Basque-backed team racing with pride and ambition on 'home roads' in quest in return to glory.
Veteran Spanish pro wants to help reforest an area near his home and training grounds hit by wildfire last year.
Sometimes hitting the smaller races can throw up some tech treats, and that's precisely what we got at Itzulia Basque Country.
Euskaltel-Euskadi, Equipo Kern Pharma, and Burgos-BH received wildcard entries.
Three wildcard invites dished out after race officials requested exception from the UCI regulation for two lotteried teams.
Basque team puts a return to Vuelta a España at top of 2022 goals as it slowly builds toward revival of glory days.
The Basque Country team sees a few changes to its familiar colors for its 2022 team jersey.
VN news ticker: Euskaltel-Euskadi closes out 2022 roster, Drone Hopper signs 18-year-old, Supply-chain bottlenecks continue to plague suppliers
Here's what's making headlines on Sunday, November 14.
Bou became king for a day when Valencia welcomed its home rider with painted roads and party passion – and Bou reciprocated with a ride fit for his hero 'El Pistolero.'
Long-running Basque team returns to Vuelta after eight-year absence, bringing its fervent orange-clad fans and social ambitions with it.
The 37-year-old Mikel Nieve is one of the most experienced riders in the peloton with 20 grand tour finishes under his belt and only one abandon.
VN news ticker: Fernando Gaviria, Jhonatan Narváez both fracture wrists in E3 crash, Mikel Landa steps down from role with Fundación Euskadi
Here's the news making headlines for Saturday, March 27.
One of the main backers of the legendary—and sometimes infamous—Basque cycling team returns to the peloton.
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Igor Gonzalez de Galdeano says the Formula One driver "thought he could come with money, and do what he wanted"
Beijing road race gold medalist has no offers for 2014 after Alonso project falls apart
The shuttering of Euskaltel-Euskadi is indicative of the move toward big-money bike racing, but bigger isn't necessarily better
Alonso camp is meeting this week to discuss options for moving ahead with cycling venture after deal with Basque team falls apart
The two sides had agreed in principle but the negotiations fell apart and the deal is off
How one SMS saved the Spanish team from oblivion
Two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso will acquire the company that owns the Spanish cycling team
The Spanish squad's main sponsors will not be able to support it beyond this season
Four Tour rookies are on the Spanish team's roster, which will be led by all-arounder Igor Anton
The young Russian absolves his team of responsibility and promises an explanation
Spanish climber was dropped by Euskaltel-Euskadi last fall; he's been in front all week at the Tour of the Basque Country
Spanish outfit is the only UCI ProTeam without a victory this season
Once a major force across Europe, Spanish cycling is a shadow of its former glorious self in the 1980s and 1990s.
Long a breeding ground for Basque talent, Euskaltel-Euskadi is adding foreign riders and UCI points to keep its WorldTour berth
Defending Olympic champ has bounced back from Dauphiné crash and hopes to better 2011 finish
With future of Euskaltel-Euskadi uncertain, reigning Olympic champ Sánchez wants to settle on team for next year before start of Tour
The hunt for UCI points and Spain’s economy could spell the end of an era to one of cycling’s most distinctive teams
Euskaltel-Euskadi, which enjoyed its best-ever season in 2011, is fighting to secure its future. Management is struggling to secure a berth in the 2012 WorldTour, and beyond next season things are looking grim.
Euskaltel-Euskadi for Tour de France:
- Samuel Sánchez (Sp)
- Egoi Martínez (Sp)
- Gorka Verdugo (Sp)
- Amets Txurruka (Sp)
- Rubén Pérez (Sp)
- Iván Velasco (Sp)
- Alan Pérez (Sp)
- Pablo Urtasun (Sp)
- Gorka Izagirre (Sp)
Basque squad Euskaltel-Euskadi plans to welcome back Mikel Astarloza to the team when his racing ban for EPO ends later this summer.
Igor Antón, Romain Sicard and Egoi Martínez have signed deals that will keep them in those distinctive orange jerseys.
Fresh off winning the Vuelta a Burgos, Samuel Sánchez has penned a two-year extension that will keep him in an Euskaltel-Euskadi jersey through 2012.
Amets Txurruka hits the deck early and hangs on to finish next to last on stage 4, but abandons with his second broken collarbone of the season.
Euskaltel-Euskadi's Mikel Astarloza announces that he has been suspended for a positive doping control, but plans to appeal.
Roman Sicard, the reigning U23 world champion, could be the rider the French have been waiting for since Bernhard Hinault last won the Tour de France in 1985.