57 Vuelta al País Vasco

By: albertocontadornotebook

Apr 02 2017

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The 57th edition of the Vuelta al País Vasco (Tour of the Basque Country) runs from Monday, April 3 through Saturday, April 8, 2017.

This could be called the Capital Steps edition of Pais Vasco, since the stages will start from the various capital cities of Basque region: Pamplona, Vitoria, San Sebastián, and Bilbao. The queen stage, Stage 5, ends on the iconic climb of Arrate, setting up a gripping Stage 6 time trial at Eibar on Saturday. Although the route is said to be less difficult this year, offering more opportunities for sprinters, this final stage against the clock starts with a climb and is bound to be decisive.

Alberto Contador defends the overall title this year, and will be chasing his 5th career victory in Basque Country, after winning the GC in 2008, 2009, 2014 and 2016.

Stages:

Stage 1, April 3: Iruña (Pamplona) – Eguesibar-Sarriguren, 153.27 km

Stage 2, April 4: Iruña (Pamplona) – Rioja Alavesa-Elciego, 173.4 km

Stage 3, April 5: Vitoria-Gasteiz – Donostia (San Sebastián), 160.5 km

Stage 4, April 6: Donostia (San Sebastián) – Bibao, 174.1 km

Stage 5, April 7: Bilbao – Eibar-Arrate, 139.8 km

Stage 6, April 8: Eibar – Elgeta-Bergara-Eibar, 27 km (ITT)

Official website
Complete roster

Follow @Contador_Notebk for live reports
Alberto Contador Notebook 

Follow @ehitulia #itzulia @TrekSegafredo

Riding for Trek-Segafredo:

1 Alberto Contador
2 Julien Bernard
3 Andre Cardoso
4 Lauret Didier
5 Ruben Guerreiro
6 Jesús Hernández
7 Markel Irizar
8 Haimair Zubeldia

Go to Stages:

Introduction
Stage 1
Stage 2
Stage 3
Stage 4
Stage 5
Stage 6