Watching the Giro

by bikeboy76   April 28, 2013  

Sad to see the Giro is not on 'normal' telly, ie Freeview. Obviously not a big enough event yet for even ITV4 to be covering. I don't have Sky, can't afford it having just started a new job. I know there are various live streaming websites to pick up the race from eurosport/other channels, but I will be out at work so a live stream won't be much use. The virtue of the ITV4 show is it a neat evening highlights package.

Anyone know how I can keep up with the race other than reading the (boring) daily finishing times?

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For a fiver, you can get legal Eurosport Player for a month- as well as a stream of the race they'll have a highlights programme in the evening and you can timeshift to your heart's content, assuming you've got decent broadband at home.

posted by Al__S [480 posts]
28th April 2013 - 19:55

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http://www.steephill.tv/giro-d-italia/ is a good place to start, i think they will have links to streams during the Giro

posted by gavcsmith [12 posts]
28th April 2013 - 19:56

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Twitter feed is a decent service. Refuse to get sky based solely on news international involvement even with thier invaluable contribution to cycling.

posted by crash144019 [47 posts]
28th April 2013 - 19:57

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As I understand it ITV4 would love to show it but can't afford the huge fees that the organisers demand. (I might be totally wrong)

I'm cheesed off there's no way to see highlights each evening as well, maybe next year.

posted by ely_peddler [4 posts]
28th April 2013 - 20:03

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I'm signing up for Eurosport player - £5 a month, no minimum contract length so I can cancel after a month if I want to, and the icing on the cake is that our TV is one of those fancy internet enabled ones and it's got a Eurosport player app so I can watch it on the normal screen Smile

posted by graham_f [84 posts]
28th April 2013 - 20:08

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+1 for eurosport! Although there are a few youtube people who post the days race put usually not for 5-7 days later at best

posted by Cycle_Jim [281 posts]
28th April 2013 - 20:09

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Thanks guys Mr. H.P. Laptopington will be pleased, I guess £4.99 is worth it for the event, I will subscribe in a couple of days and cancel after the event. Have book marked Eurosports player.

Sorry about the double post, clicky click and its there, whoops.

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posted by bikeboy76 [1161 posts]
28th April 2013 - 20:35

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The stages normally turn up on youtube a few hours afterwards

posted by Some Fella [707 posts]
28th April 2013 - 23:16

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A 12 month sub for Eurosport player is £2.99, and there's enough year round cycling to make it worthwhile.
The player and the stream are really crappy though. I can happily stream in HD on iPlayer, Sky Go etc, but Eurosport looks like porn streams from 1998. Er, not saying I watched porn in 1998. Goodness.

posted by bashthebox [594 posts]
29th April 2013 - 0:06

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A 12 month sub for Eurosport Player isn't £2.99, it is £2.99 a month. Slight difference!

posted by Al__S [480 posts]
29th April 2013 - 8:42

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Looking at getting this for the month as well. However, quick question - the on-demand/catch-up feature mentions the "best" programmes of the week - how likely is the Giro to be on there? The actual broadcast times of the highlights won't be convenient for me.

If I could have, say, 6 bikes, would it stop me drooling over others that I don't have?

posted by notfastenough [2890 posts]
29th April 2013 - 9:40

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