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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.  It was a very cold Paris night; note the snow underneath the plastic cyclists!  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?

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Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-Hansgrohe) wins 5.
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Stage 5 winner and new race leader Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-Hansgrohe) gives a thumbs up on the podium with teammate and previous race leader Max Schachmann.
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2019 Tour of the Basque Country Stage 6 Profile

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- Videos: Tour of the Basque Country Videos.

- During the stage, Cyclingnews ticker LIVE here.

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- Results: Buchmann wins stage 5. (Cyclingnews) - Bora-Hansgrohe swaps race leaders in Arrate.

- This page will be updated throughout the race.


- Start List here.

- Stage route profiles, timetables and more info in table below.

- Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-Hansgrohe) won Stage 5 and took over the race lead.

- 2019 Tour of the Basque Country Stage Previews, Towns, Timetables, Profiles:

Stage details Stage profiles
Stage 1: Monday, April 8
Zumarraga/Zumarraga (11.2 km ITT)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
 
Stage 2: Tuesday, April 9
Zumarraga/Gorraiz (149.5 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
Stage 3: Wednesday, April 10
Sarriguren/Estibaliz (191.4 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
 
Stage 4: Thursday, April 11
Vitoria-Gasteiz/Arrigorriaga (163.6 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
 
Stage 5: Friday, April 12
Arrigorriaga/Arrate (149.8 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
Stage 6: Saturday, April 13
Eibar/Eibar (118.2 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.

 

- Results: Schachmann wins another on stage 4. (Cyclingnews) - Bora-Hansgrohe rider tops Pogacar in rainy crash-marred finale.

- Max Schachmann (Bora-Hansgrohe) following his Stage 4 victory: "I don’t really know what to say. It’s my third win here and I’ll need some time to process this. The weather conditions were very bad today, even worse than predicted. It was relatively cold and it rained continuously. In the end, I was exhausted, but I was really motivated to win today. I was in a perfect position in the finishing straight, and was able to sprint across the line first. Tomorrow it will be a hard stage, but we will of course do our best to net a good result."

- Race leader Max Schachmann (Bora-Hansgrohe) won Stage 4.

- Results: Schachmann wins stage 3 in Estibaliz. (Cyclingnews) - Bora-Hansgrohe rider extends overall lead.

- Max Schachmann (Bora-Hansgrohe) following his Stage 3 victory: "I want to thank the whole team. The guys supported me, like always, very well, and this was clear to see yet again today. In the finale, the were a crash and I hope that all the riders involved are ok. In the finish, I had Gregor and Jay there with me, and they brought me into a good position. I had good legs and that allowed me to notch up the win and defend my leader’s jersey. Yesterday we had a meeting and we discussed what I could do better, and today I implemented that, and it worked. I feel good and am happy to be able to reward the hard work of my team with this win. We still have three hard stages ahead of us, and I hope that I will still have something left in the tank after today."

- Race leader Max Schachmann (Bora-Hansgrohe) won Stage 3.

- News: Puncture derails Adam Yates' Basque Country plans. (Cyclingnews) - 'We will be going on the offensive' says Mitchelton-Scott leader after losing 1:12 on stage 2.

- Results: Alaphilippe wins in Gorraiz. (Cyclingnews) - Late puncture costs Adam Yates.

- Jens Zemke, Sports Director, Bora-Hansgrohe, after Stage 2: "It was a hard stage today, particularly the sectors of gravel road. They were tricky, but we were prepared for them, and rode the whole day at the front, to defend our lead in the general classification. The peloton split in the end into many groups, but four of our riders were able to get themselves into the front group. Max also took bonus seconds and with his sixth place, and Patrick’s seventh place, we can be very satisfied. The guys all did a great job today."

- Max Schachmann (Bora-Hansgrohe) following Stage 2: "Congratulations to Alaphilippe. Today I didn’t really have a big chance. In the end, you needed to have enough left in the tank, and of course also the right timing. Particularly on a final climb like this, it all came down to the legs. Tomorrow we have a long stage ahead of us, and it will be a different type of race. I am sure, that it will be a challenging stage, but we will continue to do our best."

- Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quickstep) won Stage 2.  Max Schachmann (Bora-Hansgrohe) remains overall leader.

- Results: Schachmann wins stage 1. (Cyclingnews) - Martinez is second, Kwiatkowski third.

