Watch the 2014 Vuelta a Espana Live Online
Universal Sports Network will air more than 52 hours of exclusive live multiplatform coverage of the final Grand Tour of the season and Spain’s premier cycling event, the 2014 Vuelta a España, beginning this Saturday, August 23, at 1 p.m. ET.
Live coverage of the remaining 20 stages of the third and final Grand Tour of the season continues daily starting at 10 a.m. ET on Sunday, August 24. The 69th edition of the Vuelta will air both on television and online at UniversalSports.com to authenticated users. Universal Sports partner Roadcycling.com will air video highlights from every stage of the 2014 Vuelta a Espana in its video section at http://www.roadcycling.com/videos (viewable from within the USA).
Universal Sports’ and Roadcycling.com's coverage of the 2014 Vuelta a España will follow some of the world’s best professional cyclists on a mountainous course across Spain beginning Saturday, August 23, with the team time trial commencing in the city of Jerez de la Frontera in southwestern Spain, and culminating Sunday, September 14, in the northwestern Galician capital Santiago de Compostela. The 2014 Vuelta a Espana champion will be crowned just ten days prior to the start of the 2014 UCI Road World championships, also in Spain.
In addition to LIVE event coverage of the Vuelta, Universal Sports will present recap shows at 10 a.m. ET on both rest days, September 1 and 9, and following all 21 stages at 8 p.m. ET on September 19. The network will also present primetime re-airs of each stage daily. Roadcycling.com will offer Vuelta a Espana news, results, photos, interviews, and even more.
A star-studded field is ready for amazing battles on the Vuelta route. General Classification favories include Chris Froome (Sky) and Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Sharp-POC), who are both coming off of a disappointing Tour de France, Giro d’Italia winner Nairo Quintana (Movistar) and two-time champion Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) who is looking for his third Vuelta a Espana victory after missing last year’s race. Other GC favorites scheduled to compete for the red jersey include Quintana’s teammate and 2009 Vuelta winner Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), Garmin-Sharp-POC's Daniel Martin, Spaniard Joaquim Rodríguez (Katusha) and 2011 Tour de France winner Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team).
Universal Sports' 2014 Tour of Spain coverage will be hosted by veteran announcer Steve Schlanger on play-by-play alongside analyst Todd Gogulski, who spent more than a decade racing professionally, including on the U.S. National team, and won more than 100 races during his career.
Stay tuned to us here at Roadcycling.com for complete 2014 Vuelta a Espana coverage including free video highlights from every stage of the race in our videos section (viewable to visitors located within USA) and visit http://universalsports.com/cycling/ for exclusive live video from the Vuelta.
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