Cycling Fans on Satellite

2011-05-07

Giro d’Italia (and Dunkerque)

Filed under: Road racing, Live Events, ITV, Eurosport, Coverage — MJ Ray @ 01:23-06:00

And here’s the first grand tour of 2011, the Giro d’Italia.

As for free-to-air Satellite TV, the Giro is on both RAI 3 and Sport 2 (13e) (thanks Bernie S), as well as Eurosport (19e).

In general, RAI seem to cover the whole thing (including build-up) on Sport 1 or 2 from the start of coverage, then on RAI Tre from 15.45 while Eurosport starts at some point between 14:15 (most days) and 15:45 (today, Saturday). Both have highlights most nights with repeats the following morning about 0915 on RAI Sport and 1000 on Eurosport.

I’m not seeing the Giro listed on any UK or French television (itv’s Ned Boulting tweeted that the Giro was “eye-wateringly expensive”), but as an added bonus, I have just spotted stage 5 of Les 4 jours de Dunkerque on Direct 8 (19e) at 1530 CET tomorrow (Sunday 8 May). I think it may be on France 3, but I didn’t work out if it’s on the free satellite version or only some regional ones.

Have you seen the Giro on other free TV channels? Please leave me a comment and let us know where.

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