How to watch the Giro d'Italia 2018 on TV

Our complete guide to this year's Giro d'Italia coverage

The first Grand Tour of the season is now almost complete. All the action is still being broadcast live so we've put together this guide to help you keep up to date before the race concludes this Sunday.

The 2018 Giro d’Italia

The 101st edition of the race is covering 21 stages and a monstrous 3,562.9km of riding over just 23 days, which includes several summit finishes, two time trials and a few flat stages. 

The Giro opened in Jerusalem, the first ever 'Big Start' outside Europe, and after three stages in Israel the race will return to Italy, finishing in Rome on 27 May. 

There will be some interesting climbing courses that ramp up (literally) towards the later parts of the race with 4,000m of climbing on the Monte Zoncolan ascent on Stage 14 and 3,500m of climbing on the gravel road of the Colle delle Finestre for Stage 19.

For more information about the race our friends at Cyclingnews will be staying up to date with race reports, team news, course details and more.

The 2018 Giro d'Italia route map
The 2018 Giro d'Italia route map

How can I watch the Giro d’Italia 2018 live on TV in the UK?

Eurosport has exclusive live TV coverage from every stage of the Giro this year.

Amazon Prime subscribers can sign-up to a seven-day free trial for the Eurosport Player through Amazon Channels. After the seven-day trail the Eurosport channel is £4.99 per month. Amazon Prime is £7.99 per month but can be accessed with a 30-day free trial.

If you want to access the Eurosport Player direct it's £6.99 per month or £29.99 a year, again with a seven-day free trial at the beginning of your subscription.

Alternatively, if you want a bit more versatility, you might consider subscribing to the tvplayer PLUS Lite package for just £5.99, which gives you access to the Eurosport 1 and 2 channels along with several others (in case you ever get tired of cycling!).

How can I watch the Giro d’Italia 2018 live on TV in the US?

In the US, FuboTV is providing coverage of the race. The basic subscription to this service costs $44.99 and the cycling channel add-on is $14.99.

How can I watch the Giro d’Italia 2018 live on TV in Australia?

Unfortunately, the online Eurosport Player is only available in Europe. However, Eurosport channels are available on Foxtel. A subscription to the Sports Combo package costs AU$55 per month.

How can I follow the Giro d’Italia 2018 if I can't watch live coverage?

Cyclingnews is providing live text updates and you can subscribe to the Cyclingnews podcast too for all latest from the race. While the official Giro site is updating a live ticker each day.

Eurosport will be playing highlights every day of the Giro from 9pm BST and in the UK TV channel Quest (available on Freeview) will be playing highlights from 7pm BST each evening.

Giro d'Italia 2018 schedule

Below are the key stage details and timings for the race for you to plan your viewing around, and you can also visit the Giro d'Italia's dedicated site for detailed summaries of each stage.

Stage 1: Jerusalem, 9.7km, 4 May

The action will be live on Eurosport 2 and Eurosport Player from 11:30am BST.

Giro d'Italia 2018 Stage 1
Giro d'Italia 2018 Stage 1

Stage 2: Haifa–Tel Aviv, 167km, 5 May

The action will be live on Eurosport 2 and Eurosport Player from 11:30am BST.

Giro d'Italia 2018 Stage 2
Giro d'Italia 2018 Stage 2

Stage 3: Be'er Sheva–Eilat, 229km, 6 May

The action will be live on Eurosport 2 and Eurosport Player from 10:15am BST.

Giro d'Italia 2018 Stage 3
Giro d'Italia 2018 Stage 3

Rest day 1: Return to Italy, 7 May

Stage 4: Catania–Caltagirone, 198km, 8 May

The action will be live on Eurosport 1 and Eurosport Player from 12pm BST.

Giro d'Italia 2018 Stage 4
Giro d'Italia 2018 Stage 4

Stage 5: Agrigento–Santa Ninfa (Valle del Belice), 153km, 9 May

The action will be live on Eurosport 1 and Eurosport Player from 12pm BST.

Giro d'Italia 2018 Stage 5
Giro d'Italia 2018 Stage 5

Stage 6: Caltanissetta–Etna, 164km, 10 May

The action will be live on Eurosport 1 and Eurosport Player from 12pm BST.

