Universal Sports will broadcast every stage of the Vuelta a Espana live, as the third and final Grand Tour of the cycling season begins on Aug. 28.
The network's coverage begins with a preview show on Aug. 26 at 8 p.m., before presenting each of the 21 stages on Saturday at 4 p.m. The 2010 Vuelta a Espana, celebrating its 75th anniversary, starts for the first time with a night-time 16.5-kilometer team time trial through Seville's most iconic neighborhoods. The race ends 23 days later in Madrid.
Universal Sports will present live daily coverage at 10 a.m. (ET) and present recap shows on the Sept. 6 and 14 rest days. The network will encore its coverage nightly at 8 p.m.
Steve Schlanger will handle play-by-play , while Todd Gogulski, former teammate of Lance Armstrong and Greg LeMond, serves as the network's cycling expert. Coverage will include live interviews with team directors during actual race coverage, post-race interviews with cyclists, as well as insight from cycling experts and on-site media.
UniversalSports.com will also provide live streaming coverage of every stage, plus full-length video recaps, highlights, stage profiles, elevation profiles, real-time rider location, blogs, standings, photos and recaps for $14.99. Fans can sign up at www.universalsports.com/cycling/la-vuelta/video-live.html
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