LIVE – Municipal: “A victory for the ecological social block”

8 h 20 : [MONTPELLIER] Michaël Delafosse’s victory

The socialist Michaël Delafosse won the mayor of Montpellier with 47.23% of the vote, before the outgoing mayor of various left Philippe Saurel (34.65%) and the billionaire Mohed Altrad (18.12%).

The election of the 43-year-old history and geography professor took place against a background of strong abstention – 65.56% in the second round – while the Montpellier ballot experienced many twists and turns after a first round with a record of 14 lists.

At the head of a union between the socialists and the communists in the first round, Michaël Delafosse had concluded for the second an alliance with the official list Europe écologie-LesVerts (EELV), after the multiple internal wars with the ecologists in Montpellier.

8 hours : [NANTES] Johanna Rolland re-elected

The mayor of Nantes Johanna Rolland (PS) was re-elected for a second mandate by 59.67% of the votes, in a ballot marked by an historic abstention of 71.42%. She was elected six years ago in the city ruled for two decades by former Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault.

After a first round putting in competition six women, all aged under 50, Johanna Rolland has joined forces, as in 2014, with the head of the environmental list. The voices of the right and the center were divided between the candidate LR Laurence Garnier (27.61%, against 43.78% in 2014) and the deputy LREM Valérie Oppelt (12.71%).

7 h 50 : [RASSEMBLEMENT NATIONAL] Apart from Perpignan, meager second round victories

The National Rally (RN) won in this second round the city of Perpignan which, with its more than 120,000 inhabitants, becomes its biggest conquest since Toulon (1995-2001), as well as Bruay-la-Buissière (22,000 inhabitants), in Pas-de-Calais, and Moissac (12,500 inhabitants), in Tarn-et-Garonne.

But the RN does not succeed to win in Carpentras (Vaucluse), while in Cavaillon, he was beaten by the LR list despite his merger with a diverse right list. The party lose in addition its only commune of Ile-de-France Mantes-la-Ville (Yvelines), as well as Le Luc (Var). His senator Stéphane Ravier also failed to keep in the lap of the RN the town hall of the 13th and 14th arrondissements of Marseille.

In the first round, the ballot had not already been the grand cru hoped for by the RN. The party had tabled fewer lists than expected and its results had dropped in cities with more than 10,000 inhabitants, including in its bastions of Hauts-de-France and PACA.

⇒ 7 h 40 : [PARTI SOCIALISTE] Olivier Faure ready to line up behind an environmental candidate in 2022

Olivier Faure, first secretary of the Socialist Party, said this morning ” ready “ for the presidential of 2022 to line up behind the candidate who “Will embody the social-ecological bloc”, whatever its “Origin” political, in the aftermath of a green wave in several large cities.

“I am a happy man because it has been two years since I fought so that we come up with this solution”, he declared on RTL while evoking the union of the ecologists and the left parties which allowed the Greens to win the town halls of Bordeaux, Lyon, Strasbourg, Poitiers or Besançon. “It is a victory, first of all, of the rally and of the ecological social block. “

⇒ 7 h 30 : [PRESSE] The front pages of Monday June 29

“History” title The Marseillaise after the victory of Michèle Rubirola. Progress ironically “Double for the Greens” in Lyon and its metropolis in reference to the rivalry with the Saint-Etienne club. Paris Normandy you can “A victory by knockout” of Edouard Philippe in Le Havre. “Aliot takes Perpignan”, announces soberly The Independent. As The Cross, Liberation and Today in France highlight the arrival of “The new green wave”. West France does the same, while recalling l’« abstention record » which marked these municipal elections.

LIVE - Municipal:

The left has won, the right not yet lost: in Marseille, Michèle Rubirola hands down popular suffrage and a relative majority at the municipal council, but the candidate LR Martine Vassal does not admit defeat. The mayor’s chair will be played during a highly uncertain “third round” before the 101 municipal councilors.

“It is a relative victory for us but it is a defeat for the right”, launched Michèle Rubirola. Le Printemps marseillais will now have to study “The conditions under which this city can be administered without denying its values”.

