I’m sure you know a few dodgy sites that will show you the 2018 Giro d’Italia in Canada for free. Of course, “free” comes with its own price: sketchy feeds, pop-ups, 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 2018 Giro d’Italia, you’ll have to spend some money. Here is how you can watch the Giro d’Italia in Canada.
Canadians Svein Tuft, Guillaume Boivin and general classification contender Michael Woods line-up for grande partenza in Jerusalem. The Giro runs from May 4th to 27th. To catch the action legally in Canada and the U.S., which will also feature grand tour aces such as Chris Froome and Tom Dumoulin, you will need to subscribe to live sports broadcaster FloBikes or Fubo TV.
FloBikes and Fubo TV will broadcast the Giro d’Italia in Canada and the U.S. in 2018. FloSports is a distributor of live digital sporting events and owns the distribution rights for the Giro. In total, FloBikes will show 188 days of bicycle racing this year as they own the rights to cycling events ranging from one-day classics to cyclocross events later in the year. Fubo TV is an online television service. You can sign up with a seven-day trial period, and stream the 2018 Giro.
Neither service is free and cannot be an add-on to your existing cable package. To get started with FloBikes, you will need to purchase a subscription package. You can either pay monthly which will cost $30 for May allowing you to watch every stage of the Giro. Alternatively, you can pay for a calendar year which will cost $150. With the subscription, you can watch events live, and gain access to highlights and replays. You can watch FloBikes on your computer or using the FloSports app through Roku, Apple TV 4 or your IOS device.
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. If you want to watch cycling, you’ll have to pay more and get the cycling add-on which is $8.99/month. 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.
Along with the Giro, FloBikes will broadcast the Tour de Suisse, Tour of Utah and cyclocross racing throughout the fall and winter. Canadian events like Toronto Cyclocross, and the Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec and Montreal are also in FloBikes events calendar which you can see in full at flobikes.com. In 2019, you’ll be able to stream Milan-Sanremo, the Tour of Flanders and early season classics like Omloop Het Niewsblad using FloBikes for viewers in North America.