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Vuelta al País Vasco (World Tour)

Tour of the Basque Country
Euskal Herriko txirrindulari itzulia

Winners, podium, distance, average speed

The Tour of the Basque Country is held in April. The first edition was held in 1924 but between 1936 and 1968 the race was on hiatus.

The Circuit du Nord and GP de Bilbao stage races were held between 1939 and 1945 in the Basque area, but they are not considered editions of the the Vuelta al País Vasco.

The race is held in hilly territory and the stages are characterized by sharp, short climbs.

The Tour of the Basque Country's "World Tour" status and a quick perusal of the race's winners show that the event carries a lot of prestige.

Year

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Distance

Average Speed
km/hr

1924 Francis Pélissier
22hr 46min 36sec
Henri Pélissier
@ 14min 54sec
Charles Lacquehay
@ s.t.
623 km 27.353
1925 August Verdyck
24hr 50min 34sec
Joseph Pé
@ 5min 33sec
Marcel Bidot
@ 9min 40sec
670 km 26.970
1926 Nicolas Frantz
26hr 14min 9sec(?)
Ottavio Bottecchia
@ 5min 39sec
Victor Fontan
@ 8min 39sec
746 km 28.434
(?)
1927 Victor Fontan
26hr 33min 16sec
André Leducq
@ 6min 24sec
Lucien Buysse
@ 15min 27sec
747 km 28.131
1928 Maurice Dewaele
27hr 18min 41sec
André Leducq
@ 12min 20sec
Mariano Canardo
@ 12min 32sec
762 km 27.900
1929 Maurice Dewaele
24hr 27min 55sec
Marcel Bidot
@ 4min 35sec
Nicolas Frantz
@ 7mi 16sec
723 km 29.552
1930 Mariano Canardo
26hr 36min 31sec
Antonin Magne
@ 50sec
Jean Aerts
@ 50sec
723 km 27.172
1931-1934 Race not held
1935 Gino Bartali
30hr 9min 28sec
Dante Gianello
@ 47sec
Julian Berrendero
@ 3min 31sec
873 km 28.948
1936-1968 Race not held
1969 Jacques Anquetil
25hr 22min 5sec
Francisco Gabica
@ 32sec
Mariano Diaz
@ 40sec
891 km 35.123
1970 Luis-Pedro Santamarina
25hr 45sec
Jesus Aranzabal
@ 41sec
Andreas Gandarias
@ 49sec
877 km 35.062
1971 Luis Ocaña
24hr 31min 53sec
Raymond Poulidor
@ 1min 6sec
Miguel Maria Lasa
@ 1min 10sec
875 km 35.667
1972 José-Antonio Gonzáles-Linares
23hr 17min 47sec
Jesus Manzaneque
@ 9min
Jesus Esperanza
@ 9min 31sec
810 km 34.769
1973 Luis Ocaña
17hr 56min 21sec
Jose-Antonio González-Linares
@ 40sec
Domingo Perurena
@ 1min 43sec
639 km 35.620
1974 Miguel-Maria Lasa
26hr 46min 36sec
Jesus Manzaneque
@ 8sec
Luis Ocaña
@ 37sec
888 km 33.163
1975 José-Antonio González-Linares
24hr 30min 30sec
Jesus Manzaneque
@ 20sec
Agustin Tamemes
@ 38sec
830 km 33.866
1976 Giambattista Baronchelli
21hr 19min 49sec
Javier Elorriaga
@ 1min 5sec
Joaquin Agostinho @ 1min 15sec 763.5 km 35.794
1977 José-Antonio González-Linares
17hr 23min 32sec
Paul Wellens
@ 30sec
Jean-Pierre Baert
@ 1min 24sec
640 km 36.798
1978 José-Antonio González-Linares
22hr 36min 33sec
Enrique Cima
@ 5min 24sec
José Nazabal
@ 5min 26sec
811 km 35.870
1979 Giovanni Battaglin
23hr 53min 8sec
Vicente Belda
@ 2min 9sec
Miguel-Maria Lasa
@ 2min 26sec
826.5 km 34.603
1980 Alberto Fernández
24hr 57min 56sec
Miguel-Maria Lasa
@ 47sec
Marino Lejaretta
@ 1min 32sec
907.2 km 36.338
1981 Silvano Contini
22hr 7min 30sec
Mario Beccia
@ 33sec
Marino Lejaretta
@ 40sec
812.6 km 36.728
1982 José-Louis Laguia
22hr 9min 7sec
Julián Gorospe
@ 4sec
Francesco Moser
@ 7sec
875.3 km 39.513
1983 Julián Gorospe
23hr 5min 31sec
Roberto Visentini
@ 36sec
Marino Lejaretta
@ 38sec
866 km 37.502
1984 Sean Kelly
22hr 29min 28sec
Faustino Ruperez
@ 2min 30sec