7 h 10 : [LREM] Failure for the presidential majority

At LREM, whose target of 10,000 advisers was modest and whose lists had suffered from the first round, disappointment, with the failure to establish a local anchor, the loss of Lyon or the defeat of the tandem formed with LR to win in Bordeaux.

Prime Minister Édouard Philippe, however, won in Le Havre against the Communist candidate Jean-Paul Lecoq.

[CARTE] Results near you

What scores did the candidates in your municipality make during this second round of the municipal elections? Find the final results by clicking on the image below.

⇒ 7 h 00 : [ANALYSE] The green breakthrough

After a first round already tainted in the eyes of some voters because of its maintenance despite the epidemic of Covid-19, the context was hardly more favorable in the second round. On Sunday, June 28, more than six in ten voters shunned the polls, further aggravating the sad record in the first round and officially becoming the lower participation rate in a municipal election under the Ve Republic.

Despite its historical level, abstention cannot conceal the breakthrough, also unprecedented, environmentalists. Besançon, Bordeaux, Grenoble, Lyon, Poitiers, Strasbourg, Tours,… the list of cities that have gone “green” is long.

Hello and welcome to our live devoted to the results of the 2020 municipal elections. The day after the second round, find the final figures, reactions, as well as the analyzes of our journalists.


The Makron will not participate in the Victory parade

The President of France Emmanuel macron has received an invitation to the Victory parade, and he’s not coming, said “RIA Novosti” the press service of the Elysee Palace. Deputy foreign Minister of Russia Alexander Grushko said earlier that Mr macron may visit Russia in the near future.

“The agenda is the visit of the President of Macron in the Russian Federation, we are working on it, the timing is still unknown, but there is confidence that the visit will take place in a relatively short time,” said Mr Grushko at the enlarged meeting of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs. He also said that in Moscow, noted “the attempts of the French to rely on the glorious date of the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Second world war.”

We will remind, the Victory parade in connection with the coronavirus will be held June 24 — day historical parade in 1945. Invitations were sent to heads of many States, but even before the pandemic. The Kremlin said that now the invitations are sent only while the CIS heads of state and other senior foreign guests will be addressed “by the situation.” 9 June in Moscow ahead of the main removed quarantine restrictions.

Of who has already confirmed his arrival— in the material “Kommersant” “the Leaders of the CIS countries to create a ceremonial mood.”


Nadezhda Babkina sang Victory Day, despite voice problems after illness

Hope Babkina only recently discharged from the hospital after a serious illness. The 70-year-old singer was hospitalized with severe pneumonia. And although the tests did not show in her coronavirus, friends of the artist are sure that she became a victim of a pandemic. Nadezhda Georgievna spent several days in a coma, on a ventilator, with a pipe in her throat. After such a procedure, the voice is restored far from immediately – it would seem that there is no time for singing. But Babkina did not break the long tradition and on May 9 sang the song “Victory Day” for fans. She shared the video on Instagram.

– Happy Victory Day, friends! – congratulated the artist subscribers.

The singer’s voice after illness has not yet gained full strength, but her colleagues at the Russian Song Theater came to her aid. Together they sang the famous hit in honor of the Great Victory. In the general sonorous chorus, Nadezhda Georgievna’s voice sounding with a slight hoarse sound is easily guessed.

The artist filmed the video in her house near Moscow, where she wakes up after discharge from the hospital.

“About 80% of the lungs were affected … Everything covered with film and dragged on there: it’s such an infection, it manifests itself very quickly and starts to work,” Babkina told of her illness.

Before discharge, computed tomography showed that Nadezhda Georgievna still affected 40% of the lungs. During rehabilitation, doctors prescribed her a special course of treatment (pills and injections) and breathing exercises. Babkin goes to the nearby Lapino hospital for procedures. By the way, another star patient who underwent coronavirus, Stas, was also treated in it. Mikhailov.

According to doctors, it can take a long time to restore the voice after such a disease: after a coronavirus and mechanical ventilation, it may not be able to listen to the patient for a long time, it sounds dull and hoarse.

