Brussels Cycling Classic live stream 2024: How to watch the Belgian semi-classic

Cyclist on the dreaded cobbles of the Brussels Cycling Classic
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The 104th Brussels Cycling Classic historically favours sprinters, with nine classified climbs and a formidable stretch of cobbles they will have to be versatile if they are going to make it to the finish and be in contention. 

Read on and we'll show you how to watch Brussels Cycling Classic 2024 live streams from anywhere with a VPN, and potentially for FREE.

Brussels Cycling Classic 2024 live streams: TV schedule, Dates

Brussels Cycling Classic 2024 live streams take place on Sunday, June 2.
► Start time: 7:35 a.m. ET / 4:35 a.m. PT / 12:25 p.m. BST / 9:35 p.m. AEDT
• FREE STREAMS — RTBF (Belgium) / Sporza (Belgium)
 U.S. — FloBikes
• Canada.
 U.K. Discovery+
• Watch anywhere — Try

The race starts in the north of the city then heads west into Flanders where the decisive action will unfold on the dreaded cobbled climbs in and around the town of Geraardsbergen. With two ascents of the Muur - Kapelmuur, the Bosberg, and the Congoberg this is where we will see who has the strongest legs. 

Last year's winner and two-time victor Arnaud Démare will be back again looking for his hat trick but he will face stiff competition from a field packed with talent.

Heading up the list of challengers is Biniam Girmay (Intermarché - Wanty) who showed his good form on Wednesday taking the win on a tough uphill sprint in the Circuit Franco Belge. Also lining up will be Alexander Kristoff (Uno-X Mobility) who recently won in his home country of Norway, the Austrialian Kaden Groves (Alpecin - Deceuninck) and German powerhouse Pascal Ackermann (Israel - Premier Tech). 

Sunny and dry conditions greeted the riders when they signed on and with only light winds it's set to be a fast edition of the race this year. 

Read on to see how to catch the action from wherever you live.

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FREE Brussels Cycling Classic live streams

If you live in Belgium then you can look forward to a FREE Brussels Cycling Classic live stream in 2024. Belgium's Sporza and RTBF is set to serve up a free stream of this one-day UCI World Tour race.

But what if you're based in Belgium but aren't at home to catch that free Brussels Cycling Classic coverage? Maybe you're on holiday and don't want to spend money on pay TV in another country, when you'd usually be able to watch for free at home?

Don't worry — you can watch via a VPN instead. We'll show you how to do that below.

Brussels Cycling Classic 2024 live streams around the world

It's only natural that you might want to watch a 2024 Brussels Cycling Classic live stream from your home country, but what if you're not there when the race is on?

Look no further than a VPN, or virtual private network. A VPN makes it look as if you're surfing the web from your home country, rather than the one you're in. That means you can access the streaming services you already pay for, from anywhere on Earth. Or anywhere that has an internet connection, at least.

They're totally legal, inexpensive and easy to use. We've tested lots of the best VPN services and our favorite right now is NordVPN. It's fast, works on loads of devices and even offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.


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Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, NordVPN is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you're in the U.S. and want to view an Belgian service, you'd select Belgium from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to RTBF or Sporza or another streaming service and watch the action.

How to watch a Brussels Cycling Classic live stream in the U.S.

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Cycling fans in the U.S. can watch the 2024 Brussels Cycling Classic on FloBikes. A subscription will set you back US$149.99 for the year or US$29.99 on a monthly basis.

And if you're currently out of the U.S. but still want to watch the race, then don't forget to explore NordVPN set out above.

How to watch a Brussels Cycling Classic live stream in the U.K.

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Live coverage of Brussels Cycling Classic will be broadcast on Eurosport and Discovery+.

A 'standard' subscription to Discovery+ which includes Eurosport's cycling coverage will set you back £6.99 per month. The package includes year-round cycling streams as well as other live sports including snooker, tennis, motorsports, the Paris Olympic Games, and more.

A premium subscription, which includes all that plus TNT Sports (Premier League, Champions League and Europa League football plus rugby, wrestling, UFC, and MotoGP) costs an additional £30.99 per month.

If you're currently traveling overseas, don't worry, as you can use NordVPN to watch from abroad.

How to watch a Brussels Cycling Classic live stream in Canada

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Cycling fans in the Canada can watch the 2024 Brussels Cycling Classic on FloBikes. A subscription will set you back CAN$150 for the year or CAN$29.99 on a monthly basis.

Not at home right now? Use NordVPN or another VPN service to trick your device into thinking you're still in Canada.

Brussels Cycling Classic 2024 route map

Brussels Cycling Classic 2024 route map

Brussels Cycling Classic 2024 route map (Image credit: Brussels Cycling Classic 2024)

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Simon Warren

Simon Warren has been obsessed with cycling since the summer of 1989 after watching Greg Lemond battle Laurent Fignon in the Tour de France. Although not having what it took to beat the best, he found his forte was racing up hills and so began his fascination with steep roads. This resulted in his 2010’s best-selling 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs, followed to date by 14 more guides to vertical pain. Covering the British Isles, Belgium, France, Italy and Spain he has been riding and racing up hills and mountains for over 30 years now. He hosts talks, guides rides, has written columns for magazines and in 2020 released his first book of cycling routes, RIDE BRITAIN. Simon splits his time between working as a graphic designer and running his 100 Climbs brand and lives in Sheffield on the edge of the Peak District with his wife and two children.