How To Watch The 2014 UCI Road World Championships From Anywhere
This year, the 2014 UCI Road World Championships are set to take place in Ponferrada, Spain, which should make for some beautiful scenery for those of us who will be watching the racing.
With the races starting on 21 September, now is the perfect time to figure out how you can watch the races right from the very start – without missing a thing.
In 2014, there will be three key courses that make up the Road World Championships. These include the time trial, team time trial and the road race. In all cases, there will be separate races for the women and the men and the length is going to vary depending on the skill level and the gender of the teams.
All-in-all it should be a fantastic event, and honestly, competitive cycling is a fantastic sport to watch, particularly if your country has a team that is competing.
Actually Watching the Events
International sports are amazing, but watching them can sometimes be a real big pain.
Unless you have access to the relevant networks in your country, seeing sports live is not easy and some countries don’t even have networks that play particular sports on television. One of the major solutions to this is to stream events online.
However, this isn’t as easy as it seems. Regional restrictions on streaming videos is a major problem and this means that you can’t easily stream a video or a sports event if you are in a different country than the one that it is being broadcast from.
Regional restrictions take advantage of the IP address that your internet provider gives you. This IP address provides information about where you are browsing the internet from. This can be a major problem when it comes to browsing the internet, but there is a way around this.
VPNs and Regional Restriction
The absolute best way to get around regional restrictions is through a VPN. There are a range of different VPN providers on the market, but they all preform the same basic functions. To start off with, VPNs offer security, protecting people’s identity and their information.
When it comes to streaming sports though, they have a more important function. When you connect to a VPN provider, it acts to hide your IP address, masking it behind the IP address of the VPN server. This means that websites don’t know where you actually are.
Instead, they think you are wherever the VPN server is.
So, if you want to use a streaming service for the 2014 UCI Road World Championship that is within the United States, you would pick a VPN service that has a server in the United States (and most do).
When you are looking for a VPN provider, the idea is to find one that is reliable and will operate in the countries and on the devices that you want it to. My personal favorite is VyprVPN and I have used the service extensively. Overall, I’ve found it to be more reliable than any of its competitors and it is a service that has consistently worked well over a long period of time.