The Giro d'Italia 2022 is well and truly underway, with the first three stages in Hungary for the Grande Partenza now being followed up by the first Italian days of the Grand Tour.
Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix), Simon Yates (BikeExchange-Jayco) and Mark Cavendish (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) all won a respective stage in the opening days of the Giro, with Van der Poel currently wearing the pink jersey heading into the fourth stage.
It's likely you won't have managed to get three weeks off work to follow the peloton in Italy, so the only other option, really, is to watch the action on television. Fortunately, plenty of channels are broadcasting the Giro around the world, meaning you won't miss a minute of the racing.
Below, we detail everything you need to know about how to watch the 2022 Giro d’Italia, running from now until May 29.
HOW TO WATCH GIRO D'ITALIA 2022 WHERE YOU ARE
- Watch the Giro d'Italia live on GCN+ and Discovery+ in the UK
- Live stream the Giro in the USA, Canada and Australia on GCN+
- The Giro d'Italia will be broadcast live on Discovery+ and Rai TV in Italy
WATCH GIRO D'ITALIA 2022 IN THE UK
UK viewers can live stream the action on the GCN+ service or on Discovery+ (opens in new tab) right up until the final pedal stroke in Verona on May 29.
Both platforms will be offering uninterrupted, ad-free digital covering on their streaming services, along with highlights and analysis shows.
To gain access to Discovery+ coverage, you can subscribe for £39.99 a year or £6.99 per month. Alternatively, access to the GCN+ also costs £39.99 a year £6.99 per month.
Alternatively, Welsh cycling fans can watch the race on Welsh-language channel S4C.
If you’re not in the country for the Giro d’Italia 2022, no problem – you can just download and install a VPN (opens in new tab) and use location inside the United Kingdom to watch the broadcast live as if you were back home.
Setting up a VPN is simple – just download, install, open the app and select your location.
Try out Express VPN (opens in new tab) for its speed, security and simplicity to use. It is also compatible with a range of devices and streaming services (e.g. Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Xbox, PS4, etc.), giving you the option to watch wherever you want.
There are other great options out there, of course, but Express VPN (opens in new tab) gives you the added benefit of a 30-day money back guarantee and three months free with a yearly plan.
WATCH THE GIRO D’ITALIA 2022 IN THE USA, CANADA AND AUSTRALIA
In the USA, you can watch the Giro d’Italia live every day on GCN+, with live pictures being shown along with on demand and highlights from the Italian Grand Tour.
Canadian cycling fans will also be able to watch the race on GCN+.
In Australia, once again, GCN+ will show the racing live every day, with highlights packages also available. Australian viewers preferring a different broadcaster can also watch the Italian Grand Tour on SBS.
HOW TO WATCH THE GIRO D’ITALIA IN EUROPE
Discovery+ and GCN+ are all available to Pan-European viewers, including from France, Belgium and the Netherlands.
In addition to Discovery+ and GCN+, Italian viewers also have the option to watch their home race on Rai 2 and Rai sport.
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Ryan is a staff writer for Cycling Weekly, having joined the team in September 2021. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before making his way to cycling. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer.