La Vuelta Espana 2018 TV Coverage


La Vuelta Espana 2018 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.


La Vuelta Espana 2018 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. 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 2018 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 2018 La Vuelta Espana route

Running from Saturday August 25th to Sunday September 16th 2018, the Vuelta will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,271.4 kilometres.

  • 6 flat stages and 2 flat with high-altitude finales stages
  • 6 hill stages
  • 5 mountain stages
  • 2 individual time trial stages

Distinctive aspects of the race

  • 40.7 km individual time trial
  • 46 summits
  • 2 rest days

1 Individual time trial Saturday, August 25th Málaga / Málaga 8 km
2 Flat Sunday, August 26th Marbella / Caminito del Rey 163.9 km
3 Hilly Monday, August 27th Mijas / Alhaurín de la Torre 182.5 km
4 Hilly Tuesday, August 28th Vélez-Málaga / Alfacar. Sierra de la Alfaguara 162 km
5 Hilly Wednesday, August 29th Granada / Roquetas de Mar 188 km
6 Flat Thursday, August 30th Huércal-Overa / San Javier. Mar Menor 153 km
7 Flat Friday, August 31st Puerto Lumbreras / Pozo Alcón 182 km
8 Flat Saturday, September 1st Linares / Almadén 195.5 km
9 Mountain Sunday, September 2nd Talavera de la Reina / La Covatilla 195 km
Rest day Monday, September 3rd
10 Flat Tuesday, September 4th Salamanca. VIII Centenario Universidad de Salamanca / Fermoselle. Bermillo de Sayago 172.5 km
11 Hilly Wednesday, September 5th Mombuey / Ribeira Sacra. Luintra 208.8 km
12 Hilly Thursday, September 6th Mondoñedo / Faro de Estaca de Bares. Mañón 177.5 km
13 Mountain Friday, September 7th Candás. Carreño / Valle de Sabero. La Camperona 175.5 km
14 Mountain Saturday, September 8th Cistierna / Les Praeres. Nava 167 km
15 Mountain Sunday, September 9th Ribera de Arriba / Lagos de Covadonga 185.5 km
Rest day Monday, September 10th
16 Individual time trial Tuesday, September 11th Santillana del Mar / Torrelavega 32.7 km
17 Hilly Wednesday, September 12th Getxo / Balcón de Bizkaia 166.4 km
18 Flat Thursday, September 13th Ejea de los Caballeros / Lleida 180.5 km
19 Flat Friday, September 14th Lleida / Andorra. Naturlandia 157 km
20 Mountain Saturday, September 15th Andorra. Escaldes-Engordany / Coll de la Gallina. Santuario de Canolich 105.8 km
21 Flat Sunday, September 16th Alcorcón / Madrid 112.3 km

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