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Itzulia's amazing lineup

The Itzulia Basque Country presents a spectacular field for the 2024 edition, featuring cyclists of the caliber of Jonas Vingegaard (1200), Remco Evenepoel (1000), Juan Ayuso (1000), Primož Roglič (1200), Jai Hindley (1000), Mattias Skjelmose (1000), Carlos Rodriguez (1000), Adam Yates (1000), Mikel Landa (800), Richard Carapaz (1000), and Sepp Kuss (800).

Two days before the start of the Basque tour, we'll have the opportunity to see some of them in the Gran Premio Miguel Indurain, which, as usual in recent years, takes advantage of the Itzulia's popularity to attract several top cyclists.

Gran Premio Miguel Indurain: route and favorites

The race honoring the five-time Tour de France champion, Miguel Indurain, takes place on Saturday with a medium mountain route around the Navarrese town of Estella. The main favorites for victory are Juan Ayuso (1000), Mattias Skjelmose (1000), Simon Yates (1000), Brandon McNulty (800), Richard Carapaz (1000), Ion Izagirre (600), Maxim Van Gils (400), Andrea Bagioli (600), Bauke Mollema (400), Victor Lafay (400), Warren Barguil (400), or Felix Gall (800).

Itzulia Basque Country: route and favorites

The race begins with a 10 km individual time trial, followed by 5 stages with undulating routes, without major climbs but also without long flat sections, as is customary in the race. Jonas Vingegaard (1200), Remco Evenepoel (1200), and Primož Roglič (1200) are the three top favorites for the general classification, as the time trial on the first day favors specialists in the discipline. Brandon McNulty (800), Juan Ayuso (1000), Mattias Skjelmose (1000), Carlos Rodriguez (1000), or Adam Yates (1000) are other interesting contenders.

Photo: © Itzulia Basque Country