Watch the 2018 La Vuelta a España (for FREE) from Anywhere

John Bennet Last Updated by John Bennet on April 25, 2019

For avid cycling fans, the La Vuelta a España needs no introduction. As the last of the three Grand Tour events, the Vuelta is already a test in many ways, but its terrain and soaring temperatures add a whole different level of challenges to the riders, making it arguably the most grueling of the three.

The 2018 La Vuelta a España will run from August 25th to September 16th, and includes everything from team time trials, to flat, mountain, and hilly stages. This years version kicks everything off in Ourense, which is actually a town just northwest of Spain, before making its way back down into the country for the remaining stages.

Looking for the best way to watch from anywhere in the world? We’ve got you covered.

Watch the 2018 La Vuelta a España on ITV Player (for Free) in 4 Simple Steps


The La Vuelta a España can be watched on the ITV4 channel of the ITV Player. This is only available to people in the United Kingdom — unless you use a VPN to work around the geo-blocking.

  1. Get a VPN with UK servers
  2. Connect to UK servers
  3. Create a free account on ITV (you will need a UK postal code. You can find some here)
  4. Watch the ITV4 Live Stream and enjoy the race. (Check the ITV TV Guide for exact broadcast times throughout the day)

Start Watching Now  

2018 La Vuelta a España Schedule 

Map of the different stages of the 2018 La Vuelta a España

 Stage  Date  Location Terrain  Distance (km)
Stage 1 August 25  Málaga – Málaga Individual Time Trials   8.0
Stage 2 August 26  Marbella – Caminito del Rey Flat  163.5
Stage 3 August 27  Mijas – Alhaurín de la Torre Medium Mountains  178.2
Stage 4 August 28  Vélez-Málaga – Sierra de la Alfaguara Medium Mountains  161.4
Stage 5 August 29  Granada – Roquetas de Mar Medium Mountains  188.7
Stage 6 August 30  Huércal-Overa – Mar Menor Flat  155.7 km
Stage 7 August 31  Puerto Lumbreras – Pozo Alcón Flat  185.7
Stage 8  September 1  Linares – Almadén Flat  195.1
Stage 9 September 2  Talavera Reina – La Covatilla Mountain  200.8
Stage 10 September 4  Salamanca – Bermillo de Sayago Flat  177.0
 Stage 11 September 5  Mombuey – Luinta Hills  207.8
Stage 12 September 6  Mondoñedo – Faro de Estaca de Bares Hills  181.1
Stage 13 September 7  Candás – La Camperona Mountain  174.8
Stage 14 September 8  Cangas Onís – Les Praeres Mountain  171.0
Stage 15 September 9  Cistierna – Lagos de Covadonga Mountain  178.2
Stage 16 September 11  Santillana del Mar – Torrelavega Individual Time Trials  32.0
Stage 17 September 12   Getxo – Balcón de Bizkaia Hills  157.0
Stage 18 September 13  Ejea de los Caballeros – Lleida Flat  186.1 km
Stage 19 September 14  Lleida – Col de la Rabassa Flat  154.4
Stage 20 September 15  Escaldes-Engordany Mountain  97.3
Stage 21 September 16  Alcorcón – Madrid Flat  100.9

Don’t Miss the Racing Action!

The La Vuelta a España is always a fitting end to an exciting Grand Tour. By using a VPN with UK servers you can alter your IP address to bypass geo-blocking and watch it from anywhere, and also get the benefit of safe and secure internet usage before, during, and long after the racing has ended.


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John Bennet
John Bennet is an experienced data and communications engineer and cross-platform copy and content writer and editor with a keen interest in cybersecurity. He has been working with and researching, VPNs and other online privacy tools for many years.