The 93rd edition of the Giro d’ Italia will get underway on Saturday, May 8th in Amsterdam with an with an opening 8.4km time trial around the canals and bridges of central Amsterdam. The technically demanding course will award the first pink jersey of the race and also create the first time gaps between the overall contenders. Reigning world champion Cadel Evans is one of the big favories for the overall title.
Racers will enter the high mountains on May 22nd and the race will conclude in Verona, Italy on Sunday May 30th. The Giro will be televised live daily in the United States on Universal Sports and rebroadcast in the evenings. Universal Sports is available free, over the air in Dallas/Fort Worth on channel 5.3 and various cable networks. Universal will also broadcast the event on their website for $14.99. For additional broadcast information click here.