GCN+ to livestream NCL races

By FloridaBicyclist
National Cycling League races live-streamed on GCN+
American Criterium Racing on the World Stage

If you can’t make it to Miami to watch the National Cycling League’s inaugural race, all you need is an internet connection and subscription to GCN+.

GCN+ is the streaming service of the Global Cycling Network. It provides live and on-demand coverage of professional cycling as well as documentaries and short films.

With on-site commentary from veteran criterium racing broadcasters, fans on-site and around the world will get real-time insights on the racing action as well as behind-the-scenes stories on the teams and athletes. Modeled on successful broadcast styles from prime-time sports leagues, NCL coverage will feature extensive pre-game and post-game shows.

“My ears instantly pricked up when I first heard about the National Cycling League.,” said Daniel Load, GCN’s Director of Racing. “The criterium scene in the US has been going from strength to strength in recent years, and that continues with the addition of this brand new series, which you’ll be able to watch live on GCN+. For traditional road racing fans, there’s no doubt it will be a departure from the norm, but things need a shakeup on occasion, and I’d predict that the NCL will do exactly that.”

The NCL and GCN+ agreed to a 3-year broadcasting agreement. The first race on the calendar is in Miami Beach.

“We fully believe the future appeal of professional sports will be driven by our foundational values built around three dimensions of diversity, equity, and inclusion, across ownership, teams & fans, unleashing the full volume of global audience adoption and consumption. The National Cycling League’s innovative race format live streaming on GCN+ delivers the blueprint for that global vision, through a partner that shares those values, directly to millions of race fans’ connected devices,” said NCL Co-Founder and CEO, Paris Wallace. “We’re looking forward to showcasing the incredible female and male talent of the NCL peloton and the excitement of the first American professional cycling racing league to a new global audience of cycling fans.”

For more information, or to subscribe to GCN+, go to https://welcome.globalcyclingnetwork.com/nationalcyclingleague. A yearly subscription to the service is about $50.