Giro d'Italia highlights to be broadcast free-to-air for UK cycling fans

Freeview channel Quest to show highlights of each stage at 10pm

Vincenzo Nibali wins the 2016 Giro d'Italia (Credit: Watson)
(Image credit: Watson)

Highlights of every stage of the upcoming Giro d'Italia will be available free-to-air in the UK as part of Eurosport's latest broadcasting deal.

While live coverage will be limited to Eurosport, meaning fans will need a subscription to Eurosport Player or a paid television subscription with Sky or Virgin Media to watch the action, there will also be daily highlights programmes on free-to-air channel Quest, one of Eurosport's sister channels which is available free for all UK viewers.

>>> Giro d'Italia 2017 route: maps and elevation for every stage

The daily highlights programme will be broadcast at 10pm each night, with an hour of action from the day's stage presented by former Olympic champion and triple jump world record holder Jonathan Edwards, who will also front the live coverage.

The race gets underway in Sardinia on Friday, May 5, and will run for three weeks, finishing with a 28km time trial to Milan on Sunday, May 28.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.