Thursday, May 19, 2011

Cavallo praises Antón

Euskaltel's Italian DS at the Giro, former rider Domenico Cavallo, is massively impressed with Igor Antón and hopes to guide him to a stage-win in the high mountains. Talking to El Correo yesterday, the former DS of Riis, Freire, Argentin and Ullrich, among others, waxed lyrical about the diminutive climber. "He's a good person with a big heart. It's very easy to help a guy like that. He's impressed me a lot. He's very calm, and being calm is a virtue of the strong. If he keeps staying relaxed like this he might go far in this race. It's a race perfectly suited to him, and the team is very well organized and they're all ready to give it their all for him". Cavallo, who also helped out in Tirreno-Adriatico earlier this campaign, went on to say that Freire was the most likeable rider he's ever worked with, just edging a certain Jan Ullrich. When pressed about where Antón figures on that list, the Italian was as diplomatic as ever: "I don't know him well enough yet. But he excites me. He's a quiet lad, and that's because he knows how far he can go".

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