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Eurosport, GCN launch Giro d’Italia Classic Stages

May 7, 2020

Eurosport and Global Cycling Network (GCN) have expanded their collaboration to launch a new series of live shows and interactive experiences to give a unique insight into classic stages, revisiting unforgettable scenes during the Giro d’Italia.

Giro d’Italia Classic Stages premieres on May 9th – the original start date of this year’s postponed Giro d’Italia. The opening episode will recall just how Luca Paolini took audiences by surprise to win an exciting stage three in the 2013 edition. With other episodes including classic action from stage 14 in 2016 when Esteban Chaves beat Steven Kruijswijk in a sprint and Chris Froome’s attack in 2018, every angle from 21 memorable stages over the last seven years will be covered on both Eurosport and the GCN app – providing more ways than ever for the largest community of cycling fans to access premium content.

Airing for 21 days in May, Giro d’Italia Classic Stages will feature the best stages from recent memory as chosen by a panel of experts from GCN. It will be available to watch across all Eurosport platforms (linear and digital) and live and interactive via the GCN app

Andrew Georgiou, President at Eurosport and Global Sports Rights & Sports Marketing Solutions, commented: “We can tell the full story from every stage with a depth and level detail like never before, working creatively to go beyond the archive and complement highlights with unique insights from our experts using ground-breaking immersive technology.  We really want to offer the fans the feeling of a live event and set the platform for the sport’s return on Eurosport and GCN in the future. We’ve taken an innovative approach with Giro d’Italia Classic Stages to give fans the opportunity to engage with the sport in new and exciting ways.”

Dan Lloyd, Director of Racing at GCN said: “I am really missing my usual race fix and this gives me the perfect opportunity to revisit some of my best memories of the Giro d’Italia and relive them with our fantastic community of cycling fans.”

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