– This is due to a change in the mucous membrane of the respiratory tract and cough. A prolonged cough has always been considered one of the risk factors for the formation of voice disturbance, ”saidKP»Phonator Ekaterina Osipenko. – How big the risk is depends on the severity of the patient’s condition, his presence on the ventilator. Patients who underwent tracheotomy – an operation to install a tracheotomy tube for long-term mechanical ventilation, also have a risk of voice changes in the future.

Happy Victory Day, friends! @rpfolk # Nadezhdababkina #Russian song #HymnWinning


After the scandal with the blockade, Olga Buzova angered with her appearance on May 9

Olga Buzova’s next venture provoked a new flood of popular anger. The leading singer angered the Russians with her appearance. But the public has not forgotten the scandalous tricks of the TV star, when she, sitting in a swimsuit at the table, licked a plate with the words “I’m a blockade.”

Olga Buzova on the occasion of May 9, I decided to talk about the feat of my great-grandfathersthan incredibly inspired her fans. However, then she began to publish photos and videos on which posed in a military uniform with bright makeup with a cap on his head. The artist threw a nurse’s handbag over her shoulder, and held a dandelion in her manicured fingers.

Olga Buzova went to the forest for a bright photo

“May 9th is the main, holy date in the life of each of us. This is a day of immense pride in the feat of true heroes who, without sparing life, defended our Motherland! We will forever keep in our hearts the memory of their courage! Thanks to you, we live 75 years under a peaceful sky! Tears of happiness for the Great Victory pour out of my eyes and tears of grief for those who are gone … “, reads the caption to the photo.

Great holiday

Wherein take off gold and platinum bracelets Buzova did not guess. Or did not consider it necessary. She read the poem Wind of War by Stepan Kadashnikov in memory of those killed at the front, and then presented with her boyfriend David Manukyan a cover for the song “Cranes”.

This finally infuriated users of the social network. They began to leave indignant messages, recalling the actress and the recent scandal with the blockade, and the glamorous Mother of God, and embarrassment at Epiphany.

Cranes.Premiere cover, 2020

“They don’t go to make-up in the war!”, “Show-off!”, “What are you doing again?”, “Have you tried any less makeup?”, “Why are you doing carnival on this day?”, “I made up and came to the forest for a photo “,” Cheap masquerade “,” This is called Spanish shame when she does it, but we are all ashamed “,” Very funny, you need to remove the bracelets, “the fans are indignant.

We are for peace … For love … May the war never return again …

Olga never responds to criticism and indignation of fans. Her favorite hate phrase: “The dog barks, and the caravan goes.”

Olga Buzova: from a cleaning lady to a millionaire.Who doesn’t know Buzova? Everyone knows Olya. Some love her, while others hate her. Sometimes it seems that there is simply no one indifferent to the ex-participant of “House-2” …


how Nadezhda Babkina restores health after pneumonia

Nadezhda Babkina on May 9 will certainly perform Victory songs. This time thousands of spectators will not applaud her – we celebrate the main holiday in self-isolation mode. And Nadezhda Georgievna herself is recovering after a serious illness, therefore she saves herself – there will be concerts, but later. But “Victory Day” will certainly sound in the house of the national artist. We tell how Babkina regains her health after being discharged from the hospital.

Recall that Nadezhda Georgievna was hospitalized with pneumonia, for almost a month we were worried about her health. The treatment required the introduction of an artist into a coma, Babkina coped, doctors saved the life of Nadezhda Georgievna – and now she is already at home. The situation was very serious. Nadezhda Babkina told about the course of the disease in Let They Talk, immediately after hospitalization and computed tomography of her lungs, she was transferred to intensive care:

“About 80% of the lungs were affected … Everything covered with film and dragged on: it’s such an infection, it manifests itself very quickly and starts working …” Later, the artist found out that at some point the situation became very serious: “The question was acute at the time the kidneys stopped working. Why? Details did not tell me. Probably it was scary, there were a lot of problems with me … “

Before discharge, CT showed that lung damage, according to the singer, decreased to 40%. Now Nadezhda Georgievna is not in a Moscow apartment, but in her country house in the suburbs. Therefore, she goes to special Lapino hospital for special physiotherapeutic procedures to restore lung function and rehabilitation. At discharge, the artist was prescribed home recovery (for 20 days): pills, injections – the artist tells her colleagues what she can do herself. Doctors ordered Babkin to do breathing exercises.

