The final Grand Tour of the season – the 2023 Vuelta a España – is drawing to a close as the race heads to the last leg to Madrid. We have all the information on how to watch the Vuelta a España, including free-to-air options and VPN streaming options.
The race, running until Sunday, September 17 in Madrid, has brought together a number of the top stage racers in the world racing head-to-head over a typically mountainous course, culminating in a 101.5km flat sprint stage in the country's capital.
Sepp Kuss has emerged as the race leader over the course of the three-week race, heading up a Jumbo-Visma 1-2-3 in the overall standings ahead of Tour de France champion Jonas Vingegaard and three-time winner Primož Roglič.
In addition to that big-name trio, the top of the order is filled out by the likes of Juan Ayuso (UAE Team Emirates), Enric Mas (Movistar), Cian Uijtdebroeks (Bora-Hansgrohe), Mikel Landa (Bahrain Victorious), Joāo Almeida (UAE Team Emirates), and Aleksandr Vlasov (Bora-Hansgrohe)
Kuss is in the red jersey after taking over the race lead on stage 8 to Xorret de Catí. The US climber leads a Jumbo-Visma 1-2-3 at the top of GC with Ayuso next best in fourth as the peloton heads to a conclusion of the three weeks of racing with a 101.5km flat sprint stage in Madrid.
Cyclingnews will bring you full reports, results, news, interviews, and analysis throughout the race. Read on to find out how to watch the 2023 Vuelta a España via live stream, no matter your location, with ExpressVPN or one of the other highly recommended VPN services below.
In addition to scrolling down the page for our live streaming guide, check out our comprehensive Vuelta a España guide, the Vuelta a España route, plus the Vuelta a España start list information powered by FirstCycling.
How to watch the Vuelta a España in the USA & Canada
The Vuelta will be available to view in the USA on Peacock with some stages also shown on CNBC. It'll set you back $5.99 per month for a Peacock subscription, with a subscription to the (ad-free) Peacock Premium Plus costing $11.99 per month. A yearly subscription to either costs less, too.
FloBikes will air the race in Canada with an annual subscription costing $12.50 per month.
How to watch the Vuelta a España in the UK
The 2023 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+, 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.
Additionally, the race will be aired in the United Kingdom, Europe, and in select other territories on GCN+, with a year’s subscription costing £39.99 and a monthly subscription costing £6.99.
ITV4 will also be showing highlights of the race for free in the UK.
How to watch the Vuelta a España around the world
Eurosport and GCN+ will serve numerous countries around Europe and the rest of the world. Consult GCN+'s live streaming schedule for information on your location.
In Australia, GCN+ will carry coverage. All stages will also be available to watch in full, and for free on national broadcaster SBS.
Finally, if you fancy a Spanish touch to the Vuelta then RTVE's free-to-air streaming will be your port of call.
Best VPN for streaming the Vuelta a España
Geo-restrictions are the bane of cycling fans because they can prevent you from watching the Tour de France using your live streaming accounts if you are outside of your home country.
While you can always follow Cyclingnews for all the live coverage you can access your geo-blocked live streaming services by simulating being in your home country with a VPN - a 'virtual private network'.
Our experts have thoroughly tested VPNs for live streaming sports and recommend ExpressVPN. The service lets you to watch the race live on various devices – Smart TVs, Fire TV Stick, PC, Mac, iPhone, Android phone, iPads, tablets, etc.
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With servers in over 100 countries, you can stream your favorite shows from almost anywhere. Best of all, Surfshark costs as little as $2.30 per month, and it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee to try it out.
Vuelta a España schedule
|September 17||Stage 21||Hipodromo de la Zarzuela - Madrid||101.5km||Flat||17:14 - 19:58|
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Daniel Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous 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, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.
As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Daniel also oversees The Leadout newsletter and How to Watch guides throughout the season. Their favourite races are Strade Bianche and the Volta a Portugal.