The 2020 Tirreno-Adriatico is here – find out how to watch all the action live in this delayed edition of the race.
The race begins on Monday September 7, with a host of Grand Tour and sprinting stars taking to the start line.
Like everything else, Tirreno-Adriatico was pushed back from it’s normal slot in March due to the global pandemic, but the race between the two seas is here.
We don’t have the usual start with a team time trial, instead the riders have two sprint stages to settle in before heading into the hills and mountains where the GC riders can sharpen their form as they head towards the Giro d’Italia and La Vuelta a España.
Check out the full route here.
The Italian week long event has attracted big names, including Grand Tour hopefuls like Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers), Chris Froome (Ineos Granadiers), Vincenzo Nibali (Trek-Segafredo), Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) and Jakob Fuglsang (Astana).
And sprinters such as Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe), Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) and Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix).
Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) won the 2019 edition of the race by just a single second over Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott). Neither rider will race this year as they are busy battling for yellow at the Tour de France.
Here is the full start-list for the 2020 Tirreno-Adriatico
Eurosport will be showing the race live, on Eurosport 1 each day along with uninterrupted coverage on Eurosport Player and the GCN Race Pass.
How to live stream the Tirreno-Adriatico 2020 in the UK
For fans watching in the UK, you only have the option of Eurosport and GCN for live coverage of the racing.
Eurosport will only be showing stages one and eight live on TV as they are rest days in the Tour de France. If you wish to watch the other stages live then you will need to be subscribed to either Eurosport Player of the GCN Race Pass where both will be showing the same uninterrupted stream.
Each day the coverage is set to go live from 12.20pm and, depending on how fast the peloton races, will end around three hours later at 3.20pm.
To gain access to Eurosport coverage you’ll either need a sports package on Sky or Virgin Media, or you can subscribe to Eurosport Player for £39.99 a year or £6.99 per month.
Access to the GCN Race Pass also costs £39.99 a year and shows exactly the same coverage as Eurosport with the same commentators.
Not in the UK for Tirreno-Adriatico 2020? All you need to do is download and install a VPN and use a UK location to watch live, just like you were at home on the sofa. Full instructions below.
How to live stream the Tirreno-Adriatico 2020 when you’re not in your country
If you’re heading abroad during the racing –whether that be inside the UK or anywhere else – you may find access to your favourite home broadcaster is restricted by location. Luckily there is a way you can keep watching anyway – downloading and installing a VPN, which allows you to trick your computer into thinking it’s back at home. This allows you to find your native broadcaster coverage without having to resort to an illegal steam, as long as you stick to the terms and conditions set out by the broadcaster.
Setting up a VPN is simple – just download, install, open the app and select your location.
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Watch Tirreno-Adriatico 2020 from the USA and Canada
If you’re across the pond you don’t have to miss the action either, you can watch the 2020 Tirreno-Adriatico as well.
The race is available only on FloBikes with daily live coverage at 6.20am CDT, this time may vary each day. You will need to subscribe for $12.50 a month.
FloBikes isn’t available outside of the US or Canada, so if you’re heading abroad from America during the racing you may find access to your favourite home broadcaster is unavailable. You can download a VPN to keep watching.
How to watch Tirreno-Adriatico 2020 in Australia
For Australian fans, you can watch on Eurosport Australia and the GCN Race Pass at around 9.30pm depending on race time each day. Eurosport Player Australia is available for $8.99 a month.