Nadezhda Georgievna says that the exercises are not easy, they are dizzy after them, but the artist is not lazy: she does it every day, because it’s important for the profession to restore the lungs as soon as possible. “Since we are singing, I have light accordions (squeezed – unclenched),” Babkina communicates with her colleagues and friends over the telephone — her voice is normal.

Nadezhda Babkina walks a lot – she lives in a country house (the singer was taken to the hospital from her Moscow apartment), and she came to rehab for fresh air outside Moscow. The actress is accompanied by a nurse Allochka – now the first assistant to Nadezhda Georgievna. “A beautiful little girl, Allochka, looked after me in the hospital, as though she was young, and hands like sledgehammers — I think all four will fall down. And she dragged me. From the bed to the toilet (I couldn’t walk). And – night is not night, she just lived with me, ”Babkina got used to her nurse. And Allochka went to her house – to help recover.

She goes to physiotherapy with her son, and Assistant Allochka is always nearby at home. Civilian husband Yevgeny Gor also raises spirits – he and his Hope have been 17 years old.

“He protects me, worships!” – the artist praises her Zhenya. There is something to praise – Gore kept the defense of journalists for a month: not a single interview or comment on Babkina’s health until she wrote out. Immediately after Nadezhda’s discharge, Eugene breathed a sigh of relief, and even cut himself off for joy! The precautions for self-isolation in this family are followed very strictly. Now Babkina even before washing her hands washes: he touches his face only with clean hands.

Nadezhda Babkina with common-law husband Eugene GorePhoto: Personal page of the hero of publication in social networks

The house has a special lamp that disinfects the air. The device for air disinfection in the rooms of Babkina was presented for an anniversary – even before the illness. Now come in handy! In March, Nadezhda Georgievna celebrated her 70th birthday; she is going to celebrate lavishly in the fall, when they are allowed to hold events. For the anniversary, the singer lost 23 kg in three and a half months: food was delivered to her ready diet. And in the hospital she dropped it again: I didn’t want to eat. Now she eats fully: as she began to recover she suddenly wanted sauerkraut.

Nadezhda Georgievna is not bored at home: the collective of her theater “Russian Song”, like all artists on self-isolation, but Babkina is engaged in current affairs, in touch with her employees. In the hospital, I didn’t communicate with anyone from friends: only with relatives, and when I got better, I watched TV. But now it receives calls and congratulations, we can say that with a second birth. Babkina says that she gave herself the command not to be afraid, to completely trust the doctors as soon as I entered the hospital: “When I looked in my eyes Shapovalenko Tatyana Vladimirov (the chief physician of the Medsi Design Bureau in Otradnoye – approx. Aut.) said that I believe you – my life is in your hands. ”

Recovery will not be quick – this artist understands, does not deny: no one knows yet – what consequences can be after an illness. But now there is more good news: according to the results of the analyzes, the doctors said that the immune system is restored.


Two million for treatment: Nadezhda Babkina will have a month of rehabilitation

The singer was in a private clinic (details)

“Almost 80% of the lungs were affected, there was an operation”: the first interview with Nadezhda Babkina after the illness

The actress told how Moscow doctors saved her (details)


Maria Poroshina showed her stretch

Maria Powder is a participant in the 11th season of the show “Dancing with the Stars.” People’s favorite pleases the audience with unusual images. She was already a glamorous diva of the 20s of the last century, and an oriental beauty, and even incendiary danced cha-cha-cha in bold mini and pantyhose in a net. This time, the mother of five children appeared on the floor in the image of a charming policeman.

Maria Poroshina and Evgenia Raeva enjoy wildly popular with the audience of the show “Dancing with the Stars”. The partner of the actress is a titled dancer and choreographer. Of course, without incidents on the floor is not complete. But stars cope with all difficulties for the sake of one goal – victory on the project.

