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How to watch the Giro d'Italia 2021 – live TV and streaming

SEGA DI ALA ITALY MAY 26 Simon Yates of United Kingdom and Team BikeExchange Egan Arley Bernal Gomez of Colombia and Team INEOS Grenadiers Pink Leader Jersey Daniel Felipe Martinez Poveda of Colombia and Team INEOS Grenadiers in breakaway during the 104th Giro dItalia 2021 Stage 17 a 193km stage from Canazei to Sega di Ala 1246m UCIworldtour girodiitalia Giro on May 26 2021 in Sega di Ala Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Simon Yates, Egan Bernal and Dani Martínez on the Sega di Ala climb (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

The Giro d'Italia kicked off on May 8, 2021, starting three weeks of intense racing you won't want to miss. Cyclingnews will be bringing you full reports, results, news, interviews, and analysis throughout the season's first Grand Tour.

Read on to find out how to watch the Giro d'Italia via live stream, no matter your location, with ExpressVPN.

The final week of the 2021 Giro d'Italia is upon us, with a summit finishes on Alpe di Mera lying ini wait ahead of the final mountain stage to Alp Motta as well as a final time trial in Milan.

Back in its usual May spot on the calendar after the postponed October race amid the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, this year's Giro d'Italia has attracted a star-studded start list.

Race favourite Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) holds the maglia rosa after 18 stages, enjoying a 2:21 lead over Damiano Caruso (Bahrain Victorious) despite faltering for the first time on the summit finish of Sega di Ala. Simon Yates (Team BikeExchange) closed to 3:23 down after putting 57 seconds into Bernal on the summit finish.

2018 Vuelta a España winner Yates figures to be Bernal's major challenger over the final stages, while Aleksandr Vlasov (Astana-Premier Tech) is battling for the podium despite shedding time in recent days.

Young challengers Hugh Carthy (EF Education-Nippo) is in fifth, just ahead of Romain Bardet (Team DSM), while Dani Martínez (Ineos Grenadiers) and João Almeida (Deceuninck-QuickStep) lie further back.

Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo) and Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-QuickStep) were overall contenders at one stage, but have both left the race ahead of stage 18 to Stradella.

The route of the 2021 Giro d'Italia has less time trialing than last year, with only 38.9km between the opening and closing stages, but it makes up for it with eight mountain top finishes, seven hilly stages and almost 47,000 metres of climbing packed into three weeks of racing.

A flat day with a sting in the tail to Stradella comes on stage 18 ahead of two more summit finishes in the Alps – at Alp di Mera and Alpe Motta – ahead of the Milan time trial.

Read on for all the information on how to watch the Giro d'Italia 2021.

Giro d'Italia live stream

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The Giro d'Italia will be broadcast around Europe on Eurosport. A subscription to Eurosport Player costs £6.99 for a single month, £4.99 for a year-long monthly pass, or £39.99 for a 12-month pass.

The race will be aired in the United Kingdom, Europe, the USA, Canada, and Australia on GCN+ and in select other territories. A year’s subscription to GCN+ now costs £39.99 / €39.99 / $49.99 after the end of a promotional price in February.

S4C will broadcast all Giro d'Italia stages in the UK, as well as on BBC iPlayer, tvcatchup.comtvplayer.com and YouView and live online and on demand on s4c.cymru or S4C Clic app for iOS and Android.

Host broadcaster Rai Sport will air the race in Italy. L'Equipe TV will air the race in France, while Sporza will air it in Belgium.

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.

Our sister site 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.

Giro d'Italia schedule

StageDateRouteDistanceStart (CEDT)Finish (CEDT)
Stage 108-May-21Turin - Turin (ITT)8.6 km14:0017:15
Stage 209-May-21Stupinigi - Novara179 km12:5517:00
Stage 310-May-21Biella - Canale190 km12:3017:15
Stage 411-May-21Piacenza - Sestola187 km12:2017:15
Stage 512-May-21Modena - Cattolica177 km13:2017:15
Stage 613-May-21Grotte di Frasassi - Ascoli Piceno160 km12:5517:15
Stage 714-May-21Notaresco - Termoli181 km13;0017:15
Stage 815-May-21Foggia - Guardia Sanframondi170 km12:5017:15
Stage 916-May-21Castel di Sangro - Campo Felice (Rocca di Cambio)158 km12:2517:00
Stage 1017-May-21L'Aquila - Foligno139 km13:5517:15
Rest Day18-May-21    
Stage 1119-May-21Perugia - Montalcino162 km13:1017:15
Stage 1220-May-21Siena - Bagno di Romagna212 km11:3017:15
Stage 1321-May-21Ravenna - Verona198 km12:3517:15
Stage 1422-May-21Cittadella - Monte Zoncola205 km11:4017:15
Stage 1523-May-21Grado - Gorizia147 km13:2017:00
Stage 1624-May-21Sacile - Cortina d'Ampezzo212 km11:0017:15
Rest Day25-May-21Canazei   
Stage 1726-May-21Canazei - Sega di Ala193 km12:1017:15
Stage 1827-May-21Rovereto - Stradella231 km11:4517:15
Stage 1928-May-21Abbiategrasso - Alpe di Mera (Valsesia176 km12:2017:15
Stage 2029-May-21Verbania - Valle Spluga-Alpe Motta164 km12:3017:15
Stage 2130-May-21Senago - Milan (ITT)30.3 km13:3517:15