The 2021 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup cross-country and short track events kick off this weekend from Albstadt, Germany.
Expected to appear in the Elite Men's events are Nino Schurter, Tom Pidcock, and Mathieu van der Poel, who is back in action having ended his Spring road season early to begin preparations for the 2021 Summer Olympics. On the Elite Women's side, two former world champs: Kate Courtney and Pauline Ferrand-Prévot are expected to start ("PFP" also holds a previous cyclocross world championship, as well!)
How to stream the Albstadt 2021 Mountain Bike World Cup
RedBull.TV had gone dormant for a while, but appears to be back in action, snagging the streaming rights for the Albstadt World Cup. Visit https://www.redbull.com/us-en/events/uci-mountain-bike-world-cup-germany for a free stream in English. It appears this event will be live-streamed with no geo-restrictions and therefore available worldwide.
Short track ("XCC") is on Friday, May 7 at 11:20 AM EST, and cross-country ("XCO") runs on Sunday, May 9 beginning at 5:00 AM EST. Don't worry, they offer on-demand replays!
In addition to streaming in a web browser window, Red Bull has apps for many modern devices, including mobile phones, Playstation, Xbox, etc. for easy connection to your television.
Thanks to RedBull for the free coverage.