How to watch the Vuelta a España 2019 | full schedule for live TV, streaming and highlights

Our complete guide to this year's Vuelta a España coverage, including route and team details, and the full live TV schedule

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The Vuelta a España comes to its exciting conclusion this Sunday after three weeks of racing. Here’s everything you need to know about how to follow the action live on TV, as well as streaming and catching highlights.

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The 2019 Vuelta a España route

La Vuelta a España 2019 route map
La Vuelta a España 2019 route map.
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The 2019 Vuelta a España will cover 3,272.2km of riding over 21 stages between 24 August and 15 September. 

In its 74th year, the race kicked off with a team time-trial in Las Salinas de Torrevieja, south of Alicante, and will conclude with a flat stage in Madrid on 15 September.

There will be a mixture of undulating roads and straight sprints, putting each and every rider to the test. 

The route sees eight summit finishes, including the brutal Javalambre in Andorra and ‘los rampas inhumanas’ in Machucos, so there should be some very exciting moments to look forward to.

How can I watch the Vuelta a España 2019 live on TV in the UK?

Eurosport has live TV coverage of the Vuelta a España this year. Subscribe for £6.99 per month or get an annual subscription for £39.99.

If you have Amazon Prime you can sign-up to Eurosport Player through Amazon Channels for £6.99 per month. Amazon Prime costs £7.99 per month but comes with a 30-day free trial.

Another option is subscribing to the TVPlayer Premium Plan for £6.99, with access to the Eurosport 1 and 2 channels (among others).

ITV4 is broadcasting the entire event, except the team time-trial, while ITV will be showing highlights.

Finally, there’s a free live stream that you can access online.

How can I watch the Vuelta a España 2019 live on TV in the US?

You can catch live coverage of the Vuelta a España via NBC Sports if you have cable.

Alternatively, you can subscribe to the NBC Sports Gold package as a standalone online streaming service. An annual subscription costs $54.99 (until 1 May 2020).

There’s also the option of watching the free online live stream mentioned above.

How can I watch the Vuelta a España 2019 live in Australia?

SBS will be showing live coverage of the Vuelta a España on SBS Viceland, as well as streaming on SBS On Demand and SBS Cycling Central.

How can I follow the Vuelta a España 2019 if I can’t watch live coverage?

As a general rule, channels that are showing live coverage will usually provide highlights after each stage has finished. We’d recommend checking their individual broadcast schedules though to be sure.

The Cyclingoo app provides racing results and news, and covers the entire cycling season including the Vuelta a España.

You can also follow the Vuelta via the Tour Tracker app.

It’s also very likely that Eurosport will be posting highlights of each stage on its YouTube channel.

Vuelta a España 2019 route and schedule

You can find the key details and timings below. You can also visit the official Vuelta a España website for more detailed information on each of the stages.

Stage 1: Salinas de Torrevieja – Torrevieja, 24 August

La Vuelta a España Stage 1 elevation profile
La Vuelta a España Stage 1 elevation profile.
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  • Distance: 18km
  • Type: Team time-trial

Stage 2: Benidorm – Calpe, 25 August

La Vuelta a España Stage 2 elevation profile
La Vuelta a España Stage 2 elevation profile.
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  • Distance: 193km
  • Type: Hilly

Stage 3: Ibi. Cuidad del Juguete – Alicante, 26 August

La Vuelta a España Stage 3 elevation profile
La Vuelta a España Stage 3 elevation profile
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  • Distance: 186km
  • Type: Flat

Stage 4: Cullera – El Puig, 27 August

La Vuelta a España Stage 4 elevation profile
La Vuelta a España Stage 4 elevation profile.
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  • Distance: 177km
  • Type: Flat

Stage 5: L’Eliana – Observatorio Astrofísico de Javalambre, 28 August

La Vuelta a España Stage 5 elevation profile
La Vuelta a España Stage 5 elevation profile.
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  • Distance: 165.6km
  • Type: Hilly

