Giro d’Italia: Over 3,400 km of Cycling in 24 days Starting this Friday on RDS, RDS2 and RDS INFO

— May 6, 2014

RDS Programming Alert – May 6

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RDS will kick off its coverage of the 97th edition of the Giro d’Italia on Friday, May 9, at 12:30 p.m. ET. Considered the second most important race after the Tour de France, the Giro d’Italia is a road stage race part of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) WorldTour.

After spending the first 3 stages in Ireland, the cyclists will travel through Italy for 3 weeks. Having covered 3,449.9 km through different Italian landscapes, the participants will conclude their journey by arriving in Trieste at the end of the 21st stage of the competition.

Sébastien Boucher and François Parisien will provide the play-by-play and analysis for all stages of the competition.

Broadcast schedule of UCI’s Giro d’Italia 2014 on RDS, RDS2 and RDS INFO :

Friday, May 9 (Irish segment)   
• Stage #1 (21,7 km) | Belfast – Belfast (TTT)                                         at 12:30 p.m. ET                        on RDS
• Stage #1 (21,7 km) | Belfast – Belfast (TTT)                                         at 7 p.m. ET (encore)                 on RDS2

Saturday, May 10   
• Stage #2 (219 km) | Belfast – Belfast                                                     at 8:30 a.m. ET                          on RDS INFO
• Stage #2 (219 km) | Belfast – Belfast                                                     at 9:30 a.m. ET  (in simulcast)  on RDS                                                  

Sunday, May 11   
• Stage #3 (187 km) | Armagh – Dublin                                                   at 8:30 a.m. ET                          on RDS2

Tuesday, May 13 (Italian segment)   
• Stage #4 (112 km) | Giovinazzo – Bari                                                  at 9 a.m. ET                               on RDS

Wednesday, May 14   
• Stage #5 (203 km) | Taranto - Viggiano                                                 at 8:30 a.m. ET                         on RDS

Thursday, May 15  
• Stage #6 (247 km) | Sassano - Montecassino                                         at 8:30 a.m. ET                         on RDS INFO
• Stage #6 (247 km) | Sassano - Montecassino                                         at 2 p.m. ET (encore)                on RDS

Friday, May 16  
• Stage #7 (211 km) | Frosinone - Foligno                                               at 8:30 a.m. ET                          on RDS INFO
• Stage #7 (211 km) | Frosinone - Foligno                                               at 1:30 p.m. ET (encore)           on RDS

Saturday, May 17   
• Stage #8 (179 km) | Foligno – Montecopiolo                                        at 8:30 a.m. ET                          on RDS
• Stage #8 (179 km) | Foligno – Montecopiolo                                        at 7:30 p.m. ET (encore)           on RDS2

Sunday, May 18   
• Stage #9 (172 km) | Lugo – Sestola                                                       at 1 p.m. ET (delayed)               on RDS2

Monday, May 19   
• Stage #9 (172 km) | Lugo – Sestola                                                       at 9 a.m. ET (encore)                 on RDS

Tuesday, May 20   
• Stage #10 (173 km) | Modena – Salsomaggiore Terme                        at 8:30 a.m. ET                           on RDS
• Stage #10 (173 km) | Modena – Salsomaggiore Terme                        at 3 p.m. ET (encore)                  on RDS2

Wednesday, May 21  
• Stage #11 (249 km) | Collecchio - Savona                                            at 8:30 a.m. ET                           on RDS
• Stage #11(249 km) | Collecchio - Savona                                             at 3 p.m. ET (encore)                 on RDS2

Thursday, May 22  
• Stage #12 (41,9 km) | Barbaresco – Barolo (ITT)                                at 8:30 a.m. ET                           on RDS INFO
• Stage #12 (41,9 km) | Barbaresco – Barolo (ITT)                                at 4:30 p.m. ET (encore)             on RDS2

Friday, May 23  
• Stage #13 (157 km) | Fossano – Rivarolo Canavese                            at 8:30 a.m. ET                            on RDS
• Stage #13 (157 km) | Fossano – Rivarolo Canavese                            at 3 p.m. ET (encore)                   on RDS2

Saturday, May 24   
• Stage #14 (164 km) | Agliè – Oropa                                                    at 8 a.m. ET                                  on RDS INFO
• Stage #14 (164 km) | Agliè – Oropa                                                    at 9:30 a.m. ET   (in simulcast)    on RDS    

Sunday, May 25    
• Stage #15 (225 km) | Valdengo – Plan di Montecampione                 at 8:30 a.m. ET                             on RDS INFO
• Stage #15 (225 km) | Valdengo – Plan di Montecampione                 at 10 a.m. ET (in simulcast)         on RDS

Tuesday, May 27   
• Stage #16 (139 km) | Ponte di Legno – Val Martello/Martelltal         at 8:30 a.m. ET                             on RDS2
• Stage #16 (139 km) | Ponte di Legno – Val Martello/Martelltal         at 2 p.m. ET (encore)                    on RDS

Wednesday, May 28  
• Stage #17 (208 km) | Sarnonico – Vittorio Veneto                             at 8:30 a.m. ET                             on RDS2
• Stage #17 (208 km) | Sarnonico – Vittorio Veneto                             at 2 p.m. ET (encore)                    on RDS

Thursday, May 29  
• Stage #18 (171 km) | Belluno – Rif. Panarotta (Valsugana)               at 8:30 a.m. ET                             on RDS2
• Stage #18 (171 km) | Belluno – Rif. Panarotta (Valsugana)               at 2 p.m. ET (encore)                    on RDS

Friday, May 30  
• Stage #19 (26,8 km) | Bassano del Grappa – Cima Grappa (ITT)      at 8:30 a.m. ET                             on RDS2
• Stage #19 (26,8 km) | Bassano del grappa – Cima grappa (ITT)        at 2 p.m. ET (encore)                    on RDS

Saturday, May 31  
• Stage #20 (167 km) | Maniago – Monte Zoncolan                             at 8:30 a.m. ET                             on RDS2

Sunday, June 1st   
• Stage #21 (172 km) | Gemona del Friuli – Trieste                             at 8:30 a.m. ET                             on RDS2

Monday, June 2  
• Stage #21 (172 km) | Gemona del Friuli – Trieste                             at 2 p.m. ET (encore)                    on RDS

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