Mountain bike racing fans are set to enjoy the World Cup season a bit differently this year after Discovery acquired rights to the broadcast coverage. Now, the company best known for its nature documentaries has revealed details of how it'll go about bringing the best mountain bike racing coverage to your television screens.
The UCI Mountain Bike World Series has partnered with Warner Bros. Discovery to cover all 13 mountain bike races weekends. All of which will be shared across GCN+, Eurosport and Discovery+, offering global coverage.
With all of the coverage, Warner Bros aims to revolutionise the way that mountain bike racing is viewed, using more cameras on the course as well as first-person view drones which that brand aims will bring a new viewing experience. This also offers new angles and the opportunity to capture every important moment.
2022 UCI MTB World Championships Downhill Loic Bruni, by Suvi Loponen
Along with this aim of upping the content quality, there's a fresh team of commentators ready to talk you through each overtake and every cased jump. Heading the team is Kate Mason who will anchor every event and be joined by Cedric Gracia for the downhill mountain bike events and Bart Brentjnes for cross-country mountain biking.
Completing the team will be Josh Carlson, Hayley Edmons, and Ric McLaughlin.
What's really exciting is that Warner Bros Discovery isn't just focusing on the elites here, as U23 cross-country, Junior, and Semi-Final downhill races will be free to watch on the UCI Mountain Bike World Series YouTube channel. That's as well as GCN+, Eurosport, Discovery+, and GMBN Racing. XC marathon and enduro will have race day highlights hosted on the UCI Mountain Bike World Series YouTube which will also become home to bike checks, course previous, and behind-the-scenes content.
Warner Bros. Discovery's coverage starts with the UCI Cross Country on the 11-14 of May in Nove Mesto and Morave and the downhill coverage will start in Lenserheide on the 8-11 of June.
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