Notes: (latest notes always appear at the top)
- Saturday's Stage 6 Individual Time Trial begins at 14:00 CET (8am U.S. Eastern) when the first rider departs. Tour of the Basque Country live video streaming on universalsports.com is scheduled to begin at 10:15am U.S. Eastern. Live coverage on ETB Sat is scheduled to begin at 15:50 CET (9:50am U.S. Eastern).
- Watch the full Tour of the Basque Country Stage 5 broadcast playback on universalsports.com. Stage 5 photos, results and story are also now available. Links below.
- Race also LIVE on ETB Sat. (links at right)
- Tour of the Basque Country LIVE now on universalsports.com.
- AFLD vs. Armstrong: The French anti-doping agency will take "one month" to decide whether or not to open a disciplinary procedure against Lance Armstrong. (source: Damien Ressiot/L'Equipe) In other words, right before the Giro d'Italia, continuing the tradition of making announcements timed for maximum political effect. (Note: AFLD has no authority outside France.) What's next, lab testers on Twitter?
- Circuit Sarthe Stage 5 live ticker here. (Google-translated to English) Stage is underway.
Circuit Cycliste Sarthe: Rue Gazonfier climb in Le Mans: 18% grade but only 300 meters long. The riders will have to face this "wall" four times today right before the finish. Note the stairs to help pedestrians get up the sidewalk.
(photo © 2005 Pete Geyer/www.cyclingfans.com)
Tour of the Basque Country Stage 5 Profile
- Tour of the Basque Country Stage 5 departs Güeñes at 13:02 CET (7:02am U.S. Eastern) and is expected in Zalla between 17:03 and 17:28 CET (11:03am and 11:28am U.S. Eastern).
Tour of the Basque Country live video streaming on universalsports.com is scheduled to begin at 9:35am U.S. Eastern. Live coverage on ETB Sat is scheduled to begin at 15:55 CET (9:55am U.S. Eastern).
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- Welcome to our live coverage guide for the 2009 Tour of the Basque Country. (Also known as Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco (Spanish) or Tour du Pays Basque (French)).
2009 Tour of the Basque Country LIVE
Spain, April 6-11
Stage 5 start: 13:02 CET
Finish: 17:03-17:28 CET
(5:03pm CET-5:28pm CET)
Live video streaming:
(9:35am U.S. Eastern, U.S.A. only)
(15:55 CET (9:55am U.S. Eastern))
(16:00 CET, Denmark only)
(more video links to come if available)
Live audio streaming:
(15:30 CET (9:30am U.S. Eastern))
(Babelfish-translated to English)
(Google-translated to English)
(more tickers to come if available)
News and photos:
Yahoo photo gallery (AP/AFP)
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