A Brit has started to come to prominence in this year's 101st edition of the Giro d'Italia cycling event on the continent, but it probably isn't the one you'd expected. It's Simon Yates and not Chris Froome who is impressing in the early stages - taking the overall lead after stage six.
Last year's winner, Tom Dumoulin, riding for Team Sunweb isn't far behind though. He'll be looking to make up the deficit in the next few rounds. And the great news is that you can live stream all the Giro d'Italia from anywhere - and absolutely FREE.
This year's Giro d'Italia is available in a record breaking 198 countries. Thanks to 18 different TV networks getting involved there are lots of ways to enjoy all the high-paced Italian cycling action.
The Giro d'Italia 2018 route started in Jerusalem and ends in Rome across the 21 stages. This is the first time, ever, that a Grand Tour has gone outside of Europe. That makes for 3,562.9 kilometres of cycling with a daily average of a knee aching 169.7 kilometres.
So how can you enjoy all the wheel spinning fun? Read on to find out as we tell you the best options to live stream the Giro d'Italia. And the best bit? It's possible to do so absolutely free.
Live stream the Giro d'Italia for free
This year the Italian broadcaster Rai is actually going to share the Giro d'Italia event coverage in Italy for free. It's the only broadcaster we've found that's live streaming all the action without a subscription of some kind. And Rai also has an Android and Apple app for watching on your tablet or phone instead.
Yup, that means you can stream all the wheel spinning goodness on whatever device you're using, all on RaiSport +. The catch? Well, all the commentary will be in Italian of course! But below we've listed the major broadcasters in English speaking countries.
How to watch the Giro d'Italia: UK live stream
For UK residents the Giro d'Italia will get the Eurosport treatment. That means Eurosport 1, which is available in lots of broadcast and streaming forms, should make watching the racing simple. Eurosport is available with basic Sky TV packages or with a Eurosport Player monthly or annual pass - a free trial for which is available here - that also gives you access across loads of devices.
How to watch the Giro d'Italia: Australia live stream
Australia is getting the Giro d'Italia 2018 via Eurosport too. That means it can be watched via the Eurosport website or through the app or, of course, via a broadcaster that offers the channel.
How to watch the Giro d'Italia: US live stream
The Giro d'Italia 2018 is making its way to the US via Fubo.TV which means you can enjoy the cycling from multiple locations. Fubo is a sports focused streaming TV solution that lets you subscribe for what you want and stop when you're done – ideal for this event.
Since this is app powered and delivered over the internet, you can watch it on lots of different devices. including smartphones, tablets, Smart TVs and streaming boxes. That means wherever you are you shouldn't miss the action.
How to watch the Giro d'Italia: Canada live stream
Canadians will be able to get in on the Giro d'Italia 2018 action much in the same way as their US neighbours can. That means Fubo.TV access in Canada where the events will be streamed to whatever device you're using. Simples.
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