How to watch the Giro D’Italia anywhere

Lee Kirwin


Lee is an avid 80's action fan classing 300, Predator and Terminator among his favourites. When he's not binging movies he can be found keeping fit, attending Comic Con and wearing Star Wars socks of all things.

The Giro D’Italia, one of the three grand tours is back and it is looking to be as competitive as ever with some of the best athletes around taking part in this race.

The problem is you may struggle to find a live stream of the event if you live in the UK, US, Australia, Canada or anywhere else for that matter.

Luckily for you, I have a solution.

In this article, I will be showing you how to live stream the Tour of Italy from anywhere in the world and you won’t need an expensive cable subscription to do it either.

So you will be able to sit in the comfort of your own home watching a crystal clear stream the event no matter where you are in the world.

When & where is the event taking place?

The Giro D’Italia 2020 will be starting on Saturday, 8th of May 2021 in Monreale, Palermo at 13:15 (local time).

The race will be split into 21 stages spanning through May until the final stage which will be on Sunday, 30th of May 2021.

The competition has a total distance of 3,495.8km which will be split over the 21 stages, 8 of which are over 200km, the longest being 251km (which is pretty long for Giro D’Italia stages).

Where can I watch the race?

You will be able to watch the race on the streaming platform SBS On Demand for free. But, to access the channel, you will need to be a resident of Australia.

However, what I’m going to show you will have you watching the Giro D’Italia event in a matter of minutes, no matter what country you’re in.

How can I watch elsewhere?

To be able to watch the Giro D’Italia from anywhere, you will need to use an app called a ‘VPN‘.

A VPN is a tool that was initially developed to help protect you from having your data stolen by unsavoury individuals.

However, it has another ability. You can also use a VPN to trick websites into thinking you are in another country.

This is very useful when it comes to avoiding geo-restrictions that are in place on certain websites, especially when it comes to wanting to stream sports events like cycling from all around the world.

I’ll be providing you with a very simple and easy to follow step by step guide in a moment, but first let’s discuss your best options when it comes to choosing a VPN.

Where to get a VPN

Selecting a VPN can be tricky, especially when there are so many on the market, each one claiming to be the “best” only to leave you disappointed in your choice and unable to watch the content you wanted.

After testing all the “recommended” services, I’ve settled on ExpressVPN and recommend you do too.

ExpressVPN offers you the world’s fastest connections which I have tested for myself, so you will be able to access high-quality video content from all around the globe without having to worry about it being poor quality.

They also offer a 30 day money back guarantee, so if in the unlikely event you aren’t happy with their service, you can get your money back.

You may also want to check out two other services that are held in high regard in the industry, they are NordVPN and Surfshark.

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How to live stream the Tour of Italy

As promised earlier in the article, here is your step by step guide to setting up your VPN and accessing the Giro D’Italia on SBS On Demand.

Follow these steps below:

  1. Go to the ExpressVPN website and select a VPN package that suits your needs. Then set up your account by entering your email address and payment information.
  2. Next, you will need to download the ExpressVPN app from your devices’ app store, or via the ExpressVPN website.
  3. Install the app to your device and log in using your details (username and password or activation code).
  4. Select a server to connect to. To access the Giro D’Italia event on SBS On Demand, you will need to select a server located in Australia, then click the Connect button.
  5. Lastly, visit the SBS On Demand site and search for the Giro D’Italia live stream. You will now find that the event is ready to watch, so enjoy your live stream.
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Stream the race using ExpressVPN.

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Who’s taking part in the Giro D’Italia?

There will be many cyclists from all around the world taking place in this year’s Giro D’Italia.

Last years winner Tao Geoghegan Hart won’t be back as he has set his sights on this years Tour de France.

With the events difficult terrains full of ascents and descents, plus race lengths of over 200km per stage, I expect that the positions will be changing up until the very last day with the final race in Milan being pivotal to deciding the winner of the event.

You should also keep your eye out for British cyclist Simon Yates who is returning to Giro D’Italia after almost winning in 2018, he will be hungry for the 1st place title, and he might just do it.


The Giro D’Italia is a gruelling cycling event that is taking part between the start and end of May 2021, covering a massive 3,495.8km.

If you want to stream the event live for free, you will need access to SBS On Demand.

To access SBS On Demand, you’ll need to use a VPN, as there are regional restrictions in place making it inaccessible to those outside of Australia.

When it comes to selecting a VPN, I recommend that you use ExpressVPN as they are one of the best VPN providers on the market and will give you the best streams.

Get ExpressVPN now and enjoy streaming the Giro D’Italia from anywhere in the world. Don’t forget it’s completely risk-free as they have a 30-day money back guarantee.

Who do you want to win this year’s tour? Let me know in the comment section below as I would love to know.

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