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 Nairo Quintana (Movistar) photographed by Pete Geyer, www.cyclingfans.com
Quintana won the Vuelta al Pais Vasco in 2013 but is not back to defend.
photo Copyright © 2013 Pete Geyer
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Cycling in Literature:  Ernest Hemingway mentioned the Tour of the Basque Country
in his first major novel, "The Sun Also Rises" (1926).  In the story, which
takes place in Paris, San Sebastian and Pamplona, Hemingway wrote,

"There was a bicycle-race on, the Tour du Pays Basque,
and the riders were stopping that night in San Sebastian.
In the dining-room, at one side, there was a long table
of bicycle-riders, eating with their trainers and managers.
They were all French and Belgians, and paid close attention
to their meal, but they were having a good time.....
The next morning at five o'clock the race resumed with
the last lap, San Sebastian-Bilbao.  The bicycle-riders drank
much wine and were burned and browned by the sun.
They did not take the race seriously except among themselves."

In a subsequent paragraph, the novel's main character and narrator talks about having coffee
with the team manager of one of the big bicycle manufacturers:

"Bicycle road-racing was the only sport in the world, he said.
Had I ever followed the Tour de France?  Only in the papers.
The Tour de France was the greatest sporting event in the world.
Following and organizing the road races had made him know France."

Hemingway wrote the first draft of the novel on the terrace of a left bank Paris cafe,
La Closerie des Lilas.  The photo above shows the Ile Saint-Louis, a natural island
on the Seine river, seen from the left bank.  I waited for a Parisian tourist riverboat
to pass, providing background illumination for the nighttime shot.  In the mid 1990s, French officials dedicated
an Ernest Hemingway street in Paris.  There is also an Ernest Hemingway High School in Nimes,
in the south of France, which can be seen from trains to and from Montpellier.
For those of you who read "The Sun Also Rises" in high school, how many
of you remember mention of the Tour of the Basque Country or cycling at all?

Copyright © 2010 Pete Geyer/www.cyclingfans.com

Stage 6 Profile

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- Ticker LIVE here.  (auto-translated)

- LIVE video here.  (geo-restricted)

- LIVE video here.  (geo-restricted)

- More feeds to come...

- Going into today's final stage TT, only 12 seconds separate race leader Alberto Contador from Alejandro ValverdeCunego, Evans, Peraud and Trofimov are all 36 seconds behind Contador and Kwiatkowski is 41 seconds back.  Should be a thrilling finale to the race.

- This page will be updated throughout the race.

- Stage 6 TT Start Order and Times here.

- Saturday's Tour of the Basque Country Stage 6, a 25.9 km Individual Time Trial at Markina-Xemein, gets underway at 2:16pm CET (8:16am U.S. Eastern) with the departure of the first rider.  Full Start Order and Times hereTour of the Basque Country live streaming video should get underway at around *3:45pm CET (*9:45am U.S. Eastern).  *Eurosport's coverage is scheduled to go live at this time.  Other feeds may start earlier but are likely geo-restricted.

- More feeds to come...

- Stage 5 route profile, timetable and more info here.

- Friday's Tour of the Basque Country Stage 5 departs Eibar at 1:05pm CET (7:05am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the finish at Markina-Xemein at around 5:10pm CET (11:10am U.S. Eastern).  Tour of the Basque Country live streaming video should get underway at around *3:30pm CET (*9:30am U.S. Eastern).

- Stage 4 route profile, timetable and more info here.

- Thursday's Tour of the Basque Country Stage 4 departs Vitoria-Gasteiz at 1:20pm CET (7:20am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the finish at Arrate (Eibar) at around 5:11pm CET (11:11am U.S. Eastern).  Tour of the Basque Country live streaming video should get underway at around *3:30pm CET (*9:30am U.S. Eastern).  *Eurosport's coverage is scheduled to go live at this time.  Other feeds may start earlier but are likely geo-restricted.

- Stage 3 route profile, timetable and more info here.

- Wednesday's Tour of the Basque Country Stage 3 departs Urdazubi-Urdax at 12:15pm CET (6:15am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the finish at Vitoria-Gasteiz at around 5:11pm CET (11:11am U.S. Eastern).  Tour of the Basque Country live streaming video should get underway at around *3:30pm CET (*9:30am U.S. Eastern).

- Stage 2 route profile, timetable and more info here.

- Tuesday's Tour of the Basque Country Stage 2 departs Ordizia at 1:10pm CET (7:10am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the finish at Dantxarinea (Urdazubi) at around 5:08pm CET (11:08am U.S. Eastern).  Tour of the Basque Country live streaming video should get underway at around *3:30pm CET (*9:30am U.S. Eastern).

- Ticker LIVE here.  (auto-translated)

- Stage 1 route profile, timetable and more info here.

- Videos:  2013 Tour of the Basque Country Videos

- Results:  2013 Tour of the Basque Country Stage 6 Results


Alberto Contador HD action profile
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Cadel Evans HD action profile
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- Nairo Quintana (Movistar) won the 2013 edition but he is not back to defend.  Riders expected on the start line include: Contador, Costa, Evans, Betancur, van Garderen, Hesjedal, Martin T., Kwiatkowski, Gilbert, Valverde, Peraud, Horner, The Schlecks, Sanchez, Cunego, Gerrans, Nocentini, Riblon, Atapuma, Nieve, Deignan, Kennaugh, Pate, Swift, Pinot, Vichot, Fedrigo, Jungels, Danielson, Slagter, Gasparotto, Iglinskiy, Mollema, Clement, Gesink, Arashiro, Reza, Van Den Broeck, Vanendert x 2, Barguil, Peterson, Moser, Sanchez L.L.,....

- Monday's Tour of the Basque Country Stage 1 departs Ordizia at 1:15pm CET (7:15am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the finish at Ordizia at around 5:10pm CET (11:10am U.S. Eastern).  Tour of the Basque Country live streaming video should get underway at around *3:30pm CET (*9:30am U.S. Eastern).



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Stage 6 starts at 2:16pm CET
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Finish at around 5:00pm CET
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Live video from *3:45pm CET
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Tour of the Basque Country Live Coverage

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Tour of the Basque Country/Vuelta al Pais Vasco Stage Profiles

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Stage 2 Profile

Stage 3 Profile

Stage 4 Profile

Stage 5 Profile

Tour of the Basque Country/Vuelta al Pais Vasco Photos

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