La Vuelta Espana 2015 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 2015 TV Coverage – UK TV Coverage of La Vuelta Espana
The La Vuelta Espana will be broadcast on ITV (mainly on ITV4) with highlights until 2020. 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. 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 2015 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 2015 La Vuelta Espana route
Running from Saturday August 22nd to Sunday September 13th 2015, the Vuelta will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,374.4 kilometres.
6 flat stages.
13 hill and mountain stages
1 team time trial stage.
1 individual time trial stage
Distinctive aspects of the race
39 individual time trial stage
7,4 kilometres team time trial stage
2 rest days.
|1||22 August||Puerto Banús – Marbella||7.4 km (4.6 mi)||Team time trial|
|2||23 August||Alhaurín de la Torre – Caminito del Rey (Alora)||165 km (103 mi)||Medium-mountain stage|
|3||24 August||Mijas – Malaga||164.6 km (102.3 mi)||Flat stage|
|4||25 August||Estepona – Vejer de la Frontera||203 km (126 mi)||Hilly stage|
|5||26 August||Rota – Alcalá de Guadaira||182 km (113 mi)||Flat stage|
|6||27 August||Córdoba – Sierra de Cazorla (Cazorla)||204 km (127 mi)||Medium-mountain stage|
|7||28 August||Jodar – La Alpujarra (Capileira)||188.3 km (117.0 mi)||Mountain stage|
|8||29 August||Puebla de Don Fadrique – Murcia||188.6 km (117.2 mi)||Flat stage|
|9||30 August||Torrevieja – Cumbre del Sol (Benitachell)||168.3 km (104.6 mi)||Medium-mountain stage|
|10||31 August||Valencia – Castellón de la Plana||152 km (94 mi)||Flat stage|
|1 September||Rest day|
|11||2 September||Andorra la Vella – Cortals d’Encamp||138 km (86 mi)||Mountain stage|
|12||3 September||Escaldes-Engordany – Lleida||172.5 km (107.2 mi)||Flat stage|
|13||4 September||Calatayud – Tarazona||168 km (104 mi)||Medium-mountain stage|
|14||5 September||Vitoria-Gasteiz – Fuente del Chivo (Alto Campoo)||213 km (132 mi)||Mountain stage|
|15||6 September||Comillas – Sotres (Cabrales)||175 km (109 mi)||Mountain stage|
|16||7 September||Luarca – Ermita del Alba (Quiros)||184 km (114 mi)||Mountain stage|
|8 September||Rest day|
|17||9 September||Burgos – Burgos||39 km (24 mi)||Individual time trial|
|18||10 September||Roa de Duero – Riaza||204 km (127 mi)||Medium-mountain stage|
|19||11 September||Medina del Campo – Ávila||185 km (115 mi)||Hilly stage|
|20||12 September||San Lorenzo del Escorial – Cercedilla||181 km (112 mi)||Mountain stage|
|21||13 September||Alcalá de Henares – Madrid||93.7 km (58.2 mi)||Flat stage|