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Alberto Contador Rockets to Basque Tour Victory

April 12 (Reuters) – Alberto Contador produced a blistering time trial performance and easily held off nearest challenger and fellow Spaniard Alejandro Valverde to wrap up his third triumph at the Tour of the Basque Country on Saturday. Tinkoff-Saxo rider Contador, who won the race in northern Spain in 2008 and 2009, showed he is […]

Race Recap: 2014 Tour of Basque

Race recap of all 6 stages of the 2014 Tour of Basque Country.

2014 Tour of the Basque Country: Stage 6

3-time Time Trial World Champ Tony Martin (Omega) wins his second stage (Stage 2, Stage 6) and second Basque Country TT, just ahead of the Tour winner Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) by seven seconds.

2014 Tour of the Basque Country: Contador wins

Stage 6, Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) took the General Classification lead in stage 1 and held all the way for his third Basque Country win. Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega) takes 2nd as Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) falls off the podium.

2014 Tour of the Basque Country: Stage 6 interview

3-time Time Trial World Champ Tony Martin (GER), riding from Omega Pharma – Quick Step, talks about getting his second straight time trial win at the Tour of the Basque Country.

2014 Tour of Basque Country: Spain: Stage #6

The Tour of the Basque Country is a six-day stage race in the mountainous region of northern Spain. Over the years, due to its terrain, the race has been dominated by climbers.

2014 Tour of the Basque Country: Stage 5: Interview

Ben Swift (GBR) of Team Sky talks about getting over the climbs and winning the stage.

2014 Tour of the Basque Country: Stage 5

After a 16 man break away crumbles, Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) keeps his GC lead over Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) by 12 seconds, as Ben Swift (Sky) gets a surprise stage win, as he survived the climbs.

2014 Tour of Basque Country: Spain: Stage #5

The Tour of the Basque Country is a six-day stage race in the mountainous region of northern Spain. Over the years, due to its terrain, the race has been dominated by climbers.

2014 Tour of the Basque Country: Stage 4: Interview

Wouter Poels (Omega) talks about getting the Queen’s stage win.

2014 Tour of the Basque Country: Stage 4

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) maintains his GC lead over Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) by 12 seconds, as Wouter Poels (Omega) gets the biggest stage win of his career.

2014 Tour of Basque Country: Spain: Stage #4

The Tour of the Basque Country is a six-day stage race in the mountainous region of northern Spain. Over the years, due to its terrain, the race has been dominated by climbers.

2014 Tour of the Basque Country: Stage 3

Michael Matthews (AUS) wins stage 3 for Orica-Green Edge, making it their 3rd consecutive year to do so, with a time of 5:02:09. Alberto Contador (ESP) remains the GC leader.

2014 Tour of Basque Country: Spain: Stage #3

The Tour of the Basque Country is a six-day stage race in the mountainous region of northern Spain. Over the years, due to its terrain, the race has been dominated by climbers.

2014 Tour of the Basque Country: Stage 2 Interview

Tony Martin (GER) talks about winning Stage 2 of the Tour of the Basque Country.

2014 Tour of the Basque Country: Stage 2

3-time World Time Trial Champion, Tony Martin (GER) wins the stage with a time of 3:46:17. The General Classification order remains the same with Alberto Contador (ESP) being 1st overall.

2014 Tour of Basque Country: Spain: Stage #2

The Tour of the Basque Country is a six-day stage race in the mountainous region of northern Spain. Over the years, due to its terrain, the race has been dominated by climbers.

2014 Tour of the Basque Country: Stage 1: Contador wins

Alberto Contador (ESP) takes the 1st stage of the 2014 Tour of the Basque Country with a total time of 4:05:07. Contador has previously taken stages in this race in both 2008 and 2009.

2014 Tour of Basque Country: Spain: Stage #1

The Tour of the Basque Country is a six-day stage race in the mountainous region of northern Spain. Over the years, due to its terrain, the race has been dominated by climbers.

