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GCN Launches New “Italia” Italian Racing Channel

The Play Sports Group (PSG) has announce the launch of its 13th channel, GCN Italia Racing. Starting immediately, this dedicated Italian language channel will offer viewers a unique blend of racing news and insights, hosted by ex-pro GCN Italia presenters Alan Marangoni and Giorgio Brambilla. GCN Italia Racing will become PSG’s second Italian language channel, operating alongside the enormously successful GCN Italia – a channel that has reached 119,000 subscribers, released over 467 videos and amassed a social media following of more than 170,000 fans since its launch in January 2019.

The Italia Racing show will air Mondays, offering cycling fans a dedicated analysis of racing from a uniquely GCN Italia perspective. Episodes will review the weekend’s races and look ahead to the coming week with a strong focus on homegrown riders (and fans). In addition to the weekly Monday broadcast, the channel will also showcase the pros’ bikes, offer deep-dive race previews and ‘ask the pros’ Q&As, with up to three videos per week.

The first race to be covered by GCN Italia Racing will feature in the channel’s opening week, with pro riders including: Alberto Bettiol, Elia Viviani, Matteo Trentin, Michael Matthews, Annemiek van Vleuten, Fausto Masnada, Enrico Gasparotto, Nathan Haas, Simone Petilli, Simone Consonni, Dario Cataldo, Davide Cimolai, Attilio Viviani and Edoardo Affini. Tadej Pogačar’s Colnago V3RS pro bike will also make an appearance.

Marangoni, lead presenter of GCN Italia and GCN Italia Racing said: “Racing is finally back – and now it has a new home in Italy. Bike racing is part of GCN’s DNA so we’ve always had aspirations to launch a dedicated pro racing channel for our Italian followers. The channel will offer pro-cycling’s biggest fans a unique insight into the world of riders; their lives, their training, their bikes and in-depth analysis of pro racing, starting with the Tour de France.

“GCN Italia Racing has come about after so many requests from our followers for more racing content. Now, coupled with GCN’s new Race Pass subscription service for uninterrupted live and on-demand coverage of men’s and women’s racing, our fans have access to the ultimate pro cycling experience. I can’t wait to begin presenting GCN Italia Racing!”

About GCN Race Pass

Cycling fans can now access unrivaled live, uninterrupted and on-demand race coverage with the premium subscription-based service GCN Race Pass, accessed via the GCN app. Available in seven languages, including Italian and English, Race Pass gives fans a localized and interactive viewing experience. GCN Race Pass content is viewable with a smartphone, tablet or on web and can also be watched on larger devices via Chromecast and Apple AirPlay.
About Play Sports Group (PSG)

For more information about the Play Sports Network visit www.playsportsnetwork.com.

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