Giro d'Italia live stream 2023 and how to watch every cycling stage online from anywhere

Who will claim the Maglia Rosa in the first Grand Tour?

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Watch a Giro d'Italia 2023 live stream

All 21 stages of the 2023 Giro d'Italia will be live, in full, and free to watch on SBS in Australia. Travelling outside Oz? Use our favourite cycling VPN to watch from anywhere from today. Rai Play in Italy, and S4C in Wales are also offering free live coverage of the Giro. Again, you'll need to use a VPN to watch when away from home. Full details of how to watch the various Giro d'Italia live streams below.

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Dates: Saturday, May 6 - Sunday, May 28
TV channel: Eurosport (UK) | GCN+ (US/CAN) | SBS Viceland (AUS)
FREE live stream: SBS On Demand (AUS)
Paid streams: GCN+ (US, Canada and the UK)
Use ExpressVPN to watch any stream

Giro d'Italia 2023 preview

The fight for the pink jersey is on, as the world's best riders take on the 106th edition of the Giro d'Italia. With the race now in its last week, there is some serious work for the GC riders and their teams to do. Geraint Thomas is still leading the way with a 29-second lead over Primoz Roglic after making some more small gains in the mountains in the final days before the big ride into Rome.

Today it's Stage 19 which is sure to be another tester for the Welshman and another opportunity for Roglic and Team UAE to push Thomas all the way. It starts off with a casually leg sapping gradient before getting into the serious business of five categorized climbs including an insanely steep double to the summit finish of Tre Cime di Lavaredo.

With 2021 champ Egan Bernal and 2022 winner Jai Hindley both absent, choosing to focus on the Tour de France instead, reigning world champion Remco Evenepoel, three-time Vuelta winner Primoz Roglic, and Tour de France-winner Geraint Thomas were among the bookies favourites to taste glory this time out. However, disaster struck for race leader Evenepoel. The Belgian contracted Covid and has had to retire from the race.

The Giro d'Italia 2023 kicked off in the picturesque eastern coastal town of Ortona in Abruzzo, before winding its way down through the Italian mainland and then back up again. This year's race features 176 riders representing 22 teams, covering 2168 miles. This schedule included a brief trip through the Swiss region of Valais which dovetailed Stage 13 and 14.

The riders are set to clock up a calf-destroying total of 168,600 ft of altitude gain over the course of the three week tour, with this year's final stage featuring a flat procession rather than the individual time trial finish we've come to expect from the event.

It's an event no cycling fan will want to miss, so get planning for three glorious weeks of cycling on TV. Here's how to watch a 2023 Giro d'Italia live stream online from anywhere.

Free Giro d'Italia live stream


There are plenty of ways to watch a FREE 2023 Giro d'Italia live stream, with SBS On Demand showing all of the action in Australia. Anyone in Italy can watch for free on Rai Sport, and cycling fans in the UK can get the race free on Welsh-language channel S4C.

If you're from any of the countries listed above but you're abroad right now, don't worry about missing out on that free coverage - all you need to do is download a VPN to watch a free Giro d'Italia live stream and re-connect to your home streaming coverage.

How to watch Giro d'Italia 2023 live stream from anywhere

If you're abroad and discover that your usual cycling stream is geo-blocked, then the only alternative that we know is to use a VPN to dial back to your home country.

The software is perfect for this as it allows you to change your IP address and appear to be in a completely different location - and all through a safe, encrypted connection. Here's how to get started.

Use a VPN to live stream the Giro d'Italia 2023 anywhere:

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1. Download and install a VPN - we rate ExpressVPN as the best around. 

2. Connect to the right server location - open the VPN app, hit 'choose location' and select the appropriate location, for example, 'Australia'.

3. Go to the broadcaster's live stream, for example, SBS On Demand - you should be able to watch the cycling, just like you were back at home in Oz.

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2023 Giro d'Italia live stream: how to watch online in the UK


The Giro d'Italia is set to be shown live by Eurosport across the UK and Ireland.

