How to watch Itzulia Basque Country – live streaming
Catch all the action as Vingegaard headlines the contenders in the hills of the Basque Country
It may be spring Classics season, but the Itzulia Basque Country, nestled among the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix, provides a home for the stage racers of the peloton in early April.
The six-day race tackles some of the toughest hills – and there are a lot of them – in the Basque Country in northern Spain, and this year's 62nd edition, which runs from Monday, April 3 to Sunday, April 8, is no exception.
Tour de France champion Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) headlines the start list of the race from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Eibar, while Dani Martínez (Ineos Grenadiers) is back to defend his overall title won on the Arrate last year.
Aside from Vingegaard and Martínez, there are GC men aplenty lining up at the race. Basque representation comes via Mikel Landa, Pello Bilbao (Bahrain Victorious), and Ion Izagirre (Cofidis).
Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers), Sergio Higuita (Bora-Hansgrohe), and Richard Carapaz (EF Education-EasyPost) form a strong South American contingent at the race.
Elsewhere, look out for David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ), Simon Yates (Jayco-AlUla), Enric Mas (Movistar), and UAE Team Emirates racer Adam Yates.
Cyclingnews will be bringing you full reports, results, news, interviews, and analysis throughout the race. Read on to find out how to watch Itzulia Basque Country via live stream, no matter your location, with ExpressVPN.
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Itzulia Basque Country live streams
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If you're in the UK, the USA, Canada, Australia, or any one of many European countries, the race will be aired live and in full on GCN+ as well as Eurosport via Discovery+.
A year's subscription to GCN+ costs £39.99 ($49.51). A subscription to Discovery+ costs £6.99/$8.65 per month, or £59.99/$74.27 for a 12-month pass.
Basque broadcasters EITB will be airing the race if you fancy some local flavour.
(The currency exchange rate listed above is correct as of April 3, 2023)
If you are away from the broadcast country, or on holiday outside your country, and find that the live streams are geo-restricted, you can get around this by gaining access to them by simulating being back in your home country via a 'virtual private network', or VPN, for your laptop, tablet or mobile.
TechRadar tested hundreds of VPNs and recommends the number-one VPN currently available as Express VPN. With ExpressVPN, you can watch on many devices at once including Smart TVs, Fire TV Stick, PC, Mac, iPhone, Android phone, iPads, tablets, etc.
Itzulia Basque Country schedule
|Monday, April 3||Stage 1||Vitoria-Gasteiz - Labastida||165.4km||12:59 - 17:29|
|Tuesday, April 4||Stage 2||Viana - Leitza||193.8km||12:29 - 17:30|
|Wednesday, April 5||Stage 3||Errenteria - Amasa-Villabona||153.9km||13:04 - 17:29|
|Thursday, April 6||Stage 4||Santurtzi - Santurtzi||175.7km||12:53 - 17:30|
|Friday, April 7||Stage 5||Amorebieta - Amorebieta||165.9km||13:06 - 17:29|
|Saturday, April 8||Stage 6||Eibar - Eibar||137.8km||13:50 - 17:30|
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