The news follows a new long-term agreement covering all major Italian races, Flanders Classics and a number of Tour events around the world. The races form part of an unrivalled calendar of cycling on Eurosport, including all three of the Grand Tours and all five Monuments.
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Fans can look forward to the first Grand Tour of the season and all major Italian races, including Il Lombardia and Milan-San Remo, the first classic of the season, on Eurosport.
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For the Giro d’Italia, the new agreement includes more coverage than ever before and four hours of every stage live.
- Eurosport now brings fans the Giro d’Italia and all major Italian cycling events exclusively until 2020*
- More Giro d’Italia coverage than ever before, with four hours live each stage
- Eurosport cements position as the Home of Cycling: all three of the Grand Tours, including the Tour de France, and all five Monuments
- Eurosport to show over 200 days of live cycling in 2017
Peter Hutton, Eurosport CEO, said:
If you’re passionate about cycling, Eurosport remains the only place to be. Eurosport’s community of cycling fans is among the most loyal and committed you can find and they appreciate that Eurosport really is the Home of Cycling. We are proud to serve these fans and excited to offer them even more of the live action they love.
While we’re proud of Eurosport’s great heritage in cycling, the exclusive and extended coverage of the Giro d’Italia, and additional races added to our calendar, demonstrates there is much more to come. In 2017, for the first time, Eurosport will show over 200 days of live cycling in a calendar year.
The new four-year extension offers more exclusivity* to Eurosport in Europe and Australia, as well as including a wide range of additional races available on Eurosport and the Eurosport Player. The new races now available exclusively include the six Flanders Classics single-stage races - including the iconic World Tour race Gent-Wevelgem - Tour of Romandie, Tour of Britain, Tour of Utah and Tour of Alberta.
Eurosport secured rights for this cycling package through IMG, a global leader in sports, events, media and fashion. The agreement will mean Eurosport’s annual coverage of the Giro d’Italia will pass 20 years, having first shown the race in 1998.
*Exclusive coverage across Europe and Australia. Within the home market of each race and Asia, Eurosport holds non-exclusive rights. Within the home market of Italian races, rights are yet to be attributed. Excludes coverage in France
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