Warner Bros. Discovery unveils La Vuelta coverage plans

Warner Bros. Discovery Warner Bros. Discovery Sports Europe (WBD) is to livestream the Spanish cycling competition La Vuelta a España which gets underway on August 26 across discovery+, the Eurosport App and GCN+ in Europe and Asia-Pacific.

La Vuelta a España coverage will also include multi-audio feeds of the race with commentary in 16 languages.

While Eurosport 1 will broadcast 73 hours of the tour, with free-to-air programming for viewers in Germany and daily free-to-air highlights in the UK on WBD’s men’s lifestyle channel DMAX.

Former three-time winner Alberto Contador will spearhead WBD’s on-site expert line-up alongside Philippe Gilbert. The former Velo d’Or winners will deliver an access-all-areas experience for viewers along with reporters Sander Kleikers, Laura Meseguer and Louis Pierre Frileux.

Local studio shows will provide a breakdown of the race in the UK (The Breakaway), France (Les Rois de la Pédale), Spain (La Montonera) and Italy (Tour 360).

Vuelta content alongside racing live and on-demand, includes the Racing News Show, World of Cycling, and short highlights which will be available on GCN.

Scott Young, SVP content and production at Warner Bros. Discovery Sports Europe, said: “Driven by one of the most exciting generations of athletes, the appetite for cycling continues to grow as shown by our Tour de France coverage which broke new streaming and audience engagement records.

“Recognised as the ‘home of cycling’, our unparalleled level of access to the riders and far-reaching coverage means we continue to shine a light on this exhilarating sport while telling the stories of its champions and challengers. We look forward to concluding the 2023 Grand Tour season by showing every stage of La Vuelta which accelerates an incredibly exciting period of cycling in all forms following our wall-to-wall coverage of the recent World Championships.”

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