euskaltel, team, spanish, cycle, sport

Richard Moore investigates the demise of the Euskaltel, the Spanish team that has been in the pro peloton for 17 years

The end of this year will mark the end of an era and a cycling institution. No longer will the slopes of the Pyrenees be packed with the orange-clad fans of Euskaltel-Euskadi; no longer will we see their riders, invariably slight, skinny climbers, dancing up those mountains, adding excitement and drama as well as a vibrant splash of colour.

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