Giro d'Italia 2018 Stage 6
Giro d'Italia 2018 Stage 6

Stage 7: Pizzo–Praia a Mare, 159km, 11 May

The action will be live on Eurosport 1 and Eurosport Player from 12pm BST.

Giro d'Italia 2018 Stage 7
Giro d'Italia 2018 Stage 7

Stage 8: Praia a Mare–Montevergine di Mercogliano, 209km, 12 May

The action will be live on Eurosport 1 and Eurosport Player from 12pm BST.

Giro d'Italia 2018 Stage 8
Giro d'Italia 2018 Stage 8

Stage 9: Pesci Sannita–Gran Sasso d'Italia (Campo Imperatore), 224km, 13 May

The action will be live on Eurosport 1 and Eurosport Player from 12pm BST.

Giro d'Italia 2018 Stage 9
Giro d'Italia 2018 Stage 9

Rest day 2: 14 May

Stage 10: Penne–Gualdo Tadino, 239km, 15 May

The action will be live on Eurosport 1 and Eurosport Player from 12pm BST.

Giro d'Italia 2018 Stage 10
Giro d'Italia 2018 Stage 10

Stage 11: Assisi–Osimo, 156km, 16 May

The action will be live on Eurosport 1 and Eurosport Player from 12pm BST.

Giro d'Italia 2018 Stage 11
Giro d'Italia 2018 Stage 11

Stage 12: Osimo–Imola, 214km, 17 May

The action will be live on Eurosport 1 and Eurosport Player from 12pm BST.

Giro d'Italia 2018 Stage 12
Giro d'Italia 2018 Stage 12

Stage 13: Ferrara–Nervesa della Battaglia, 180km, 18 May

The action will be live on Eurosport 1 and Eurosport Player from 12:00 BST.

Giro d'Italia 2018 Stage 13
Giro d'Italia 2018 Stage 13

Stage 14: San Vito Al Tagliamento–Monte Zoncolan, 186km, 19 May

The action will be live on Eurosport 1 and Eurosport Player from 12:00 BST.

Giro d'Italia 2018 Stage 14
Giro d'Italia 2018 Stage 14

Rest day 3: 20 May

Stage 15: Tolmezzo–Sappada, 176km, 21 May

The action will be live on Eurosport 1 and Eurosport Player from 12pm BST.

Giro d'Italia 2018 Stage 15
Giro d'Italia 2018 Stage 15

Stage 16: Trento–Rovereto, 34.2km, 22 May

The action will be live on Eurosport 1 and Eurosport Player from 12pm BST.

Giro d'Italia 2018 Stage 16
Giro d'Italia 2018 Stage 16

Stage 17: Riva del Gardo–Iseo, 155km, 23 May

The action will be live on Eurosport 1 and Eurosport Player from 12pm BST.

Giro d'Italia 2018 Stage 17
Giro d'Italia 2018 Stage 17

Stage 18: Abbiategrasso–Prato Nevoso, 196km, 24 May

The action will be live on Eurosport 1 and Eurosport Player from 12pm BST.

Giro d'Italia 2018 Stage 18
Giro d'Italia 2018 Stage 18

Stage 19: Venaria Reale–Bardonecchia, 184km, 25 May

The action will be live on Eurosport 1 and Eurosport Player from 12pm BST.

Giro d'Italia 2018 Stage 19
Giro d'Italia 2018 Stage 19

Stage 20: Susa–Cervinia, 214km, 26 May

The action will be live on Eurosport 1 and Eurosport Player from 12pm BST.

Giro d'Italia 2018 Stage 20
Giro d'Italia 2018 Stage 20

Stage 21: Roma–Roma, 115km, 27 May

The action will be live on Eurosport 2 and Eurosport Player from 12pm BST.

Giro d'Italia 2018 Stage 21
Giro d'Italia 2018 Stage 21

What comes next?

After the Giro d’Italia, the Tour de France will be rolling out on 7 July and arriving at the Champs Elysee on 29 July. Then, from 25 August until 16 September, the Vuelta a Espana will take place.

There's lots more live coverage to come this summer, so stay tuned for our updates on where to follow these events live.

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