La Vuelta Espana 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 La Vuelta Espana route
Running from Saturday August 25th to Sunday September 16th 2018, the Vuelta will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,271.4 kilometres.
- 6 flat stages and 2 flat with high-altitude finales stages
- 6 hill stages
- 5 mountain stages
- 2 individual time trial stages
Distinctive aspects of the race
- 40.7 km individual time trial
- 46 summits
- 2 rest days
|STAGE||TYPE||DATE||START AND FINISH||DISTANCE|
|1||Individual time trial||Saturday, August 25th||Málaga / Málaga||8 km|
|2||Flat||Sunday, August 26th||Marbella / Caminito del Rey||163.9 km|
|3||Hilly||Monday, August 27th||Mijas / Alhaurín de la Torre||182.5 km|
|4||Hilly||Tuesday, August 28th||Vélez-Málaga / Alfacar. Sierra de la Alfaguara||162 km|
|5||Hilly||Wednesday, August 29th||Granada / Roquetas de Mar||188 km|
|6||Flat||Thursday, August 30th||Huércal-Overa / San Javier. Mar Menor||153 km|
|7||Flat||Friday, August 31st||Puerto Lumbreras / Pozo Alcón||182 km|
|8||Flat||Saturday, September 1st||Linares / Almadén||195.5 km|
|9||Mountain||Sunday, September 2nd||Talavera de la Reina / La Covatilla||195 km|
|–||Rest day||Monday, September 3rd|
|10||Flat||Tuesday, September 4th||Salamanca. VIII Centenario Universidad de Salamanca / Fermoselle. Bermillo de Sayago||172.5 km|
|11||Hilly||Wednesday, September 5th||Mombuey / Ribeira Sacra. Luintra||208.8 km|
|12||Hilly||Thursday, September 6th||Mondoñedo / Faro de Estaca de Bares. Mañón||177.5 km|
|13||Mountain||Friday, September 7th||Candás. Carreño / Valle de Sabero. La Camperona||175.5 km|
|14||Mountain||Saturday, September 8th||Cistierna / Les Praeres. Nava||167 km|
|15||Mountain||Sunday, September 9th||Ribera de Arriba / Lagos de Covadonga||185.5 km|
|–||Rest day||Monday, September 10th|
|16||Individual time trial||Tuesday, September 11th||Santillana del Mar / Torrelavega||32.7 km|
|17||Hilly||Wednesday, September 12th||Getxo / Balcón de Bizkaia||166.4 km|
|18||Flat||Thursday, September 13th||Ejea de los Caballeros / Lleida||180.5 km|
|19||Flat||Friday, September 14th||Lleida / Andorra. Naturlandia||157 km|
|20||Mountain||Saturday, September 15th||Andorra. Escaldes-Engordany / Coll de la Gallina. Santuario de Canolich||105.8 km|
|21||Flat||Sunday, September 16th||Alcorcón / Madrid||112.3 km|