La Vuelta of Spain is an outstanding road race. It takes place annually through Spain and Andorra in September.
The front-runner is initiated to wear a jersey of a certain color, which makes a distinction from the rest of the competitors. The color of the shirt of Spain has changed several times. Organizers, who revived the cycling event after multiple pauses, usually changed it. Since 1935, the leader’s shirt was orange, in 1941 it became white and again orange in 1942. In 1945-1950, the leaders wore a white jersey with a horizontal red stripe. In 1955 – by analogy with the Tour de France – it became yellow. With the exclusion of 1977, when the T-shirt became orange, all the years, including 1998, it was yellow, after which the color was given a golden hue. However, in 2010 the leader’s uniform turned red.
In 2018 there will be 21 stages created. The races will start from Malaga and finish in Madrid.
There are several ways of watching la vuelta live: on television, online websites or buying tickets right on the contest to see everything on your own eyes.
If we speak about TV, there are several channels which will broadcast the action in the USA and in the UK. Eurosport 1 and Itv 4 bought the rights to show the contest in Great Britain. But there is some difference between the comprehensive coverage of events. Eurosport 1 is going to show the live performance and Itv 4 will cover each aspect of the contest separately from the team cycling.
In the USA people can enjoy the action on NBCSN and Universal sports network.
If you don’t have the possibility to watch TV, there are a plenty of websites with free access on the internet. Moreover, some of them arrange for info of free streams just before the competitions start. Eurosport player is accessible on the Android and IOS platform, but you need to register to use all privileges. However, the ITV app is available for free.
All official broadcasters are: RTVE – Spain, TVI24 – Portugal, Caracol – Columbia, Supersport – Africa, Eurosport – South-East Asia, TV2 – Denmark, Eurosport – Europe, ESPN – Brazil, BeIN Sports – Middle East and North Africa, SBS – Australia, TV2 Norway – Norway, Olympic Chanel – the USA, ESPN – Latin America, J Sport – Japan, Ski Sport – New Zeland.