The ongoing UCI World Tour continues with the upcoming Spanish Basque Country event. Read the latest information on the Tour of the Basque Country 2023 in this article.
Tour of the Basque Country is an annual road cycling event. Established in 1924, the event runs annually in the Spanish Basque Country in April under the UCI World Tour calendar. Upcoming 2023 edition will be the 62nd official iteration of the long running professional road cycling event. The event will be alternatively titled as “Itzulia Basque Country 2023.”
Like every year, the event will be held in Basque Country for six days starting from April 3rd. It will be a six-stage event. 18 UCI WorldTeams and 5 UCI ProTeams will compete over 992.5 km of distance in these six days. By many, the event is considered one of the most challenging races of the professional cycling calendar.
First day of Tour of the Basque Country 2023 will start at Vitoria-Gasteiz and will continue to Labastida. Most of the stages are in medium and steep mountain ranges. Jonas Vingegaard, the defending champion of the event will return to compete for the winner’s title once again. More information on schedule, tv, live stream and other aspects of this upcoming Spanish professional road cycling event are listed below.
When will be Tour of the Basque Country 2023 held?
- Date: Monday, April 3, 2023
- Time: 06:59 a.m. ET
Latest edition of the Spanish 6-stage cycling event will get underway from this Monday, April 3, 2023. It will run on six stages, each stage spanning every day till the following April 8, 2023. First stage is scheduled to start at 06:59 a.m. ET / 12:59 p.m. CET on Monday.
Tour of the Basque Country 2023 Schedule:
|1st||Monday, April 3, 2023||06:59 a.m. – 11:29 a.m.|
|2nd||Tuesday, April 4, 2023||06:29 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.|
|3rd||Wednesday, April 5, 2023||07:04 a.m. – 11:29 a.m.|
|4th||Thursday, April 6, 2023||06:53 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.|
|5th||Friday, April 7, 2023||07:06 a.m. – 11:29 a.m.|
|6th||Saturday, April 8, 2023||07:50 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.|
Where will the Cycling event be held?
- Location: Spanish Basque Country
As the name suggests, Tour of the Basque Country 2023 will be held at the Spanish Basque Country. Perticipates will have to cross over 992.5 km or 616.7 miles of mountain range over six stages for the competition. The event will start at Vitoria-Gasteiz and will end in Eibar.
Tour of the Basque Country 2023 Stages:
The stage list and distance of the upcoming Basque Country based road cycling event is listed below –
|1st||Vitoria-Gasteiz – Labastida||165.4 km (102.8 mi)|
|2nd||Viana – Leitza||193.8 km (120.4 mi)|
|3rd||Errenteria – Amasa-Villabona||153.9 km (95.6 mi)|
|4th||Santurtzi – Santurtzi||175.7 km (109.2 mi)|
|5th||Amorebieta-Etxano – Amorebieta-Etxano||165.9 km (103.1 mi)|
|6th||Eibar – Eibar||137.8 km (85.6 mi)|
How to watch the Cycling event?
Cycling fans in the United Kingdom, Tour of the Basque Country 2023 will be available to watch via Eurosport 2 on TV. While in the event’s area, EITB will provide live broadcast of the event for all six days.
How to Live Stream Tour of the Basque Country 2023?
Upcoming edition of the Spanish road cycling event, Itzulia Basque Country 2023 will be exclusively live streamed on Eurosport’s online platform, Discovery+ in the UK. International fans will be able to access the event online through the Global Cycling Network. Currently, their GCN+ subscription costs only $8.99 a month and gives access to the latest updates and entire library of UCI events along with their premium UCI World Tour.