The final Grand Tour of the season is underway, with the 77th edition of the Vuelta a España racing into the final week having kicked off in Utrecht in the Netherlands.
Cyclingnews will have full stage reports, results, news, interviews, and analysis throughout the race until the final stage in Madrid on September 11.
The 2022 Vuelta a España will be broadcast around Europe and the rest of the world, with all stages aired from start to finish, and you can find out how to watch the race wherever you are with our handy guide and with ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).
The race has featured one of the strongest fields of the season, with a swathe of big GC names having lined up to do battle over the final three-week test of the season.
Remco Evenepoel (QuickStep-AlphaVinyl) has taken control of the race having been in red since stage 6 and installing himself as the favourite for overall glory in Madrid.
Meanwhile, Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma), Evenepoel's closest challenger, won't be competing during the final stages of the race. The three-time winner pulled out ahead of stage 17 following a crash the day before.
Movistar's Enric Mas lies in second to lead the battle against Evenepoel, while the likes of Miguel Angel López (Astana Qazaqstan), Carlos Rodríguez (Ineos Grenadiers), Juan Ayuso, and João Almeida (UAE Team Emirates) are also fighting over the podium and the top five.
Further back, Thymen Arensman (Team DSM), Ben O'Connor (AG2R Citroën), Jai Hindley (Bora-Hansgrohe), Louis Meintjes (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert), and Rigoberto Urán (EF Education-EasyPost) lie further back in the fight for the lower reaches of the top 10.
After a start in the Netherlands and visits to the hills of the Basque Country and the steep climbs of Asturias, the second half of the Vuelta has seen the peloton race around the south of the country, taking in summit finishes at Estepona, Sierra de la Prandera, and Sierra Nevada, among others, before more mountains on the menu for the final week.
Read on for all the information on how to watch the 2022 Vuelta a España.
Vuelta a España live stream
The 2022 Vuelta a España will be broadcast in the United Kingdom and around Europe on Eurosport channels 1 and 2 (410, 411 on Sky) as well as streaming on Discovery+ (opens in new tab), which carries Eurosport's live coverage.
A subscription to Discovery+ costs £6.99/$9.15 per month, or £59.99/$78.51 for a 12-month pass.
The race will be aired in the United Kingdom, Europe, and in select other territories on GCN+ (opens in new tab), with a year’s subscription costing £39.99. In Australia, national broadcaster SBS (opens in new tab) will also carry live coverage. ITV4 (opens in new tab) will also be showing highlights of the race in the UK.
The Vuelta will be available to view in the USA on Peacock Premium (opens in new tab). A seven-day free trial is available, while a subscription to Peacock Premium will set you back $4.99 (or $9.99 without ads) per month. FloBikes (opens in new tab) will air the race in Canada. An annual subscription costs $12.99/month.
Be warned, though, geo-restrictions may apply if you're outside your home country or on holiday during the race.
You can get around that, however, by accessing the streams via a VPN.
ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) offers 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 1||August 19||Utrecht||Utrecht||23.3km (TTT)|
|Stage 2||August 20||'s-Hertogenbosch||Utrecht||175.1km|
|Stage 3||August 21||Breda||Breda||193.5km|
|Rest Day 1||August 22|
|Stage 4||August 23||Vitoria-Gasteiz||Laguardia||152.5km|
|Stage 5||August 24||Irún||Bilbao||187.2km|
|Stage 6||August 25||Bilbao||Ascensión al Pico Jano. San Miguel de Aguayo||181.2km|
|Stage 7||August 26||Camargo||Cistierna||190km|
|Stage 8||August 27||La Pola Llaviana||Colláu Fancuaya||153.4km|
|Stage 9||August 28||Villaviciosa||Les Praeres. Nava||171.4km|
|Rest Day 2||August 29|
|Stage 10||August 30||Elche||Alicante||30.9km (ITT)|
|Stage 11||August 31||El Pozo Alimentación||Cabo de Gata||191.2km|
|Stage 12||September 1||Salobreña||Peñas Blancas. Estepona||192.7km|
|Stage 13||September 2||Ronda||Montilla||168.4km|
|Stage 14||September 3||Montoro||Sierra de La Prandera||160.3km|
|Stage 15||September 4||Martos||Sierra Nevada||149.6km|
|Rest Day 3||September 5|
|Stage 16||September 6||Sanlúcar de Barrameda||Tomares||189.4km|
|Stage 17||September 7||Aracena||Monasterio de Tentudía||162.3km|
|Stage 18||September 8||Trujillo||Alto de Piornal||192km|
|Stage 19||September 9||Talavera de la Reina||Talavera de la Reina||138.3km|
|Stage 20||September 10||Moralzarzal||Puerto de Navacerrada||181km|
|Stage 21||September 11||La Rozas||Madrid||96.7km|
Daniel Ostanek is production editor at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired as staff writer. Prior to joining the team, he had written for most major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly, Rouleur, and CyclingTips.
Daniel has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France and the spring Classics, and has interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Wout van Aert, Remco Evenepoel, Mark Cavendish, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.
As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Daniel also runs The Leadout newsletter and oversees How to Watch guides throughout the season. His favourite races are Strade Bianche and the Volta a Portugal, and he rides a Colnago C40.