Giro d'Italia LIVE on SBS

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Stunning sights of the Giro d'Italia (Getty Images)

The first of cycling’s three Grand Tours, the Giro d’Italia, will be broadcast on SBS in May with eight live stages as well as daily highlights.

Known for its spectacular mountain stages, the Giro d’Italia will begin in Naples on Saturday 5 May, finishing with in Brescia on Sunday 26 May.

This year’s Giro d’Italia sets the stage for an epic showdown between the last two Tour de France champions, Bradley Wiggins (Sky) and Cadel Evans (BMC), as well as defending champion Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Sharp) and Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali (Astana).

SBS will broadcast daily highlights at 6:00pm in addition to live coverage (Eastern states) of eight key stages on SBS 2 with online streaming at Cycling Central.

The coverage will be hosted by Michael Tomalaris with former professional cyclist Henk Vogels. Matthew Keenan and Sydney Olympic gold medallist Scott McGrory will provide commentary, while David McKenzie will be reporting on the ground at the event.

Giro d'Italia live stages

Stage 8 - 11:05 pm AEST Saturday, 11 May SBS 2
Stage 9 - 10:45 pm  AEST Sunday, 12 May SBS 2
Stage 14 - 11:00 pm AEST Saturday, 18 May SBS 2
Stage 15 - 10:45 pm  AEST Sunday, 19 May SBS 2
Stage 18 - 11:05 pm AEST Thursday, 23 May SBS 2
Stage 19 - 11:10 pm AEST Friday, 24 May SBS 2
Stage 20 - 11:00 pm AEST Saturday, 25 May SBS 2
Stage 21 - 10:50 pm  AESTSunday, 26 May SBS 2

Daily highlights, 6pm SBS 2 from Sunday 5 May.

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