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La Vuelta a Espana 2016

  • Episode: 

    1 of

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Sat 20 Aug 2016
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    10.00pm - 11.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 34 2016 : Sat 20 Aug - Fri 26 Aug
  • Channel: 

    ITV4
  • Status: 

    New
FIRST WEEK
 
ITV4 will broadcast daily highlights of La Vuelta a Espana following its successful coverage of Chris Froome’s ride to a third victory in the Tour de France.
 
Presenter Gary Imlach and reporter Daniel Friebe are joined by commentators Ned Boulting and David Millar for the race, which starts in Balneario Laias on Saturday August 20 and ends in Madrid on Sunday September 11, covering a total distance of 3,277 kilometres.
 
It's the sixth year ITV4 has broadcast the race, and this year the channel will air a 60-minute highlights programme from each race day.
 
Last year’s Vuelta was won by Fabio Aru, and this year’s race which features 10 summit finishes is likely to be contested by the likes of Tour winner Froome, alongside three-time Vuelta victor Alberto Contador, and Nairo Quintana.