A strong line-up of general classification contenders will start the Tour of the Basque Country on Monday and Eurosport will bring us the television coverage

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A star-studded list of riders will take to the start line of the 57th edition of the Tour of the Basque Country on Monday, with an exciting general classification battle expected.

Coming off his impressive Volta a Catalunya win, Alejandro Valverde leads Movistar, but Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) is targeting a record fifth success in the race.

>>> Tour of the Basque Country 2017 start list

Team Sky are led by Sergio Henao, while Orica-Scott have a two-pronged attack of Adam Yates and Esteban Chaves. Romain Bardet (Ag2r La Mondiale), meanwhile, races for the first time since he was disqualified from Paris-Nice.

Eurosport have live coverage each afternoon at 14.30, with highlights each evening at 20.00.

TV schedule

Monday, April 3
14.30-16.30, LIVE Tour of the Basque Country stage one, Eurosport 1
20.00-21.30, Tour of the Basque Country stage one highlights, Eurosport 1

Tuesday, April 4
14.30-16.30, LIVE Tour of the Basque Country stage two, Eurosport
20.00-21.30, Tour of the Basque Country stage two highlights, Eurosport 1

Wednesday, April 5
14.30-16.30, LIVE Tour of the Basque Country stage three, Eurosport
20.00-21.30, Tour of the Basque Country stage three highlights, Eurosport 1

Thursday, April 6
14.30-16.15, LIVE Tour of the Basque Country stage four, Eurosport 1
20.00-21.30, Tour of the Basque Country stage four highlights, Eurosport 1

Friday, April 7
14.30-16.15, LIVE Tour of the Basque Country stage five, Eurosport 1
20.00-21.30, Tour of the Basque Country stage five highlights, Eurosport 1

Saturday, April 8
14.30-16.15, LIVE Tour of the Basque Country stage six, Eurosport 1
20.00-21.30, Tour of the Basque Country stage six highlights, Eurosport 1

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  • Odd Bloke

    Why are there two stage 3’s ? This will be challenging to follow….