Vuelta a España – the final Grand Tour of 2022 – runs from the 19th August to 11th September. Can three-time winner Primož Roglič hang onto the title once again, or will 22-year-old Remco Evenepoel – dubbed 'the new Eddy Merckx' – pull ahead? Make sure you know how to watch a free Vuelta a España live stream from where you are with a VPN.
Date: 19th Aug - 11th Sept 2022
FREE stream: SBS (opens in new tab) (Australia)
US stream: Peacock (opens in new tab) ($5/month)
UK stream: Discovery+ (opens in new tab) (£7/month)
The 2022 Vuelta a España route departs from the Dutch city of Utrecht, with the first three stages starting and finishing in the Netherlands. After a rest day, the race resumes in Spain's Basque Country, with a series of short but brutal climbs. The first week closes out with back-to-back summit finishes (stages 8 and 9) before heading to Alicante for an individual time trial (stage 10). As the riders continue to venture through Spain, expect more opportunities for the sprinters, followed by a duo of baking-hot climbs in Extremadura (stages 17 and 18) with the potential for attack. The 2022 Vuelta a España comes to a thrilling close with finale in Madrid on 11th September.
It's now been confirmed that last year's winner, Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma), who was injured in July's Tour de France, will defend his title. He'll be up against the world's best riders including Belgian time trial wizard specialist Remco Evenepoel (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl). He's in a stunning form right now – but we can't discount the likes of Australian Giro d'Italia winner Jai Hindley (BORA-Hansgrohe), not to mention Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), who'll be competing in his final Grand Tour.
Fans in Australia can watch all 21 stages of the Vuelta a España free on SBS On Demand. Make sure you know how to watch a free Vuelta a España live stream from where you are.
Vuelta a España free live stream
In Australia, SBS (opens in new tab) will offer a free Vuelta a España live stream covering all 21 stages of the race.
How to watch Vuelta a España from abroad using a VPN
Even if you have subscribed to the relevant 2022 Vuelta a España rights holders, you won't be able to use them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, such that the servers and services you’re accessing aren’t aware of what you’re doing. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.
There are many VPN providers out there, with some more reliable and safe than others. As a rule, we’d suggest a paid-for service such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) which offers a 100 percent risk-free money back guarantee. If you're not happy with the service any time within the first 30-days, then you can cancel with no penalties at all.
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How to use a VPN to watch Vuelta a España free live stream
Using a VPN to watch the 2022 Vuelta a España is incredibly simple:
1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is the one we recommend.
2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For Vuelta a España, you may wish to choose 'Australia' to access SBS.
3. Then head over to SBS on your browser or device and enjoy a free Vuelta a España live stream.
If, for whatever reason, you can't get it working, then do remember that you have the comfort of a 30-day money back guarantee with ExpressVPN (opens in new tab). You could also try NordVPN (opens in new tab), which also comes with a 30-day money back guarantee, and Surfshark (opens in new tab) which offers 24 hour assistance.
Vuelta a España live stream in the UK
The 2022 Vuelta a España will be aired live across the UK and Europe via Eurosport and Eurosport Player (through Discovery+ (opens in new tab)). Subscription costs from £6.99 a month or £39.99 a year.
Don't forget: Aussie viewers travelling abroad can use a use a VPN (opens in new tab) to access the free live stream on SBS without being location blocked. We recommend ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) because it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee and 24/7 customer support.
Vuelta a España live stream in the US
In the USA, Peacock is the place to find a 2022 Vuelta a España live stream.
NBC's streaming service costs just $4.99 a month and new users get a 7-day free trial.
Remember, you can use a VPN (opens in new tab) to access any local live stream when travelling away from home.
2022 Vuelta a España full start list
VAN POPPEL Danny
DE GENDT Thomas
VAN GILS Maxim
HAGEN Carl Fredrik
DE MARCHI Alessandro
VAN POPPEL Boy
VAN BAARLE Dylan
GEOGHEGAN HART Tao
ROJAS José Joaquín
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl
VAN WILDER Ilan
UAE Team Emirates
MOLANO Juan Sebastián
LÓPEZ Miguel Ángel
DE LA CRUZ David
HVIDEBERG Jonas Iversby
LÓPEZ Juan Pedro
DÍAZ José Manuel
Equipo Kern Pharma
GARCÍA PIERNA Raúl
PARRA José Félix
MATÉ Luis Ángel
AZPARREN Xabier Mikel