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.
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!