The final Grand Tour of the season is underway, with the 77th edition of the Vuelta a España having kicked off in Utrecht, in the Netherlands last week.
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 features one of the strongest fields of the season, with a swathe of big GC names lining up to do battle over the final three-week test of the season.
Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) has won the last three Vueltas and is back again this year after some uncertainty over whether he’d be fit enough to start.
His bid for a record-equalling fourth Vuelta victory faces stiff competition, though, not least from 2018 winner Simon Yates, who leads BikeExchange-Jayco. 2016 winner Nairo Quintana (Arkéa-Samsic) is also set to take part.
QuickStep-AlphaVinyl field a strong squad as Remco Evenepoel looks to test his Grand Tour credentials and win stages. He’ll race alongside world champion Julian Alaphilippe.
Elsewhere, recent podium finishers Enric Mas and Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers), Hugh Carthy (EF Education-EasyPost), and Miguel Angel López (Astana Qazaqstan) will all be taking part.
Bora-Hansgrohe bring a powerful quartet consisting of Giro d’Italia winner Jai Hindley as well as Sergio Higuita, Wilco Kelderman and Emanuel Buchmann. Mikel Landa, Jack Haig (Bahrain Victorious), João Almeida (UAE Team Emirates), and Ben O’Connor (AG2R Citroën) are also set to take on the Vuelta.
Following the opening team time trial in Utrecht and two sprint stages in the Netherlands, the race will head into the hills of the Basque Country following the first rest day.
The first major GC showdown is set to come on stage 6 atop the Ascensión al Pico Jano, the first of nine uphill or summit finishes at the race, including Estepona, Sierra Nevada and the Alto de Piornal. A 31km time trial on stage 10 will also prove a pivotal test in the GC battle.
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|