Basque Country

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People holding Basque flags take part in a demonstration demanding the release of prisoners affiliated to the separatist group Eta in Basauri on December 31st, 2018. Photograph: Ander Gillenea/AFP via Getty

Jailed members of the defunct Basque terrorist group Eta have issued a plea for an end to public events celebrating their release from prison and whic(...)

Queue outside Bar Nestor

The Basque Country is a tour de force in high-end gastronomy; it has one of the world’s highest concentration of Michelin stars per km sq and per popu(...)

Simon Phelan: 'Since freedom day, there’s barely a mask in sight.'

The need for round-the-clock household services is universal. In response to demands from homeowners in a low-tech sector, Simon Phelan founded a comp(...)

  Eddie Dunbar during the  UCI Road World Championships in 2019: racing cyclist says his training has gone perfectly ahead of the Olympics road race. Photograph:  Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

In a normal year it is easy to know which riders will shine in a major competition held six days after the Tour de France: those who did the Tour. The(...)

Ireland’s Sam Bennett wearing the best sprinter’s green jersey as he crosses the finish line during the 21st and last stage of the 2020 Tour de France. Photograph: Thibault Camus/Getty Images

Seán Kelly was in the middle of his best-ever season when he had a brutal crash in the Tour of Switzerland. “I went over a wall on a descent,” he tol(...)

Spain’s head coach Luis Enrique leads his team’s  training session at Ciudad del Futbol in Madrid last Tuesday. Photograph: Pablo Garcia/EPA

GROUP D: SPAIN v SWEDEN Kick-off Monday, 8pm Venue Estadio de La Cartuja On TV Live on RTÉ2 Spain’s preparations for Monday’s Euro 2020 opener with S(...)

A cyclist of Russia’s Tinkoff cycling team carrying feeding gfbottles for his teammates rides during the Tour de Frnace. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images. /

Alex Howes, an American cyclist on the EF Education-Nippo team, heard a familiar sound from roadside fans at the Itzulia Basque Country race in Spain (...)

Dan Martin wins stage 3 of the Vuelta a España  between Losada and Laguna Negra de Vinuesa ahead of Primoz Roglic (right). Photograph: Kiko Huesca/EPA

Trouble can come at you from all directions in the three weeks of a Grand Tour. Especially when it runs into late autumn, in which case it can come fr(...)

This 75th edition of the Vuelta was originally meant to open with  three  flat stages in the Netherlands,  but instead now cuts straight to a high mountain chase. Photograph:  KT/Tim De Waele/Corbis via Getty Images

In another lifetime Sam Bennett may have already helped himself to one of the three perfectly flat stages that opened the 2020 Vuelta a España and fin(...)

Spain’s prime minister Pedro Sánchez. ‘It is the regions that have the capacity to manage the health emergency.’ Photograph:  Spanish Socialist Party handout/EPA

Addressing the nation for the first time since Spain’s summer spike in coronavirus cases, prime minister Pedro Sánchez made clear whom he considered m(...)

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