Sport How to watch the 2020 Vuelta a España – Live streams from anywhere

19:35  23 october  2020
19:35  23 october  2020 Source:   cyclingnews.com

Revealed: The provisional team to support Chris Froome and Richard Carapaz at the Vuelta a Espana

  Revealed: The provisional team to support Chris Froome and Richard Carapaz at the Vuelta a Espana Wurf, Amador and Golas on eight-rider roster with Doull, Knees and Rodriguez on standbyAs Cyclingnews reported on Thursday, Egan Bernal will not take part in the race with the 2019 Tour de France winner set to concentrate on his long-term health. The Colombian was off the pace in this year’s Tour and withdrew with a back injury before Paris. There had been speculation that he could return for the Vuelta, which runs from October 20 to November 8, but the team has decided to rest their most valuable asset and build up towards 2021 and a return to the Tour de France.

Better late than never: the 2020 Vuelta a España gets underway in the Basque Country on October 20 after the coronavirus pandemic forced most of the calendar into less than four months of racing.

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The final Grand Tour of 2020 has been reduced to 18 stages after the cancellation of the opening days in the Netherlands but that only means that all of the toughest stages have been condensed into a shorter time frame with no room for error.

Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) is leading the race after three stages and a victory on stage 1 at the Alto de Arrate. The Slovenian is joined by a wrecking crew of a team, with Tom Dumoulin, George Bennett, Robert Gesink and Sepp Kuss joining him in the Tour-Vuelta double.

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  10 riders to watch at the 2020 Vuelta a España Primoz Roglic, Thibaut Pinot, Richard Carapaz to clash in final Grand Tour of 2020While the Tour de France and the ongoing Giro d'Italia swapped positions, the Vuelta is again the final Grand Tour of the season and has attracted a typically eclectic field of riders.

Dan Martin (Israel Start-Up Nation) took victory atop La Laguna Negra de Vinuesa on stage 3, while Marc Soler (Movistar) won stage 2 after a downhill finish in Lekunberri.

Cyclingnews will have full live reports, with news and photos from inside of the race as it happens, along with extensive reporting on the stage and its players throughout the final week of the race. We're also your go-to place for results, photos and highlights once the stage is done.

Read on to find out how to watch the 2020 Vuelta a España via live stream, no matter your location, with ExpressVPN.

With Pogačar out of the picture for the rest of the 2020 season, Roglič's main rivals include Ineos Grenadiers' Richard Carapaz, Enric Mas and Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), Hugh Carthy (EF Pro Cycling), Esteban Chaves (Mitchelton-Scott) and Dan Martin (Israel Start-Up Nation).

Vuelta a España standings: The latest results from the 2020 race

  Vuelta a España standings: The latest results from the 2020 race Roglic loses red jersey to Carapaz as Carthy moves up to second overallThe rain-soaked sixth stage was won solo by Astana's Ion Izagirre, ahead of EF Pro Cycling's Michael Woods and UAE Team Emirates' Rui Costa, while Carapaz was the first home of the main favourites almost a minute down, with Roglič losing 43 seconds to the 2019 Giro d'Italia champion.

There aren't very many flat stages but when there are, it will be Tour de France green jersey Sam Bennett (Deceuninck-Quickstep) going head-to-head with former teammate Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe), Jasper Philipsen (UAE Team Emirates) and up-and-coming sprinters like Alex Aranburu (Astana) and Matteo Moschetti (Trek-Segafredo).

Here are some suggested places to watch the live streaming from your computer, phone, tablet or other internet-connected device.

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How to watch

In the UK, the Vuelta a España is being broadcast in the UK on Eurosport, which can be found in basic Sky TV packages. For streaming from just about any internet-connected device, you can sign up for a subscription to Eurosport Player for £6.99 for a month, £4.99 for a year-long monthly pass, or £39.99 for a 12-month pass.

Vuelta a España standings: The latest results from the 2020 race

  Vuelta a España standings: The latest results from the 2020 race Roglic closes gap to overall leader Carapaz with solo victory on stage 8Things remain close at the top of the general classification, however, with Martin now in third, a further 15 seconds down, while Carthy has dropped to fourth, but is still only 44 seconds behind leader Carapaz.

GCN Race Pass will also host the live stream and costs £6.99 per month or £39.99 per year.

Australians can watch the 2020 Vuelta a España on SBS On Demand, SBS Cycling Central or Eurosport.

In Canada, FloBikes will air the Vuelta a España. Subscribing to FloBikes costs $12.50 per month or $150 for the year and gives you access to watch most of the season's biggest races.

NBC Sports Gold is streaming the race in the United States, costing $54.99 for a year's subscription that includes a number of other major races.

If you live outside a broadcast zone or are on holiday outside your country and find that the live streams to be geo-restricted, you can get around this by getting access to them by simulating being back in your home country via a 'virtual private network', or VPN, for your laptop, tablet or mobile.

TechRadar tested hundreds of VPNs and recommends the number-one VPN currently available as Express VPN. With ExpressVPN, you can watch on many devices at once including Smart TVs, Fire TV Stick, PC, Mac, iPhone, Android phone, iPads, tablets, etc.

Race schedule

DateStageStart/FinishDistanceStart TimeEst. Finish Time
10/20/20Stage 1Irun - Arrate. Eibar 173km13:2117:30
10/21/20Stage 2Pamplona - Lekunberri 151.6km13:4917:30
10/22/20Stage 3Lodosa - La Laguna Negra de Vinuesa 166.1km13:1517:30
10/23/20Stage 4Garray. Numancia - Ejea de los Caballeros 191.7km13:0917:30
10/24/20Stage 5Huesca - Sabiñánigo 184.4km12:5417:30
10/25/20Stage 6Biescas - Col du Tourmalet 136.6km13:0917:10
10/26/20Rest DayVictoria-Gasteiz
10/27/20Stage 7Victoria-Gasteiz - Villanueva de Valdegovia 159.7km13:2217:15
10/28/20Stage 8Logroño - Alto de Moncalvillo 164km13:0317:15
10/29/20Stage 9B.M. Cid Campeador. Castrillo del Val - Aguilar de Campoo 157.7km13:2517:15
10/30/20Stage 10Castro Urdiales - Suances 185km12:4517:15
10/31/20Stage 11Villaviciosa - Alto de La Farrapona. Lagos de Somiedo 170kms12:2417:15
11/1/20Stage 12La Pola Llaviana/Pola de Laviana - Alto de l'Angliru 109.4kms14:0817:15
11/2/20Rest DayMuros
11/3/20Stage 13Muros - Mirador de Ézaro. Dumbría (ITT) 33.7km13:3317:20
11/4/20Stage 14Lugo - Ourense 204.7km12:0017:14
11/5/20Stage 15Mos - Puebla de Sanabria 230.8km10:5117:15
11/6/20Stage 16Salamanca - Ciudad Rodrigo 162km13:0017:15
11/7/20Stage 17Sequeros - Alto de La Covatilla 178.2km12:1017:15
11/8/20Stage 18Hipódromo de la Zarzuela - Madrid 124.2km13:5917:15

Vuelta a España standings: The latest results from the 2020 race .
Roglic in red once more as Carapaz, Martin and Mas lose timeThe USA's Will Barta (CCC Team) put in a phenomenal ride on the 33.7km course, but was prevented from taking the stage victory by Roglič by just a single second. It was the Slovenian's third stage victory so far at this year's Vuelta, which meant that, as well as retaking the race lead, the 31-year-old also extended his lead in the points competition, with second-placed Carapaz now set to wear green for Wednesday's stage 14 from Lugo to Ourense.

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