This year’s Vuelta a España is shaping up to be one of this year’s most epic GC battles. With last year’s winner Remco Evenepoel (Soudal – Quick-Step) having to abandon the Giro d’Italia earlier in the year due to contracting Covid, the 23-year-old is returning to the Vuelta to defend his title. But he has tough competition lining up next to him in Jonas Vingegaard and Primoz Roglič (both Jumbo-Visma), Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers), Juan Ayuso and João Almeida (UAE Team Emirates), and Enric Mas (Movistar).
With such a stellar line-up, we expect fireworks, so this will be a Grand Tour you won’t want to miss. To make sure you catch all the action, we’ve listed the places you can watch the race unfold whether you are at home or out and about.
How to watch the Vuelta a España in the UK
If you are in the UK and want to watch riders battle it out for the Vuelta’s red jersey, you'll have to view it on either GCN+, Discovery+ or the Eurosport Player as no channel broadcasts the race for free. However, all the paid-for platforms show coverage from the neutral zone to the finish line and includes a discussion show before and after, and are available on a multitude of devices, meaning you can watch at home or on the go.
The main difference between Discovery+ and Eurosport Player versus GCN+ is that subscription to the former two will include access to other live sports, whereas GCN+ will give you access to every cycling race it has rights for, as well as a host of documentaries and films exclusively available on the platform.
Discovery+ and Eurosport Player cost £59.99 on an annual basis or £6.99 per month, and GCN+ costs £39.99 on an annual subscription or £6.99 per month.
How to watch the Vuelta a España in the USA
NBC also has the rights to stream the Vuelta which will air for free on both NBC Sports Network and Universal HD, as well as on the channel’s online streaming website and app NBC Sports Live Extra.
People from the USA or Canada can also access the live stream using a GCN+ account, where each stage is broadcasted live with no interruptions and also includes the pre- and post-race show. The cost of a monthly subscription to GCN+ for American customers is $8.99 a month.
How to watch the Vuelta a España in Australia
For those living in Australia, the Vuelta coverage is exclusively free-to-air, meaning everyone can watch the action from one of the world's biggest bike races. SBS holds the rights Down Under and shows start-to-finish coverage of each stage. The SBS On Demand service also provides free hour-long and two hour-long highlights shows as well as some extras from around the race you can enjoy, completely free.