Friday, January 11, 2008

5 goals for Euskaltel


Euskaltel will target especially strong performances in five races next year; the Tour de France, the Vuelta a España, the Vuelta al País Vasco, the Euskal Bizikleta and the one-day GP Miguel Indurain. Say what? GP Miguel Indurain? I was a little surprised to read it myself, as it's a pretty low-key race to be honest. Targeting the Giro di Lombardia for example would have made much more sense to most of us I think. But for Euskaltel, the races held close to home hold special importance. For the Tour, Samu, Haimar and Mikel will lead. In the two Vueltas Igor will lead, but he'll probably share the captain's role with Mikel in País Vasco. Who'll lead the team in the two other races I don't know. It could be anyone I guess, but no matter who it'll be I think they'll leave their mark on the race.

4 comments:

Bolsen3 said...

This is what's so great about Euskaltel! Nobody cares about GP Miguel Indurain, except for them, because it's a local race! In a cyclingworld where local belonging means nothing to most teams, it is great to see that at least one team still values this aspect...

Magnus said...

Totally agree with you, that's what makes this team so great.

Arnout said...

And of course they want to perform well in Lombardia, but I guess that's up to Sanchez' form. If he is oke, they will battle for victory, if not, would be a shame, but not more than that...

I think they will be invited to Lombardia? With Sanchez and Anton getting high rankings last year?

Magnus said...

Yeah, no doubt, they'll be there.

 

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