Arrate is one of the Basque Country’s classic cycling climbs, automatically making it a Spanish cycling classic. It began by naming a cycling race: the ‘Subida a Arrate’; won by riders such as Luis Ocaña, Federico Martín Bahamontes and Raymond Poulidor. The French rider, who passed away recently, conquered Arrate on two occasions. With the race’s disappearance in 1986, the Eibar slopes have continued to be present in both the Itzulia Basque Country and in La Vuelta.

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