Viewer’s Guide: 2012 Vuelta a España
Universal Sports is your destination for comprehensive coverage of the 2012 Vuelta a España. Get LIVE and on-demand access to all 21 stages of the event, as well as free post-stage highlights, photo galleries, and more. (All times ET — subject to change)
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What will happen to the full event replays that I have already purchased?
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|1||Sat.||Aug 18||12:45 pm||Pamplona – Pamplona||TTT|
|2||Sun.||Aug 19||10:00 am||Pamplona – Viana||Plain|
|3||Mon.||Aug 20||10:00 am||Faustino V – Eibar (Arrate)||Mountains|
|4||Tues.||Aug 21||10:00 am||Barakaldo – Estación de Valdezcaray||Mountains|
|5||Wed.||Aug 22||10:00 am||Logroño – Logroño||Plain|
|6||Thu.||Aug 23||10:00 am||Tarazona – Jaca||Plain|
|7||Fri.||Aug 24||10:00 am||Huesca – Alcañiz. Motorland Aragón||Plain|
|8||Sat.||Aug 25||10:00 am||Lleida – Andorra. Collada de la Gallina||Mountains|
|9||Sun.||Aug 26||10:00 am||Andorra – Barcelona||Plain|
|10||Tues.||Aug 28||10:00 am||Ponteareas – Sanxenxo||Plain|
|11||Wed.||Aug 29||10:00 am||Cambados – Pontevedra||Time Trial|
|12||Thu.||Aug 30||10:00 am||Vilagarcía de Arousa – Dumbría. Mirador de Ézaro||Plain|
|13||Fri.||Aug 31||10:00 am||Santiago de Compostela – Ferrol||Plain|
|14||Sat.||Sept 1||10:00 am||Palas de Rei – Puerto de Ancares||Mountains|
|15||Sun.||Sept 2||10:00 am||La Robla – Lagos de Covadonga||Mountains|
|16||Mon.||Sept 3||9:00 am||Gijón – Valgrande-Pajares. Cuitu Negru||Mountains|
|17||Wed.||Sept 5||10:00 am||Santander – Fuente Dé||Plain|
|18||Thu.||Sept 6||10:00 am||Aguilar de Campoo – Valladolid||Plain|
|19||Fri.||Sept 7||10:00 am||Peñafiel – La Lastrilla||Plain|
|20||Sat.||Sept 8||9:00 am||La Faisanera Golf. Segovia 21 – Bola del Mundo||Mountains|
|21||Sun.||Sept 9||10:00 am||Cercedilla – Madrid||Plain|
Running from Saturday, August 18th to Sunday, September 9, 2012, the 67th Vuelta a España will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,300 kilometers. These stages have the following profiles: 6 flat stages, 13 mountain stages, 1 team time-trial stage, and 1 individual time-trial stage.
Distinctive aspects of the race: 6 summit finishes, 2 rest days, 16 km team time-trial, 40 km individual time-trial stage, and 37 mountain passes and hills
New stage towns
Start towns: Barakaldo, Tarazona, Cambados, Vilagarcía de Aurosa, Palas de Rei, La Robla, La Faisanera Golf-Segovia 21 y Cercedilla
New finishes: Viana, Alcañiz-Motorland Aragón, Andorra-Collada de la Gallina, Sanxenxo, Dumbría-Mirador de Ézaro, Puerto de Ancares, Cuitu Negru-Valgrande-Pajares, Fuente Dé y La Lastrilla