Euskal Bizikleta

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Euskal Bizikleta
Euskal Bizikleta 2007 logo.jpg
Race details
Date Early-June
Region Basque Country, Spain
English name Basque Bicycle
Local name(s) Euskal Bizikleta Kirol Elkartea (Basque)
Bicicleta Vasca (Spanish)
Discipline Road
Competition UCI Europe Tour
Type Stage race
History
First edition 1991 (1991)
Editions 18 (as of 2008)
First winner  Louis Caput (FRA)
Most recent  Eros Capecchi (ITA)

Euskal Bizikleta (Spanish: Bicicleta Vasca, English: Basque Bicycle) was an annual cycling stage race held in the Basque Country in June. From 2005 to 2008, the race was organized as a 2.HC event on the UCI Europe Tour. In 2009, it was merged with the Tour of the Basque Country.[1]

The first race was held in 1952, but it has only been called Euskal Bizikleta since 1991. The first winner (1952) was Louis Caput from France. The first winner of the 'modern' Euskal Bizikleta (1991) was Gianni Bugno. The most recent edition (2008) was won by Eros Capecchi from Italy.

Winners[edit]

Rider Team
1952 France Caput, LouisLouis Caput (FRA)
1953 France Caput, LouisLouis Caput (FRA)
1954 Spain Serra Gil, JoséJosé Serra Gil (ESP)
1955 Spain Escolano Sanchez, JoséJosé Escolano Sanchez (ESP)
1956 Spain Lorono Artega, JesusJesus Lorono Artega (ESP)
1957 Spain Barrutia Iturriagoitia, AntonioAntonio Barrutia Iturriagoitia (ESP)
1958 Spain Lorono Artega, JesusJesus Lorono Artega (ESP)
1959 Spain Bertran Panadés, AntonioAntonio Bertran Panadés (ESP)
1960 Spain Aspuru, BenignoBenigno Aspuru (ESP)
1961 Spain Karmany Mestre, AntonioAntonio Karmany Mestre (ESP)
1962 Germany Wolfshohl, RolfRolf Wolfshohl (GER)
1963 Spain Sagarduy Ayastru, Juan JoséJuan José Sagarduy Ayastru (ESP)
1964 Spain Echeverría Zudaire, CarlosCarlos Echeverría Zudaire (ESP)
1965 Spain Elorza Uria, SebastianSebastian Elorza Uria (ESP)
1966 Spain Velez Mendizabal, EusebioEusebio Velez Mendizabal (ESP)
1967 Spain Echeverría Zudaire, CarlosCarlos Echeverría Zudaire (ESP)
1968 Spain Errandonea Urtizberea, José MariaJosé Maria Errandonea Urtizberea (ESP)
1987 Spain Lejarreta Arrizabalaga, MarinoMarino Lejarreta Arrizabalaga (ESP)
1988 Spain Mujika Aramburu, JokinJokin Mujika Aramburu (ESP)
1989 Spain Echave Musatadi, FedericoFederico Echave Musatadi (ESP)
1990 France Claveyrolat, ThierryThierry Claveyrolat (FRA)
1991 Italy Bugno, GianniGianni Bugno (ITA)
1992 Italy Chioccioli, FrancoFranco Chioccioli (ITA)
1993 Latvia Ugrumov, PiotrPiotr Ugrumov (LAT)
1994 Italy Della Santa, StefanoStefano Della Santa (ITA)
1995 Russia Berzin, EugeniEugeni Berzin (RUS)
1996 Spain Indurain, MiguelMiguel Indurain (ESP)
1997 Spain Olano, AbrahamAbraham Olano (ESP)
1998 Spain Olano, AbrahamAbraham Olano (ESP)
1999 Spain Etxebarría, DavidDavid Etxebarría (ESP)
2000 Spain Zubeldia, HaimarHaimar Zubeldia (ESP)
2001 Spain Dominguez, Juan CarlosJuan Carlos Domínguez (ESP)
2002 Spain Zarrabeitia, MikelMikel Zarrabeitia (ESP)
2003 Spain Pecharroman, Jose AntonioJosé Antonio Pecharromán (ESP)
2004 Spain Heras, RobertoRoberto Heras (ESP)
2005 Spain Jimenez, EladioEladio Jiménez (ESP)
2006 Spain Gil, KoldoKoldo Gil (ESP)
2007 Spain Zaballa, ConstantinoConstantino Zaballa (ESP)
2008 Italy Capecchi, ErosEros Capecchi (ITA)

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