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Vuelta al País Vasco 2014 Live Dashboard
Race Info, Preview, Live Video, Results, Photos and Highlights

It was bye-bye Bertie on Stage 1. After an impressive win the first day, Alberto Contador goes wire-to-wire to win his 3rd Tour of the Basque Country. The Basque race Euskal Herriko Itzulia, or also known as Tour of the Basque Country, is one of the best one week races on the World Calendar. Follow the 2014 race updates below.
Big Photos from 2014 (so far) — flockton
Big Photos from 2013 (all stages except stage 1) — flockton
Big Photos from 2012flockton/reuters
Big Photos from 2011flockton/reuters

2014 Vuelta al País Vasco Teams
Team Rosters and Withdrawals
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News and Updates for Vuelta al País Vasco 2014

Stage 6 Post-Race Coverage


Full Official Results from Stage 6 and the Final General Classificationitzulia.net
Contador secures overall victory ahead of Kwiatkowskicyclingnews
April 11 update:
Stage 6 Preview and Favoritesc-cycling
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 6 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 5 Post-Race Coverage


Full Official Results from Stage 5itzulia.net
Ben Swift wins in Xemeincyclingnews
Swift wins stage 5 of the Vuelta al Pais Vascovelonews
More Stage 5 and Basque Ambiance Photosmanualforspeed
April 10 update:
Stage 5 Preview and Favoritesc-cycling
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 5 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 4 Post-Race Coverage


Full Official Results from Stage 4itzulia.net
Poels wins Eibar stage of Pais Vascocyclingnews
Poels wins stage 4 of the Vuelta al Pais Vascovelonews
Valverde: “No me fiaba de Contador”biciciclismo
Contador: “Doce segundos con Valverde es realmente poco”biciciclismo
BMC triumvirate threating the overall at Pais Vascocyclingnews
Poels claims most important win of his career in Spaincyclingnews
More Stage 4 and Basque Ambiance Photosmanualforspeed
April 9 update:
Stage 4 Preview and Favoritesc-cycling
Alto Arrate 3D Interactive Climb Profileveloviewer
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 4 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 3 Post-Race Coverage


Full Official Results from Stage 3itzulia.net
Matthews wins stage 3 of Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vascocyclingnews
Thibaut Pinot looking to impress overall at Pais Vascocyclingnews
Contador, ante Arrate: “Seguro que Valverde me probará”biciciclismo
More Stage 3 and Basque Ambiance Photosmanualforspeed
April 8 update:
Stage 3 Preview and Favoritesc-cycling
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 3 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 2 Post-Race Coverage


Full Official Results from Stage 2itzulia.net
Tony Martin wins stage 2cyclingnews
Martin wins stage 2 of the Vuelta al Pais Vascovelonews
Tony Martin celebrates Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco victory with help from Bakelantscyclingnews
Cunego consistent in Pais Vascocyclingnews
More Photos from Stage 2velonews
More Stage 2 & Basque Ambiance Photosmanualforspeed
April 7 update: Stage 2 Preview and Favoritesc-cycling
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 2 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 1 Post-Race Coverage


Full Official Results from Stage 1itzulia.net
Contador wins stage 1 of Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vascocyclingnews
Contador wins stage 1 of the Vuelta al Pais Vascovelonews
Contador: “No está todo decidido, ni mucho menos”biciciclismo
Valverde: “No esperaba el ataque de Contador, pensaba que iba jodido”biciciclismo
Evans encouraged by pais vasco performancesbs.au
Valverde continues rich vein of form at Pais Vascocyclingnews
More Stage 1 & Basque Ambiance Photosmanualforspeed
April 7 update:
Stage 1 Preview and Favoritesc-cycling
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 1 profile, map and timetable.

2014 Vuelta al País Vasco Preview


April 7 update:
Race Preview and Favoritesc-cycling
Rui Costa to lead Lampre in Vuelta al Pais Vascocyclingnews
Intxausti, ante la Vuelta al País Vasco: “Por qué no repetir en el podio”biciciclismo
País Vasco, una carrera “especial” para Samuel Sánchez en un poderoso BMCbiciciclismo
Contador targets overall success at the Vuelta al Pais Vascocyclingnews

April 4 update:
Valverde afronta “las emboscadas” de País Vasco tras verse “muy bien” en el pavébiciciclismo
Contador, ante País Vasco: “Tendré que sacar ventaja antes de la crono”biciciclismo



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April 3 update:
Team expect podium from Contador in Pais Vascocyclingnews

April 1 update:
Barguil, de Catalunya a País Vasco: “Me encanta el ataque”biciciclismo

March 28 update:
Provisional Startlist w/ bib numberssteephill.tv

February 28 update:
Kwiatkowski achieving his dreams en route to the top of cyclingvelonews

February 18 update:
Samuel hará el Giro, Vuelta al País Vasco y Vuelta a Cataluña. El Comercioelcomercio.es
Movistar confirms spring schedules for Quintana, Valverde (Quintana no title defend) — velonews
Luis León Sanchez: This isn’t a transition yearcyclingnews



Live Video Streaming and TV Coverage

April 7 update: The initial tv and online options to view the 2014 Tour of Basque Country are now listed below. Unrestricted live links will appear in bold. Check back at race time for updates to the online links and tv schedules. Feel free to send in additional sources for live video or tv coverage as they become known. — Steve


media source tv or internet comments/restrictions
   live video (basque)
  tv schedule
Basque, restricted to Europe; the earliest daily broadcast 15:00 CET.
eurosport    live videom (english)
   live videom (english)
   live videom (english)
   live videom (english)
   live videom (english)
   live videom (english)
  tv schedule (british)
  tv schedule (int'l/cet)
live coverage starting at 15:30 CET each day
Dutch    live videom (dutch)
Dutch
   live video (catalan)
  tv schedule
Catalan; live daily coverage
   live video
  tv schedule (see comments)
U.S. only; Live coverage every day between 10-11:30AM ET for cable subscribers
 live text updates Official text updates in Spanish and ticker (Google English Translation)
live text updates ES
The Spanish website Biciciclismo will also has the latest race updates
 official updates
 steephill text updates
updates on live coverage, results, photos and highlights
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2014 Vuelta al País Vasco Route Map



Stage maps and profiles are posted in the race summary table.



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