IFSC Lead & Speed ​​World Cup Villars | Info & live stream

From June 30th to July 2nd, the world's best climbers will meet in Switzerland. The IFSC Lead & Speed ​​World Cup takes place in Villars. We have put together all the important information, the program and the live stream for you.

The small village in western Switzerland Villars-sur-Ollon is an integral part of the IFSC World Cup Tour. The American team should still have fond memories of the last event: Jesse Grupper and Colin Duffy took second and third place in the men's category, and Brooke Raboutou and Natalia Grossman in the women's category. But Janja Garnbret and Homma Taisei will also be tempted to repeat their victories.

Lead winners in recent years

  • 2016 – Sean McColl (CAN)
  • 2017 – Romain Desgranges (FRA)
  • 2018 – Jakob Schubert (AUT) 
  • 2019 – Sascha Lehmann (SUI)
  • 2021 – Sean Bailey (USA)
  • 2022 – Taisei Homma (JPN)

Lead winners in recent years

  • Janja Garnbret (SLO) won the last six events (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022)
Janja Garnbret and Sascha Lehmann were on top of the podium in the lead at the last World Cup in Innsbruck. Whether they can repeat this success in Villars remains to be seen. Image: Jan Virt / IFSC
Janja Garnbret and Sascha Lehmann were on top of the podium in the lead at the last World Cup in Innsbruck. Whether they can repeat this success in Villars remains to be seen. Image: Jan Virt / IFSC

Program IFSC Lead & Speed ​​World Cup Villars 2023

Schedule (UTC+2:00)

  • Friday, 30th June 2023
    13:00 Qualifications Lead
  • Saturday, 1th of July 2023
    12:00 Lead Semifinals
    20:00 p.m. Lead Finals
  • Sunday, 2th July 2023
    12:00 Qualifications Speed
    18:00 Finals Speed
Just missed out on victory last year: the American Jesse Grupper. Image: Dimitris Tosidis/IFSC
Just missed out on victory last year: the American Jesse Grupper. Image: Dimitris Tosidis/IFSC

Livestream IFSC Lead & Speed ​​World Cup Villars 2023

The semi-finals and finals of the men's and women's competitions will be broadcast live worldwide on the IFSC YouTube channel streamed. However, this does not apply to countries within Europe. As communicated in 2021, the International Sport Climbing Federation is one Cooperation with the paid streaming platform Discovery+ received.

Accordingly, viewers in Europe can watch the semi-finals and finals live Discovery + and / or the Eurosport Player track, provided they buy a corresponding subscription.

For those who can't or don't want to do that, you have two options: You can wait a day, as each round will be available to watch for free on the Olympic Channel 24 hours later. Or they get a VPN client such as NordVPN and watch all World Cups in real time from now on.

Live stream lead semifinals

Live Stream Lead Finals

Live Stream Speed ​​Finals

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