Giro d’Italia 2023 Stage 18: How to watch, TV and live stream details, profile as Geraint Thomas resumes battle for pink


The general classification battle at the Giro d’Italia is set to hot up on Stage 18, which features five categorised climbs.

The stage is the first of three successive climbing days before a flat finale in Rome. The 161km route will see the top GC contenders battling for time as they race to the finish line at Val di Zoldo.

Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) leads Joao Almeida (UAE Team Emirates) in the general classification after they came home one-two on Stage 16 and continued to battle it out on Stage 17.

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Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) trails Thomas too but remains a huge threat in the overall standings with so much action still to come in the first Grand Tour of the season.

How can I watch the Giro d’Italia on TV and live stream?

Every stage will be broadcast in its entirety on Eurosport 1, while you can watch ad-free on discovery+ and

The UK coverage will be bookended by The Breakaway, presented by Orla Chennaoui, who has Dan Lloyd, Adam Blythe and Robbie McEwen for company.

Rob Hatch, Sean Kelly, Lloyd and Blythe will be in the commentary box, with Jens Voigt and Blythe doing their thing on the back of a motorbike.

What time does Stage 18 of the Giro d’Italia start?

Stage 18 coverage will begin at 11:00 UK time on Thursday, May 25.

Stage 18 profile and route map

Giro d’Italia 2023 Stage 18 preview and route map

Giro d’Italia 2023 TV schedule and route details

Stage Date Start / Finish Distance Breakaway on-air time
Stage 1 Sat May 6 Costa dei Trabocchi (Fossacesia Marina) – Ortona 19.6km (ITT) 12:30
Stage 2 Sun May 7 Teramo – San Salvo 201km (Flat) 11:00
Stage 3 Mon May 8 Vasto – Melfi 216km (Medium mountains) 10:30
Stage 4 Tue May 9 Venosa – Lago Laceno 175km (Medium mountains – summit finish) 11:00
Stage 5 Wed May 10 Atripalda – Salerno 171km (Flat) 11:30
Stage 6 Thu May 11 Napoli – Napoli 162km (Flat) 11:30
Stage 7 Fri May 12 Capua – Gran Sasso d’Italia (Campo Imperatore) 218km (High mountains – summit finish) 10:00
Stage 8 Sat May 13 Terni – Fossombrone 207km (Medium mountains) 10:30
Stage 9 Sun May 14 Savignano sul Rubicone – Cesena (Technogym Village) 35km (ITT) 12:00
Rest day Mon May 15
Stage 10 Tue May 16 Scandiano – Viareggio 196km (Flat) 11:00
Stage 11 Wed May 17 Camaiore – Tortona 219km (Flat) 10:00
Stage 12 Thu May 18 Bra – Rivoli 179km (Medium mountains) 11:00
Stage 13 Fri May 19 Borgofranco d’Ivrea – Crans Montana 207km (High mountains – summit finish) 09:30
Stage 14 Sat May 20 Sierre – Cassano Magnago 193km (Medium mountains) 10:30
Stage 15 Sun May 21 Seregno – Bergamo 195km (High mountains) 10:30
Rest day Mon May 22
Stage 16 Tue May 23 Sabbio Chiese – Monte Bondone 203km (High mountains – summit finish) 09:30
Stage 17 Wed May 24 Pergine Valsugana – Caorle 195km (Flat) 11:30
Stage 18 Thu May 25 Oderzo – Val di Zoldo 161km (Medium mountains) 11:00
Stage 19 Fri May 26 Longarone – Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Rif. Auronzo) 183km (High mountains – summit finish) 10:00
Stage 20 Sat May 27 Tarvisio – Monte Lussari 18.6km (ITT – summit finish) 10:15
Stage 21 Sun May 28 Roma – Roma 135km (Flat) 14:00

Giro d’Italia 2023 route map

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Stream the 2023 cycling season live and on-demand on discovery+, the Eurosport app and

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