La Vuelta Espana 2013 TV Coverage


La Vuelta Espana 2013 TV Coverage

La Vuelta Espana 2013 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 2013 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 2013 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 2013 La Vuelta Espana route

Running from Saturday August 24th to Sunday September 15th 2013, the 68th Vuelta a España will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3.358,9 kilometres.

These stages have the following profiles:
6 flat stages
13 mountain stages
1 team time-trial stage
1 individual time-trial stage

Distinctive aspects of the race
2 rest days
27 km team time-trial
38 km individual time-trial stage
39 mountain passes and hills

The 2013 La Vuelta Espana route

The stages
StageTypeDateStart and FinishDistance
1Teams time-trialSaturday 24 AugustVilanova de Arousa > Sanxenxo27,4 km
2MountainsSunday 25 AugustPontevedra > Baiona. Alto Do Monte Da Groba177,7 km
3PlainMonday 26 AugustVigo > Mirador de Lobeira / Vilagarcía de Arousa184,8 km
4MountainsTuesday 27 AugustLalín/a Estrada > Finisterra. Etapa Fin del Mundo189 km
5MountainsWednesday 28 AugustSober > Lago de Sanabria174,3 km
6PlainThursday 29 AugustGuiThulo > Cáceres175 km
7PlainFriday 30 AugustAlmendralejo > Mairena de Aljarafe205,9 km
8MountainsSaturday 31 AugustJerez de la Frontera > Estepona. Alto Peñas Blancas166,6 km
9MountainsSunday 01 SeptemberAntequera > Valdepeñas de Jaén163,7 km
10MountainsMonday 02 SeptemberTorredelcampo > Güéjar Sierra. Alto Hazallanas186,8 km
Rest DayTuesday 03 September
11Time-trialWednesday 04 SeptemberTarazona > Tarazona38,8 km
12PlainThursday 05 SeptemberMaella > Tarragona164,2 km
13MountainsFriday 06 SeptemberValls > Castelldefels169 km
14MountainsSaturday 7 SeptemberBagà > Andorra. Collada de la Gallina155,7 km
15MountainsSunday 8 SeptemberAndorra > Peyragudes224,9 km
16MountainsMonday 9 SeptemberGraus > Sallent de Gállego. Aramón Formigal146,8 km
Rest DayTuesday 10 September
17PlainWednesday – 11 SeptemberCalahorra > Burgos189 km
18MountainsThursday 12 SeptemberBurgos > Peña Cabarga186,5 km
19MountainsFriday 13 SeptemberS. Vicente Barquera > Oviedo.Alto Naranco181 km
20MountainsSaturday 14 SeptemberAvilés > Alto de L´Angliru142,2 km
21PlainSunday 15 SeptemberLeganés > Madrid109,6 km