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TV

The only channel to show the race live on conventional TV will be ETB1, at 3pm CEST on Saturday 6th (streaming available on www.eitb.eus). Eurosport 2 will also show delayed highlights of the event (8pm), with Eurosport Player bringing a live stream at 3.30pm.

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Timetable

The neutralized start from Estella’s Plaza de los Fueros will be given at 12.20pm on Saturday 6th April; the finish at the Inmaculada avenue is expected at 5.22-5.39pm CEST.

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Social Media

The organisers (Club Ciclista Estella) use the Twitter handle @CcestellaL; the hashtag for the race will be #GPIndurain.

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Score

Eusebio Unzué’s organisation has won in Estella ten times, three of which were achieved after the race name was changed to GP Miguel Indurain: twice with Alejandro Valverde, in 2014 and 2018, and once with Ion Izagirre, in 2016.

Route

Estella (192.9km)
06 April

Analysis

The GP Miguel Indurain retains for 2019 a very welcome change from last year, its finish in the city center of Estella (the Inmaculada avenue) instead of a more difficult one of the Basílica del Puy climb, used until 2017. The race will also add an exotic passage through gravel roads in the first half of the race, just next to the Circuito de Navarra racetrack and prior to the main climbs.

Most of the elevations are into the second half of the 195km parcours. After an initial ascent to Ibarra (102km) and a passage through the finish, the race will head towards the Alto de Arradia (125km) and the Alto de Guirguillano (Cat-1), to later tackle a longer climb to Lezaun (Cat-2) and start the tough loop around the finish, with two ascents to Muru, another two to Ibarra, one climb to Irache and the always-decisive Alto de Eraul (Cat-2), crested with 10km to go.