La Vuelta Espana 2012 TV Coverage


La Vuelta Espana 2012 TV Coverage

La Vuelta Espana 2012 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 2012 TV Coverage – UK TV Coverage of La Vuelta Espana

La Vuelta Espana on Satellite TV ITV
La Vuelta Espana on Satellite TV eurosport

The La Vuelta Espana will be broadcast on ITV (mainly on ITV4) with highlights until 2020.

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. The La Vuelta Espana will be shown live on ITV4 and British Eurosport, with a comprehensive package of television coverage for British viewers. Eurosport have La Vuelta Espana broadcast rights until 2020.

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 2012 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.


The 2012 La Vuelta Espana route

The 67th edition of the Tour of Spain – La Vuelta a Espana, in 2012 starts on Saturday August 18 with the final stage in Madrid on Sunday September 9, 2012.

La Vuelta will start in the north of Spain in Pamplona and Madrid, and will have 21 stages over some 3,300 kilometers.

Breakdown of stages:
11 flat stages,
8 stages of middle and high mountain,
1 team time-trial stage.
1 individual time trial stage,

The race features some big stars in the international peloton as: Alberto Contador, Chris Froome, Cobo, Joaquin Rodriguez, Denis Menchov, Damiano Cunego, Igor Anton, Robert Gesink, Thomas De Gent, Alejandro Valverde, Juanma Garate.

The 2012 La Vuelta Espana route
The stages of the 2012 La Vuelta Espana

The stages
StageTypeDateStart and FinishDistance
1Teams time-trialSaturday 18 AugustPamplona > Pamplona16,5 km
2PlainSunday 19 AugustPamplona > Viana181,4 km
3MountainsMonday 20 AugustFaustino V > Eibar (Arrate)155,3 km
4MountainsTuesday 21 AugustBarakaldo > Estación de Valdezcaray160,6 km
5PlainWednesday 22 AugustLogroño > Logroño168,0 km
6PlainThursday 23 AugustTarazona > Jaca175,4 km
7PlainFriday 24 AugustHuesca > Alcañiz. Motorland Aragón164,2 km
8MountainsSaturday 25 AugustLleida > Andorra. Collada de la Gallina174,7 km
9PlainSunday 26 AugustAndorra > Barcelona196,3 km
Rest DayMonday 27 August
10PlainTuesday 28 AugustPonteareas > Sanxenxo190,0 km
11Time-trialWednesday 29 AugustCambados > Pontevedra39,4 km
12PlainThursday 30 AugustVilagarcía de Arousa > Mirador de Ézaro190,5 km
13PlainFriday 31 AugustSantiago de Compostela > Ferrol172,8 km
14MountainsSaturday 1 SeptemberPalas de Rei > Puerto de Ancares149,2 km
15MountainsSunday 2 SeptemberLa Robla > Lagos de Covadonga186,5 km
16MountainsMonday 3 SeptemberGijón > Valgrande-Pajares. Cuitu Negru183,5 km
Rest DayTuesday 4 September
17PlainWednesday – 5 SeptemberSantander > Fuente Dé187,3 km
18PlainThursday 6 SeptemberAguilar de Campoo > Valladolid204,5 km
19PlainFriday 7 SeptemberPeñafiel > La Lastrilla178,4 km
20MountainsSaturday 8 SeptemberLa Faisanera Golf. > Bola del Mundo170,7 km
21PlainSunday 9 SeptemberCercedilla > Madrid115,0 km