Actually want to travel in April of 2010, around 600, Alba-Fans to the Final Four of the Eurocups to Vitoria, only about one-tenth, but in the Basque country. The eruption of the Icelandic Eyjafjallajökull volcano shuts down European air traffic. The team of the Berlin escaped on Thursday the ash cloud, the flights of the trailer on Friday but, at the airport Tegel reign of frustration and great perplexity. Some have a short drive the los, determined with the car, Alba presents in a hurry, a Bus is available, 43 of the Fans to the Venture. Because it is not clear that the tour group arrives in time to Alba's semi-final against Basket Bilbao on Saturday evening in 1961 kilometres away in Vitoria.
Still, the mood on Board is good. Magdeburg, Germany, Barsinghausen, Paris, Tours, Bordeaux, and finally the Spanish border. The last highway, the driver missed the exit, although once again, after nearly 25 hours of Vitoria is reached. The now not-quite-fresh travel company has even time to shower. As the small yellow Delegation enters the Fernando Buesa Arena, cheer the Fans of the other three clubs. Euroleague CEO Jordi Bertomeu suggests in front of the Alba Block for a bow in the catacombs of the hall Chips, Sandwiches and Cola, waiting on the weary Berlin. The semi-finals of waking everybody up again: Alba Bilbao defeated with 77:70.More about
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The finals running on Sunday, however, miserable. The Berliners are at the 44:67 against Valencia out of the game. Shortly after the final siren, the Fans need to get back in the Bus, waiting for a 25-hour-trip, Alba's Team runs behind the next day. From the exertions and the disappointment of Alba, however, does not recover: A month later, the season ends with a 1:3 in the quarter-final series against Frankfurt with a disappointing Play-off in the League.Finally arrived. The Fans of Alba received in Vitoria with a lot of respect.Photo: David Aguilar/Reuters