Cycling fan Edwards was signed by Eurosport in early 2016 to front the broadcaster's major sporting coverage, including the Olympic Games. The Giro, running from May 5-28, will be the first time that Edwards has joined Eurosport's cycling team. He has previously covered cycling for the BBC.
“Cycling is a huge passion of mine, both as a fan and a committed rider whenever I get the opportunity, so I’m incredibly excited to join Eurosport’s cycling team for the first two prestigious Grand Tours of the season," said Edwards.
"It’s another exciting chapter in my journey with the Eurosport team and the first stage in Sardinia can’t come too soon."
Edwards will be present at the Giro to host the coverage, and will be joined "by a host of top name riders and pro team staff", according to Eurosport.
Edwards joins the familiar faces (and voices) of the Eurosport cycling team, including former riders Sean Kelly, Juan Antonio Flecha, Brian Smith, Rob Hayles and Matt Stephens.
Smith will take on an expanded role at the Giro, giving viewers an insight into race tactics and analysing the action.
Eurosport says that it is broadcasting over 100 hours of live coverage from the 2017 Giro d'Italia, via Eurosport 1 and its Eurosport Player online service and app.
A one-hour highlights package, fronted by Edwards, will also be broadcast each day of the Giro for the first time on free-to-view channel Quest.
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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, n exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.
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