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The 2017 Vuelta a España Live stream is a three-week Grand Tour cycling stage race scheduled to take place in Spain between 19 August and 10 September 2017.The race will be the 72nd edition of the Vuelta a España and will be the final Grand Tour of the 2017 cycling season. The race is scheduled to start in Nîmes, France and finish in Madrid. It will be the first time the race has started in France and only the third time it has started outside Spain, after 1997 (Portugal) and 2009 (Netherlands).

Date: August 19 – September 10
TV Info: Eurosport (UK), NBC Sports (U.S.)
Live Stream: Eurosport Player (UK), NBC Sports Gold (U.S.)

Pre-race favourites

Chris Froome is on the hunt for more cycling history, as he seeks to become only the third man to win the Tour de France and the Vuelta a Espana in the same year.

The Team Sky rider wrapped up the first leg of this potential Grand Tour double last month, as he won his fourth Tour. Now attentions will turn to the Vuelta, where he has finished as the runner-up on three separate occasions.

Should he take overall victory, Froome will join Jacques Anquetil (1963) and Bernard Hinault (1973) to win both events in the same season. Longstanding rivals like Vincenzo Nibali, Alberto Contador and Fabio Aru will not make things easy for the Englishman, though.

Read on for the vital viewing information ahead of the Vuelta, the prize money details for the race and a preview of the final Grand Tour of 2017.

The winner of the general classification wins €150,000 of a total prize pool of €1,120,230. The purse for a stage win is €11,000.

Route and stages

The route of the 2017 Vuelta a Espana was revealed on 13 January 2017. Keeping with the tradition of the past few years, the race starts off with a team time trial. However, the race starts in France, just the third time in history that the Spanish Grand Tour has started outside of its home country. The third stage sees the race leave France, with a mountain stage to Andorra la Vella. The first uphill finale comes on stage 5, with a summit finish atop the Ermita de Santa Lucía. The queen stage of the 2017 Vuelta is stage 20, which features a summit finish atop the Alto de l’Angliru. Finally, the race ends with a customary circuit race in Madrid.

List of stages
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
1 19 August Nîmes – Nîmes 13.7 km (9 mi) Team Time Trial Stage.svg Team time trial
2 20 August Nîmes – Gruissan, Grand Narbonne 203.4 km (126 mi) Flat stage
3 21 August Prades Confluent Canigó – Andorra 158.5 km (98 mi) Mountain stage
4 22 August Escaldes-Engordany – Tarragona 198.2 km (123 mi) Flat stage
5 23 August Benicàssim – Alcossebre 175.7 km (109 mi) Hilly stage
6 24 August Villarreal – Sagunto 204.4 km (127 mi) Hilly stage
7 25 August Llíria – Cuenca 207 km (129 mi) Flat stage
8 26 August Hellín – Xorret de Catí 199.5 km (124 mi) Hilly stage
9 27 August Orihuela – Cumbre del Sol, El Poble Nou de Benitatxell 174 km (108 mi) Medium Mountain stage
28 August Province of Alicante Rest day
10 29 August Caravaca de la Cruz – ElPozo Alimentación, Alhama de Murcia 164.8 km (102 mi) Medium Mountain stage
11 30 August Lorca – Observatorio Astronómico de Calar Alto 187.5 km (117 mi) Mountain stage
12 31 August Motril – Antequera 160.1 km (99 mi) Medium Mountain stage
13 1 September Coín – Tomares 198.4 km (123 mi) Flat stage
14 2 September Écija – Sierra de La Pandera 175 km (109 mi) Mountain stage
15 3 September Alcalá la Real – Alto Hoya de la Mora, Sierra Nevada 129.4 km (80 mi) Mountain stage
4 September Logroño Rest day
16 5 September Circuito de Navarra – Logroño 40.2 km (25 mi) Time Trial.svg Individual time trial
17 6 September Villadiego – Los Machucos, Monumento Vaca Pasiega 180.5 km (112 mi) Mountain stage
18 7 September Suances – Santo Toribio de Liébana 169 km (105 mi) Medium Mountain stage
19 8 September Caso – Gijón 149.7 km (93 mi) Medium Mountain stage
20 9 September Corvera de Asturias – Alto de l’Angliru 117.5 km (73 mi) Mountain stage
21 10 September Arroyomolinos – Madrid 117.6 km (73 mi) Flat stage
Total 3,324.1 km (2,065 mi)

 

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