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How to watch the 2021 Vuelta a España – live TV and streaming

ALTU DEL GAMONITEIRU SPAIN SEPTEMBER 02 Primoz Roglic of Slovenia and Team Jumbo Visma attacks in the breakaway during the 76th Tour of Spain 2021 Stage 18 a 1626km stage from Salas to Altu dEl Gamoniteiru 1770m lavuelta LaVuelta21 on September 02 2021 in Altu dEl Gamoniteiru Spain Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) leads the race (Image credit: Getty Images)

The final Grand Tour of the 2021 season, the Vuelta a España, is drawing to a conclusion, with a top quality peloton of riders in the midst of a battle over three weeks in Spain.

The race will be broadcast in select locations in Europe and the rest of the world. You can find out how to watch the race wherever you are with our handy guide and with ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).

Overall favourite Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) holds the race lead with just the final stage time trial to go, having stamped his authority on the race several times. He leads Enric Mas (Movistar) by 2:38.

Roglič's other closest competitors have included Jack Haig (Bahrain Victorious) and Giro d'Italia winner Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) though the fight for the red jersey is all over.

Aleksandr Vlasov (Astana-Premier Tech), Felix Großschartner (Bora-Hansgrohe), and Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo) have been among those looking for top 10 finishes and stage wins along with Guillaume Martin (Cofidis), Romain Bardet (Team DSM), , and the retiring Fabio Aru (Qhubeka NextHash).

The sprint field hasn't been the strongest of the season, but Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck-QuickStep) has taken three wins and the green jersey against competition like Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ), Michael Matthews (Team BikeExchange),  and Juan Sebastián Molano (UAE Team Emirates) will all be in the mix on the flat stages.

Check here for our comprehensive race preview, and read on for all the information on how to watch the 2021 Vuelta a España.

Vuelta a España live stream

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The race will be aired live in the UK and Europe on Eurosport, Eurosport Player and on GCN+. A subscription to Eurosport Player costs £6.99 for a single month, £4.99 for a year-long monthly pass, or £39.99 for a 12-month pass with a GCN+ subscription costing the same price.

Race highlights are available on GCN+ in Canada, while ITV4 will also run a highlights package in the UK.

In the USA, Peacock Premium (opens in new tab) will be airing the Vuelta, with a subscription costing $5 per month or $50 per year. 

Flobikes (opens in new tab) will be airing the race in Canada. Plans start from $12.50 per month or $150 per year.

Numerous broadcasters will air the race around Europe, including RTVE (opens in new tab) in Spain, Sporza (opens in new tab) in Belgium and NOS (opens in new tab) in the Netherlands.

Be warned, though, geo-restrictions may apply if you're outside your home country or on holiday during the Vuelta a España.

You can get around that, however, by accessing the streams via a VPN, with ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) offering the ability to simulate being back in your home country, allowing you to watch the race live on various devices – including Smart TVs, Fire TV Stick, PC, Mac, iPhone, Android phone, iPads, tablets, etc.

Vuelta a España schedule

StageDateLocationStart - Finish (CEST)
Stage 1August 14Burgos - Burgos17:44 - 20:55
Stage 2August 15Caleruega - Burgos13:32 - 17:30
Stage 3August 16Santo Domingo de Silos - Picón Blanco12:10 - 17:30
Stage 4August 17El Burgo de Osma - Molina de Aragón13:38 - 17:30
Stage 5August 18Tarancón - Albacete13:00 - 17:30
Stage 6August 19Requena - Alto de la Montaña de Cullera13:45 - 17:30
Stage 7August 20Gandía - Balcón de Alicante13:07 - 17:30
Stage 8August 21Santa Pola - La Manga del Mar Menor13:18 - 17:30
Stage 9August 22Puerto-Lumbreras - Alto de Velefique11:55 - 17:30
Stage 10August 24Roquetas de Mar - Rincón de la Victoria12:15 - 17:30
Stage 11August 25Antequera - Valdepeñas de Jaén13:57 - 17:30
Stage 12August 26Jaén - Córdoba12:56 - 17:30
Stage 13August 27Belmez - Villanueva de la Serena12:18 - 17:30
Stage 14August 28Don Benito - Pico Villuercas12:50 - 17:30
Stage 15August 29Navalmoral de la Mata - El Barraco11:35 - 17:30
Stage 16August 31Laredo - Santa Cruz de Bezana12:49 - 17:30
Stage 17September 1Unquera - Lagos de Covadonga12:10 - 17:30
Stage 18September 2Salas - Altu d’El Gamoniteiru12:38 - 17:30
Stage 19September 3Tapia - Monforte de Lemos12:11 - 17:30
Stage 20September 4Sanxenxo - Mos. Castro de Herville11:47 - 17:30
Stage 21September 5Padrón - Santiago de Compostela16:29 - 20:31

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