Maria posted a series of photos on her blog. In the frame, she and her partner are captured during the performance of an incendiary number. Poroshina appeared as a policeman, and Raev – in the image of a biker.

Maria Poroshina fell during the show “Dancing with the Stars”

“Having fallen on the floor, I believe we did not fall before your eyes. We are preparing something interesting …”, the 46-year-old actress signed the pictures. In one of the photos she famously threw her foot at Eugene.

Stretching the star of the series “Always say” always “” made a splash. Fans were delighted with what they saw. They supported the star mom and daughters. Seraphim and Agrafena went live to express their admiration for Mom’s talent and convince the judges not to give her low scores.

“It was wonderful! I really liked how my mom suddenly threw her leg up. The stretch is good! Give her good marks … Mom is trying hard!”, One of the daughters said.

By the way, raher Poroshina admitted that very worried before agreeing to participate in the show. But she took up this challenge with her children. “I have five of them. All this is done for them and for their sake. Therefore, I went to dance. Not everything works out, but I tried,” said the actress. In a marriage with actor Ilya Drevnov, she gave birth to three daughters – Seraphim, Agrafen and Glafira. From the first husband of Gosha Kutsenko, she has a daughter, Polina. And in January 2020, the artist had the long-awaited son Andrei. She does not advertise the name of the boy’s father.

Maria Poroshina struck on the spot with her banner


Biden wins the Wyoming caucuses for the Democratic nomination



The former US vice president Joe Biden It was imposed this Sunday in the Wyoming state caucuses, voted by mail due to the coronavirus pandemic and that took place after the leftist senator Bernie Sanders withdrew from the race for the Democratic nomination for the November presidential elections and endorsed his old rival.

The Democratic Party revealed that Biden prevailed with 72.2%, with which he obtained ten delegates, while Sanders reached 27.8% of the vote, which represents four delegates facing the national convention of that political force.

The deadline for voting, which was held by mail, was extended after it was initially set until April 4. This Sunday, Biden spoke on his Twitter account about the deaths caused by coronavirus in the country, which on this day exceeded 40,000.

In a message after the statistics were released, Biden said that he and his wife, Jill biden, they have in their prayers the loved ones of the more than 40,000 people who have lost their lives in the midst of the pandemic in the country.

“This is a solemn day for our nation and there will be more difficult days ahead, but if we join, we will overcome this,” said the former vice president of Barack Obama (2009-2017).

Also this Sunday the public radio station NPR revealed that Tara Reade, who was part of the junior staff at Biden’s office when he was a senator, accused him of sexually assaulting her in 1993, although the report stated that the campaign by the Democratic leader denies that claim and alleges that this incident “did not happen.”

NPR indicated that Reade, now 56 years old and who resides in California, claims to have filed a police complaint a little over a week ago with the District of Columbia Police, after alleging that she was concerned for his safety after being the victim of “online harassment”.

The station added that it obtained confirmation of the report from a police source and that it has requested the complete document, but clarified that although the investigation is open, the deadline to process the complaint of an alleged assault has expired.

In April of last year, Amy Lappos accused Biden of touching her inappropriately, although “non-sexual«, During a fundraising event in 2009. The revelation came days after former Nevada state congresswoman Lucy Flores pointed to the former vice president giving him a kiss without his consent on the head during the campaign for the 2014 state and legislative elections .


Buhos will publish the new album ‘El victria day’ in the fall, and announce presentation concerts in Madrid and Barcelona

Owls will release the new album in the fall, ‘On Victory Day‘, which will become the fifth record project. After a year removed from the stage, the band from Calafell (Baix Penedès) announced the dates for the first two concerts, the first at the Riviera Hall in Madrid on March 6, and the second at Sant Jordi Club of Barcelona on March 13. Tickets go on sale this Sunday. In an interview with ACN, the lead singer of the group, Guillem Soler, has told ACN that part of the project songs are already made and dyed from the group’s usual “optimism, social criticism and national demand,” but others will end up during confinement and nesting. “from the current context”.

