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Ultra-hilly Itzulia Basque Country route a major test for Vingegaard, Roglic, Evenepoel

Sarah Gigante (Movistar) on her way to stage and overall victory on stage 3 of the Bright Brewery Tour of Bright

Primoz Roglič (Bora-Hansgrohe), Jonas Vingegaard (Visma-Lease A Bike), Remco Evenepoel (Soudal-QuickStep) and the other top contenders for Itzulia Basque Country will face a typically climb-crammed route in this year’s race.

Running from April 1-6, the 832.1km course, revealed on Friday in the stage 1 start town of Irun, is set to be the first 2024 encounter between at least three of the principal four favourites for the upcoming Tour de France. Only Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) will be missing.

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