La Vuelta Espana 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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 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
- 40.2 km individual time trial
- 13.7 km team time trial
- 50 summits
- 2 rest days
|STAGE||TYPE||DATE||START AND FINISH||DISTANCE|
|1||Team time trial||Saturday, August 19th||Nîmes / Nîmes||13.7 km|
|2||Flat||Sunday, August 20th||Nîmes / Gruissan. Grand Narbonne. Aude||203.4 km|
|3||Mountain||Monday, August 21st||Prades Conflent Canigó / Andorra la Vella||158.5 km|
|4||Flat||Tuesday, August 22nd||Escaldes-Engordany / Tarragona. Anella Mediterránea 2018||198.2 km|
|5||Hilly||Wednesday, August 23rd||Benicàssim / Alcossebre||175.7 km|
|6||Hilly||Thursday, August 24th||Vila-real / Sagunt||204.4 km|
|7||Hilly||Friday, August 25th||Llíria / Cuenca. Ciudad Patrimonio de la Humanidad||207 km|
|8||Hilly||Saturday, August 26th||Hellín / Xorret de Catí. Costa Blanca Interior||199.5 km|
|9||Flat||Sunday, August 27th||Orihuela. Ciudad del Poeta Miguel Hernández / Cumbre del Sol. El Poble Nou de Benitatxell||174 km|
|–||Rest day||Monday, August 28th||Provincia de Alicante|
|10||Flat||Tuesday, August 29th||Caravaca Año Jubilar 2017 / ElPozo Alimentación||164.8 km|
|11||Hilly||Wednesday, August 30th||Lorca / Observatorio Astronómico de Calar Alto||187.5 km|
|12||Hilly||Thursday, August 31st||Motril / Antequera. Los Dólmenes||160.1 km|
|13||Flat||Friday, September 1st||Coín / Tomares||198.4 km|
|14||Mountain||Saturday, September 2nd||Écija / Sierra de La Pandera||175 km|
|15||Mountain||Sunday, September 3rd||Alcalá la Real / Sierra Nevada. Alto Hoya de la Mora. Monachil||129.4 km|
|–||Rest day||Monday, September 4th||Logroño|
|16||Individual time trial||Tuesday, September 5th||Circuito de Navarra / Logroño||40.2 km|
|17||Mountain||Wednesday, September 6th||Villadiego / Los Machucos. Monumento Vaca Pasiega||180.5 km|
|18||Hilly||Thursday, September 7th||Suances / Santo Toribio de Liébana||169 km|
|19||Hilly||Friday, September 8th||Caso. Parque Natural de Redes / Gijón||149.7 km|
|20||Mountain||Saturday, September 9th||Corvera de Asturias / Alto de l’Angliru||117.5 km|
|21||Flat||Sunday, September 10th||Arroyomolinos / Madrid||117.6 km|