(Julián Gorospe was 2nd, DQ'd for dope)
Marino Lejaretta
@ 5min 2sec
867.1 km 38.553
1985 Pello Ruiz-Cabestany
22hr 44min 27sec
Greg LeMond
@ 29sec
Marino Lejaretta
@ 46sec
877 km 38.565
1986 Sean Kelly
20hr 21min 53sec
Maurizio Rossi
@ 18sec
Federico Echave
@ 1min 8sec
787.7 km 38.680
1987 Sean Kelly
22hr 16min 31sec
Rolf Gölz
@ 1min 13sec
Julián Gorospe
@ 1min 17sec
852.7 km 38.280
1988 Erik Breukink
21hr 11min 16sec
Luc Suykerbuyk
@ 24sec
Julián Gorospe
@ 26sec
852.8 km 40.250
1989 Stephen Roche
17hr 14min 7sec
Federico Echave
@ 1sec
Jesus Blanco-Villar
@ 3sec
676.1 km 39.278
1990 Julián Gorospe
21hr 1min 29sec
Rolf Gölz
@ 20sec
Miguel Indurain
@ 22sec
824.5 km 39.216
1991 Claudio Chiappucci
19hr 56min 9sec
Johan Bruyneel
@ 2min 17sec
Piotr Ugramov
@ 2min 39sec
792 km 39.587
1992 Tony Rominger
20hr 56min 57sec
Raul Alcala
@ 40sec
Mikel Zarrabeitia
@ 47sec
806.1 km 38.479
1993 Tony Rominger
22hr 59min 55sec
Rolf Sørensen
@ 8sec
Alex Zülle
@ 23sec
881.5 km 38.328
1994 Tony Rominger
23hr 25min 4sec
Evgeni Berzin
@ 43sec
Claudio Chiappucci
@ 58sec
868.8 km 37.100
1995 Alex Zülle
19hr 54min 28sec
Laurent Jalabert
@ 1min 16sec
Tony Rominger
@ 2min 25sec
799 km 40.135
1996 Francesco Casagrande
20hr 50min 21sec
Pascal Hervé
@ 3sec
Abraham Olano
@ 27sec
817.5 km 39.229
1997 Alex Zülle
22hr 36min 40sec
Laurent Jalabert
@ 32sec
Marco Pantani
@ 44sec
859.5 km 38.012
1998 Iñigo Cuesta
23hr 37min 47sec
Laurent Jalabert
@ 3sec
Alex Zülle
@ 1min 36sec
887 km 37.537
1999 Laurent Jalabert
21hr 36min 11sec
Wladimir Belli
@ 51sec
Davide Rebellin
@ 1min 1sec
838.7 km 38.823
2000 Andreas Klöden
21hr 53min 28sec
Danilo Di Luca
@ 5sec
Laurent Jalabert
@ 31sec
822.5 km 37.558
2001 Raimondas Rumsas
18hr 42min 54sec
Alberto Martinez
@ 5sec
Antonio-Marcos Serrano
@ 7sec
752.2 km 40.192
2002 Aitor Osa
18hr 4min 53sec
David Etxebarria
@ 2min 36sec
Gonzalo Bayarri
@ 2min 53sec
755.2 km 41.767
2003 Iban Mayo
18hr 59min 23sec
Tyler Hamilton
@ 12sec
Samuel Sánchez
@ 23sec
753 km 39.653
2004 Denis Menchov
19hr 25min 46sec
Iban Mayo
@ 21sec
David Etxebarria
@ 22sec
766.5 km 39.450
2005 Danilo Di Luca
18hr 13min 53sec
Davide Rebellin
@ 3sec
Alberto Contador
@ 11sec
743.3 km 40.770
2006 José Angel Gomez Marchante
20hr 31min 47sec
Alejandro Valverde
@ 7sec
Antonio Colom
@ s.t.
829 km 40.380
2007 Juan José Cobo
21hr 56min 38sec
Angel Vicioso
@ 37sec
Samuel Sánchez
@ 1min 16sec
862.5 km 39.304
2008 Alberto Contador
21hr 3min 59sec
Cadel Evans
@ 30sec
Thomas Dekker
@ 35sec
838 km 39.779
2009 Alberto Contador
20hr 48min 30sec
Antonio Colom
@ 30sec
Samuel Sánchez
@ 53sec
833 km 40.032
2010 Christopher Horner
23hr 27min 30sec
Alejandro Valverde
@ 7sec
Beñat Intxausti
@ 58sec
919 km 39.163
2011 Andreas Klöden
22hr 12min 11sec
Christopher Horner
@ 47sec
Robert Gesink
@ s.t.
874.2 km 39.373
2012 Samuel Sanchez
20hr 58min 15sec
Joaquin Rodriguez
@ 12sec
Bauke Mollema
@ 42sec
835.6 km 39.846
2013 Nairo Alexander Quintana
21hr 39min 35sec
Richie Porte
@ 23sec
Sergio Henao
@ 34sec
831 km 38.366
2014 Alberto Contador
21hr 9min 11sec
Michal Kwiatkowski
@ 49sec
Jean-Christophe Péraud
@ 1min 4sec
840.8 km 39.748
2015 Joaquin Rodriguez
21hr 49min 38sec
Sergio Henao
@ 13sec
Jon Izaguirre
@ 29sec
844.8 km 38.704
2016 Alberto Contador
22hr 44min 43sec
Sergio Henao
@ 12sec
Nairo Quintana
@ 37sec
853.2 km 37.511 km/hr
2017 Alejandro Valverde
20hr 41min 25sec
Alberto Contador
@ 17sec
Jon Izaguirre
@ 21sec
828.8 km 40.575 km/hr