Saturday, May 07, 2011

Castroviejo decimates field in Madrid opener

Jonathan Castroviejo stormed to his second win in just a few weeks by crushing the opposition in the 7,8km ITT opener in the Vuelta a Madrid this morning. The powerhouse beat Rui Alberto Faria da Costa into second by a huge 11-second margin and thus secured the team it's fourth victory of the year. To cap off an excellent day for the team, Gorka Izagirre, who's just extended his contract with the team for another two years, took an impressive 7th at 22 seconds while his hermano pequeño Jon came in 11th at just 26, beating riders like recent Asturias stage-winner Zaballa and Movistar allrounder Imanol Erviti. Speaking to the team's website moments after the racing had ended, DS in Madrid, Josu Larrazabal, said: "Jonathan did a spectacular time trial - in the last part he was virtually flying. Putting his ride into perpective, a specialist like Schumacher, victorious in the prologue in Asturias, is the leader in the mountains classification because he posted the fastest time at the small climb at the halfway point. However, Jonathan beat him by 12 seconds at the finish. But I think the team as a whole had a good performance; I'm pleased with both the win and the level shown by everyone". Check back later for full results.

1 comment:

azanca02 said...

Any Team points for that?

Great Job, Hopfully May can hold a few more wins for team.


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