Airdate: 2011 La Vuelta a Espana

If you were hooked on Tour de France you may be keen to catch the final in cycling’s three Grand Tours of Europe, La Vuelta a Espana.

SBS will be showing eight stages of the Tour of Spain Live, including all of the mountain stages.  Mike Tomalaris will host SBS’s coverage and will be joined by SBS Cycling analyst and former professional cyclist David McKenzie. Calling the race will be commentator Matt Keenan.

SBS is also showing daily highlights throughout the event at 5:30pm on SBS ONE.

Stage 8
Talavera de la Reina > San Lorenzo de El Escorial
11:30pm, Saturday 27 August

Stage 9
Villacastín > Sierra de Bejar.La Covatilla
11:30pm, Sunday 28 August

Stage 13
Sarria > Ponferrada
11:30pm, Friday 2 September

Stage 14
Astorga > La Farrapona. Lagos de Somiedo
11:30pm, Saturday 3 September

Stage 15
Avilés > Alto de L’Angliru
11:30pm, Sunday 4 September

Stage 18
Solares > Noja
11:30pm, Thursday 8 September

Stage 20
Bilbao > Vitoria
11:30pm, Saturday 10 September

Stage 21
Circuito del Jarama-RACE > Madrid
11:30pm, Sunday 11 September

The eight live stages of the La Vuelta a Espana will also be streamed live online at sbs.com.au/cyclingcentral.

Meanwhile FOX Sports has the Tour of Colorado from today which has Cadel Evans competing. Evans will once again compete for his BMC Racing Team, which includes US national road champion George Hincapie and former world road race champion Alessandro Ballan of Italy. It ends on Monday.

Updated.

7 Comments:

  1. Secret Squïrrel

    Thanks, David, altho’ the article still claims that SBS will be showing all of the mountain stages live which is not true (didn’t happen last night). According to the copy here (sbs.com.au/cyclingcentral/road/news/32223/La%20Vuelta%20a%20Espana%20LIVE%20and%20exclusive%20on%20SBS) they will be showing the “must see” mountain stages, which I take to mean the specific mountain stages that they deem shouldn’t be missed, rather than all mountain stages being unmissable.

    It is a bit confusing, and still not actually accurate, as last night’s stage has both a higher peak and a higher elevation (differential) than either of this weekend’s mountain stages, and was as much of a “must see”. I think it’s more likely, at least partially, a programming decision to only broadcast those mountain stages which are on traditionally lower audience nights at the end of the week (Thu-Sun).

  2. “It *will* be live and exclusive on SBS from Sunday August 21.”

    does not really make sense to me either since Eurosport is showing every stage live, only thing Eurosport fails in is a HD channel

  3. Secret Squïrrel

    “It *will* be live and exclusive on SBS from Sunday August 21.”
    Was this meant to come out last week?

    Also, don’t know whether this is an error on SBS’s part but they are not broadcasting all of the mountain stages live. The tour is in the mountains today (tonight) but SBS doesn’t appear to be showing it on TV. Stages 11 and 17 (both on a Wednesday) are also mountain stages that are not currently scheduled for live broadcast.

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