How To Watch Vuelta a España 2023: Nation-by-Nation

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With the final Grand Tour of the year just around the corner, many of us are wondering how to watch Vuelta a España 2023 action from the comfort of our own sofa.

This year’s race promises to be an exciting edition, with this year’s Giro d’Italia winner and three-time Vuelta champion Primož Roglič looking to take back the maillot rojo from defending champion Remco Evenepoel.

With the surprise addition of Tour de France yellow jersey winner Jonas Vingegaard, co-leading the Jumbo-Visma team alongside Roglič, we’re in for a scintillating race.

However, in the modern streaming era, it can be difficult to figure out how you can actually watch the Vuelta a España.

So where on TV can you catch all of this action where you live?

Don’t worry! In this article, we’ll help you out by letting you know exactly how to watch Vuelta a España 2023 at home. We’ll be covering:

  • How To Watch Vuelta a España 2023: USA
  • How To Watch Vuelta a España 2023: UK
  • How To Watch Vuelta a España 2023: Canada
  • How To Watch Vuelta a España 2023: Spain
  • How To Watch Vuelta a España 2023: Rest of Europe
  • How To Watch Vuelta a España 2023: Australia
  • How To Watch Vuelta a España 2023: Rest of World

Let’s get started!

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How To Watch Vuelta A España 2023: USA

For those looking to watch the Vuelta a España on live television in the United States, the action will be aired by NBC-owned CNBC, and the television broadcasting rights are exclusively owned by NBC.

However, if you want to stream the Vuelta a España on a smart device, then you can catch all of the action, stage by stage, as well as highlights, on the US streaming service Peacock.

The subscription to Peacock is a relatively reasonable $5.99 a month. Though, if you want an ad-free experience, you’ll have to upgrade to a Premium Plus subscription at $11.99 a month, and you can also watch non-live programming offline.

A year-long subscription would be slightly more economical, however, with a 17 percent discount. However, if you’re only subscribing to watch La Vuelta then it’s probably better to just use the service for one month before cancelling.

The peloton rounds a corner in Madrid at the Vuelta a Espana.
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How To Watch Vuelta a España 2023: UK

Unlike for the Tour de France, ITV does not have the live broadcasting rights to the Vuelta a España. However, they will show highlights each evening on ITV4.

If you want to watch the action live on television, then you’ll have to have the Eurosport channel as part of your TV package.

However, there is also an on-demand streaming option, offered by Discovery+ for your smart devices. You can watch Eurosport coverage on this streaming service for £6.99 a month or £59.99 per year.

Unlike Peacock in the US, the yearly subscription isn’t a terrible investment if you’re a big cycling fan, as Eurosport also airs the Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France, as well as many of the spring classics.

Another option to stream La Vuelta in the United Kingdom is GCN+.

GCN (Global Cycling Network), is a cycling media outlet, mostly based on YouTube, that makes videos about cycling tech, racing, bikepacking, and extraordinary rides.

The organization also has a premium streaming service called GCN+, which offers ad-free access to essentially all professional cycling across the year, as well as a number of interesting high-budget long-form documentaries about cycling.

The subscription to GCN+ is also £6.99 per month and could be the better choice for the keen cycling fan, due to the addition of the extra documentaries and the ad-free nature of the broadcasting.

Remco Evenepoel celebrates with the Vuelta a España's red jersey in 2022.
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How To Watch Vuelta a España 2023: Canada

Like in the United States, Canadian cycling fans can catch live coverage of this year’s Vuelta a España with NBC, who will show all the stages in full in addition to highlights each evening.

However, unlike in the States, Canadian cycling fans can also use the cycling streaming service FloBikes to watch the action live.

FloBikes is a pretty similar concept to GCN+, with cycling documentaries, racing, and other long-form cycling-focused videos. However, GCN+ does not have the Vuelta rights in Canada so you’ll have to get FloBikes instead if you’re looking to catch the Spanish action.

However, this is on the expensive side for a cycling streaming service, at $16 CAD per month, or $190 CAD per year.