- Max Schachmann (Bora-Hansgrohe) won the Stage 1 Individual Time Trial and is first leader in the general classification.

- Stage 1 Individual Time Trial Start Order and Times here.

- CCC Team roster for the 2019 Itzulia Tour of the Basque Country:

Amaro Antunes (POR)
Patrick Bevin (NZL)
Víctor de la Parte (ESP)
Alessandro De Marchi (ITA)
Jonas Koch (GER)
Serge Pauwels (BEL)
Riccardo Zoidl (AUS)
Sports Directors: Gabriele Missaglia (ITA), Marco Pinotti (ITA)

- Gabriele Missaglia (CCC Team sports director): "The goal for us at Itzulia Basque Country will be to race aggressively and go for stage wins with all of our riders, starting on stage one with Patrick Bevin and the time trial. From there, we will look to be present and active on every stage and I believe we have a team strong enough to be challenging for results all week."

- Primoz Roglic (LottoNL-Jumbo) won the 2018 Itzulia Tour of the Basque Country.

- 2019 Itzulia Tour of the Basque Country stage schedule/times:

Stage 1 ITT - Monday, April 8
Start at 14:15 CET, 8:15am ET
Finish at 17:15 CET, 11:15am ET

Stage 2 - Tuesday, April 9
Start at 13:37 CET, 7:37am ET
Finish at 17:30 CET, 11:30am ET

Stage 3 - Wednesday, April 10
Start at 12:42 CET, 6:42am ET
Finish at 17:30 CET, 11:30am ET

Stage 4 - Thursday, April 11
Start at 13:24 CET, 7:24am ET
Finish at 17:30 CET, 11:30am ET

Stage 5 - Friday, April 12
Start at 13:45 CET, 7:45am ET
Finish at 17:29 CET, 11:29am ET

Stage 6 - Saturday, April 13
Start at 14:32 CET, 8:32am ET
Finish at 17:30 CET, 11:30am ET

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- The 2019 Tour of the Basque Country is being held April 8-13.

- Results: Tour of the Basque Country Results

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Spanish: Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco (Vuelta al País Vasco)
French: Tour du Pays Basque
Dutch: Ronde van het Baskenland
Catalan: Volta al País
Basque: Euskal Herriko Itzulia (Itzulia Basque Country)

- Welcome to our live coverage guide for the 2019 Tour of the Basque Country (Tour du Pays Basque en direct).

2019 Vuelta al Pais Vasco LIVE
(Itzulia Basque Country)
April 8-13, Spain
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Start List

Stage 6 starts at 2:32pm CET
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Finish at around 5:29pm CET
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Race leader Max Schachmann (Bora-Hansgrohe) wins again, taking Stage 4.
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2019 Tour of the Basque Country Stage 5 Profile


Race leader Max Schachmann (Bora-Hansgrohe) wins Stage 3.
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Another yellow jersey for race leader Max Schachmann (Bora-Hansgrohe)
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2019 Tour of the Basque Country Stage 4 Profile

 


An early 3-man breakaway rides through a very scenic Stage 2.
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Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quickstep) wins Stage 2.
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Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quickstep) and prizes on the podium following his Stage 2 victory
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2019 Tour of the Basque Country Stage 3 Profile

 


Max Schachmann (Bora-Hansgrohe), on his way to victory in the Stage 1 ITT
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Max Schachmann (Bora-Hansgrohe) is first overall leader following his victory in the Stage 1 ITT.
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2019 Tour of the Basque Country Stage 2 Profile

 

2019 Tour of the Basque Country Stage 1 Profile

2018 Tour of the Basque Country Stage 6 Profile

 

Notes from the 2018 Itzulia Tour of the Basque Country

- News: Landa's bid for overall Pais Vasco victory comes up short. (Cyclingnews) - Spaniard to head to Ardennes in support of Valverde.

- News: Roglic survives final day Pais Vasco test to seal overall victory. (Cyclingnews) - Slovenian survives early crash to claim first WorldTour stage race win.

- News: Roglic wins Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco. (Cyclingnews) - Mas holds off Landa to win on the final climb to Arrate.

- Enric Mas (Quick-Step Floors) won Stage 6.  Primoz Roglic (LottoNL-Jumbo) wins the 2018 Itzulia Tour of the Basque Country.

