Monday, June 07, 2010

It's Gorka!

I told you the kid was good! Gorka Izagirre yesterday took his very first win as a pro by outsprinting big-name riders Sergei Ivanov and Matteo Carrara to take the fourth and final stage of the Tour de Luxembourg. And what a ride by the 22-year-old! The last stage was shortened and nullified for the GC due to severe storm and rain, but the racing for the last stage-win was still very much on. On the last circuit of three in down town Luxembourg, the capital that is, Gorka got away with overall leader Matteo Carrara, Ivanov and the impressive Steve Houanard of Skil-Shimano. The quartet just managed to hold off a furiously-chasing peloton to fight it out for stage glory, and Gorka, not surprisingly, proved to be the quickest as pictured above. That leaves the team with seven wins alreasy this season! And even better, by six different riders! An honourable mention also goes out to the precocious Jonathan, who yesterday finished the race a solid 20th overall as well as spending the last stage out in front in the main break. Good riding by him; he's due for a win soon as well. Final GC:

  • 20, Jonathan Castroviejo
  • 24, Mikel Nieve
  • 35, Rubén Pérez
  • 46, Aitor Galdós
  • 55, Gorka Izagirre
  • 78, Aitor Hernández
  • 82, Miguel Mínguez


bike master said...


congratulations to Gorka and Euskatel on a great win.

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