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Tickets for the Velodrome may seem harder to come by than gold medals and Box Hill will be out of bounds to all but a lucky few wanting to watch the road races, but cycling fans in the UK will still be able to watch every second of competition in next year’s Olympic Games, after BBC Sport confirmed that all events are to be shown live on its website.

TV coverage, including via the red button, will be decided closer to the time and could depend on factors such as when British riders are competing as well as conflict with other sports.

Dave Gordon, BBC Head of Major Events commented: "As host nation broadcaster, this online guide is the first step in realising our commitment to making every sport from every venue where it's happening on every day of the Games available to the British public.

“From the start of the early morning action until the end of competition just before midnight, there will be live BBC Sport online coverage. The choice is yours rather than ours."

The BBC online Olympic coverage schedule can be found here so you can start planning next summer's viewing.

 

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.

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billiobob [56 posts] 4 years ago
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Just going to buy an Iphone so I hope I will be able to watch my favourite cyclist Scot Ireland from Belfast, now resident in Cardiff,in the ex-post office bike sprint.

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Giant Rob [59 posts] 4 years ago
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Great news! I missed out on Tickets for every event I applied for at the Olympics so some good news at last!

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antonio [1119 posts] 4 years ago
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Not like being there but next best thing, blanket coverage also lets you see things you would not spectating in the velodrome, a shame about the Boxhill affair.

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zoxed [64 posts] 4 years ago
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Living in Germany, and knowing the iPlayer only works for UK IP addresses, does anyone know if the coverage will be available worldwide ?