How to watch the 2020 Giro d'Italia – TV, live stream from anywhere

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The rescheduled 2020 edition of the Giro d'Italia is well underway in its unusual October time slot, after the coronavirus pandemic forced pro cycling to come to an abrupt stop in the spring.

All of the rose-coloured glory of the Grande Partenza has been shifted from Budapest to Sicily amid the uncertainty, making for an almost entirely Italian percorso that stretches from the Mediterranean to the Alps as the autumn leaves begin to fall.

João Almeida (Deceuninck-QuickStep) is in pink after eight stages. He has been one of the stars of the race so far, alongside double stage winner Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers and triple stage winner Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ). Meanwhile, Alex Dowsett (Israel Start-Up Nation) took an emotional stage 8 win from the break.

With a challenging, mountainous route and three individual time trials, the 2020 Giro d'Italia has attracted a slew of contenders, including two-time Giro winner Vincenzo Nibali (Trek-Segafredo), 2019 Liège-Bastogne-Liège winner Jakob Fuglsang (Astana), and 2019 Tour de France podium finisher Steven Kruijswijk (Jumbo-Visma).

The race isn't just about the GC contenders, however, and Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) is sure to put on a show in his Giro debut along with other ciclamino jersey contenders Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ), Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb) and Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates).

Cyclingnews will bring you full live coverage, reports, results, news, interviews and analysis throughout the race. Read on to find out how to watch the 2020 Giro d'Italia via live stream, no matter your location, with ExpressVPN.

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Giro d'Italia 2020: Five key stages

The Giro d'Italia will be aired live nearly in full by most broadcasters, including official hosts RAI, Eurosport, and across the globe on live television and streaming platforms.

After several days for the sprint and breakaway, it's another day for the climbers on stage 9 to Roccaraso, which has seen Bernard Hinault and Fausto Coppi among past winners.

A well-deserved rest day follows and the sprinters will have another chance on stage 10 to Tortoreto and stage 11 to Rimini along the Adriatic coast. A long, lumpy circuit starting and ending in Cesenatico should be a great day for the breakaway as the sprinters rest up for another push on stage 12 to Monselice.

The second individual time trial on stage 13 represents a shift in focus back to the overall contenders, with new world champion Filippo Ganna (Ineos) sure to shine on the 34.1km test.

A tough second week ends with a summit finale at Piancavallo before the second rest day. The race heads toward the Alps, with a hilly 229km stage to San Daniele del Friuli a pleasant warm-up for the major mountain stages to Madonna di Campiglio, Laghi di Cancano. The latter stage climbs the Stelvio (weather permitting) before a decisive final climb of the Torri di Fraele.

A flat stage to Asti allows the sprinters one final chance before the race heads over the Colle dell'Agnello and dips into France for the final mountain push over - again, weather permitting - the Col d'Izoard, Montgenèvre for a finish at Sestriere before the final time trial in Milan.

Live streams

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The Giro d'Italia will be aired live across Europe and Australia via Eurosport and on the Eurosport Player, on S4C in Wales, on TDN in Central America and ESPN in South America and SkySports in New Zealand. SuperSport will host the race in South Africa and Abu Dhabi Sports in other African countries.

You can sign up for a subscription to Eurosport Player for £6.99 for a month, £4.99 for a year-long monthly pass, or £39.99 for a 12-month pass.

GCN Racing will also livestream the Giro d'Italia in the UK, Australia, Japan and select European countries with the GCN Race Pass (£6.99 per month or £39.99 per year).

Welsh-language station S4C will carry daily live coverage and nightly highlights, too.

In North America, both Fubo.tv and FloBikes will air the Giro d'Italia . Subscribing to FloBikes cost $150 for the year and gives you access to watch most of the season's biggest races. Fubo.tv, meanwhile is available for a week's free trial, while their most popular package costs $54.99 per month for over 75 channels.

If you live outside a broadcast zone or are on holiday outside your country and find that the live streams to be geo-restricted, you can get around this by getting access to them by simulating being back in your home country via a 'virtual private network', or VPN, for your laptop, tablet or mobile.

TechRadar tested hundreds of VPNs and recommends the number-one VPN currently available as Express VPN. With ExpressVPN, you can watch on many devices at once including Smart TVs, Fire TV Stick, PC, Mac, iPhone, Android phone, iPads, tablets, etc.

Schedule

Stage

Date

Details

Start

End

Stage 1

10/3/20

Monreale - Palermo (ITT), 15.1km

12:40

16:30

Stage 2

10/4/20

Alcamo - Agrigento, 149km

12:55

16:45

Stage 3

10/5/20

Enna - Etna (Linguaglossa Piano Provenzana), 150km

12:20

16:10

Stage 4

10/6/20

Catania - Villafranca Tirrena, 140km

12:05

15:25

Stage 5

10/7/20

Mileto - Camigliatello Silano, 225km

12:20

16:10

Stage 6

10/8/20

Castrovillari - Matera, 188km

12:20

16:10

Stage 7

10/9/20

Matera - Brindisi, 143km

12:20

16:10

Stage 8

10/10/20

Giovinazzo - Vieste (Gargano), 200km

12:20

16:10

Stage 9

10/11/20

San Salvo - Roccaraso (Aremogna), 208km

12:20

16:10

Rest Day

10/12/20

Stage 10

10/13/20

Lanciano - Tortoreto, 177km

12:20

16:10

Stage 11

10/14/20

Porto Sant'Elpidio - Rimini, 182km

12:20

16:10

Stage 12

10/15/20

Cesenatico - Cesenatico, 204km

12:20

16:10

Stage 13

10/16/20

Cervia - Monselice, 192km

12:20

16:10

Stage 14

10/17/20

Conegliano - Valdobbiadene (Prosecco Superiore Wine Stage) TISSOT ITT, 34.1km

12:20

16:10

Stage 15

10/18/20

Base Aerea Rivolto (Frecce Tricolori) - Piancavallo, 185km

12:20

16:10

Rest Day

10/19/20

Stage 16

10/20/20

Udine - San Daniele del Friuli, 229km

12:20

16:10

Stage 17

10/21/20

Bassano del Grappa - Madonna di Campiglio, 203km

12:20

16:10

Stage 18

10/22/20

Pinzolo - Laghi di Cancano (Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio), 207km

12:20

16:10

Stage 19

10/23/20

Morbegno - Asti, 253km

12:20

16:10

Stage 20

10/24/20

Alba - Sestriere, 198km

12:20

16:10

Stage 21

10/25/20

Cernusco sul Naviglio - Milano (ITT), 15.7km

13:00

17:10