Giro D’Italia TV Schedule Worldwide

Canadian Ryder Hesjedal won the 2012 Giro d’Italia (Photo: Team Garmin Sharp Barracuda)
UNITED STATES:The Giro d’Italia starts May 4, and will be broadcast starting at 9:45 AM on beIN Sport US.

Last year, the Giro was won by by Canada’s Ryder Hesjedal of Garmin-Barracuda, becoming the first Canadian rider to win a Grand Tour event and the second non-European rider to win the Giro (the first being Andrew Hampsten in 1988) according to Wikipedia.

Hesjedal also became only the second rider to take the leader’s jersey from another rider on the final day, after Francesco Moser did so in 1984.

Hesjedal won the general classification by 16 seconds over runner-up Joaquim Rodríguez of Spain, representing Team Katusha – the closest race-winning margin since Eddy Merckx beat Gianbattista Baronchelli by 12 seconds in the 1974 edition – who also won two stages and the points classification title, edging out Team Sky sprinter Mark Cavendish by one point.

This year, Tour de France 2012 champion Bradley Wiggins of Team Sky is expected to do well in the Giro.