Eurosport can be streamed via Discovery Plus and its Entertainment & Sport package which currently costs £6.99 per month or £59.99 for a whole year.

Alternatively, you can also watch via dedicated cycling streaming service GCN+ which also costs £6.99 per month or a slightly cheaper £39.99 per year.

If you’re out of the UK but still want to tune in, make sure you install a VPN so you can continue accessing UK streaming services from anywhere.

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How to watch Giro d'Italia 2023: live stream cycling FREE in Australia

SBS On Demand

Aussie cycling fans are amongst the luckiest in the world with this year's Giro being shown once again on fee-to-air SBS Viceland.

That means that viewers can live stream all the action from every stage action without paying a penny thanks to the network's SBS On Demand service.

As well as apps for Android and iOS, you can access SBS On Demand on Android TV, Amazon Fire TV stick, Apple TV and most smart TVs.

Outside Australia? Don't worry if you're out of the country and want to catch that SBS live stream - just grab a VPN and you can watch the race as if you were back at home on your laptop, mobile or other TV streaming device. 

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How to live stream Giro d'Italia 2023 online in the US

the VPN route

US-based cycling fans can live stream the Giro d'Italia with a GCN+ Race Pass, which costs $8.99/month or $49.99 annually.

Start times vary, but you'll need to prepare for some early starts, as most stages begin at around 7am ET / 4am PT. Scroll down for the race schedule.

And if you're currently out of the US but want to watch the race, then don't forget to explore the VPN route set out above.

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How to watch 2023 Giro d'Italia: live stream cycling in Canada


You know the score by now. Canadians can also tune into the Giro d'Italia live with a GCN+ Race Pass, which costs $8.99/month or $49.99 annually.

Not in Canada to catch that GCN+ stream? Well you know the answer by now... using a VPN is the way to make sure you don't miss a moment.

2023 Giro d'Italia schedule and start times

  • Stage 1 – Sat 06/05 - Fossacesia Marina to Ortona - flat individual time trial - 19.6km
  • Stage 2 – Sun 07/05 - Teramo to San Salvo - flat - 201km
  • Stage 3 – Mon 08/05 - Vasto to Melfi - medium mountains - 216km
  • Stage 4 – Tue 09/05 - Venosa to Lago Laceno - medium mountains - 175km
  • Stage 5 – Wed 10/05 - Atripalda to Salerno - hilly - 171km
  • Stage 6 – Thu 11/05 - Naples to Naples - hilly - 162km
  • Stage 7 – Fri 12/05 - Capua to Gran Sasso d'Italia (Campo Imperatore) - high mountains - 218km
  • Stage 8 – Sat 13/05 - Terni to Fossombrone - medium mountains - 207km
  • Stage 9 – Sun 14/05 - Savignano sul Rubicone to Cesena (Technogym Village) - flat individual time trial - 35km
  • Stage 10 – Tue 16/05 - Scandiano to Viareggio - hilly - 196km
  • Stage 11 – Wed 17/05 - Camaiore to Tortona - hilly - 219km
  • Stage 12 –  Thu 18/05 - Bra to Rivoli - medium mountains - 179km
  • Stage 13 – Fri 19/05 - Borgofranco d'Ivrea to Crans Montana (Switzerland) - high mountains - 207km
  • Stage 14 – Sat 20/05 - Sierre (Switzerland) to Cassano Magnago - hilly - 193km
  • Stage 15 – Sun 21/05 - Seregno to Bergamo - high mountains - 195km
  • Stage 16 – Tue 23/05 - Sabbio Chiese to Monte Bondone - high mountains - 203km
  • Stage 17 – Wed 24/05 - Pergine Valsugana to Caorle - flat - 195km
  • Stage 18 – Thu 25/05 - Oderzo to Val di Zoldo - medium mountains - 161km
  • Stage 19 – Fri 26/05 - Longarone to Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Rifugio Auronzo) - high mountains - 183km
  • Stage 20 – Sat 27/05 - Tarvisio to Monte Lussari - mountainous individual time trial - 18.6km
  • Stage 21 – Sun 28/05 - Rome to Rome - flat - 126km

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