Where to watch the Giro??

by mancsi   May 9, 2011  

Can anyone help me, I dont have Eurosport or Sky tv but am hoping the Giro is being shown somewhere on the web?
Any links would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers

15 user comments

Oldest firstNewest firstBest rated

myp2p.eu is usually pretty good for links to streams of live sport, including cycling.

posted by Jif [6 posts]
9th May 2011 - 12:54

like this
Like (1)

You can pay £3.99 for a months access to the Eurosport web player and watch it on that?

posted by othello [278 posts]
9th May 2011 - 13:13

like this
Like (1)

posted by jorysmith [57 posts]
9th May 2011 - 13:18

like this
Like (1)

Steephill.tv is where I watched it yesterday. Just google steephill tv giro and there will be a page or something!

posted by Aknights [8 posts]
9th May 2011 - 13:36

like this
Like (1)

cheers for the info! joined up for 3.99 unbelievable bargain! Big Grin

2 wheels please!

posted by mancsi [119 posts]
9th May 2011 - 14:06

like this
Like (1)

Simon tweeted this in from his train to Milan airport…

"Gazzetta dello Sport site has live feed 0f last two hours or so, Italian commentary, no geog restrictions AFAIK"

Tony Farrelly's picture

posted by Tony Farrelly [4130 posts]
9th May 2011 - 14:12

like this
Like (1)

how good is the eurosport player footage? Is it worth the dosh over the free streams from cyclingfans.com and steephill.tv etc. Is it better quality footage on full screen viewing?

charlie bravo's picture

posted by charlie bravo [47 posts]
9th May 2011 - 15:34

like this
Like (1)

Yes I would definately recommend it,full screen isnt the best but easily watchable also no buffering/slowness you also have access to full videos of stages from last year! Sad news today tho for Weylandt and his family x

2 wheels please!

posted by mancsi [119 posts]
9th May 2011 - 17:25

like this
Like (1)

£3.99 is a bargain but the Microsoft Silverlight-based player can be a bit crap. I've been catching what I can through the cyclingfans links, and Eurosport when I can get it to work.

Stewie

posted by stewieatb [298 posts]
9th May 2011 - 17:43

like this
Like (1)

I'm a Eurosport Player subscriber and I can comfirm what Stewie says.
As a service it is greaqt but the Silverlight based interface & player is truly awful and only (sometimes barely) works on MS Windows.
I only put up with it because of the cycling coverage.

posted by vinnn [38 posts]
9th May 2011 - 17:59

like this
Like (1)

Actually, there's an FOS version of Silverlight for UNIX systems - 'Moonlight', but if possible it seems to be even worse than the Windows version. It claims to be 'loading' when I can see through the system monitor that there's no activity on the internet connection, takes up huge amounts of resources, and rarely if ever achieves anything other than making my laptop rather warm.

Sorry, rantble over.

Stewie

posted by stewieatb [298 posts]
9th May 2011 - 18:26

like this
Like (1)

does it work with apple?

RIP to WW too, such a tragic event - may he always ride with the wind at his back

charlie bravo's picture

posted by charlie bravo [47 posts]
9th May 2011 - 21:17

like this
Like (1)

It might do. It does say UNIX rather than Linux, and Mac OS is just prettied-up UNIX.

I don't know what to say about Wouter. So tragic Sad

Stewie

posted by stewieatb [298 posts]
9th May 2011 - 21:36

like this
Like (0)

@charlie bravo yes it does work with a Mac - last year for some reason I found that the HD version worked better than the standard one.

Tony Farrelly's picture

posted by Tony Farrelly [4130 posts]
9th May 2011 - 21:58

like this
Like (0)

steephill.tv for me... picture quality not great but its free

Riding the road to nowhere

Gepin's picture

posted by Gepin [62 posts]
10th May 2011 - 0:00

like this
Like (0)