Tirreno-Adriatico 2024 live streams: How to watch the classic Italian stage race

Jonas Vingegaard (R) climbs to take the lead on the Tirreno-Adriatico
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The 59th Tirreno-Adriatico starts Monday March 4th crossing the Apennine mountains to link the seas either side of Italy’s boot. Covering 945km with a time trial and two summit finishes, it will test the stage race credentials of all taking part not least those gearing up for bigger challenges such as the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia later in the year. 

Read on and we'll show you how to watch Tirreno-Adriatico 2024 live streams from anywhere with a VPN, and potentially for FREE.

Tirreno-Adriatico 2024 live streams: TV schedule, dates

The Tirreno-Adriatico 2024 live streams take place between Monday March 4 and Sunday March 10.
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Travelling west to east, linking the Tirreno and Adriatico across the spine of Italy, this seven-day stage race runs concurrently with Paris-Nice and although some detractors say this spreads the peloton too thin, on the other hand it allows the big stars the chance to avoid each other as they build their form.

Starting in the resort of Lido de Camaiore, this year’s race kicks off with the traditional short time trial along the pan flat seafront where the locals will be hoping Filippo Ganna (INEOS Grenadiers) can grab the first leader’s jersey. Leaving Camaiore the race begins its passage eastwards with a flat sprint stage followed by a brace of lumpy stages before entering higher territory in the Appennines. Stages five and six both feature summit finishes with the later up Monte Petrano, a 10.1km, 8.1% climb destined to decide the winner, if it’s not already in the bag by then.

The overwhelming favourite to take victory is the two time Tour de France winner Jonas Vingegaard (Team Visma | Lease a Bike). After his total domination of O Gran Camiño where he comfortably won all three stages it will take some effort to beat him but lining up for the challenge will be Adam Yates and Juan Ayuso (UAE Team Emirates), Ben O’Connor (Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale), Ben Healy (EF Education - EasyPost), Tao Geoghegan Hart (Lidl - Trek) and testing his stage race capabilities, Thomas Pidcock (INEOS Grenadiers).

Many tried, and all failed. The peloton valiantly threw what weapons they had at  Jonas Vingegaard but in the end there was absolutely nothing they could do to stop him taking his second stage in a row and assuring overall victory. The final combatant was Richard Carapaz (EF Education-EasyPost), and when he was caught and with six kilometres to go as Vingegaard launched his fatal attack. 

Juan Ayuso (UAE Team Emirates) and Jai Hindley (Bora-Hansgrohe) tried to follow but the pace was so high that they had no choice but to capitulate and at the line the gap from first to second was 26 seconds. Heading into Sunday’s final stage around San Benedetto del Tronto Vingegaard now has a lead of 1:24 over Juan Ayuso in second and Hindley in third, the three strongest riders in the race. 

Race start tomorrow is 13.20 (GMT), read on to see how you can catch the action wherever you live.

Tirreno-Adriatico 2024 route map

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FREE Tirreno-Adriatico live streams

If you live in Belgium or Italy then you can look forward to a FREE Tirreno-Adriatico live stream in 2024.

Belgium's Sporza and Italy's Rai are set to serve up free streams of this seven day UCI World Tour event.

But what if you're based in one of those countries but aren't at home to catch that free Tirreno-Adriatico coverage? Maybe you're on holiday and don't want to spend money on pay TV in another country, when you'd usually be able to watch for free at home?

Don't worry — you can watch via a VPN instead. We'll show you how to do that below.

Tirreno-Adriatico 2024 live streams around the world

It's only natural that you might want to watch a 2024 Tirreno-Adriatico live stream from your home country, but what if you're not there when the race is on?

Look no further than a VPN, or virtual private network. A VPN makes it look as if you're surfing the web from your home country, rather than the one you're in. That means you can access the streaming services you already pay for, from anywhere on Earth. Or anywhere that has an internet connection, at least.

They're totally legal, inexpensive and easy to use. We've tested lots of the best VPN services and our favorite right now is NordVPN. It's fast, works on loads of devices and even offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.

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Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, NordVPN is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you're in the U.S. and want to view an Italian service, you'd select Italy from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to Rai or another streaming service and watch the action.

How to watch 2024 Tirreno-Adriatico live streams in the U.S.

2024 Tirreno-Adriatico live stream — US flag

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Cycling fans in the U.S. can watch the 2024 Tirreno-Adriatico on FloBikes. A subscription will set you back US$149.99 for the year or US$29.99 on a monthly basis.

And if you're currently out of the U.S. but still want to watch the race, then don't forget to explore the NordVPN option set out above.

How to watch Tirreno-Adriatico 2024 live streams in the U.K.

Tirreno-Adriatico live stream — British flag

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Live coverage of Tirreno-Adriatico will be broadcast on Eurosport and Discovery+.

A 'standard' subscription to Discovery+ which includes Eurosport's cycling coverage will set you back £6.99 per month or £59.99 per year. The package includes year-round cycling streams as well as other live sports including snooker, tennis, motorsports, the Paris Olympic Games, and more.

A premium subscription, which includes all that plus TNT Sports (Premier League, Champions League and Europa League football plus rugby, wrestling, UFC, and MotoGP) costs an additional £29.99 per month.

If you're currently traveling overseas, don't worry, as you can use NordVPN to watch from abroad.

How to watch Tirreno-Adriatico live streams in Canada

Tirreno-Adriatico live stream — Canada flag

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Cycling fans in the Canada can watch the 2024 Tirreno-Adriatico on FloBikes. A subscription will set you back CAN$150 for the year or CAN$29.99 on a monthly basis.

Not at home right now? Use NordVPN or another VPN service to trick your device into thinking you're still in Canada.

Tirreno-Adriatico 2024 stages

Stage 1 | Monday, March 4 | Lido di Camaiore - Lido di Camaiore 10km (ITT)

Stage 2 | Tuesday, March 5 | Camaiore - Follonica 198km

Stage 3 | Wednesday, March 6 | Volterra - Gualdo Tadino 220km

Stage 4 | Thursday, March 7 | Arrone - Giulianova 207km

Stage 5 | Friday, March 8 | Torricella Sicura - Valle Castellana 146km

Stage 6 | Saturday, March 9 | Sassoferrato - Cagli (Monte Petrano) 180km

Stage 7 | Sunday, March 10 | San Benedetto del Tronto - San Benedetto del Tronto 154km

Simon Warren

Simon Warren has been obsessed with cycling since the summer of 1989 after watching Greg Lemond battle Laurent Fignon in the Tour de France. Although not having what it took to beat the best, he found his forte was racing up hills and so began his fascination with steep roads. This resulted in his 2010’s best-selling 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs, followed to date by 14 more guides to vertical pain. Covering the British Isles, Belgium, France, Italy and Spain he has been riding and racing up hills and mountains for over 30 years now. He hosts talks, guides rides, has written columns for magazines and in 2020 released his first book of cycling routes, RIDE BRITAIN. Simon splits his time between working as a graphic designer and running his 100 Climbs brand and lives in Sheffield on the edge of the Peak District with his wife and two children.