Monday, September 08, 2008

Galdeano's tribute

Igor Gonzalez de Galdeano was naturally a happy man after today's stage. Here's Igor's tribute to the man in gold: "Egoi Martínez is materializing a great season. He started competing in March, in the Tirreno-Adriatico, and was already then in good shape. Without having planned to peak for the Vuelta al País Vasco this year, he still performed at a high level and made sure the colours of the team stayed in the thick of the action. He led the mountains competition and won the prize of most aggressive rider. He then went to the Tour and performed well. After becoming a father in August, he's now racing the Vuelta and has conquered the golden jersey, the first overall leader's jersey in a GT for the team. Egoi's strength is his combativity. He's a man for the good breaks, he never goes empty, and he rescues the team in difficult situations. In Sabiñanigo he got his just reward after coming second on the stage to Prato Nevoso in the Tour. He deserved to win that day, but for several reasons he didn't manage to do so. But what's more important is that Egoi's success is a result of team-work. Jon Odriozola read the race before it even started (I promise you that the objective in Vielha was to grab the leader's jersey through Egoi). Alán Pérez sacrificed his options of winning the stage in favour of Egoi. It's a victory for everyone. But we'll keep our feet on the ground. The best team in this race is Astana. We will, as holder's of the jersey, together with Astana, assume our responsibility."


Anonymous said...

This is a day to remember forever...
As an Euskaltel fan since the first hour i treasure this day and i'm as happy as when Athletic Bilbao reached the Champions League almost ten years ago !
This is what Egoi deserve and "chapeau" to the team and to the wonderful job of Alan.
Now sky's the limit...we all hope that Koldo will win a stage and Igor, who's such in fine form, can reach the podium in the CG.
Remo (Parma)

racejunkie said...

See Magnus, aren't you glad you stuck it out with your blog? Hooray Euskaltel, and thanks Magnus for continuing to keep this up!

Anonymous said...

Magnus, du skriver kjempebra og det er en nytelse å følge denne eminente blogge. Likevel er det en ting jeg ikke liker: mangelen på avsnitt! Tekstene blir uoversiktlige og slitsomme å lese. Hadde vært fint om du hadde begynt å bruke det:)


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