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Thanks to his second place Stage 6 ITT performance behind only Tony Martin, Colombian Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team) is your 2013 Tour of the Basque Country winner. 2nd Richie Porte congratulates his Team Sky teammate Sergio Heneo (3rd overall)
Big Photos from 2013 (all stages except stage 1) — flockton
Big Photos from 2012flockton/reuters
Big Photos from 2011flockton/reuters

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News and Updates for Vuelta al País Vasco 2013

Stage 6 Post-Race Coverage


50 Big Photos from Stage 6flockton
Full Official Results from Stage 6 and Final GCdiariovasco
Nairo Alexander Quintana wins 2013 Tour of the Basque Countryvelonews
Quintana wins overall at Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vascocyclingnews
Quintana: “Hay que seguir aprendiendo para disputar una Grande en el futuro”biciciclismo
Team Sky Duo Make Pais Vasco Podiumteamsky
Quintana overpowers Porte and Henao to scoop Vuelta al Pais Vasco overall victoryvelonation
50 Big Photos from Stage 6flockton
Colombia rising: Quintana confirms South Americans are back with Basque winvelonews
Universal Sports Announcers Lose Their Minds at Vuelta al Pais Vascopodiumcafe
Out of nowhere?: Philip Gomes: SBS Cycling Centralsbs.au
April 5 update: The final day ITT will be very difficult with several steep climbs and tricky descents and it could rain again. Four riders are within 10 seconds of the lead. — Steve
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 6 profile, map and timetable.
Stage 6 Detailed Preview w/ Favoritesc-cycling.blogspot.cz
Stage 6 ITT Start Order and Timesbiciciclismo

Stage 5 Post-Race Coverage


40 Big Photos from Stage 5flockton
Full Official Results from Stage 5diariovasco
Porte attacks late for Basque Tour stage 5 winvelonews
Porte wins penultimate Pais Vasco stage with late solo attackcyclingnews
40 Big Photos from Stage 5flockton
April 4 update: "Remember the epic stage in Tirreno-Adriatico won by Peter Sagan a month ago? Good, now it’s time for part two." See detailed preview beloew. — Steve
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 5 profile, map and timetable.
Stage 5 Detailed Preview w/ Favoritesc-cycling.blogspot.cz
Contador holds on while contenders slip away at Pais Vascocyclingnews
Big Changes After Crisis for Tour of the Basque Countrynytimes


Stage 4 Post-Race Coverage


32 Big Photos from Stage 4 (more photos added)flockton
Full Official Results from Stage 4diariovasco
Quintana claims victory in stage 4 at Tour of the Basque Countryvelonews
Quintana jumps clear to nab stage win, Henao keeps race leadvelonation
Quintana wins in the rain on Arrate finishcyclingnews
32 Big Photos from Stage 4 (more photos added)flockton
April 3 update: The Queen Stage, like in previous editions of this race, will finish in Eibar-Arrate, one of the major industrial cities in the Basque country. This is always a brutal stage regardless of where it starts, Trapagaran this year. There are six catgorized climbs ending with the usual Alto de Ixua, Alto de San Miguel and Alto de Usartza combination before a short, twisty descent finish. Sammy Sanchez has won this stage the last three years. — Steve

See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 4 profile, map and timetable.
Stage 4 Detailed Previewc-cycling.blogspot.cz
18 Big Photos from the Eibar-Arrate finish in 2012colinflockton
17 Big Photos from the Eibar-Arrate finish in 2011flockton/reuters


Stage 3 Post-Race Coverage


41 Big Photos from Stage 3flockton
Official Results from Stage 3diariovasco
Henao out-climbs the Basque field to take race leadvelonews
Henao edges Betancur on climb to Trapagarancyclingnews
41 Big Photos from Stage 3flockton
April 2 update: After two lumpy stages that ended in sprint finishes, it's now time for the GC riders to come to the front. The last 40 km of this stage features three categorized climbs including the uphill finish on Alto de la Lejana which kicks up to 21% in the last 400 meters. Read more in the Stage 3 preview below. — Steve
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 3 profile, map and timetable.
Stage 3 Detailed Previewc-cycling.blogspot.cz
Porte ready to test himself against former teammate Contadorvelonews

Stage 2 Post-Race Coverage


27 Big Photos from Stage 2flockton
Official Results from Stage 2diariovasco
Impey delivers Orica-GreenEdge's second straight Pais Vasco stage wincyclingnews
Orica stays perfect at Basque Country with Impey’s stage 2 winvelonews
Daryl Impey repeats his 2012 stage two Vitoria sprintvelonation
Voigt in attacking mood in Vuelta al Pais Vascovelonation
27 Big Photos from Stage 2flockton
April 1 update: This is probably the easiest of the road stages, with only three category 3 climbs in the final 110 km of the stage. Look for another hectic descending bunch sprint finish this time in Vitoria-Gasteiz. — Steve
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 2 profile, map and timetable.
Stage 2 Detailed Previewc-cycling.blogspot.cz

Stage 1 Post-Race Coverage

Full Results from Stage 1biciciclismo
Gerrans claims opening stage of Pais Vascocyclingnews
Gerrans takes Basque Country stage 1 in bunch sprintvelonews
Gerrans, victoria en Elgoibar y liderato en la Vuelta al Pais Vascodiariovasco
No surprises for attentive Contador at Basque Countrycyclingnews
Crash destroys Van Den Broeck's hopes at Pais Vascocyclingnews
Sánchez unshaken by time loss in Basque Country openercyclingnews
Stage 1 Finish Photo@Orica_GreenEDGE
March 31 update: A hilly stage with six categorized climbs starting and ending in Elgoibar. The last cat 2 climb crests 7 km before the expected downhill bunch sprint finish. — Steve
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 1 profile, map and timetable.
Stage 1 Detailed Previewc-cycling.blogspot.cz

2013 Tour of the Basque Country Preview


March 31 update:
Official Startlist w/ bib numberssteephill
Alberto Contador, Richie Porte square off for a battle in the Basque Countryvelonews
Horner to miss the Vuelta al Pais Vasco due to a knee problemcyclingnews

March 30 update:
Contador targetting a third victory at Pais Vascocyclingnews
Van Garderen, Gilbert set out goals for Vuelta al Pais Vascovelonation
Euskaltel hopes to break winless streak during ‘Basque week’velonews

March 22 update:
Stage profiles now posted, see the race summary table (right)
Press-conference photos and climb detailsbiciciclismo

February 25 update:
La Lejana y Arrate, llegadas en alto de la Vuelta al Pais Vasco 2013

Race History with Past Winnerswikipedia





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Live Video Streaming and TV Coverage

March 31 update: Listed below are the known broadcasters for Tour of the Basque Country 2013. Check back at race time for more 2013 live coverage options. Unrestricted live video links will appear in bold. Free feel to send in additional information. — Steve

media source tv or internet comments/restrictions
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  tv schedule
Basque, restricted to Europe; the earliest daily broadcast 14:45 - 17:45 CET.
eurosport    live video (english)
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   live video (dutch)
  tv schedule (british)
  tv schedule (int'l/cet)
live coverage starting at 15:30 CET each day
   live video (italian)
  tv schedule
Italian; live coverage beginning at 14:50 CET
   live video (catalan)
  tv schedule
   live video
  tv schedule (see comments)
U.S. only; Live coverage every day between 10-11:30AM ET
 live text updates Official text updates in Spanish and ticker (Google English Translation)
live text updates ES
live text updates EN
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