Watch the 2011 Vuelta a Espana Live Online
Universal Sports shows Vuelta a Espana live online and on TV. Universal Sports will broadcast live, exclusive coverage of every stage of the Vuelta a España-more than 45 total hours-beginning Saturday, August 20 at 11 a.m. ET. Universal Sports partner Roadcycling.com will air video highlights from every stage of the 2011 Vuelta a Espana in its video section.
the final grand tour stop coming off a tough Tour de France, where he broke his collarbone in a crash.
The sprint stages will feature two of the world's best sprinters facing off in American Tyler Farrar and Britain's Mark Cavendish. If Cavendish were to get a stage win in this year's Vuelta, he would become the first rider since 2003 to have a stage win in all three Grand Tour events in the same season, and only the fourth in history.
Joining Farrar from the U.S. will be Andrew Talansky, Matthew Busche and Taylor Phinney. Phinney, the son of famous cyclist Davis Phinney, is set to make his Grand Tour debut. A former track cyclist, the 20 year-old Phinney will be facing the biggest challenge yet in his transformation to being a road racer.
Stay tuned to us here at Roadcycling.com for complete 2011 Vuelta a Espana coverage including video highlights from every stage of the race and visit www.universalsports.com/cycling for live video from the Vuelta.