Where to watch the Giro d’Italia bike race

The three-week Giro d’Italia got underway on Saturday with a victory by US cyclist Taylor Phinney, at 21 only the third American ever to wear the maglia rosa.

Once again, the Universal Sports Network is providing live coverage of the Giro d’Italia. Unfortunately, it might be a little hard to find.

The network is carried by satellite carriers DISH and DIRECTV and a few cable providers, although that was limited when Comcast pulled out. (Comcast carried the network for the past couple of years, at least in the Seattle area.) You can check for cable coverage in your area by checking this link at Universal Sports Network.

The Universal Sports Network also is offering live streaming coverage at its website for $19.95. Check http://universalsports.com/category/cycling/ for details.

In addition, NBCSports, formerly VS., is offering one-hour coverage of the first two stages beginning at 2 p.m. (ET) on Sunday.

Here’s the coverage schedule supplied by Universal Sports Network

May 5                         11:30 AM-1:30 PM                Giro d’Italia – Stage 1         (LIVE)

May 6                         9:30 AM-11:30 AM               Giro d’Italia – Stage 2         (LIVE)

May 7                         8:30 AM-10 AM                     Giro d’Italia – Stage 3         (LIVE)

May 8                          REST DAY

May 9                         9:30 AM-11:30 AM               Giro d’Italia – Stage 4         (LIVE)

May 10                       9:30 AM-11:30 AM               Giro d’Italia – Stage 5         (LIVE)

May 11                       9:30 AM-11:30 AM               Giro d’Italia – Stage 6         (LIVE)

May 12                       9:30 AM-11:30 AM               Giro d’Italia – Stage 7         (LIVE)

May 13                       9:30 AM-11:30 AM               Giro d’Italia – Stage 8         (LIVE)

May 14                       9:30 AM-11:30 AM               Giro d’Italia – Stage 9         (LIVE)

May 15                       9:30 AM-11:30 AM               Giro d’Italia – Stage 10       (LIVE)

May 16                       9:30 AM-11:30 AM               Giro d’Italia – Stage 11       (LIVE)

May 17                       9:30 AM-11:30 AM               Giro d’Italia – Stage 12       (LIVE)

May 18                       9:30 AM-11:30 AM               Giro d’Italia – Stage 13       (LIVE)

May 19                       9:30 AM-11:30 AM               Giro d’Italia – Stage 14       (LIVE)

May 20                       8:30 AM-11:30 AM               Giro d’Italia – Stage 15       (LIVE)

May 21                        REST DAY

May 22                       9:30 AM-11:30 AM               Giro d’Italia – Stage 16       (LIVE)

May 23                       8:30 AM-11:30 AM               Giro d’Italia – Stage 17       (LIVE)

May 24                       9:30 AM-11:30 AM               Giro d’Italia – Stage 18       (LIVE)

May 25                       8:30 AM-11:30 AM               Giro d’Italia – Stage 19       (LIVE)

May 26                       9:00 AM-11:30 AM               Giro d’Italia – Stage 20       (LIVE)

May 27                       9:30 AM-11:30 AM               Giro d’Italia – Stage 21       (LIVE)


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    • EJM on May 13, 2012 at 7:10 am
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    Know of any bike shops, or cafes/bars showing coverage? Wishful thinking, I’m sure…

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