British Eurosport has announced its schedule of coverage for the 2008 Giro d"Italia, which starts this Saturday (May 10).

The channel's coverage consists of daily live action for each stage in the afternoon, with additional highlights programmes in the evening.

David Harmon will be the man in the commentary box, aided by former pro rider Sean Kelly.

Full details of the key stages of this year's race can be found in the comprehensive Cycling Weekly Giro d'Italia 2008 preview. We've also stuck our neck out and predicted who might win. Watch out for the six British riders taking part in this year's race too, we won't rule out a Brit stage win along the way.

British Eurosport is available on Sky (Channel 410) and Virgin Media (Channel 521). Also available on Top Up TV (Channel 33) from 7:30am to 11:00am.

British Eurosport 2 is available on Sky (Channel 411) and Virgin Media (Channel 525).

Schedule may be subject to change, and we'll do our best to keep it up to date, but don't blame us.


Saturday 10 May

1530-1715 LIVE Stage 1: Palermo TTT (28.5km)

Sunday 11 May

1445-1630 LIVE Stage 2: Cefalu ? Agrigento (207km)

Monday 12 May

1400-1630 LIVE Stage 3: Catania ? Milazzo (208km)

Tuesday 13 May

1400-1630 LIVE Stage 4: Pizzo Calabro ? Catanzaro Lungomare (187km)

Wednesday 14 May

1400-1630 LIVE Stage 5: Belvedere Marittimo ? Contursi Terme (170km)

Thursday 15 May

1400-1630 LIVE Stage 6: Potenza ? Peschici (247km)

Friday 16 May

1400-1630 LIVE Stage 7: Vasto ? Pescocostanzo (179km)

Saturday 17 May

1400-1630 LIVE Stage 8: Rivisondoli ? Tivoli (200km)

Sunday 18 May

1530-1630 LIVE Stage 9: Civitavecchia ? San Lorenzo (194km)

Tuesday 20 May

1400-1630 LIVE Stage 10: Pesaro ? Urbino TT (36km)

Wednesday 21 May

1400-1630 LIVE Stage 11: Urbania ? Cesena (193km)

Thursday 22 May

1400-1630 LIVE Stage 12: Forli ? Carpi (171km)

Friday 23 May

1400-1630 LIVE Stage 13: Modena ? Cittadella (192km)

Saturday 24 May

1330-1630 LIVE Stage 14: Verona ? Alpe di Pampeago (195km) on Eurosport

2200-2300 Stage 14 Highlights on Eurosport

Sunday 25 May

1500-1630 LIVE Stage 15: Aarabba ? Marmolada Fedaia (153km) on Eurosport 2

1945-2045 Stage 15 Highlights on Eurosport

Monday 26 May

2000-2100 Stage 16: San Vigilio-Marebbe ? Plan de Corones Indiv. Time Trial (13.8km) on Eurosport

2300-0000 Stage 16 on Eurosport

Wednesday 28 May

1500-1630 LIVE Stage 17: Sondrio ? Locarno, Switzerland (192km) on Eurosport 2

2100-2200 Stage 17 Highlights on Eurosport

Thursday 29 May

1500-1630 LIVE Stage 18: Mendrisio ? Varese (182km) on Eurosport 2

2245-2345 Stage 18 Highlights on Eurosport

Friday 30 May

1500-1630 LIVE Stage 19: Legnano ? Monte Pora (228km) on Eurosport 2

1945-2100 Stage 19 Highlights on Eurosport

Saturday 1 June

Coverage TBC


British Eurosport:


Giro d'Italia 2008 preview

Giro d'Italia 2008: who will win?

Giro d'Italia 2008: The British are coming

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, 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, 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, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.