Eurosport’s live and exclusive coverage from every stage of the first UCI Grand Tour of 2018 – the Giro d’Italia – runs from 4-27 May with daily free-to-air highlights on sister channel Quest.
Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome will be back on the roads once again as he takes on the race for a third time and bids to claim what has become known as the ‘Tiger Slam’, holding all three Grand Tour titles at once, following victories in the Tour de France and La Vuelta a Espana in 2017.
The 2,546km distance will be a true battle of survival as the riders go through the 21 stage in this UCI World Tour event.
For the first time in its 101-year history the race will start in Jerusalem with an individual time trial and spend a further two days in Israel, before touching down on Italian ground in Catania taking on the undulating hills of Sicily, southern Italy.
Last year’s winner Tom Dumoulin of Team Sunweb will be in action again looking to add his maiden Grand Slam title in 2017 and in doing so became the first male Dutch winner.
British interest in the will also come in the form of Simon Yates, who rides for Mitchelton-Scott, as well as Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas.
Eurosport will broadcast every stage exclusively live over the three-week race, which will be complemented by free-to-air highlights every night on Quest, which will start at 7pm from Friday, 4 May.
Jonathan Edwards will host Eurosport and Quest’s on-site coverage alongside Brian Smith as well as a further selection of top names from the world of cycling.
Irish legend, multiple stage and one-day classic winner Sean Kelly will join Eurosport expert Rob Hatch in the commentary booth.
Commenting ahead of the 2018 edition of the race, four-time Tour de France green jersey winner, Sean Kelly, said:
“It would be a huge achievement if he [Froome] were to pull it [the Tiger Slam] off. It is something riders think about, going for these records and to be able to do three would really put him up there, he’s already up the top, but this would put him right at the top with all the great champions of the past.”
In addition to comprehensive TV coverage, all the latest news, features and video from the Giro d’Italia can be found on Eurosport’s dedicated website.
Watch the 2018 Giro d’Italia exclusively live on Eurosport and Eurosport Player or via free-to-air highlights on Quest, available on Freeview, Sky, Freesat, Virgin and BT TV.