Watch Vuelta a Espana: live streams
Vuelta a Espana 2023: preview
GC leader Sepp Kuss (Jumbo-Visma) is within touching distance of his first ever grand tour victory, but the shadows of his teammates Jonas Vingegaard and Primoz Roglic are looming larger than ever. While the official line from the Dutch team is that Vingegaard and Roglic are playing supporting roles, the Dane in particular is treading a fine line. Kuss had held a 104-second lead over Vingegaard a couple of days ago – that's now down to just 17 seconds.
Roglic too has provided some heart-in-mouth moments this week, though to this point he's kept a safe distance from the 29-year-old American, who before this month had only ever acted as a selfless servant to his more decorated teammates. Will they allow him to have his moment of glory, or turn on him at the last?
Stage 19 sees the peloton tackle an almost perfectly flat 177.1km ride from La Baneza to Iscar in north-west Spain, with a frantic sprint finish likely. However, it's Stage 20 on Saturday, a hilly 208km ride from Manzanares el Real to Guadarrama that could have a much bigger say in the final outcome of the race.
That man Vingegaard has repeatedly indicated that the penultimate stage of the Vuelta could be the decider, which doesn't sound good from Kuss' perspective.
Here's how to watch a 2023 Vuelta a Espana live stream online from anywhere. We've also listed the Vuelta a Espana schedule, start times and stage winners at the bottom of the page.
FREE Vuelta a Espana live streams
One of the best things about the Vuelta a Espana is that it's completely free to watch in several countries around the world. For example:
Australia – SBS
Belgium – VRT
Spain - RTVE
If you're from any of the countries listed above but you're abroad right now, don't worry about missing out on that free coverage. All you need to do is subscribe to a VPN to watch a free Vuelta a Espana live stream and re-connect to your home streaming coverage.
How to watch Vuelta a Espana 2023 from outside your country
If you're keen to watch the Vuelta a Espana but you're away from home and the coverage is geo-blocked, then you could always use a VPN to access it (assuming you're not breaching any broadcaster T&Cs, of course). You may be surprised by how simple it is to do.
Use a VPN to get a Vuelta a Espana live stream from anywhere:
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How to watch Vuelta a Espana 2023 for FREE
Cycling fans in Australia can watch every stage of the 2023 Vuelta a Espana for free on SBS Viceland.
That means you can also live stream Vuelta a Espana coverage on the free-to-use SBS On Demand platform.
Cycling streaming service GCN+ is also showing Vuelta a Espana in Australia. A subscription costs AU$15.99 per month or AU$64.99 for a year, but why pay when you can tune in for free?
Outside Australia but want your usual coverage? Use ExpressVPN to watch your favourite streaming services from anywhere on the planet.
How to use a VPN to watch the 2023 Vuelta a Espana
Using a VPN is as easy as one-two-three...
1. Download and install a VPN - as we say, our top choice is ExpressVPN
2. Connect to the appropriate server location - open the VPN app, hit 'choose location' and select the appropriate location, eg: 'Australia' for SBS On Demand.
3. Go to the broadcaster's stream - head to your home broadcaster's site or app and watch as if you were at home - SBS On Demand for Australian citizens abroad.
How to watch Vuelta a Espana: live stream in the UK
Cycling fans can watch the 2023 Vuelta a Espana on Discovery+, Eurosport and GCN+ in the UK.
A Discovery+ subscription costs £6.99 per month or £59.99 for the year, and allows you to tune in on a wide range of devices, as well as the Eurosport TV channels.
A GCN+ subscription costs £6.99 per month or £39.99 per year and offers ad-free live coverage of many cycling events throughout the year.
If you’re out of the UK but still want to watch, make sure you install a VPN so you can continue accessing UK streaming services from anywhere.
How to watch Vuelta a Espana: live stream cycling in the US without cable
Every stage of the 2023 Vuelta a Espana is being shown on Peacock in the US.
Peacock costs $5.99 a month for an ad-supported version of the service that also offers live coverage of every big WWE event, the NFL, Premiership Rugby, plus plenty more live sports. You also have the option of paying $11.99 a month for commercial-free coverage.
Select stages are also being shown on CNBC, which is available via OTT streaming service FuboTV, along with more than 100 additional channels including Fox, CBS and ESPN. Prices start at $74.99 a month after a FREE FuboTV trial.
If you subscribe to Peacock, Fubo or any other US streaming service and find yourself unable to access coverage because you're out of the country, consider using a VPN as outlined below - of the many options, we rate ExpressVPN as the best of the best.
- Related: how to watch Peacock from outside the US
How to watch 2023 Vuelta a Espana: live stream cycling in Canada
How to watch Vuelta a Espana 2023: live stream in New Zealand
Sky Sport is the place to watch the 2023 Vuelta a Espana in New Zealand.
Sky Sport subscribers can also live stream Vuelta a Espana online using the country's Sky Go service.
Vuelta a Espana stages and start times 2023
(All times BST)
- Stage 1 (TTT) – Barcelona to Barcelona (14.6km) - Won by DSM-Firmenich
- Stage 2 – Mataró to Barcelona (181.3km) - Won by Andreas Kron
- Stage 3 – Súria to Arinsal (158.5km) - Won by Remco Evenepoel
- Stage 4 – Andorra la Vella (183.4km) - Won by Kaden Groves
- Stage 5 – Morella to Burriana (185.7km) - Won by Kaden Groves
- Stage 6 – La Vall d'Uixó to Sierra de Javalambre (181.3km) - Won by Sepp Kuss
- Stage 7 – Utiel to Oliva (188.8km) - Won by Geoffrey Soupe
- Stage 8 – Dénia to Xorret de Catí (164.8km) - Won by Primoz Roglic
- Stage 9 – Cartagena to Caravaca de la Cruz (180.9km) - Won by Lennard Kamna
- Rest: Mon 04/09
- Stage 10 (ITT) – Valladolid to Valladolid (25km) - Won by Filippo Ganna
- Stage 11 – Lerma to La Laguna Negra (163.2km) - Won by Jesus Herrada
- Stage 12 – Ólvega to Zaragoza (165.4km) - Won by Juan Sebastian Molano
- Stage 13 – Formigal to Col du Tourmalet (134.7km) - Won by Jonas Vingegaard
- Stage 14 – Sauveterre-de-Béarn to Larra-Belagua (161.7km) - Won by Remco Evenepoel
- Stage 15 – Pamplona to Lekunberri (156.5km) - Won by Rui Costa
- Rest: Mon 11/09
- Stage 16 – Liencres Playa to Bejes (119.7km) - Won by Jonas Vingegaard
- Stage 17 – Ribadesella to Alto de L'Angliru (122.6km) - Won by Primoz Roglic
- Stage 18 – Pola de Allande to La Cruz de Linares (178.9km) - Won by Remco Evenepoel
- Stage 19 – Fri 15/09 - La Bañeza to Íscar (177.4km) - 12.15pm
- Stage 20 – Sat 16/09 - Manzanares el Real to Guadarrama (208.4km) - 10.55am
- Stage 21 – Sun 17/09 - Hipódromo de la Zarzuela to Madrid (101km) - 4.14pm
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