2012 Report Card: Euskaltel-Euskadi

For Euskaltel-Euskadi, 2012 was a season in which what few highlights there were came in the first half of the season, and a lacklustre second part was overshadowed by the build-up towards the biggest change in the team's history since its inception in 1994. In 2013, for the first time ever riders - eight of them, no less - with no sporting connection whatsoever to the Basque Country will race for the team, a change in the squad's overall philosophy which will change its personality.

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.