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Competitors climb the Okorro hill in Lazkao during the first stage of the Tour of the Basque Country, a 95-mile-long ride around Ordizia, northern Spain, on Monday. The week-long race features six stages and hundreds of miles of fierce and hilly Spanish terrain.

Cyclists climb the Lazkaomendi hill during the first stage of the Tour of the Basque Country in Lazkao, Spain, on Monday.RAFA RIVAS / AFP - Getty Images