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.
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.
Vuelta a España live stream
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 will be airing the Vuelta, with a subscription costing $5 per month or $50 per year.
Flobikes will be airing the race in Canada. Plans start from $12.50 per month or $150 per year.
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 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
|Stage||Date||Location||Start - Finish (CEST)|
|Stage 1||August 14||Burgos - Burgos||17:44 - 20:55|
|Stage 2||August 15||Caleruega - Burgos||13:32 - 17:30|
|Stage 3||August 16||Santo Domingo de Silos - Picón Blanco||12:10 - 17:30|
|Stage 4||August 17||El Burgo de Osma - Molina de Aragón||13:38 - 17:30|
|Stage 5||August 18||Tarancón - Albacete||13:00 - 17:30|
|Stage 6||August 19||Requena - Alto de la Montaña de Cullera||13:45 - 17:30|
|Stage 7||August 20||Gandía - Balcón de Alicante||13:07 - 17:30|
|Stage 8||August 21||Santa Pola - La Manga del Mar Menor||13:18 - 17:30|
|Stage 9||August 22||Puerto-Lumbreras - Alto de Velefique||11:55 - 17:30|
|Stage 10||August 24||Roquetas de Mar - Rincón de la Victoria||12:15 - 17:30|
|Stage 11||August 25||Antequera - Valdepeñas de Jaén||13:57 - 17:30|
|Stage 12||August 26||Jaén - Córdoba||12:56 - 17:30|
|Stage 13||August 27||Belmez - Villanueva de la Serena||12:18 - 17:30|
|Stage 14||August 28||Don Benito - Pico Villuercas||12:50 - 17:30|
|Stage 15||August 29||Navalmoral de la Mata - El Barraco||11:35 - 17:30|
|Stage 16||August 31||Laredo - Santa Cruz de Bezana||12:49 - 17:30|
|Stage 17||September 1||Unquera - Lagos de Covadonga||12:10 - 17:30|
|Stage 18||September 2||Salas - Altu d’El Gamoniteiru||12:38 - 17:30|
|Stage 19||September 3||Tapia - Monforte de Lemos||12:11 - 17:30|
|Stage 20||September 4||Sanxenxo - Mos. Castro de Herville||11:47 - 17:30|
|Stage 21||September 5||Padrón - Santiago de Compostela||16:29 - 20:31|
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