For the group, publishing a new record is always a “sign of victory”, especially for the success of the last two, an idea that is already reflected in the same title. Now, however, a year away from the stage they have been “missed” by the audience and playing live, but at the same time it has allowed them to calmly compose, polish each song and “choose a lot”. “So far, the rest of the albums have been released and the dynamics have been very different,” they say at ACN.

The band maintains the joy, the hope, the national demand, the social criticism, the defense of the minorities and the public as themes present in ‘The Day of Victory’, very similar to that of the last works. “It is what we are when we come together, it is what we breathe and dye in our songs,” says Soler.

In fact, their way of looking at the world is already clear in the first of their progressive songs, ‘Near the Gods’, written over a year ago and which is grateful for the unconditional support of the audience. “We have infinite gratitude for them,” he says.

However, he acknowledges that the coronavirus confinement period will be present on the songs they were still working on, but he maintains a positive look: “There will be a rebirth soon and we will look forward to concerts.”

First concert in Madrid

The group from Calafell have decided to announce the first concert of presentation of ‘The Day of Victory’ in Madrid, where they played on the last tour and sold out the tickets. “We thought we would come back and we did,” says Soler.

Although the band has much of the repertoire in Catalan, always included in the records three or four pieces in Spanish, a fact that “the public likes.” However, the success outside the Catalan Countries believes that most people are “open-minded” and have “respect” for other languages, “much more than the media teach us”.

“In the end, we don’t give concerts for PP youths, but for open-minded people,” he jokes. In that sense, the Buhos singer believes that “language problems” are not “as great as politicians are trying to make themselves see.”

Stay Homas, a project “compatible” with Buhos

Amid the confinement, three of the band members living together have pushed for a joint project with Buhos, this is Stay Homas, who has become a prominent figure in the Catalan music scene. “I hope it continues, we will do our best,” says Soler, who is not a member.

He, who is not part of the project, was not surprised by the success of the new group because he understands that this is the logical consequence when you put under the same roof “three types like them locked in the same house”, which end up becoming be in a “clock bomb”. “We are in front of an incredible monster that must be compatible with Buhos. We are friends and we will assemble ourselves in the best way,” he says.


ELA asks to stop Michelin Vitoria to disinfect after a positive

ELA and the ELA delegates for occupational health at Ferrovial and Michelin have requested that the facilities of the French multinational in Vitoria be stopped for disinfection, after confirming the positive of a Ferrovial worker who carried out his activity in the Alava center.

The plant indicates that this stop has been requested from the Michelin management, the Ferrovial Services management, the Álava Labor delegation, Osalan and the Labor Inspection, in compliance with the “protocol for action against coronavirus (sars- cov-2) for industry “developed by the Department of Economic Development and Infrastructure that” establishes this stop to proceed with disinfection “. Likewise, it has requested a list of all the people who had contact with the affected person to be quarantined.


The first Basque victory in Itzulia

Now that the cycling calendar has shaken due to the pandemic and there are those who feel the edge of the apocalypse, it should be remembered that this is an unbeatable sport. Neither wars nor scandals have dealt with him in more than a century. The 2020 Tour of the Basque Country has been suspended. To return to. It was already buried between 1936, the beginning of the civil war, and 1968. It was resurrected in 1969. A year later, on April 19, 1970, just today half a century ago, the Biscayan Luis Pedro Santamarina became the first Basque runner to inscribe his name on the track record of the race.

The Gallarta cyclist died in 2017, at the age of 74 and after almost three decades in his Portugalete bicycle workshop. Champion of Spain in 1967, Santamarina knocked down in that edition of Itzulia the tremendous KAS team de Linares, Aurelio González, Gandarias, Gabika, Zubero, Galdos, López Carril, Elorza, Echeverría and Gómez del Moral. Santamarina, wearing Werner’s jersey, resisted against KAS, Fagor de Perurena and Bic de Aranzabal and Janssen, and celebrated the victory in Eibar, from where this April has not been able to leave the round.