Stage 6: Mora de Rubielos – Ares del Maestrat, 29 August

La Vuelta a España Stage 6 elevation profile
La Vuelta a España Stage 6 elevation profile.
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  • Distance: 196.6km
  • Type: Hilly

Stage 7: Onda – Mas de la Costa, 30 August

La Vuelta a EspañaStage 7 elevation profile
La Vuelta a España Stage 7 elevation profile.
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  • Distance: 182.4km
  • Type: Mountain

Stage 8: Valls – Igualada, 31 August

La Vuelta a España Stage 8 elevation profile
La Vuelta a España Stage 8 elevation profile.
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  • Distance: 168km
  • Type: Hilly

Stage 9: Andorra la Vella – Cortals d’Encamp, 1 September

La Vuelta a España Stage 9 elevation profile
La Vuelta a España Stage 9 elevation profile.
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  • Distance: 96.6km
  • Type: Mountain

Rest day: Pau, 2 September

Stage 10: Jurançon – Pau, 3 September

La Vuelta a España Stage 10 elevation profile
La Vuelta a España Stage 10 elevation profile.
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  • Distance: 36.1km
  • Type: Individual time-trial

Stage 11: Saint Palais – Urdax-Dantxarinea, 4 September

La Vuelta a España Stage 11 elevation profile
La Vuelta a España Stage 11 elevation profile.
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  • Distance: 169km
  • Type: Mountain

Stage 12: Circuito de Navarra – Bilbao, 5 September

La Vuelta a España Stage 12 elevation profile
La Vuelta a España Stage 12 elevation profile.
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  • Distance: 175km
  • Type: Mountain

Stage 13: Bilbao – Los Machucos. Monumento Vaca Pasiega, 6 September

La Vuelta a España Stage 13 elevation profile
La Vuelta a España Stage 13 elevation profile.
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  • Distance: 167.3km
  • Type: Mountain

Stage 14: San Vicente de la Barquera – Oviedo, 7 September

La Vuelta a España Stage 14 elevation profile
La Vuelta a España Stage 14 elevation profile.
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  • Distance: 189km
  • Type: Flat

Stage 15: Tineo – Santuario del Acebo, 8 September

La Vuelta a España Stage 15 elevation profile
La Vuelta a España Stage 15 elevation profile.
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  • Distance: 159km
  • Type: Mountain

Stage 16: Pravia – Alto de la Cubilla. Lena, 9 September

La Vuelta a España Stage 16 elevation profile
La Vuelta a España Stage 16 elevation profile.
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  • Distance: 155km
  • Type: Mountain

Rest day: Burgos, 10 September

Stage 17: Aranda de Duero – Guadalajara, 11 September

La Vuelta a España Stage 17 elevation profile
La Vuelta a España Stage 17 elevation profile.
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  • Distance: 199.7km
  • Type: Flat

Stage 18: Comunidad de Madrid. Colmenar Viejo – Becerril de la Sierra, 12 September

La Vuelta a España Stage 18 elevation profile
La Vuelta a España Stage 18 elevation profile.
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  • Distance: 180.9km
  • Type: Mountain

Stage 19: Ávila – Toledo, 13 September

La Vuelta a España Stage 19 elevation profile
La Vuelta a España Stage 19 elevation profile.
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  • Distance: 163.4km
  • Type: Flat

Stage 20: Arenas de San Pedro – Plataforma de Gredos, 14 September

La Vuelta a España Stage 20 elevation profile
La Vuelta a España Stage 20 elevation profile.
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  • Distance: 189km
  • Type: Mountain

Stage 21: Fuenlabrada – Madrid, 15 September

La Vuelta a España Stage 21 elevation profile
La Vuelta a España Stage 21 elevation profile.
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  • Distance: 105.6km
  • Type: Flat
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This article was last updated August 24th 2019