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Index: 50th Tour of the Basque Country 2010
 
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Date: 4/12/2010
Index: 50th Tour of the Basque Country 2010
 

Index: 50th Tour of the Basque Country 2010
Links to the coverage of the annual Basque uelta ciclista al País Vasco for 2009 & 2010

2010 Tour of the Basque Country
50th Edition Vuelta ciclista al País Vasco
Euskal Herriko Itzuli
April 5 - 10

Welcome to the index page of Daily Peloton's coverage of the 50th edition of the tour of the Basque country; below you will find all the links to our coverage including the daily live reports by Fabio.  The race, always one of the toughest week long stage races on the Spring calendar and UCI ProTour.

The race once again drew the best of the stage racers as they prepared for the Giro and beyond while their team mates tackled the tour of Flanders and Belgian Spring Classics.

Unfortunately, last years winner Alberto Contador chose to skip the race this year to defend his jersey; but  no problem the parcours and competitors provided action and suspense and a worthy victor in Chris Horner. Horner was in a two man battle that would only be resolved on the final day with Vuelta a España winner Alejandro Valverde leading with the two separated by only one second.

For Horner it was his first European tour victory to add to his lengthy palmares that include the Tour of Langkawi (2000) and most of  the stage races in the USA including the inaugural Tour of Georgia in 2003. More significantly Chris was the first American rider to add his name to the race palmares, and at the age of 38 in his 15th year as a pro, he shows no signs of slowing down.
You can keep up with Chris at his new website.


Podium of the 50th Tour of the Vuelta a País Vasco: Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne), Chris Horner (RadioShack) and Beñat Intxausti (Euskaltel-Euskadi)   Photo © 2010 Caisse d'Epargne & Alejandro Valverdes

2010 Tour of the Basque Country
50th Edition Vuelta ciclista al País Vasco
        Euskal Herriko Itzulia
                 April 5 - 10

50th Vuelta ciclista al País Vasco Preview
Stage 1: Zierbena to Zierbena - 152 km
Stage 2: Zierbena to Viana - 217 km Live
Stage 2 Results
Stage 3:Viana to Amurrio - 187 km  Live
Stage 3 Results
Stage 4: Murguia Zuia to Eibar (Arrate) - 160 km Live
Sanchez, Euskaltel Look to Build on Stage 4 Win
Stage 4 Results
Stage 5: Eibar - Orio  - 170 Km  Live
Amets Txurruka reflects on Stage 5 fall
Stage 5 Results
Stage 6: Orio - Aia - Orio 22 km ITT
Final General Classifications & Photos
Final Team Comments & Photos
Race website


Alejandro opens a fine bottle of Spanish Spumante to celebrate his yellow jersey after stage 1. A controversial decision of the judges relegated Oscar Freire to second place. Oscar would get his revenge and yellow jersey on stage 3 with a second place after Gavazzi, which he held for one day as the race turned to the sky in stage 4... Photo © 2010 Caisse d'Epargne & Aljandro Valverde 

2009 - 49th Edition Vuelta ciclista al País Vasco
49th Tour of the Basque Country - Stage 1 Live
49th Tour of the Basque Country - Stage 2 Live
49th Tour of the Basque Country - Stage 3 Live Part 2
49th Tour of the Basque Country - Stage 3 Live Part 1
49th Tour of the Basque Country - Stage 3 Live Part 2
49th Tour of the Basque Country - Stage 4 Live
49th Tour of the Basque Country - Stage 4 Results
49th Tour of the Basque Country - Stage 5 Live
49th Tour of the Basque Country - Stage 5 Results
49th Tour of the Basque Country - Stage 6 ITT Live
49th Tour of the Basque Country - Stage 6 Live Part 2
49th Tour of the Basque Country - Stage 6 Results (Final)

 
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