I want to watch the Giro

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marko
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by marko

From the middle of the US, what can I do? Can Rai on dishnetwork help? Is it on in the US and what is the coverage like. Live and hours of coverage, I need to see the Giro.

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cadence90
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by cadence90

Since I don't have cable TV, etc., I would settle for live audio transmitted to the US. Does anyone know of any sites? There was one last year for the Vuelta that I listened to, but now I can't find it.
"Gimondi è un eroe umano, che viene sconfitto ma che continua la sua corsa fino a tornare a vincere." - Enrico Ruggeri

diputs
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by diputs

http://www.mediazone.com/channel/cycling/jsp/index.jsp

It will cost you $6. You will not get any commentary. And the weekends will only be shown on TV, not via the internet.

willf03
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by willf03

RAI Sports, an Italian TV channel is broadcasting at

http://fastreal.fastweb.it/raisporthigh

here are the times that I have so far for the stages:

May 7
17:00 - 88mo Giro d'Italia (Prologo)

May 8
17:55 - 88mo Giro d'Italia (Reggio Calabria - Tropea)

May 9
16:30 - 88mo Giro d'Italia (Catanzaro - S.Maria D.Cedro)

May 10
16:50 - 88mo Giro d'Italia (Diamante - Giffoni)

May 11
14:15 - 88mo Giro d'Italia (Giffoni - Frosinone)

May 12
16:15 - 88mo Giro d'Italia (Celano - L'Aquila)

May 13
16:50 - 88mo Giro d'Italia (Viterbo - Marina di Grosseto)

May 14
16:10 - 88mo Giro d'Italia (Grosseto - Pistoia)

May 15
16:20 - 88mo Giro d'Italia (Lamporecchio - Firenze)

Its in military time for the Eastern Time Zone. The first stage would be
shown at 5:00 PM Eastern time, 4 PM Central, 3 PM Mountain and 2 PM Pacific.

I watched today, but my connection was too slow, hopefully you have better luck. The cool thing is it's free!

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topcarbon
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by topcarbon

RAI is the best source for live coverage. Everyday at about 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. I get to watch the Giro. I live in Puerto Vallarta Mexico and watch from a satelite connection. The tradeoff is no OLN. For the Tour, I get live feed fron the french station TV5. Also live and daily. Life is good.

homegrown
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by homegrown

OLNtv.com is apparently doing live internet streaming, you have to pay for it though. And, you have to be available while it is happening since its live streaming.

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by mises

marko wrote:From the middle of the US, what can I do? Can Rai on dishnetwork help? Is it on in the US and what is the coverage like. Live and hours of coverage, I need to see the Giro.


Dishnetwork has RAI International which shows live 3 hours pretty much every morning. Very few commercials and excitable announcers. Costs 12.99 per month for the RAI but you can cancel it after the Giro.

http://www.international.rai.it/engl/ar ... ndex.shtml
Click on the calendar to see times.

Downside is it may take a week or so to get Dishnetwork installed, but there's always the Vuelta later on the Spanish channels and after Lance retires you may need it for le Tour too.


diputs
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by diputs

Yes, you do have to pay for OLNTV.com Giro coverage. Not only do you get the live streaming, but you can watch the stages whenever you want.

From what I can tell with RAI, it is free, but just live. I do not speak italian.

The dishnetwork also carries OLN if you want to watch it in English on the weekends.

brianwchan
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by brianwchan

Awesome thread! I get to watch the giro at 2:55 today. Thanks guys!

brianwchan
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by brianwchan

I know beggars can't be choosers, but I just realized the rai sports coverage is all in Italian. Anybody transmitting the giro in english?

Dalai
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by Dalai

Does anyone know which schedule to look at for the Raisport streaming video?

Trying to convert coverage to EST (Melbourne, Australia)

Thanks Martin

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ultimobici
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brianwchan wrote:I know beggars can't be choosers, but I just realized the rai sports coverage is all in Italian. Anybody transmitting the giro in english?
British Eurosport. Don't know whether you can access it in the US.

Dalai
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by Dalai

Free daily highlights from Rai.it 15-40 minutes each day!!

http://www.raiclicktv.it/raiclick/pc/we ... B0,00.html

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cadence90
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by cadence90

Dalai wrote:Free daily highlights from Rai.it 15-40 minutes each day!!

http://www.raiclicktv.it/raiclick/pc/we ... B0,00.html

Excellent!!! Thank you so much. And it's in Italian, perfect! :)
"Gimondi è un eroe umano, che viene sconfitto ma che continua la sua corsa fino a tornare a vincere." - Enrico Ruggeri

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