Now that the revised UCI calendar is back underway having kicked off with the 2020 Strade Bianche and the start of the Tour of Poland, live competitive cycling continues this weekend with the delayed Milan-San Remo.
Due to have taken place in March, the race will be the first cycling Monument of 2020 and is set to be the longest Milan-San Remo ever, with a remodelled 299km route to make allowances for Covid-19.
Riders will now tackle an inland route through Lombardia, Piedmont and all the way down to the Ligurian Riviera rather than the traditional coastal roads, due to the coronavirus fears of some local authorities. But with respect to tradition a priority for the race organisers, we can still rely on the Cipressa and Poggio climbs to spice up the finale.
2019 winner Julian Alaphilippe returns to defend his title having out-sprinted Oliver Naesen and Michal Kwiatkowski to take the 110th edition of the race last year. Tough competition is expected from Philippe Gilbert (Lotto-Soudal), who’ll be chasing the historic Grand Slam to become the fourth rider in history to boast all five different Monument wins.
The lineup will also look different, with 27 teams set to start with six riders; a move made by organisers in acknowledgment of the hit that cycling outfits have taken this year. So, all this could make for the most unscripted Milan-San Remo ever.
Whether you’re in the UK, US or Australia, here’s how to watch the 2020 Milan-San Remo.
How to live stream Milan-San Remo 2020 in the UK
Eurosport will be broadcasting the race live on Saturday 8 August. A monthly pass to the Player will cost you £6.99 or you can get a full annual pass for £39 / £4.99 a month. Coverage of the race will be shown across Eurosport and Eurosport 1 from 14:50 UK time.
Meanwhile, Eurosport 1 and 2 are also available on Sky’s Ultimate TV package, costing £25 a month for the first 18 months (for a limited time only).
GCN Race Pass
You’ll also be able to access the race with the GCN Race Pass, available on the GCN app. A special offer currently lets UK-based fans subscribe for £19.99 a year, rather than the usual £39.99.
How to live stream Milan-San Remo 2020 in the US
If you’re based in the US or Canada, FloBikes will be airing the Milan-San Remo with plans starting from $12.50 per month for the FloBikes Cycling Pass.
fuboTV has a number of races on its schedule too. The Milan-San Remo will be available to watch live through fuboTV on the 8 August with the fubo Cycling Pass. You don’t need a monthly subscription if you only want the Cycling Pass.
fuboTV has just cut its Cycling Pass price for the rest of the season. For the one-off cost of $59.99 you’ll also get access to live coverage of other top UCI WorldTour and UCI European Tour road races such as the Giro d’Italia – the Pass usually costs $199.99 a year. Sign up to fuboTV here.
How to live stream Milan-San Remo 2020 in Australia
Australian Eurosport will be streaming the European race on the Eurosport Player during the evening of Saturday 8 August from 16:00. TV provider Foxtel will be broadcasting the race on the TV.
An alternative option is to watch the Milan-San Remo in Australia through the GCN App.