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Race Info, Preview, Live Video, Results, Photos and Highlights

Steve Cummings (Dimension Data) pulled off one of his patented solo dashes to the line to win stage 3 and then pulled this face on the podium. More photos from all stages below. The Basque race Euskal Herriko Itzulia, Vuelta al País Vasco, or also known as Tour of the Basque Country, is one of the best one week races on the World Calendar. Follow the 2016 race updates below.
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2016 Vuelta al País Vasco Teams
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News and Updates for Vuelta al País Vasco 2016

Stage 6 Post-Race Coverage


Full Official Stage 6 Results and Final General Classificationitzulia.eus
Contador wins finale time trial to secure overall title at Vuelta al Pais Vascocyclingnews
Contador shelves retirement plans for nowvelonews
Contador rethinking retirement after fourth Pais Vasco victorycyclingnews
April 8 update:
Stage 6 ITT Stage Order and Times (CET) — biciciclismo
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 6 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 5 Post-Race Coverage


Full Official Stage 5 Resultsitzulia.eus
Rosa wins in Arratecyclingnews
Diego Rosa puts in mammoth solo ride to net Tour of the Basque Country stage fivecweekly
Craddock emergent at punishing Pais Vascovelonews
April 7 update:
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 5 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 4 Post-Race Coverage


Full Official Stage 4 Resultsitzulia.eus
Samuel Sanchez wins stage 4 in Oriocyclingnews
Samuel Sanchez turns back the clock to win Tour of the Basque Country stage fourcyclingweekly
Craddock shows climbing strength at Pais Vascocyclingnews
Sanchez takes first individual win in three years at Pais Vascocyclingnews
Aggressive riding pays off for Kelderman at Pais Vascocyclingnews
April 6 update:
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 4 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 3 Post-Race Coverage


#itzulia we love this angle... @StevoCummings and @sergepauwels. Great job @TeamDiData!#BicyclesChangeLives pic.twitter.com/kkcSHvetop

— Team Dimension Data (@TeamDiData) April 6, 2016
Full Official Stage 3 Results and General Classificationitzulia.eus
Cummings wins stage 3 in Lesakacyclingnews
Calculated attack nets Cummings a stage win at Pais Vascocyclingnews
Steve Cummings springs surprise win in third stage of Vuelta al País Vascotheguardian
April 5 update:
Cummings eyes breakaway in Vuelta al Pais Vascocyclingnews
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 3 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 2 Post-Race Coverage


Full Official Stage 2 Results and General Classificationitzulia.eus
Landa wins hilltop finish in Garrastatxucyclingnews
Contador takes conservative approach to first summit finish at Pais Vascocyclingnews
Pinot makes it through complicated summit finish at Pais Vascocyclingnews
Kelderman hits form in Pais Vascocyclingnews
April 4 update:
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 2 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 1 Post-Race Coverage


Full Official Stage 1 Resultsitzulia.eus
Luis Leon Sanchez wins Pais Vasco opening stagecyclingnews
Contador works out cobwebs in opening stage of Pais Vascocyclingnews
March 31 update:
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 1 profile, map and timetable.

2016 Vuelta al País Vasco Preview




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April 4 update:
Official Startlist w/ bib numberssteephill.tv
Quintana loses two teammates at Pais Vasco to gastronenteritiscyclingnews
Yates brothers focus on overall at Vuelta al Pais Vascocyclingnews

April 2 update:
Rodriguez warns poor weather could make tough Vuelta al Pais Vasco even hardercyclingnews
Izagirre: Winning Indurain confirms I’m ready for Pais Vascocyclingnews
2016 Vuelta al Pais Vasco previewcyclingquotes

March 31 update:
Nairo Quintana leads Movistar in the Basque Countrycyclingnews
Tour of the Basque Country previewcyclingweekly
Yates brothers to lead Orica-GreenEdge at Vuelta a Pais Vascocyclingnews

March 17 update:
Provisional Startlist w/ bib numberssteephill.tv
All stages, profiles and timetables are now posted. See the race summary table, right.

Video highlights/archived coverage from previous years
Race History with Past Winnerswikipedia



Live Video Streaming and TV Coverage

March 31 update: A work in progress for 2016 Vuelta al País Vasco live and delayed coverage. Most live feeds will be country restricted, but unrestricted links will appear in bold. Check back at race time for more links. Feel free to send in additional sources for live video, tv coverage or text updates/tickers as they become known. — Steve

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English; USA and CAN; LIVE 1320 UTC (0920 EDT) with Marty Macdonald ; Subscribers will also get access to the on-demand broadcast several hours after the race completes
   live video (basque)
  tv schedule
Basque, restricted to Europe; the earliest live daily broadcast at 15:00 CET.
eurosport    live videom (english)
   live videom (english)
  tv schedule (british)
  tv schedule (int'l/cet)
Europe; English. Stage 1 live at 15:30
   live video (catalan)
  tv schedule
Catalan; live daily coverage
 live text updates
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Official text updates in Spanish and ticker
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2016 Vuelta al País Vasco Route Map


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