La Vuelta Espana 2016 TV Coverage
La Vuelta Espana / Tour of Spain is an annual bicycle race that covers more than 3,500 kilometres (2,200mi) throughout Spain and a bordering country. The race usually lasts 23 days and attracts cyclists from around the world. The race is broken down into day-long segments, called stages. Individual times to finish each stage are totalled to determine the overall winner for the race. The rider with the least elapsed time each day wears a yellow jersey. The course changes every year but it has always finished in Madrid.
La Vuelta Espana 2016 TV Coverage – UK TV Coverage of La Vuelta Espana
The La Vuelta Espana will be broadcast on ITV (mainly on ITV4) with highlights. Some stages may be covered live by ITV.
ITV4 is available for free on Freeview, cable and satellite systems. ITV4 HD is available via satellite with a Sky HD TV subscription package.
Eurosport (and Eurosport HD) will be covering all stages live.
British Eurosport’s coverage comprises of live action footage, plus an edited highlights show each evening.
British Eurosport is available on cable and satellite systems. It requires a Sky subscription on satellite TV.
British Eurosport HD is available the Sky HD satellite systems. It requires a Sky HD subscription.
La Vuelta Espana 2016 TV Coverage – Spanish TV Coverage of the Tour de France
Spanish TV channels will also be covering La Vuelta Espana – normally TVE 1, 2, and Teledeporte. These all available for free via a TV aerial.
Other coverage will be on BeIN Sports MENA, VRT (Belgium), NOS (Netherlands)
The 2016 La Vuelta Espana route
Running from Saturday August 20th to Sunday September 11th 2016, the Vuelta will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,277.3 kilometres (before ratification).
7 flat stages (2 with high-altitude finales)
12 hill and mountain stages
1 individual time trial stage
1 team time trial stage
Distinctive aspects of the race
29,4 km individual time trial
39 km team time trial
2 rest days
|STAGE||TYPE||DATE||START AND FINISH||DISTANCE|
|1||Team time trial||Saturday, August 20th||Ourense termal. B. de Laias > P. N. Castrelo de Miño||29.4 km|
|2||Flat||Sunday, August 21st||Ourense capital termal > Baiona||159 km|
|3||Hill||Monday, August 22nd||Marín > Dumbría. Mirador de Ézaro||170 km|
|4||Hill||Tuesday, August 23rd||Betanzos > San Andrés de Teixido||161 km|
|5||Flat||Wednesday, August 24th||Viveiro > Lugo||170 km|
|6||Hill||Thursday, August 25th||Monforte de Lemos > Luintra. Ribera Sacra||163 km|
|7||Hill||Friday, August 26th||Maceda > Puebla de Sanabria||158.3 km|
|8||Flat||Saturday, August 27th||Villalpando > La Camperona. Valle de Sabero||177 km|
|9||Hill||Sunday, August 28th||Cistierna > Oviedo. Alto del Naranco||165 km|
|10||Mountain||Monday, August 29th||Lugones > Lagos de Covadonga||186.6 km|
|–||Rest day||Tuesday, August 30th||Repos|
|11||Flat||Wednesday, August 31st||Colunga. Museo Jurásico > Peña Cabarga||168.6 km|
|12||Hill||Thursday, September 1st||Los Corrales de Buelna > Bilbao||193.2 km|
|13||Hill||Friday, September 2nd||Bilbao > Urdax-Dantxarinea||212.8 km|
|14||Mountain||Saturday, September 3rd||Urdax-Dantxarinea > Aubisque – Gourette||195.6 km|
|15||Mountain||Sunday, September 4th||Sabiñánigo > Sallent de Gállego. Aramón Formigal||120 km|
|16||Flat||Monday, September 5th||Alcañiz > Peñíscola||158 km|
|–||Rest day||Tuesday, September 6th||Repos|
|17||Mountain||Wednesday, September 7th||Castellón > Llucena. Camins del Penyagolosa||173.3 km|
|18||Flat||Thursday, September 8th||Requena > Gandía||191 km|
|19||Individual time trial||Friday, September 9th||Xàbia > Calp||39 km|
|20||Mountain||Saturday, September 10th||Benidorm >Alto Aitana. Escuadrón E. Aire||184 km|
|21||Flat||Sunday, September 11th||Las Rozas > Madrid||102.5 km|