How to watch Giro d'Italia: live stream the cycling for free, Stage 19

Geraint Thomas leads the Giro d'Italia 2023 wearing the pink jersey on his bike
(Image credit: Getty Images / LUCA BETTINI)

Watch Giro d'Italia live stream 2023

You can watch a Giro d'Italia live stream for free on SBS On Demand in Australia. Rai Play in Italy, and S4C in Wales are also offering free live coverage of the race. Use a VPN to pick up your usual stream from anywhere, even if you're outside your home country. Full details on how to watch a free Giro d'Italia live stream from anywhere just below.

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Giro d'Italia dates:Saturday, 6th May - Sunday, 28th May
FREE live stream (English):SBS On Demand (Australia)
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Today's stage

The profile of stage 19 of the Giro d'Italia 2023 is one that's sure to have been pinned to the wall of many of the team buses. Looking more like the jaws of a crocodile than anything a sane person would ever cycle, it involves over 5km over vertical gain including the highest summit of the Giro at the finish. Throw in some daredevil downhill action and you get one of the most exciting viewings one could imagine.

With Roglic needing to break Thomas very soon indeed, we're sure to see several UAE attacks today. Will the Welshman's legs hold up?

Giro d'Italia preview

Remco Evenepoel and Primoz Roglic have already treated us to one almighty battle this season, but we won't see another one of those for the 2023 Giro d'Italia. The maglia rosa-wearing Belgian had to withdraw with Covid over the weekend, leaving Geraint Thomas to take on the jersey with Primoz Roglic now 29 seconds behind him.

The Slovenian Dream Crusher will fancy his chances with his main opponent now out of the way but Geraint Thomas is the man of the moment, even though the universe is currently drawing up new and ever-more-contrived ways of gazumping the Welshman. If he's leading the general classification in Rome come May 28, expect a comedically oversized banana skin to appear out of nowhere and see him off.

With 21 stages of hard racing over 23 days, it's the most beautiful method of torture on the UCI World Tour. You can take a look at the full Giro d'Italia 2023 route below and all the stage start times too.

Read on to find out how to watch a Giro d'Italia live stream from anywhere in the world. Aussie fans can watch a free on SBS On Demand. Use the no. 1-rated VPN to watch your usual live stream from anywhere, if you're currently overseas.

Giro d'Italia free live streams

Lucky cycling fans in Australia, Italy, Wales and Ireland can watch Giro d'Italia for free:

Watch your stream wherever you go with a VPN. Full details just below.

Watch a Giro d'Italia live stream from anywhere

Most live sports coverage is location-sensitive. That means you can't normally access your usual service when travelling away from home. A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a small but powerful app that allows you to select your preferred location and quickly unblock any Giro d'Italia live stream – including those free options – no matter where you are.

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How to use a VPN for any Giro d'Italia live stream

1. Sign up to the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN is the one we recommend for smooth, speedy video streaming.

2. Open the VPN app and choose your location. For Giro d'Italia, you may wish to choose 'Australia' to unblock SBS On Demand.

3. Then head over to SBS On Demand on your browser or device and enjoy that free Giro d'Italia live stream.  

You might also try NordVPN, which also comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee, and Surfshark, which offers 24-hour assistance. Both performed very well in our tests.

Watch Giro d'Italia: live stream in the UK

The 2023 Giro d'Italia is being shown live on Eurosport via Discovery+.

A subscription to Discovery+ (Entertainment & Sport) costs £6.99 per month or £59.99 per year, and includes Grand Slam tennis, Grand Tour cycling, snooker and much more besides.

If you only care about cycling, you can also live stream Giro d'Italia on GCN+, which costs £6.99 per month or £39.99 per year and offers ad-free live coverage of loads of cycling events. 

Don't forget: Aussie cycling fans travelling abroad can use a VPN to stream the free SBS coverage from overseas. Full details just above.

Watch Giro d'Italia live stream in the USA

The 2023 Giro d'Italia is available to watch in the US via GCN+.

A subscription costs $8.99 per month or $49.99 per year. That includes live and uninterrupted coverage of men's and women's pro-cycling throughout the season.

Watch Giro d'Italia live stream in Canada

GCN+ is also the place to watch live Giro d'Italia coverage in Canada. 

A subscription costs CA$11.99 per month or CA$59.99 for the year, and also gets you coverage of a multitude of UCI events every month.

Remember, you can use a VPN to access any local live stream when travelling away from home.

Giro d'Italia 2023 route

Giro d'Italia 2023 route

(Image credit: Giro d'Italia)

Giro d'Italia 2023 stages and start times

(All times BST)

Stage 1 – Sat 06/05, Fossacesia–Ortona (19.6km ITT) – 12.50pm
Stage 2 – Sun 07/05, Teramo–San Salvo (201km) – 11.20am
Stage 3 –  Mon 08/05, Vasto–Melfi (216km) – 10.45am
Stage 4 – Tue 9/05, Venosa–Lago Laceno (175km) – 11.30am
Stage 5 – Wed 10/05, Atripalda–Salerno (171km) – 11.55am
Stage 6 – Thu 11/05, Naples–Naples (162km) – 11.55am
Stage 7 – Fri 12/05, Capua–Gran Sasso (218km) – 10.15am
Stage 8 – Sat 13/05, Terni–Fossombrone (207km) – 10.50am
Stage 9 – Sun 14/05, Savignano sul Rubicone–Cesena (35km ITT) – 12.10pm

Rest day – 15/05

Stage 10 – Tue 16/05, Scandiano–Viareggio (196km) – 11.05am
Stage 11 – Wed 17/05, Camaiore–Tortona (219km) – 10.25am
Stage 12 –  Thu 18/05, Bra–Rivoli (179km) – 11.30am
Stage 13 – Fri 19/05, Borgofranco d’Ivrea–Crans-Montana (207km) – 10am
Stage 14 – Sat 20/05, Sierre–Cassano Magnago (193km) – 11.05am
Stage 15 – Sun 21/05, Seregno–Bergamo (195km) – 10.45am

Rest day – 22/05

Stage 16 – Tue 23/05, Sabbio Chiese–Monte Bondone (203km) – 9.50am
Stage 17 – Wed 24/05, Pergine Valsugana–Caorle (195km) – 11.45am
Stage 18 – Thu 25/05, Oderzo–Val di Zoldo (161km) – 11.20am
Stage 19 – Fri 26/05, Longarone–Tre Cime di Lavaredo (183km) – 10.35am
Stage 20 – Sat 27/05, Tarvisio–Monte Lussari (18.6km ITT) – 10.30am
Stage 21 – Sun 28/05, Rome–Rome (126km) – 2.25pm

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