Watch Vuelta a Espana 2018 – Live Streaming
The 2017 Vuelta a España Live stream is a three-week Grand Tour cycling stage race scheduled to take place in Spain between 19 August and 10 September 2017.The race will be the 72nd edition of the Vuelta a España and will be the final Grand Tour of the 2017 cycling season. The race is scheduled to start in Nîmes, France and finish in Madrid. It will be the first time the race has started in France and only the third time it has started outside Spain, after 1997 (Portugal) and 2009 (Netherlands).
Date: August 19 – September 10
TV Info: Eurosport (UK), NBC Sports (U.S.)
Live Stream: Eurosport Player (UK), NBC Sports Gold (U.S.)
Chris Froome is on the hunt for more cycling history, as he seeks to become only the third man to win the Tour de France and the Vuelta a Espana in the same year.
The Team Sky rider wrapped up the first leg of this potential Grand Tour double last month, as he won his fourth Tour. Now attentions will turn to the Vuelta, where he has finished as the runner-up on three separate occasions.
Should he take overall victory, Froome will join Jacques Anquetil (1963) and Bernard Hinault (1973) to win both events in the same season. Longstanding rivals like Vincenzo Nibali, Alberto Contador and Fabio Aru will not make things easy for the Englishman, though.
Read on for the vital viewing information ahead of the Vuelta, the prize money details for the race and a preview of the final Grand Tour of 2017.
The winner of the general classification wins €150,000 of a total prize pool of €1,120,230. The purse for a stage win is €11,000.
Route and stages
The route of the 2017 Vuelta a Espana was revealed on 13 January 2017. Keeping with the tradition of the past few years, the race starts off with a team time trial. However, the race starts in France, just the third time in history that the Spanish Grand Tour has started outside of its home country. The third stage sees the race leave France, with a mountain stage to Andorra la Vella. The first uphill finale comes on stage 5, with a summit finish atop the Ermita de Santa Lucía. The queen stage of the 2017 Vuelta is stage 20, which features a summit finish atop the Alto de l’Angliru. Finally, the race ends with a customary circuit race in Madrid.
|1||19 August||Nîmes – Nîmes||13.7 km (9 mi)||Team time trial|
|2||20 August||Nîmes – Gruissan, Grand Narbonne||203.4 km (126 mi)||Flat stage|
|3||21 August||Prades Confluent Canigó – Andorra||158.5 km (98 mi)||Mountain stage|
|4||22 August||Escaldes-Engordany – Tarragona||198.2 km (123 mi)||Flat stage|
|5||23 August||Benicàssim – Alcossebre||175.7 km (109 mi)||Hilly stage|
|6||24 August||Villarreal – Sagunto||204.4 km (127 mi)||Hilly stage|
|7||25 August||Llíria – Cuenca||207 km (129 mi)||Flat stage|
|8||26 August||Hellín – Xorret de Catí||199.5 km (124 mi)||Hilly stage|
|9||27 August||Orihuela – Cumbre del Sol, El Poble Nou de Benitatxell||174 km (108 mi)||Medium Mountain stage|
|28 August||Province of Alicante||Rest day|
|10||29 August||Caravaca de la Cruz – ElPozo Alimentación, Alhama de Murcia||164.8 km (102 mi)||Medium Mountain stage|
|11||30 August||Lorca – Observatorio Astronómico de Calar Alto||187.5 km (117 mi)||Mountain stage|
|12||31 August||Motril – Antequera||160.1 km (99 mi)||Medium Mountain stage|
|13||1 September||Coín – Tomares||198.4 km (123 mi)||Flat stage|
|14||2 September||Écija – Sierra de La Pandera||175 km (109 mi)||Mountain stage|
|15||3 September||Alcalá la Real – Alto Hoya de la Mora, Sierra Nevada||129.4 km (80 mi)||Mountain stage|
|4 September||Logroño||Rest day|
|16||5 September||Circuito de Navarra – Logroño||40.2 km (25 mi)||Individual time trial|
|17||6 September||Villadiego – Los Machucos, Monumento Vaca Pasiega||180.5 km (112 mi)||Mountain stage|
|18||7 September||Suances – Santo Toribio de Liébana||169 km (105 mi)||Medium Mountain stage|
|19||8 September||Caso – Gijón||149.7 km (93 mi)||Medium Mountain stage|
|20||9 September||Corvera de Asturias – Alto de l’Angliru||117.5 km (73 mi)||Mountain stage|
|21||10 September||Arroyomolinos – Madrid||117.6 km (73 mi)||Flat stage|
|Total||3,324.1 km (2,065 mi)|