Tour of the Basque Country: Winners and records

Ion Izagirre 2019 - Tour of the Basque Country: Winners and recordsThe Tour of the Basque Country is a stage race dating back to 1924, therefore it is one of the oldest stage races on the calendar. The route is marked by many sharp climbs so it’s a treat to the mountain goats in the peloton. Cyclingstage.com brings you recent winners and records.

Recent winners Tour of the Basque Country

2020: cancelled
2019: Ion Izagirre (spa)
2018: Primoz Roglic (slo)
2017: Alejandro Valverde (spa)
2016: Alberto Contador (spa)
2015: Joaquim Rodriguez (spa)
2014: Alberto Contador (spa)

Records in the Tour of the Basque Country

Spaniards José Antonio González and Alberto Contador hold the record with four GC wins. Gonzalez powered to overall victory in 1972, 1975, 1977 and 1978, while El Pistolero evened the score in 2016 after his earlier wins in 2008, 2009 and 2014.

Tony Rominger is a three time victor. He did so on three consecutive occasions (1992-1994).

Spaniards took by far the most wins in the Basque Country, but it was not until the 7th edition the first Spanish victory was a fact. The first six editions were won by Belgians (three times), French (two times) and one Luxembourger.

Joaquim RodriguezAlberto ContadorNairo QuintanaIon IzagirrePrimoz RoglicTour of the Basque Country 2021


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  • Peter says:

    Can someone please tell the commentators at Eurosport not to umiliate the riders by disforming their names. Because they are English they should try harder to speak the names of competitants correctly. First they completely overlooked Tadej Pogacar in mistakenly consequently mistook him for Dan Martin. Then they mispronounced his name so that local viewers had no clue what they were talking about. Is it because of Brexit?