- 2018 Tour of the Basque Country Stage Previews, Towns, Timetables, Profiles:

Stage details Stage profiles
Stage 1: Monday, April 2
Zarautz/Zarautz (162.1 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
 
Stage 2: Tuesday, April 3
Zarautz/Bermeo (166.7 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
Stage 3: Wednesday, April 4
Bermeo/Valdegovía (184.8 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
 
Stage 4: Thursday, April 5
Lodosa/Lodosa (19.4 km ITT)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
 
Stage 5: Friday, April 6
Vitoria-Gasteiz/Eibar (164.7 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
Stage 6: Saturday, April 7
Eibar/Arrate (122.2 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.

 

- News: Fraile takes out intense País Vasco stage to Eibar. (Cyclingnews) - Roglic extends race lead.

- Omar Fraile (Astana Pro Team) won Stage 5.  Primoz Roglic (LottoNL-Jumbo) remains overall leader heading into Saturday's final stage.

- Official site ticker LIVE here.  (auto-translated)

- Note:  I am on the road most of the week and will be doing limited updates here.  But there will be videos post-stage here.

- Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-Hansgrohe) following Stage 5, the race's penultimate stage: "Today was a really tough stage, especially the last climb split the race once again. I was able to stay in the chasing group but I felt not really in best shape today. I am satisfied, that I managed to stay in this group and to be still sixth in the GC. Tomorrow will be the last stage, we will see what the outcome will be."

- Primoz Roglic (LottoNL-Jumbo) won the Stage 4 individual time trial and took over the lead on G.C.

- News: Roglic wins time trial in Lodosa. (Cyclingnews) - LottoNL-Jumbo rider takes race lead.

- News: McCarthy wins stage 3. (Cyclingnews) - Alaphilippe continues in race lead.

- Jay McCarthy (Bora-Hansgrohe) won Stage 3.  Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) remains overall leader.

- News: Alaphilippe wins again in Bermeo. (Cyclingnews) - Quick-Step rider extends lead over Roglic.

- Race leader Julian Alaphilippe: "The stage was on from the start and the crosswinds made it even more brutal, but fortunately I have a great team around me, who set an incredible pace at the front of the bunch, keeping the attackers on a leash, and a very strong Enric, who played a big role in my victory. Unlike yesterday, I had no idea on the final, but stayed calm and confident in my legs and sprint. Despite taking some more bonus seconds and increasing my advantage in the GC, I’m not changing my goal and will continue to take it day by day."

- Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) following his win on stage 2: "It’s crazy! I was already happy with my win on stage 1 and having the yellow jersey on my shoulders, so to take another victory is just incredible. We’re on a fantastic run of success, we’re winning everywhere and seeing how the team performs only gives us more confidence. Two victories in two days and three jerseys it’s a great harvest for our squad, but we don’t want to stop here."

- Race leader Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) won Stage 2.

- During the stage, Cyclingnews ticker LIVE here.

- News: Caruso hits parked car in final of Pais Vasco opener. (Cyclingnews) - GC aims disappear for BMC in the Basque Country.

- News: Opening stage win propels Alaphilippe into GC contention. (Cyclingnews) - First European win of 2018 for Frenchman.

- News: Alaphilippe wins opening stage. (Cyclingnews) - Quick-Step rider escapes with Roglic on final climb.

- Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) following his Stage 1 victory: "I am very happy, especially as I got sick after Milano-Sanremo and had to rest before returning to training. I was very motivated after this small setback, so I worked hard to be back at my best. The plan was to take a stage here and even though we did a recon of the final climb yesterday and on paper it suited me, I didn’t know how my legs would react following that break."

- Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) won Stage 1 and is first leader in the general classification.

- News: Izagirre brothers to lead Bahrain-Merida at Vuelta al Pais Vasco. (Cyclingnews) - Nibali on domestique duty in the Basque Country.

- News: Richie Porte back in action at Vuelta al Pais Vasco. (Cyclingnews) - Australian backs Caruso after six weeks out.

- News: Uran leads ambitions EF Education First-Drapac into Vuelta al Pais Vasco. (Cyclingnews) - Climber heavy squad aiming for overall victory in the Basque Country.

- News: Youthful Mitchelton-Scott squad for Vuelta al Pais Vasco. (Cyclingnews) - Albasini adds experience in Spanish WorldTour stage race.

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) won the 2017 Tour of the Basque Country.

- The 2018 Tour of the Basque Country is being held April 2-7.

 

 

2018 Tour of the Basque Country Stage 1 Profile