How to watch the Vuelta a España for free online



Chris, a UK-born media connoisseur, is an expert in watching international TV. Known as "The Global Screen Wanderer", he has travelled extensively across the globe with long stints away from home. With over 10 years of experience he has become the go-to guru for streaming content from home and abroad.

If you want to watch the Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain) for free then this is the guide you need.

In this guide I’m going to show you how by using a small app called a VPN how you can unlock a free official stream of the Tour and watch in any country.

Quick Guide: How to watch Vuelta a España

  1. Sign up for ExpressVPN.
  2. Download the VPN app, sign in, and select ‘United Kingdom‘.
  3. Go to ITVX.
  4. Start live streaming the cycling.

In many countries the Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain) is reserved for cable networks that you might not have access to but in others it’s shown completely for free.

In Australia for example the Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain) is shown for free on SBS Cycling Central but it’s restricted to viewing within Australia and in the UK on ITV4.

By using a VPN app from my recommended provider ExpressVPN you can unblock the stream and watch in any country.

Below I’ll show you how.

Step 1: Get yourself a VPN service

The first thing you need to do is get yourself a VPN service.

It’s important to choose a VPN service that supports Australia or the UK which will allow you to unblock SBS Cycling Central and ITV4. Not all VPN services do.

Three that I recommend that do support Australia and the UK and I have tested are as follows.

My Top VPN Recommendations to watch Vuelta a España:

  1. ExpressVPN – My top recommended provider!
  2. NordVPN
  3. IPVanish

All you need to do is choose one of the above and sign up for their service.

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Step 2: Use the VPN to watch the Tour of Spain

Now you’ve got yourself a VPN service you’re probably wondering how to use it to watch the Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain).

Using the VPN is actually really easy. Follow the steps below. If you’ve already signed up then skip step 1 as that deals with signing up. I’m using ExpressVPN but the process is the same with the other providers too.

How to watch the Tour of Spain Step-by-step:

  1. Visit the ExpressVPN website and sign-up for their service.
  2. Download their app from your regular app store or from the ‘Download VPN’ section of the ExpressVPN website.
  3. Open the app and activate it or login when required.
  4. Press Selected Location.
  5. Then press All Locations, Asia Pacific and finally click Australia or All Locations, Europe and United Kingdom.
  6. If the app doesn’t connect automatically then press Connect.
  7. Once the app has connected visit the SBS Cycling Central website or if you selected the UK, ITV4.

Now that you’re connected to the VPN service any websites or apps you use think you’re in Australia. You’re now able to visit the SBS Cycling Central website intended for Australian viewers or ITV4 intended for UK ones.

Instead of being blocked like you would if you weren’t using a VPN service you’ll be able to watch the entire Tour from anywhere in the world.

Don’t forget you can watch other Tours on SBS Cycling Central and ITV4 throughout this year and next.

You can also use the VPN service for other purposes such as unblocking US Netflix. Why not take a look around our website to find out what other great things you can use the VPN service for?

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Can I watch on my mobile or tablet?

Sure, it’s definitely possible to watch the Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain) on your mobile or tablet.

It’s actually easiest to watch on a regular computer or laptop so if you want the quickest method with the least amount of hassle, consider watching on a computer or laptop.

If you really want to watch on a mobile or tablet device then you’ll need to install the SBS app or the ITVX app. It’s unlikely you’ll be able to install this directly from your app store because it won’t be available in your country.

You should first try to see if this is the case. You can get the Android app here or the iOS app here. You can get the ITVX app by searching your regular app store.

If you can’t install them then you’ll need to install using a different method below.


Open your regular web-browser on your Android device and visit: and for ITVX:

Once downloaded and installed use the VPN service first as detailed above and then open the app to watch.


For iOS devices you’ll need to follow this guide how to install iOS apps outside their intended country.

In Summary

To watch the Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain) for free online you’re going to need two things:

1) A VPN app from ExpressVPN

2) A tablet, mobile, laptop, computer to watch on

A VPN allows you to unblock the official Australian stream of the Tour on the SBS Cycling Central website or the UK one on ITV4. It’s worth remembering this is the official stream for Australia and United Kingdom.

VPN apps are also completely legal privacy tools.

Just click the pink button below to get started. Once you’ve signed up for ExpressVPN download their app for your device. Then connect to Australia or the UK.

Once connected head over to the SBS Cycling Central website or ITVX where you’ll be able to watch all stages of the Tour for free.


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What are you most looking forward to in this year’s race? Why not let me and others know in the comments section below?

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