Ryder Hesjedal

A camera moto follows Canadian Ryder Hesjedal as he battles his way to a second-place finish on Stage 19 of the 2015 Giro d’Italia. Image: Stefano Sirotti

I’m sure you know a few dodgy sites that will show you the 2017 Giro d’Italia in Canada for free. For course, “free” comes with its own price: sketchy feeds, pop-ups (some NSFW), the threat of viruses to your device and the near guarantee that the dodgy feed will freeze up as the sprint winds up with 800 m to go. So, if you want to avoid those free features as you take in the 2017 Giro d’Italia, you’ll have to spend some money.

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Fubo TV, an online television service, has the rights for the 2017 Giro d’Italia in Canada and the U.S. You can sign up, currently with a seven-day trial period, and stream the 2017 Giro d’Italia. With Fubo, you can watch events on desktop, and iOS and Android phone or tablet. You can also beam the feed to your TV with Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV. Easy? Sort of.

When you sign up for Fubo, you start with the base package ($15.99/month), which, for Canadians, includes Bein Sports, Spanish Bein Sports, Bein Sports Canada, Fight Network, FNTSY Sports Network, Fubo Network, Football Report TV, Benfica TV and Liga Portugal. The base package is definitely great if you like watching men falling on grass, clutching some part of their bodies in “pain” until they are allowed to kick a ball as other men get to look at coloured paper (usually red or yellow) very briefly. If you want to watch cycling, you’ll have to pay more and get the cycling add-on.

Cycling Plus costs an additional $8.99/month. With it, you’ll get to watch the Giro. Later in the year, Fubo will carry the Women’s Tour (June 7–11), the Tour of Utah (July 31–Aug. 6.),  the Tour of Alberta (Sept. 1—4), Brussels Cycling Classic (Sept. 2), Tour of Britain (Sept. 3–10),  Milano-Torino (Oct. 4), Gran Piemonte (Oct. 5) and Il Lombardia (Oct. 7). Canadians also get the final day of the 2017 BMX world championships in Rock Hill, S.C. (July 29), the elite men’s and women’s XC and DH world championships race in Cairns, Australia (Sept. 9–10) and the road world championships in Bergen, Norway (Sept. 17–24). It’s a lineup that favours the late season. If you had signed up earlier in the year, you could have caught the Dubai Tour, Abu Dhabi Tour, Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, Strade Bianche, Tirreno-Adriatico, Milan-San Remo, Volta Ciclista a Catalunya, Dwars door Vlaanderen, Gent-Wevelgem, Tour of Flanders, Scheldeprijs, De Brabantse Pijl, Amstel Gold and Tour de Romandie.

Canadians should avoid checking out what their U.S. counterparts can get via Fubo, which is a lot more channels, such as NBC/NBCSN, and more races. The Yanks will be able to watch the Tour de France, Vuelta a España and more because of the NBC/NBCSN connection. Sorry fellow Canucks. But, enjoy the Giro!

2017 Giro d’Italia in Canada

If you want to watch the 2017 Giro d’Italia in Canada, you’ll have to sign up for Fubo TV’s Cycling Plus add-on


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14 Comments

  • Ted Godfrey says:

    What about us Americans!! The only reason I got Bein Sports was for cycling… last year you rocked the world with coverage…

  • Can it be watched on demand or just live

  • Ben says:

    Canada sucks, as always..thanks CRTC

  • JeffieBoy says:

    Or you can watch it simply by turning on SportsNet…

  • Khaled says:

    I just signed up and no “on demand” this means 2am PST race, what a stupid sponsor

    • Peter Howe. says:

      Supposed to be able to DVR up to 3 shows. Keeps for 72 hours somewhere in the cloud. Set it for next 3 stages. But no idea if it works yet.

  • Colleen says:

    I downloaded & installed the fubo.tv app on Android, on my pretty new Android 6.0 tablet. It wouldn’t run. Much like the gazillion similar comments on the google play store for this app. Perhaps they should be called fubar tv? Regardless, it doesn’t appear to be a viable option. I used cycling.tv last year; it wasn’t fantastic but at least it did work.

  • What a giant rip-off. Hopefully fails big time and goes back to Sportsnet One. Only thing I watched on Sportsnet.
    Ps…why would I ever pay $15.99 for soccer (how exciting anothe nil-nil game…lol) and an extra $8.99 a month for cycling? In addition, cycling is not much more than a six month sport.
    Commentor above was right about how the crtc lets us get riped-off up here in canada!!!!

  • Alice says:

    Trying to watch my ‘DVR’d Fubo.tv stage 2 of the Giro – it gets to 4:30 and freezes every time. Will this be fixed? I’m still on the 7-day trial and don’t want to spend $40.00+ for a month if I can’t reliably see the entire race.
    thanks –

  • Am I the only one who finds it absolutely disgusting that, as a Canadian cycling fan, we now have to pay $25 just to view the Giro d’ Italia? Especially after I pay extra on my TV package to get Rogers Sportsnet, who are the broadcaster in Canada who have been awarded the rights to the Giro coverage, and then have chosen not to air it. Even though there were a few live streaming options online at the beginning of this years Giro (through Steephill and Cyclingfans), now there are none. There’s no way I’m paying $25 A MONTH to Fubo.TV for a bunch of useless soccer channels and one sketchy Giro feed.
    I’m not sure why were getting f’d for coverage here in Canada, but it’s just sad.

  • Tom Fortier says:

    Last year i signed up for rai and watched it in italian. Think it was $6

  • Jay says:

    There has to be a better way? How about NBC Gold with an IP Spoof? More recommendations please, maybe I need to forget cycling and focus on the hockey…Frustrating.

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