Watch La Vuelta ciclista a España 2021 live stream: how to watch all cycling stages online from anywhere. Can Primož Roglič make it three in a row in the season’s third Grand Tour? Here’s how to watch La Vuelta a España 2021 to find out
He’s had a strangely quiet season so far, but you’d be bold to look past Primoz Roglic as the favorite for the maillot rojo at this year’s Vuelta. Join us for a spin as we explain how to get a 2021 Vuelta a España live stream and watch the final cycling grand tour of the season online from anywhere. We also have info on this year’s Vuelta a España stage times.
The Slovenian roared back into life with a gold at the Tokyo Olympics after a disappointing 2021 Tour, and will have his eyes set on the three-peat having dominated the past two editions of the La Vuelta.
Rather ominously for Roglic’s rivals, the race both begins and ends with an individual time trial, where the defending champion so often does his best work.
Ineos Grenadiers has come with a stacked team featuring Egan Bernal – who makes his Vuelta debut knowing that victory will immortalize him as the first Colombia to win all three grand tours – as well as Richard Carapaz, who also took gold at the Olympics and came so close to glory at last year’s Vuelta and this year’s Tour de France.
The entirety of the route is contained within Spain’s borders this year but it’s as cruel as ever, containing nine summit finishes as well as an excruciating double-header of Lagos de Covadonga and Gamoniteiro.
Read on for everything you need to know to watch a 2021 Vuelta a España live stream from anywhere.
How to watch a FREE Vuelta a España live stream online
You can watch a FREE Vuelta a España live stream in a few different places. In Australia, for instance, SBS Viceland is providing free coverage of the entire race.
There are also ways to tune in for free in the UK and the US, with streaming services Discovery+ and Eurosport Player offering free trials to new UK users and Peacock doing the same Stateside.
Alternatively, if you fancy a European flavor, RTVE is providing free race coverage in Spain, while fans in Belgium can watch on Sporza without paying a penny.
How to watch Vuelta a España 2021 from outside your country
If you’re keen to watch the cycling 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 how simple it is to do.
Use a VPN to watch a Vuelta a España live stream from anywhere
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Three simple steps to using a VPN to bypass geo-restrictions:
1. Download and install a VPN – our recommendation is ExpressVPN
2. Connect to the relevant server location – launch the VPN app, click on ‘choose location’ and select the right location, i.e. Australia for SBS, US for Peacock
3. Head to the chosen broadcaster’s live stream – so, whichever service you want to use, all you need to do is head to their website and start streaming.
Peloton of riders during La Vuelta a Espana
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images)
2021 Vuelta a España schedule and start times
Stage 1 (ITT) – Saturday, August 14 at 5.11pm CEST, 4.11pm BST, 11.11am ET
Stage 2 – Sunday, August 15 at 1.32pm CEST, 12.32pm BST, 7.32am ET
Stage 3 – Monday, August 16 at 12.10pm CEST, 11.10am BST, 6.10am ET
Stage 4 – Tuesday, August 17 at 1.38pm CEST, 12.38pm BST, 7.38am ET
Stage 5 – Wednesday, August 18 at 1pm CEST, 12pm BST, 7am ET
Stage 6 – Thursday, August 19 at 1.45pm CEST, 12.45pm BST, 7.45am ET
Stage 7 – Friday, August 20 at 1.07pm CEST, 12.07pm BST, 7.07am ET
Stage 8 – Saturday, August 21 at 1.18pm CEST, 12.18pm BST, 7.18am ET
Stage 9 – Sunday, August 22 at 11.55am CEST, 10.55am BST, 5.55am ET
Rest – Monday, August 23
Stage 10 – Tuesday, August 24 at 12.15pm CEST, 11.15am BST, 6.15am ET
Stage 11 – Wednesday, August 25 at 1.57pm CEST, 12.57pm BST, 7.57am ET
Stage 12 – Thursday, August 26 at 12.56pm CEST, 11.56am BST, 6.56am ET
Stage 13 – Friday, August 27 at 12.18pm CEST, 11.18am BST, 6.18am ET
Stage 14 – Saturday, August 28 at 12.50pm CEST, 11.50am BST, 6.50am ET
Stage 15 – Sunday, August 29 at 11.35am CEST, 10.35am BST, 5.35am ET
Rest – Monday, August 30
Stage 16 – Tuesday, August 31 at 12.49pm CEST, 11.49am BST, 6.49am ET
Stage 17 – Wednesday, September 1 at 12.10pm CEST, 11.10am BST, 6.10am ET
Stage 18 – Thursday, September 2 at 12.38pm CEST, 11.38pm BST, 6.38am ET
Stage 19 – Friday, September 3 at 2.50pm CEST, 1.50pm BST, 8.50am ET
Stage 20 – Saturday, September 4 at 2.30pm CEST, 1.30pm BST, 8.30am ET
Stage 21 (ITT) – Sunday, September 5 at 5.50pm CEST, 4.50pm BST, 11.50am ET