Itzulia Basque Country

Date: 3-8 April 2023

Category: 2.UWT

First Edition: 1924

The Basque Country is one of cycling's most special regions, characterized every year by the passionate crowds and exciting racing. The Itzulia Basque Country is a race that has been taking place since 1924 and is one that frequently has many of the world's best stage-racers in competition due to it's timely placing in the spring. 

Whilst many come here for results in a race that is usually packed with climbing-filled stages, many also come in preparation for the Ardennes Classics as this is the final stage-race before the trio of hilly classics in the Netherlands and Belgium. Despite not being a big region, it is very mountainous and holds dozens of hard climbs that vary a lot each year, always making for an exciting and fresh route.

Itzulia Basque Country final podiums:

2023 - Jonas Vingegaard - Mikel Landa - Ion Izagirre

2022 - Daniel Martínez - Ion Izagirre - Aleksandr Vlasov

2021 - Primoz Roglic - Jonas Vingegaard - Tadej Pogacar

2020 - Cancelled

2019 - Ion Izagirre - Dan Martin - Emanuel Buchmann

2018 - Primoz Roglic - Mikel Landa - Ion Izagirre

2017 - Alejandro Valverde - Alberto Contador - Ion Izagirre

2016 - Alberto Contador - Sergio Henao - Nairo Quintana

2015 - Joaquim Rodríguez - Sergio Henao - Ion Izagirre

2014 - Alberto Contador - Michal Kwiatkowski - Jean-Christophe Peraud

2013 - Nairo Quintana - Richie Porte - Sergio Henao

2012 - Samuel Sánchez - Joaquim Rodríguez - Bauke Mollema

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