• Over 80 hours of ad-break free live stage coverage
• First time both Eurosport and GCN production teams working together across all platforms to take Giro coverage to the next level
• Expert reports from the front line
Eurosport will provide Australian cycling fans with every moment and kilometre of this year’s Giro d’Italia through a 360-degree editorial offer including 80 hours of coverage – from live cycling to post-race analysis. The first Grand Tour of 2019 will be the first that Eurosport and the Global Cycling Network (GCN) have worked in collaboration at a live event since Discovery took a majority stake in the company in January.
The coverage will also include a 60 Second Pro short form series starring some of the biggest names in the sportEurosport’s including Bradley Wiggins who will be contributing his expert opinion to the Giro coverage. “I am excited to be working for Eurosport at the Giro. Eurosport is the go-to destination for the best races throughout the season and I am looking forward to giving my own, unfiltered views during the Giro,” said Bradley Wiggins.
“At this year’s race, with the three ITT, you think that would favour Tom Dumoulin. You obviously have Egal Bernal as well who is fresh on the back of his Paris-Nice victory – he is an immense talent who I am sure will win the Giro one day. It’s going to be a fantastic race and it’s probably the best race to watch of them all. I’ll go for Simon Yates, with Bernal as the dark horse.”
Eurosport’s coverage will also feature former Australian pro cyclist Simon Gerrans, Dan Lloyd Simon Richardson, and Juan Antonio Flecha contributing too, coverage will also feature Giro Extra – to re-cap the best of the day’s action.
The 102nd edition of the Giro d’Italia includes three individual time trials and five mountain finishes. The Corsa Rosa will start with an 8.2km individual time trial in Bologna May 11, featuring the Santuario della Madonna di San Luca climb. The winner will be crowned in Verona after a 15.6km time trial stage.
Broadcast details for key dates:
Opening stage: Bologna-San Luca Sunday 12 May LIVE from 12:40am (AEST) on Eurosport
Final Mountain Stage: Feltre-Croce d’Aune-Monte Avena Saturday 1 June LIVE from 9pm (AEST)
Final Stage: Verona-Verona Sunday 2 June LIVE from 9.30pm (AEST)
Top Photo: Bradley Wiggins will contribute to Eurosport’s coverage of the Giro d’Italia (Image: Eurosport)