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How to watch the 2022 Vuelta a España – live TV and streaming

Team Quick Steps Belgian rider Remco Evenepoel L rides and crosses the finish line during the 18th stage of the 2022 La Vuelta cycling tour of Spain a 192 km race from Trujillo to Alto del Piornal on September 8 2022 Photo by OSCAR DEL POZO AFP Photo by OSCAR DEL POZOAFP via Getty Images
Remco Evenepoel is in a commanding GC lead during the final week (Image credit: Getty Images)

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.

For full route details check out our 2022 Vuelta a España preview here, and check here for a closer look at five key stages of the race.

Read on for all the information on how to watch the 2022 Vuelta a España.

Vuelta a España live stream

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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.

Around Europe, other broadcasters include Sporza (opens in new tab) in Belgium, NOS (opens in new tab) in the Netherlands and RTVE (opens in new tab) in Spain.

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

Schedule
DateStartFinishLength
Stage 1August 19UtrechtUtrecht23.3km (TTT)
Stage 2August 20's-HertogenboschUtrecht175.1km
Stage 3August 21BredaBreda193.5km
Rest Day 1August 22   
Stage 4August 23Vitoria-GasteizLaguardia152.5km
Stage 5August 24IrúnBilbao187.2km
Stage 6August 25BilbaoAscensión al Pico Jano. San Miguel de Aguayo181.2km
Stage 7August 26CamargoCistierna190km
Stage 8August 27La Pola LlavianaColláu Fancuaya153.4km
Stage 9August 28VillaviciosaLes Praeres. Nava171.4km
Rest Day 2August 29   
Stage 10August 30ElcheAlicante30.9km (ITT)
Stage 11August 31El Pozo AlimentaciónCabo de Gata191.2km
Stage 12September 1SalobreñaPeñas Blancas. Estepona192.7km
Stage 13September 2RondaMontilla168.4km
Stage 14September 3MontoroSierra de La Prandera160.3km
Stage 15September 4MartosSierra Nevada149.6km
Rest Day 3September 5   
Stage 16September 6Sanlúcar de BarramedaTomares189.4km
Stage 17September 7AracenaMonasterio de Tentudía162.3km
Stage 18September 8TrujilloAlto de Piornal192km
Stage 19September 9Talavera de la ReinaTalavera de la Reina138.3km
Stage 20September 10MoralzarzalPuerto de Navacerrada181km
Stage 21September 11La RozasMadrid96.7km
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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.