Quintana fends off favorites in Tour of Basque Country

By Alasdair Fotheringham BEASAIN, Spain, April 6 (Reuters) – Colombia’s Nairo Quintana fended off overwhelming favorite Richie Porte of Australia to take a surprise overall win in the Tour of the Basque Country on Saturday. The 23-year-old Movistar rider finished second in the final, hilly individual 24-kilometre time trial at Beasain, 17 seconds down on […]

Universal Sports Reviews: Tour of the Basque Country: Stage 6

Universal Sports’ Steve Schlanger and Todd Gogulski breakdown Nairo Quintana’s surprise General Classification win.

2013 Tour of the Basque Country: Stage 6: Tony Martin wins

No surprise as the world champion Time Trialist Tony Martin (Omega) gets the final stage win by 17 seconds.

2013 Tour of the Basque Country: Stage 6: Porte 2nd in GC

Richie Porte (Sky) was the favorite on the day, but he finished 23 seconds behind his General Classification rivial Nario Quintana, 4th on the day.

2013 Tour of the Basque Country: Stage 6: Quintana wins GC

Taking second of the day, just 17.876 seconds behind Tony Martin, Nario Quintana (Movistar) gets his first Tour win, beating Richie Porte by 23 seconds.

2013 Tour of Basque Country: Stage #6

Because the Basque Country is a mountainous area, there are hardly any flat stages, and the event’s winners therefore tend to be good climbers.

2013 Tour of Basque Country: Stage #6 (mobile)

Because the Basque Country is a mountainous area, there are hardly any flat stages, and the event’s winners therefore tend to be good climbers. This event airs 4/6 @ 9:45amET/6:45amPT.

Universal Sports Reviews: Tour of the Basque Country: Stage 5

Universal Sports’ Steve Schlanger and Todd Gogulski breakdown Riche Porte’s win and get you ready for the final stage 6 tomorrow.

2013 Tour of the Basque Country: Stage 5: Richie Porte wins

After Omar Fraile (Caja) cycled solo for 45km, he was caught on the last climb and Richie Porte (Sky) attacked for the stage win. His teammate Sergio Montoya maintains the GC lead by six seconds.

2013 Tour of Basque Country: Stage #5 (mobile)

Because the Basque Country is a mountainous area, there are hardly any flat stages, and the event’s winners therefore tend to be good climbers. This event airs 4/5 @ 9:30amET/6:30amPT.

2013 Tour of Basque Country: Stage #5

Because the Basque Country is a mountainous area, there are hardly any flat stages, and the event’s winners therefore tend to be good climbers.

Universal Sports Reviews: Tour of the Basque Country: Stage 4

Universal Sports’ Steve Schlanger and Todd Gogulski breakdown the summit finish and finish line crash, while getting you ready for stage 5
tomorrow.

2013 Tour of the Basque Country: Stage 4: Quintana Rojas wins

Just after the last summit, Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Movistar) took the lead and the win by two seconds, as Henao Montoya (Sky) held on to second place, maintaining his GC lead by six seconds over Quintana.

2013 Tour of Basque Country: Stage #4 (mobile)

Because the Basque Country is a mountainous area, there are hardly any flat stages, and the event’s winners therefore tend to be good climbers. This event airs 4/4 @ 9:30amET/6:30amPT. 

2013 Tour of Basque Country: Stage #4

Because the Basque Country is a mountainous area, there are hardly any flat stages, and the event’s winners therefore tend to be good climbers.

Universal Sports Reviews: Tour of the Basque Country: Stage 3

Universal Sports’ Steve Schlanger and Todd Gogulski go over the tight finish between Montoya and Gomez and ready viewers for upcoming Stage #4.

2013 Tour of the Basque Country: Stage 3: Montoya wins

Up the steep final climb, Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Sky) edges Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Ag2r) with a bike push to get the stage win. And with it, Montoya claims the GC lead as well by eight seconds.

2013 Tour of Basque Country: Stage #3 (mobile)

The Tour of the Basque Country is an annual cycling stage race held in the Basque Country, Spain, in April. Most climbs in the Tour of the Basque Country are not high, but often they are quite steep. This event airs 4/3 @ 9:30amET/6:30amPT.

2013 Tour of Basque Country: Stage #3

The Tour of the Basque Country is an annual cycling stage race held in the Basque Country, Spain, in April. Most climbs in the Tour of the Basque Country are not high, but often they are quite steep.

