Eurosport to commence 2019 cycling coverage with Argentinian showpiece

International sports broadcaster Eurosport has further enhanced its cycling rights portfolio by agreeing a deal for the Vuelta a San Juan, Argentina’s leading road race.

The new agreement covers multi-platform broadcast rights to the 37th edition of the race, which this year features several top UCI WorldTeam’s and high-profile riders from the sport.

Eurosport has acquired exclusive global rights, excluding Latin America, for the seven-stage race between January 27 and February 3, and will air one-and-a-half hours of exclusive live coverage per day across Europe and Asia on Eurosport and the Eurosport Player.

Eurosport has also retained the rights to sublicense coverage across Africa, North America, Japan and New Zealand.

The Vuelta a San Juan will commence Eurosport’s live cycling coverage in 2019, which again includes over 200 days and 2,500 hours of live action across its channels, covering all three Grand Tours, plus 35 UCI World Tour events, including all five ‘Monuments’.

Peter Sagan, Mark Cavendish and sprint star Fernando Gaviria, who will make his debut with UAE Team Emirates, have been confirmed to compete in this year’s Vuelta a San Juan.