Tag: Vuelta al Pais Vasco

One from the Vaults: Postcard from Pais Vasco

Sadly once again we’re not down in the Basque Country enjoying bike racing though at least I get to watch this year’s race on the television. Indeed, thanks to my beloved’s broken, hip, pressure of work and Covid, the last edition we saw was… Continue Reading “One from the Vaults: Postcard from Pais Vasco”

One from the vaults: For want of a spoke, the race was lost

Come the end of March, I’m usually looking forward to a trip to the Basque Country over Easter and beyond to watch the cycling stage-race Itzulia. I had hoped to be heading there this year……..but we all know what happened to that plan. Here… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: For want of a spoke, the race was lost”

One from the vaults: Postcards from the Basque Country – Part II

Continuing my Basque flavoured theme this week, here’s the second-part of my post on one of my favourite stage races, Vuelta al Pais Vasco #Itzulia. Pretty much like the riders, when you’re following a race, your days follow a very similar format. Turn up… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Postcards from the Basque Country – Part II”

One from the vaults: Postcards from the Basque Country – Part I

I did say that I wouldn’t recycle too many cycling posts but, frankly, I’m having severe withdrawal symptoms with there being no live racing, anywhere. Ahead of what would have been this year’s Tour of the Basque Country, I’m recycling one from April 2013… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Postcards from the Basque Country – Part I”

Missing Itzulia

This week sees the 59th running of the Tour of the Basque Country (Vuelta al Pais Vasco) and we’re not there, again! We’ve watched this stage race continuously from 2011 but were forced to miss the last two years’ because of issues with my… Continue Reading “Missing Itzulia”

Postcard from Pais Vasco

Despite the wet and windy weather we had a great time watching the Vuelta al Pais Vasco. Typically, the weather was fine both before and after the race. With this year’s race falling after Easter, I thought I’d have no problem booking our usual… Continue Reading “Postcard from Pais Vasco”

Double booking

My beloved has double-booked himself again! This happens more times than you might imagine despite him keeping a detailed diary. I can only conclude that he gaily accepts all and any invitations without first checking his agenda. This time he’s told a client he’ll… Continue Reading “Double booking”

For want of a spoke, the race was lost

Sadly my plans to ride some of the Tour of the Basque country course have gone awry. We arrived in Estella on Friday evening, dined well and enjoyed a good night’s sleep to awake to yet more glorious sunshine. We decided to ride a… Continue Reading “For want of a spoke, the race was lost”

Off on holiday

Yes, I’m dragging my beloved away for a few days’ vacation: my beloved and our bikes. We’re heading down to the Basque country to watch the GP Miguel Indurain and the Tour of the Basque country. I had originally planned this as a solo… Continue Reading “Off on holiday”

Drying out

We had our first downpour in ages yesterday afternoon and evening, but already it’s starting to dry out. By mid-day, I’ll be off out on the bike for a ride. The good weather is set to return for the finale of this week’s Paris-Nice. Last year,… Continue Reading “Drying out”