How to watch Giro D’Italia 2023 in the UK for free with a VPN


The Giro D’Italia 2023 is underway, but it’s not being screened on ITV, BBC or Channel 4.

But there are ways you can livestream the world-famous cycling race: here’s how to watch Giro D’Italia in the UK for free.

The prestigious three-week Giro D’Italia takes place in Italy every year

The legendary cycling race kicked off earlier this month, and runs all the way until Sunday 28 May.

We’ve already seen huge drama as British cyclist Mark Cavendish suffered a horror fall as he skidded across the finish line in wet conditions.

The Giro D’Italia is being screened on the subscription channel Eurosport, which has been incorporated into Discovery+ and costs £6.99 per month.

However, we know a way you can watching the cycling race in the UK for free: download a VPN like ExpressVPN or NordVPN.

With one of these handy tools on your streaming device, you can route your internet traffic through a country where the Giro D’Italia is being streamed on a platform for free. Clever, right?

How to watch the Giro D’Italia for free with a VPN

Follow these step-by-step instructions, and you can watch this year’s Giro D’Italia with zero cost and zero hassle.

Download a VPN such as ExpressVPN or NordVPN to the device you use to stream TV content.
On that device, load the VPN and select either an Australian or Italian server.
Then, head to either the SPS (Australia) or RAI Play (Italy) sites, and search for the Giro D’Italia.
Sit back, and enjoy the race.

Just in case you were wondering: using VPNs to access what is known as ‘geo-blocked’ content that’s unavailable in your home country.

However, if you’re planning to watch UK TV abroad, it’s worth keeping in mind that you need to have a UK TV license to watch any live television.

To find out more, read our what is a VPN explainer – and to compare the different options out there on the market, take a look at our pick of the best VPN services in 2023.

Is ITV showing the Giro D’Italia 2023?

If you wanted to watch this year’s cycling race on UK terrestrial television, you’ll be sadly disappointed.

Since it doesn’t have the screening rights, ITV won’t be screening the Giro D’Italia this year.

It’s Eurosport 1 that has the rights to screening the Italian bike race in the UK – but of course, we’ve got a very nice second option for you explained in the section above.

How can I watch the Giro D’Italia in the UK?

You’ve got two options if you’re in the UK and you want to watch the annual cycling race.

The first is subscribing to Discovery+, which is home to the Eurosport 1 channel – this costs either £6.99 per month or £59.99 if you sign up for a full year.

The other option is to download a VPN and direct your streaming through a server that’s based in a country that’s livestreaming the Giro D’Italia for free.

As a general rule, VPNs can be purchased on a rolling monthly basis, or as 12-month, 24-month or 36-month plans – as you’d probably expect, the longer the contract duration, the cheaper the overall cost.

Keen to stream more content that’s unavailable in your region? Take a look at our pick of the best VPNs for Netflix.

Racing fans also shouldn’t miss our explainer on how to watch F1 livestream for free.

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