the Tour de France, so it's a great option if you're a die-hard fan.
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2021 UCI Track World Championships schedule
Day 1 - Wednesday 20th Oct 2021
Finals: Women's scratch 10km, women's team sprint and men's team sprint
Day 2 - Thursday 21st Oct 2021
Finals: Men's team pursuit, men's scratch 15km, men's keirin, women's team pursuit, women's elimination race
Day 3 - Friday 22nd Oct 2021
Finals: Men's points race, men's kilo time trial, men's individual pursuit, women's sprint, women's omnium
Day 4 - Saturday 23rd Oct 2021
Finals: Women's 500m time trial, women's madison, women's individual pursuit, men's omnium
Day 5 - Sunday 24th Oct 2021
Finals: Women's points race, men's sprint, men's madison, women's keirin, men's elimination race