How to watch Clásica San Sebastián: Live stream the 2023 edition

Watch a Clásica San Sebastián 2023 live stream wherever you are in the world

Remco Evenepoel of Belgium and Team Quick-Step - Alpha Vinyl celebrates winning during the 42nd Donostia San Sebastian Klasikoa 2022
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The 2023 edition of the Clásica San Sebastián is shaping up to be as exciting as ever. Fortunately the weather is set fair, with highs of around 26 °C, light winds and little to no rain forecast. If you don’t want to miss any of the action you’ll need to watch a Clásica San Sebastián live stream. You can follow the race on GCN+ and Discovery+ in the UK, and GCN+ and FloBikes in the US, with free-to-air options in Italy, Spain and Belgium, so make sure you know how to watch with a VPN for free from anywhere.

The hilly one-day race, which first took place in 1981, will see the men’s peloton return to the Basque country less than a month after the region hosted the Grand Depart at this year’s Tour de France.

As a rule, the Clásica San Sebastián tends to favour climbers and puncheurs, with recent winners including Julian Alaphilippe, Michał Kwiatkowski, Neilson Powless and Remco Evenepeol. EF Education’s Powless is riding this year as are both Alaphilippe and Evenepoel, offering Soudal-Quickstep an interesting 1-2 punch combination. Evenpoel, who won last year and in 2019, will be looking to join Spain’s Marino Lejarreta as the only three-time winners of the race. Given his recent history in the race he’ll likely start as favourite. 

Other riders who could well be in contention include Simon Yates, fresh off an impressive fourth place finish at Le Tour, Tiesj Benoot, who finished third in the 2022 edition, Michael Woods, who picked up a win on stage nine of this year’s Tour de France and Felix Gall, who also impressed at the TdF. Expect Basque riders to feature prominently too, with the likes of Pello Bilbao, Mikel Landa, Gorka Izagirre and Alex Aranburu all racing. As for an outside bet? How about the 2016 winner Bauke Mollema. The 36-year-old will be riding the race for the twelfth time and will hoping to make his experience count.

This year’s 230km route takes in one more climb than last year’s parcours, making for a total of seven categorized climbs. These include the Cat 1 Erlatz (4km at 10.4%) and Jalzkibel (6.9km at 6.1%). It all adds up to an unrelenting  race profile profile that will surely take no prisoners and Clásica San Sebastián live streams are the best place to watch it all unfold. There are several services broadcasting Clásica San Sebastián live streams around the world. Below we explain everything you need to know about keeping up with the race in 2023.

Watch Clásica San Sebastián live stream in the UK

Clásica San Sebastián live streams will available in the UK courtesy of GCN+ and Discovery+ (the home of Eurosport).

Access to GCN+ costs £39.99 a year, or £6.99 per month. Alternatively, for Discovery+ and Eurosport coverage, the Entertainment and Sports pass is available for £59.99 a year, or £6.99 per month. 

If you're abroad, meanwhile, you can download and install a VPN – more on that below.

Watch Clásica San Sebastián live stream from anywhere on the planet

If you’re away from home for the 2023 Clásica San Sebastián, you might have a problem accessing your regular streaming service because of geo-blocking restrictions. Thankfully, there’s an easy solution.

If you’re not in the country for the Clásica San Sebastián, live streaming the race is still an option – all you have to do is download and install a VPN and use a location inside the United Kingdom to watch the broadcast live as if you were back home. 

Setting up a VPN is simple – just download, install, open the app and select your location. 

Try out Express VPN for its speed, security and simplicity to use. It is also compatible with a range of devices and streaming services (e.g. Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Xbox, PS4, etc.), giving you the option to watch wherever you want.

A VPN is a piece of software which offers both online privacy and ability to change your IP address, meaning that you can access on-demand content or live TV like you would back at home while in another country. There are other great options out there, of course, and plenty of free VPNs but our sister site TechRadar recommends the paid-for ExpressVPN, which it consistently rates as the best VPN provider. 

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Watch Clásica San Sebastián live stream free in Belgium, Italy and Spain

Lucky viewers in Belgium, Italy and Spain have the opportunity to watch a Clásica San Sebastián live stream FOR FREE. If you tune into VRT in Belgium, RAI Play in Italy and RTVE in Spain. 

Watch Clásica San Sebastián 2023 live stream in US, Canada and Australia

In the US you have a couple of Clásica San Sebastián live stream options, as the race is available on both GCN+ and FloBikes.

A subscription to GCN+ costs $8.99 per month or $49.99 per year, while a year of FloBikes will cost you $149.99. 

Canadian cycling fans also have the option of watching Clásica San Sebastián live stream on FloBikes. An annual subscription costs $150 (CAD).

Australian viewers, meanwhile, can follow the action on GCN+. The service costs $15.99 (AUD) per month or $64.99 per year.


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