Euskadi spent 12 million in passing the Tour

Little by little the figures related to the expense generated by the passage of the French race through the Basque Country are coming out. First of all, he Canyon that has been disbursed to the organization is 6 million but then there have been many more fronts on which money has been spent, reaching 12 million as an official figure. It is also true that the return economic impact calculated by the authorities is almost 100 million euros.

The Basque Government, the main promoter of the investment, has spent 3.3 million euros. From there, the implication of the rest of the city councils and Provincial Councils which, let us not forget, are the collecting entities in the Basque Autonomous Community. In Euskadi, it is not paid to the State Treasury but to the provincial governments, entities with tax powers due to the economic concert.

Bilbao capital has also paid 3.3 million. There the real start was made and the Biscayan town had a stage start and finish on July 1. Furthermore, in the botxo the official presentation of the teams was made and 13 squads spent the night. The province of Vizcaya has disbursed 2.4 million. He enjoyed a stage entirely through his territory and started from Amorebieta in the appointment on day 3. Then he went along the coast, passing through towns such as Lekeitio and Ondárroa.

The Provincial Council of Guipúzcoa has paid 1.1 million. Stages two and three touched soil in that province and many kilometers passed through its territory. In fact, when he left for Hendaye on Monday, the last town that was crossed was that of Irún. The city council of the capital, with the goal of the stage on July 2, has provided 800,000 euros. It was the day that Victor Lafay won.

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Álava has had less participation in the great event. He had an exit in Vitoria and barely 50 kms. by the Llanada and Gorbeialdea. Initially it was planned that the route would go to the Rioja Alavesa but in the end it did not happen. The Provincial Council has put half a million euros, exactly the same amount as the city council of its capital. Nine teams have spent almost a week in their hotels, leaving the consequent economic benefit.

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