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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]

Euskal Bizikleta
Euskal Bizikleta 2007 logo.jpg
RegionBasque Country, Spain
English nameBasque Bicycle
Local name(s)Euskal Bizikleta Kirol Elkartea (in Basque)
Bicicleta Vasca (in Spanish)
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
TypeStage race
First edition1991 (1991)
Editions18 (as of 2008)
First winner Louis Caput (FRA)
Most recent Eros Capecchi (ITA)

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.



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