SBS has secured the exclusive free-to-air broadcast rights to the Giro d’Italia until 2025, with the action starting this weekend.
Running from Saturday 8 May until Sunday 30 May, the 2021 Giro d’Italia starts in Turin and will see riders tackle 3479.9km of tough terrain before finishing in Milan. Known for its steep and difficult climbs, often through the Dolomites, the race showcases culture, passion and breath-taking scenery throughout the tough three-week competition.
Giro d’Italia stage winners Robbie McEwen and David McKenzie will join Matthew Keenan and Bridie O’Donnell hosting SBS’s coverage of the event providing expert commentary and insights on what is required to survive this gruelling race.
SBS Director of Sport Ken Shipp said being able to bring the Giro d’Italia back to free-to-air television is great news both for SBS and the Australian audience.
“We have been working hard to establish SBS as the home of cycling in Australia and this was the final piece in the puzzle,” he said. “We will continue to make major cycling events available to all Australians and offer extensive, world-class coverage of these events.”