The 2019 Vuelta a España begins Aug. 24 in Torrevieja on the Mediterranean Coast with a 13.4 km team time trial. The three week Spanish Grand Tour has consistently delivered fantastic racing despite having a lower profile than the Giro d’Italia and Tour de France. With nail-biting uphill finishes and riders with nothing to lose, the Vuelta always delivers spectacular action. This year, there are no Canadians toeing the line but there are nine riders from the U.S. and South America is well represented with 12 riders from Colombia, Ecuador and Argentina combined.
For Canadians who want to follow the Vuelta, FloBikes is the place to go. FloSports is a distributor of live digital sporting events and FloBikes owns the distribution rights for the Vuelta in 2019. To get started with FloBikes, you will need to purchase a subscription package. You can pay for a calendar year of FloBikes content which will cost $150 and come out to $13 a month. With the subscription, you can watch events live, and gain access to highlights and replays. You can watch FloBikes on your computer or using the FloSports app through Roku, Apple TV 4 or your IOS device.
You won’t want to miss a moment of the 2019 Vuelta with its eight uphill finishes, TTT and a challenging 36 km ITT. The race has a list of contenders that includes Nairo Quintana, Primoz Roglic, Miguel Angel Lopez, Rigoberto Uran and exciting debutants like Tadej Pogačar and Sergio Higuita.
In 2020, FloBikes will broadcast a large portion of the WorldTour cycling calendar including the Tour de France and ASO’s other races such as Paris-Nice, Paris-Roubaix, Liège-Bastogne-Liège, La Course by Le Tour de France and the Tour of California. In 2020, with a FloBikes subscription, you’ll be able to watch all three Grand Tours and the five Monuments of cycling in one place. Additionally, with a FloBikes package, you can watch the UCI Road World Championships, the Flanders Classics events and the UCI Cyclocross World Cup. The list goes on to include Strade Bianche, the Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec et Montreal, the Tour de Suisse, the Hammer Series and the UCI Cyclocross World Championships.