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Indurain: Spain’s low-profile hero

  • By Andrew Hood
  • Published Jan. 19, 2012
  • Updated Jan. 20, 2012 at 12:01 PM EST

GP Indurain in trouble?

The race that bears his name — the GP Miguel Indurain (1.HC) — could be in trouble.

According to a report in the Diario de Navarra, organizers of the race, set for March 31, are facing a budget shortfall that could force the cancellation of the one-day race.

The lead organizer of a the racing club in Estella says that the racing club is 30,000 euros short of the 130,000-euro budget to hold the race. Government backing, to the tune of 60,000 euros last year, is still not assured for the 2012 edition.

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Andrew Hood

Andrew Hood

Andrew Hood cut his journalistic teeth at Colorado dailies before the web boom opened the door to European cycling in the mid-1990s. Hood has covered every Tour de France since 1996 and has been VeloNews' European correspondent since 2002.

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