La Vuelta Espana 2017 TV Coverage

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.


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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. 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.


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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 2017 La Vuelta Espana route

Running from Saturday August 19th to Sunday September 10th 2017, the Vuelta will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,324.1 kilometres.

  • 5 flat stages and 1 flat with high-altitude finales stage
  • 8 hill stages
  • 5 mountain stages
  • 1 individual time trial stage
  • 1 team time trial stage
Distinctive aspects of the race

  • 40.2 km individual time trial
  • 13.7 km team time trial
  • 50 summits
  • 2 rest days

1Team time trialSaturday, August 19thNîmes / Nîmes13.7 km
2FlatSunday, August 20thNîmes / Gruissan. Grand Narbonne. Aude203.4 km
3MountainMonday, August 21stPrades Conflent Canigó / Andorra la Vella158.5 km
4FlatTuesday, August 22ndEscaldes-Engordany / Tarragona. Anella Mediterránea 2018198.2 km
5HillyWednesday, August 23rdBenicàssim / Alcossebre175.7 km
6HillyThursday, August 24thVila-real / Sagunt204.4 km
7HillyFriday, August 25thLlíria / Cuenca. Ciudad Patrimonio de la Humanidad207 km
8HillySaturday, August 26thHellín / Xorret de Catí. Costa Blanca Interior199.5 km
9FlatSunday, August 27thOrihuela. Ciudad del Poeta Miguel Hernández / Cumbre del Sol. El Poble Nou de Benitatxell174 km
Rest dayMonday, August 28thProvincia de Alicante
10FlatTuesday, August 29thCaravaca Año Jubilar 2017 / ElPozo Alimentación164.8 km
11HillyWednesday, August 30thLorca / Observatorio Astronómico de Calar Alto187.5 km
12HillyThursday, August 31stMotril / Antequera. Los Dólmenes160.1 km
13FlatFriday, September 1stCoín / Tomares198.4 km
14MountainSaturday, September 2ndÉcija / Sierra de La Pandera175 km
15MountainSunday, September 3rdAlcalá la Real / Sierra Nevada. Alto Hoya de la Mora. Monachil129.4 km
Rest dayMonday, September 4thLogroño
16Individual time trialTuesday, September 5thCircuito de Navarra / Logroño40.2 km
17MountainWednesday, September 6thVilladiego / Los Machucos. Monumento Vaca Pasiega180.5 km
18HillyThursday, September 7thSuances / Santo Toribio de Liébana169 km
19HillyFriday, September 8thCaso. Parque Natural de Redes / Gijón149.7 km
20MountainSaturday, September 9thCorvera de Asturias / Alto de l’Angliru117.5 km
21FlatSunday, September 10thArroyomolinos / Madrid117.6 km