Universal Sports Reviews: Tour of the Basque Country: Stage 2

Universal Sports’ Steve Schlanger and Todd Gogulski break down the day’s events and get viewers ready for Stage 3.

2013 Tour of the Basque Country: Stage 2: Daryl Impev wins

Daryl Impev (Orica Greenedge) won with a time of 4:23:31. Impev also won stage 2 of last year’s tournament and helped secure team Orica Greenedge’s dominance, as they have won the first 2 stages.

2013 Tour of Basque Country: Stage #2

The Tour of the Basque Country is an annual cycling stage race held in the Basque Country, Spain, in April. Most climbs in the Tour of the Basque Country are not high, but often they are quite steep. Stage 2 travels from Elgoibar – Vitoria-Gasteiz.

2013 Tour of Basque Country: Stage #2 (mobile)

The Tour of the Basque Country is an annual cycling stage race held in the Basque Country, Spain, in April. Most climbs in the Tour of the Basque Country are not high, but often they are quite steep. Stage 2 travels from Elgoibar – Vitoria-Gasteiz. This event airs 4/2 @ 9:30amET/6:30amPT.

Universal Sports Reviews: Tour of the Basque Country Stage 1

Universal Sports’ Steve Schlanger and Todd Gogulski break down the day’s events and help viewers to ready for stage 2 tomorrow.

2013 Tour of the Basque Country: Stage 1: Simon Gerrans wins

Simon Gerrans (Orica Greenedge) won in a sprint finish, beating out second place Peter Velits (Omega Pharma-Quick-Step) with a winning time of 4:03:34. A win here gave Gerrans his third win of the cycling season.

2013 Tour of Basque Country: Stage #1 (mobile)

Because the Basque Country is a mountainous area, there are hardly any flat stages, and the event’s winners therefore tend to be good climbers. Most climbs in the Tour of the Basque Country are not high, but often they are quite steep. This event airs 4/1 @ 9:30amET/6:30amPT.

2013 Tour of Basque Country: Stage #1

Because the Basque Country is a mountainous area, there are hardly any flat stages, and the event’s winners therefore tend to be good climbers. Most climbs in the Tour of the Basque Country are not high, but often they are quite steep.

2013 Tour of the Basque Country Viewer’s Guide Schedule

Universal Sports is your destination for comprehensive coverage of the 2013 Tour of the Basque Country. Get LIVE and on-demand access to all events listed below, as well as free post-event highlights, photo galleries, and more. (All times ET — subject to change) Is the 2013 Tour of the Basque Country available for purchase/PPV Online? […]

Sammy Sanchez wins 2012 Basque Country

Team Euskaltel rider Samuel Sanchez of Spain celebrates his victory on the final day of the Vuelta Al Pais Vasco. Sanchez’s win in the 18.9 km (11.8 mile) time trial with a time of 28 minutes 48 seconds clinched him a long awaited overall victory.

Joaquim Rodriguez takes 2nd in Basque Tour

Tour of the Basque Country: While the time trial still isn’t his friend, Rodriguez vastly improved over his 2011 performance, finishing second overall.

Top 3 Stage 6 Basque Country Winners

Tour of the Basque Country: Just when it looked like last year’s winner Tony Martin had it, Bauke Mollema and Tour winner Sammy Sanchez upstaged him in Stage 6.

Joaquin Rodriguez wins stage 5 of Basque

Team Katusha rider Joaquim Rodriguez of Spain crosses the finish line ahead of Team Euskaltel’s Samuel Sanchez of Spain on the fifth day of the Vuelta Al Pais Vasco (Tour Of The Basque Country) cycling race in Onati.

Joaquin Rodriguez wins stage 4 of Basque

After the fluid break away finally faded, Rodriguez beats Sammy Sanchez for the stage win and the GC lead as well, by 9 seconds.

Daryl Impev wins stage 2 of Basque Country

The Greenedge rider Impev, managed to pull away in the last kilometer of the race to secure his victory. finishing with a time of 4:10:07.

Sammy Sanchez wins stage 3 of Basque

For the third year in a row, Sammy Sanchez (Euskaltel) wins the 3rd stage, vaulting him into the overall lead.

 
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