2020 Vuelta a España live stream: How to watch the cycling action from Spain online from anywhere

2020 La Vuelta Espana
2020 La Vuelta Espana (Image credit: 2020 Vuelta a Espana Facebook)

Rolling off in the Basque town of Irun before its final dramatic street race stage in Madrid, the final Grand Tour race of the season is now underway. Read on to find out how to get a Vuelta a España 2020 no matter where you are in the world.

Pushed back down the calendar thanks to the Covid-19 crisis from its traditional August slot, this year's event has been trimmed down slightly into an 18-stage edition.

Despite the truncated schedule, this year's Vuelta remains as demanding as ever, with five mountain stages alongside eight hilly days for the General Classification riders to tackle.

Last year's Vuelta was won by Jumbo-Visma's Primoz Roglic, marking the Slovenian rider's first Grand Tour victory.

Roglic returns to defend his crown and will line-up with Jumbo-Visma teammate Tom Dumoulin who is also being heavily tipped to end the Vuelta as overall winner.

This year's race also marks the closing of a chapter for one of the sports big names, with Britain's Chris Froome, who will line up for team Ineos Grenadiers for one final time.

Who will win this year? Read on to find out how to watch the La Vuelta a España 2020 matter where you are in the world.

La Vuelta a España 2020 - where and when

This year's 18-stage race kicks off in Irun on Tuesday, October 20 and finishes Sunday, November 8 in Madrid. Each day's action starts roughly around midday local time - which is 11am BST, 6am ET, 3am PT, and 9pm AEDT.

Watch the La Vuelta a España 2020 online from outside your country

We have details of all the US, UK, Australian and Canadian broadcasters of this iconic cycling event further down in this guide. If you're intent on watching the La Vuelta a España 2020, but find yourself away from home then you'll run into problems when trying to stream your domestic coverage online from abroad as it's likely to be geo-blocked.

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How to watch the La Vuelta a España 2020 online in the US

While this year's Vuelta won't be available to watch in the US on Linear TV, this year's event can be watched live in its entirety via NBC Sports Live Extra, its online streaming service which can be access via the website or its app. You can subscribe to NBC Sports Gold, which is offering a Cycling Pass for $54.99, delivering live, on-demand and commercial-free coverage of this year's race.

A further option for watching the La Vuelta online comes with a FuboTV Cycling Pass. Fubo is a sports focused streaming TV solution that lets you subscribe to watch cycling for $59.99 for the season.

Fubo is one of the easiest ways to keep up with cycling action as it happens live this year. You can pay a one-time fee of $59.99 so you can tune in to all the action available this season.

How to stream the La Vuelta a España 2020 live in the UK

Eurosport has exclusive live coverage of the La Vuelta a España 2020 in the UK, with Eurosport 1 the channel to head to via Sky, BT TV or Virgin Media. If you're looking to watch the race on a laptop or mobile device, you'll need to grab the standalone Eurosport Player twitch costs £6.99 a month or £39.99 for the whole year.

How to stream the La Vuelta a España 2020 live in Canada

Canadians can watch all the action from France via streaming service FloBikes. A monthly subscription will cost you $30 while a yearly account will set you back $150 ($12.50 per month), which will give you access to coverage of major cycling events throughout the year.

Live stream La Vuelta a España 2020 in Australia

The great news for Aussie cycling fans is that free-to-air broadcaster SBS Viceland has the rights to show the Vuelta live.

Kevin Lynch