Jan 312015

Eurosport has extended its contract for the broadcasting of the Spanish cycling competition La Vuelta Espana until 2020.

The deal includes exclusive rights in some key markets such as the UK, Italy, Germany, France and Poland.

Eurosport now has the broadcast rights for all three main Tours, La Vuelta, the Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France.

Eurosport now provides over 1,800 hours of TV cycling coverage on both Eurosport and Eurosport 2.

“As we enter the 20th year in our broadcast of La Vuelta a España, I am delighted to extend our long-term partnership with this great property until 2020,” said Jean-Thierry Augustin, CEO at Eurosport Group. “La Vuelta and cycling are in our DNA and, in 2014, 100 million different European viewers enjoyed the sport on our TV channels. We are pleased to support and contribute to the growth of this premium property across Europe and look forward to bringing all the action and drama to the fans.”