Remco Evenepoel celebrates becoming a Vuelta a España winner in 2022.
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How To Watch The Vuelta a España 2023: Spain

Spanish viewers who want to watch the cycling happening within their own borders can catch the action live on TV on the RTVE channel, which will also be showing the highlights each evening.

Discovery+ and GCN+ are also available for Spanish viewers if you’re looking to stream the racing from your smart device.

Just like in the UK, these services are the same price as each other, but GCN+ perhaps offers better value for a cycling fan with exclusively cycling-focused content, being a cycling streaming service.

How To Watch The Vuelta A España 2023: Rest Of Europe

Many different European countries have their own channels that have the rights to this year’s Vuelta a España.

However, similarly to Spain, GCN+ and Discovery+ are available for nearly all European countries. The notable exceptions include Denmark, Norway, and Italy where the rights to the broadcasting are exclusively owned by a particular domestic channel.

Carapaz celebrating a stage win in the blue polka-dot jersey of the Vuelta a España's mountain classification.
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How To Watch The Vuelta A España 2023: Australia

If you’re an Australian cycling fan, you’re in luck! Unlike essentially every other country, you can watch the Vuelta a España for free!

You can use the SBS (Special Broadcasting Service) online streaming service to catch every stage of the race live, and it won’t cost you a penny.

Of course, the free service does come with ads, so if you want an ad-free experience you’ll have to pay for GCN+, who air the Vuelta in Australia too.

But, unless the ads are really going to interfere with your viewing experience, you should take advantage of the fact that it’s free to view the Vuelta a España in Australia, and follow the race stage-by-stage!

Tadej Pogacar pumps his fist in celebration after beating Primoz Roglic at the 2019 Vuelta.
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How To Watch The Vuelta A España 2023: Rest Of The World

Unfortunately, for most countries in the world, the Vuelta a España is not broadcast on live television and is subject to geo-restrictions for certain streaming services.

This can make it a little challenging to figure out how to watch this year’s Spanish cycling action, but don’t give up! There’s always a way.

The most common way to do this is to download a good-quality VPN.

VPNs allow you to alter your IP address (the unique code that’s assigned to your device on your WiFi), to make it appear as if your device is located elsewhere in the world.

Then, you can use another streaming service, available in the country you’ve set your VPN to, to watch La Vuelta.

However, most streaming services are fairly advanced in taking note of such VPNs and may still block you from viewing content. For this reason, it’s best to go with the more premium options which have more sophisticated ways of bypassing geo-restrictions.

It’s worth noting, however, that these VPNs do cost money. However, some offer a 1- or 2-month free trial that would give you enough time to watch La Vuelta.

A Ridley bike at tho Tour de France, identical to the one that will be used at the Vuelta a España 2023.
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Now you Know How To Watch Vuelta a España 2023…

We hope you enjoy it!

There are a lot of questions to be answered: Will Primož Roglič become the joint record holder for the highest number of Vuelta a España maillotes rojos by winning his fourth in five years?

Or perhaps will his Jumbo-Visma co-lead, and two-time Tour de France winner Jonas Vingegaard snatch the red jersey in his very first Vuelta a España?

Will young Belgian Remco Evenepoel defend his red jersey and win his second consecutive edition of La Vuelta, after having to relinquish the maglia rosa in this year’s Giro due to COVID?

With the promise of such an extremely exciting affair, our faces will be glued to the action!

Remember, if you miss a stage or if you want to read about each stage after the fact, you can always come to BikeTips to get a complete summary of the day’s action.

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Jack is an experienced cycling writer based in San Diego, California. Though he loves group rides on a road bike, his true passion is backcountry bikepacking trips. His greatest adventure so far has been cycling the length of the Carretera Austral in Chilean Patagonia, and the next bucket-list trip is already in the works. Jack has a collection of vintage steel racing bikes that he rides and painstakingly restores. The jewel in the crown is his Colnago Master X-Light.

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