How to watch Giro d'Italia 2024: live stream cycling online

Geraint Thomas crosses the line in the pink jersey at the Giro d'Italia
(Image credit: Getty Images / Stuart Franklin)

This may be Tadej Pogacar's (UAE Team Emirates) first ever crack at the Giro d'Italia, but he's in such menacing form that if he doesn't ride off in the maglia rosa it will be a surprise. It's worth remembering, however, that the Slovenian last won a grand tour three years ago, and if there's a formula for beating him, Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) might just have it. Here's where to watch Giro d'Italia live streams online for free – from anywhere.

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Dates: Sat, May 4 – Sun, May 26
FREE streams: SBS on Demand | Rai Sport | Sporza
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Pogacar is prone to the occasional off day, a trait that cost him at each of the past two tours he competed in. Thomas, who's never won La Corsa Rosa in five previous attempts, but came agonizingly close a year ago, when he wore the pink jersey for eight stages but lost it at the death, has a superb team backing him up.

Thymen Arensman and Tobias Foss each have the potential to be stars of tomorrow, so they should prove invaluable to the 37-year-old Welshman, who looks set to retire next year and is looking to make the most of the time he has left.

Both Thomas and Pogacar are planning to race the Tour de France this year too, partly because the 2024 Giro d'Italia route is significantly shorter and less jagged than usual, giving rise to the possibility of a first double since 1998.

Below is our guide to where to watch the 2024 Giro d'Italia – including FREE streams.

Giro d'Italia today: Stage 21

The 11'26" that separated Vittorio Adorni from Italo Zilioli in 1965 is the biggest ever margin of victory in the Giro d'Italia, and Tadej Pogacar will come close to it in Rome today.

The Slovenian has held the pink jersey since Stage 2 and won six stages on his maiden Giro, and commands a whopping 9'56" lead over Daniel Martinez going into Stage 21, a flat, 125km ride to Rome that will be akin to one of Julius Caesar's Triumphs. 

Jonathan Milan, however, looks the likeliest to wrap up the Giro with a win, which would be the Italian's fourth of the race.

How to watch Giro d'Italia for FREE

One of the best things about the Giro d'Italia is that it's completely FREE to watch in many places around the world. For example:

AustraliaSBS on Demand

Italy Rai Sport 


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 subscribe to a VPN to watch a free Giro d'Italia live stream and re-connect to your home streaming coverage.

Unblock any stream with a VPN

If you're keen to watch the 2024 Giro d'Italia but you're away from home and the coverage is geo-blocked, then you could always use a VPN to access it (assuming you're not breaching any broadcaster T&Cs, of course). You may be surprised by how simple it is to do.

Use a VPN to watch Giro d'Italia live streams from anywhere.

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Using a VPN is as easy as one-two-three...

1. Download and install a VPN – as we say, our top choice is NordVPN.

2. Connect to the appropriate server location – open the VPN app, hit 'choose location' and select the appropriate location.

3. Go to the broadcaster's live stream – so if you're from Australia, just head to SBS on Demand and watch the cycling as if you were back at home!

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How to watch Giro d'Italia 2024: live stream FREE in Australia


As mentioned above, cycling fans in Australia can watch the 2024 Giro d'Italia for free on SBS Viceland. That means you can also live stream coverage on the free-to-use SBS On Demand platform.

Outside Australia? Don't worry if you're out of the country and want to catch that free 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 watch a Giro d'Italia live stream in the UK


Live coverage of the 2024 Giro d'Italia comes courtesy of Eurosport and its streaming arm Discovery+ in the UK. 

A subscription costs £6.99 per month, and lets you tune in on a wide range of devices, as well as the Eurosport TV channels. 

If you're an Aussie away from home, use a VPN to watch the Giro d'Italia free on SBS on Demand from abroad.

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Watch Giro d'Italia live stream in the US without cable


The demise of GCN+ means it's time to get familiar with B/R Sports on Max, which has replaced the dedicated cycling streamer.

A subscription to B/R Sports on Max costs $9.99 per month on top of Max. However, for a limited time only, it's available to use for FREE, so long as you already subscribe to Max.

There are three Max price points: $9.99 a month with commercials, the $15.99 commercial-free subscription – both offering HD video quality – and the Ultimate Ad-Free plan, which at $19.99 provides 4K streaming, Dolby Atmos audio, and the ability to download up to 100 titles to watch offline.

There’s also the option to save up to 45% when you subscribe to an annual plan. That’s $70 for the ad-supported plan, $105 for the ad-free option, or $140 to go all-in with the Ultimate Ad-Free plan. Either way, when you go annual you essentially bag yourself two months’ worth of free streaming.

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Watch the 2024 Giro d'Italia: live stream cycling in Canada


FloBikes is the place to watch live Giro d'Italia coverage in Canada.

A subscription costs US$150 per year (roughly CA$190), which works out at US$12.50 per month (roughly CA$16).

If you're an Aussie away from home, use a VPN to watch the Giro d'Italia free on SBS on Demand from abroad.

2024 Giro d'Italia schedule and start times

(All times BST)

  • Stage 1 – Venaria Reale to Torino (136km) | Won by Jhonatan Narvaez
  • Stage 2 – San Francesco al Campo to Santuario di Oropa (150km) | Won by Tadej Pogacar
  • Stage 3 – Novara to Fossano (165km) | Won by Tim Merlier
  • Stage 4 – Acqui Terme to Andora (187km) | Won by Jonathan Milan
  • Stage 5 – Genova to Lucca (176km) | Won by Benjamin Thomas
  • Stage 6 – Viareggio to Rapolano Terme (177km) | Won by Pelayo Sanchez
  • Stage 7 (ITT) – Foligno to Perugia (37.2km) | Won by Tadej Pogacar
  • Stage 8 – Spoleto to Prati di Tivo (153km) | Won by Tadej Pogacar
  • Stage 9 – Avezzano to Napoli (206km) | Won by Olav Kooij
  • Rest
  • Stage 10 – Pompeii to Cusano Mutri (141km) | Won by Valentin Paret-Peintre
  • Stage 11 – Foiano di Val Fortore to Francavilla al Mare (207km) | Won by Jonathan Milan
  • Stage 12 –  Martinsicuro to Fano (193km) | Won by Julian Alaphilippe
  • Stage 13 – Riccione to Cento (179km) | Won by Jonathan Milan
  • Stage 14 (ITT) – Castiglione delle Stiviere to Desenzano del Garda (31km) | Won by Filippo Ganna
  • Stage 15 – Manerba del Garda to Livigno (220km) | Won by Tadej Pogacar
  • Rest: Mon 20/05
  • Stage 16 – Laas to Santa Cristina Valgardena (119km) | Won by Tadej Pogacar
  • Stage 17 – Selva di Val Gardena to Passo del Brocon (159km) | Won by Georg Steinhauser
  • Stage 18 – Fiera di Primiero to Padova (178km) | Won by Tim Merlier
  • Stage 19 – Mortegliano to Sappada (157km) | Won by Andrea Vendrame
  • Stage 20 – Alpago to Bassano del Grappa (175km) | Won by Tadej Pogacar
  • Stage 21 – Sun 26/05 - Rome to Rome (125km) | 2.30pm

Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.