If you’re a current GCN+ subscriber (raises hand), you woke up to a bummer of an email this morning. The GCN+ service and GCN App will cease to exist after December 19th. The news comes just as worldwide cyclocross and track racing coverage is at an all-time high. Don’t worry; you still have time to plan your cyclocross worlds and classics coverage, though it might be a pricer option.
Is GCN Closing?
No, GCN is not closing. They are, however, owned by Warner Bros. Discovery, the new broadcast partners of the UCI Mountain Bike World Series. The content will keep flowing but will be available on the globalcyclingnetwork.com website and the GCN YouTube channels, rather than the GCN App.
Where can I watch my favorite racing? Warner Bros. Discovery will offer some racing coverage under Discovery+, while Eurosport or Eurosport Extra will cover the races. If you live in North America, you might have to be more creative in accessing your favorite events. Flo Sports currently broadcasts the 2023-2024 Cyclocross World Cup and will have all the coverage for USA Cyclocross Nationals.
What about in Europe? In Europe, GCN+ subscribers can subscribe to Discovery+ or the Eurosport App, where they can continue to enjoy watching the live cycling content they access on GCN+.
What if I paid for an entire year? In a message via email, they state: “GCN+ subscribers will receive a refund for the time remaining on their subscriptions.” So, make sure to check your subscriptions and accounts.
We’ll report back with more information as it becomes available on how to watch your favorite cycling superstars next season.