San Mamés and its mystique often call the attraction every time Athletic Club plays there. This time, however, cycling has been the sport that has once again put the majesty of the Cathedral in the world spotlight after the start of the 13th stage of the Vuelta from the very grass of our stadium.
The beautiful images left by La Vuelta have not gone unnoticed. The video recorded from inside San Mamés in which the cyclists take the exit neutralized by the perimeter of the field is approaching 700,000 views on Twitter.
Publications from the countries with the greatest cycling tradition in Europe, such as France, Italy, Belgium and Holland, include in their digital editions the peculiar start organised by La Vuelta. San Mamés and the Athletic Club appear in media of the relevance of L’Équipe, Sky Sport Italia or De Telegraaf. L’Équipe itself highlights “the unusual image of a bunch placed behind the race director’s car and entering a stadium with more than 50,000 seats.“ The Daily Mail, for its part, takes the opportunity to recall that “in the 1920s, the Athletic Club had its own cycling team“, as we recently published on our website. And even in America it has had repercussions: the Argentinean newspaper Olé, for example, headlines “La Vuelta al San Mamés” (“The Tour of San Mamés”) and mentions the particularity that the start of the stage took place “in the mythical stadium.”
Here are some examples of the world coverage of La Vuelta in San Mamés:
Ten years from the laying of the first stone at San Mamés
On May 26, 2010, there was an emotional act that included the presence of authorities, Athletic Club footballers, former players and fans
Reopening of the shop in Max Center
The hours will be from Monday to Saturday from 10.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Digital questionnaire for the Club’ s Statute reform
Athletic Club opens a participative process for its members through the website’s Txoko of members to gather their contributions and suggestions
New official Athletic Club app
The Athleticket app will be incorporated from today into the renewed athleticzale app, which will offer soon new versions
The legend of Aduriz illuminates San Mamés
The Cathedral was illuminated last night on the occasion of the announcement of the retirement of the legend of the red and white club
Rivals by country: SCOTLAND AND WALES
Athletic Club has faced five Scottish clubs and two Welsh clubs throughout its history, the first of them was Dundee FC, today , 97 years ago
San Mamés lit up in rainbow colours
On the occasion of the International Day against LGBTIQ-phobia, our stadium was lit up the night of May 17
Athletic Club Museoa, on the International Museum Day
Bizkaia Regional Government is staging a virtual exhibition on Monday to which Athletic Club’s museum is contributing with the Copa de la Coronación won in 1902
New shop in the tourist heart of Bilbao
Athletic Club is opening a new venue in Mazarredo 65 and joints the ones of San Mamés, Alameda Rekalde and Bidebarrieta
San Mamés, lit up in blue on the International Nurses Day
The stadium will be lit up to support and raise awareness about the role of these professionals within the healthcare system