This Friday, the Giro d’Italia will kick off in Jerusalem with a time trial stage, the first of 21 stages in the nearly 3600-km race. This 101st edition of the race will be the first in its history to begin outside of Europe, and will finish in Rome for only the fourth time ever.
Unfortunately, as US fans of the sport know, watching cycling from the US can be a real pain, even without the eight-hour time difference. If you want to watch every stage of the Giro live (and don’t mind getting up early), you don’t have a lot of options. Here’s how to do it.
FloBikes is a pretty recent player in the FloSports network, but promises the most robust cycling calendar on the web. They began by covering cyclocross, BMX, and World Tour events, but have expanded to cover over 60 races a year. They snatched up rights to broadcast the Giro at the 11th hour and will be covering every stage live on their website for $30 a month or $150 a year.
Starting at $19.99 a month, but with a 7-day free trial, fuboTV offers live streaming of various cable channel packages, and will be adding a Fubo Cycling network that will broadcast the full race live or on demand, on a huge array of devices from phones to computers to streaming sticks.
If you don’t need to see every second of the race, Twitter or Facebook might be your best bet for live updates, and of course YouTube, NBC Sports, and ESPN will have results at the end of each stage. Enjoy!