90-minute daily live and on-demand show includes quizzes and polls.
Eurosport has unveiled a 90-minute live and on-demand interactive daily show re-running the most memorable stages of Giro d’Italia from the last seven years.
As part of a collaboration with Global Cycling Network (GCN), Eurosport is launching Giro d’Italia Classic Stages on Saturday 9 May at 15:30 CEST, which is the original start date of this year’s postponed Giro d’Italia.
The series will air for 21 days in May and 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.
Each episode will include new analysis from Dan Lloyd.
GCN channels receive around 48m views per month across all platforms and engage a community of 10m monthly users. The interactive elements of Giro d’Italia Classic Stages include a chance to take part in a selection of quizzes and polls.
Andrew Georgiou, president, Eurosport and global sports rights and sports marketing solutions, said: “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.”
Dan Lloyd, director of racing at GCN, added: “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.”
Stages to feature on Giro d’Italia Classic Stages (selected):
• Day 1, Saturday 9 May – Italian Luca Paolini wins stage three in 2013 after Ryder Hesjedal had attacked and split the race
• Day 3, Monday 11 May – Vincenzo Nibali wins Stage 20 in 2013 on Tre Cime di Lavaredo
• Day 9, Sunday 17 May – Mikel Landa and Fabian Aru worked together to try and prevent Alberto Contador from taking stage 20 in 2015
• Day 11, Wednesday 20 May – Vincenzo Nibali wins stage 19 in 2016 as Steven Kruijswijk crashes on descent
• Day 13, Friday 22 May – Nairo Quintana wins on Blockhaus as Team Sky’s race is ruined by a crash involving Geraint Thomas and Mikel Landa
• Day 20, Saturday 30 May – Giulio Ciccone wins the break during stage 16 in 2019 and Primož Roglič loses the Giro
Eurosport / GCN line-up of talent and experts to feature throughout Giro d’Italia Classic Stages
• Alberto Contador, winner of multiple Grand Tours
• Sir Bradley Wiggins, 2012 Tour de France winner
• Bernie Eisel, Classics specialist
• Jacky Durand, multiple stage winner at the Tour de France
• Marianne Vos, three-time winner of the Giro d’Italia Femminile, the Road World
• Magnus Backstedt, multiple Grand Tour stage winner
• Brian Smith, cycling expert
• Carlton Kirby, cycling commentator
• Dan Lloyd, former professional road racing cyclist
• Marion Rousse, former professional cyclist
• Rob Hatch, cycling commentator
• Simon Richardson, former professional cyclist
IMAGE: Vincenzo Nibali celebrates winning stage 19 in 2016 (Image: Getty Images)