He made history for Basque cycling, although he did not avoid oblivion. “I have come to read that Julián Gorospe was the first Basque winner of the round,” he complained on more than one occasion. The list of local winners is short: Santamarina in 1970, Miguel Mari Lasa (1974), Gorospe (1983 and 1990), Pello Ruiz Cabestany (1985), Aitor Osa (2002), Iban Mayo (2003) and Ion Izagirre last year. . They are joined by two runners trained in the Basque Country: Íñigo Cuesta (1998) and Samuel Sánchez (2012). Santamarina opened the door for them.

Classification Tour of the Basque Country

1970 edition

1. L. P. Santamarina (Werner)


2. Jesús Aranzabal (Bic)

at 41 s

3. Andrés Gandarias (KAS)

to 49

4. Vicente López Carril (KAS)

at 1m.05

5. Txomin Perurena (Fagor)

at 1.43

6. A. Gómez del Moral (KAS)

at 1.58

7. Ventura Díaz (Werner)

to 3.35

8. Agustín Tamames (Werner)

to 3.43

9. R. Berland (Bic)

to 4.50

10. Aurelio González (Kas)

to 7.07

Beans and everything

He ran five Tours, won two stages in the Vuelta and one in the Giro, and was champion of Spain the day of 1967 in which another Biscayan, Valentín Uriona, left his life on that road in Sabadell. There was something tragic about that cycling: a car crushed the Burgos-born Talamillo on New Year’s Eve in 1965; a year earlier, Juan Campillo had been killed by a truck. They say they saw him cover his face with his coat and throw himself onto the road. Not long ago, two other cyclists, Raúl Motos and Joaquín Polo, had died in the Vuelta a Portugal due to something that sounds impossible today: thirsty.

Santamarina, on the other hand, was almost knocked down by excess food in the Basque round of 1970. He had argued with Manzaneque, its director at Werner, after retiring in the Amorebieta classic. They almost messed with cakes. So much anger arose that Santamarina ran home to Gallarta. For two days, Monday and Tuesday, he forgot about the bicycle. “I ate beans and everything”. Manzaneque went to look for him on Wednesday of that week to play the Tour of the Basque Country, which started just 24 hours later.

The first stage left Eibar on the slope of Elgeta. Snorted «I had to ask for scissors because the culotte was squeezing me. He had put on weight. I held on as I could, “said Santamarina. It supported the rate and the overweight. The subsequent digestion was already much better. As he said, cyclists lose shape in one corner and recover it in the next.

In the second stage (Bilbao-Vitoria) Janssen, Gabika and Echeverría sank. In the time trial sector (Estella-Pamplona, ​​47 km) on the third day, Santamarina dressed as the leader by finishing third after Carlos Echevarria and Janssen. Three days after the binges, he had regained his best shape. That week, Bizkaia was pending Athletic, which in the end could not win the League against Atlético de Madrid. In EL CORREO, José María Mujica summed up the season this way: «There has been plenty of triumphalism and there has been a lack of heart. Quality has been lacking even though there has been strength football.

While Athletic settled for the runner-up, Santamarina remained standing in the face of KAS’s final offensive. “I let Gandarias go and kept him a hundred yards away. The fourth stage ended at the Anoeta velodrome and I entered about 15 seconds from Gandarias. Then I let go because I knew that the times were caught at the entrance to the track. Langarica (director of the KAS) protested but it was no use to him ». Santamarina also resisted on the final day, Pamplona-San Sebastián, the attacks of Aranzabal, Aurelio González and López Carril, and today 50 years ago he put his name, the first of a Basque, in the golden book of the race that this year , things the virus, may go blank.

Santamarina had a bike shop in Portugalete.
Santamarina had a bike shop in Portugalete. / Pedro Urresti
Izagirre, last winner, confined to Abadiño

Ion Izagirre, last winner of Itzulia, passes the confinement in Abadiño, with his wife and two daughters. In January, when the coronavirus was not even mentioned, he declared that he would go “for all” to repeat his victory in the Vueta al País Vasco, which had to be canceled due to the pandemic. “Now we have to wait and be home,” he says. Spend your days with a double roll session. He is not very optimistic about the resumption of the season. “I trust that they will let us go out and train on the road to prepare for the races.” Meanwhile, it has an advantage to endure the isolation: «I am very homey».