Saturday, July 16, 2011

News shorts

  • According to various Basque newspapers, Igor Antón will make his return to competition at the revamped Clasica de Ordizia at the 25ht of July. Antón, who's building up for a tilt at the Vuelta crown, has not raced since the Giro ended back in May. The new route, which features more climbs to avoid the customary sprint finish, is likely to suit the Galdakao native to a tee.
  • Amets Tzurruka will not have surgery on his broken left collarbone, reports the team's website. Scans revealed surgery was not needed, but the unlucky climber is still faced with a race against time to be fit in time for the Vuelta.
  • Naturgas will as usual take part in a couple of races over the weekend, reports A roster of nine (Ocampos, Legarra, Martínez, González, Barbero, Carazo, Baudron, Chêout and Guinea) will line up in Sopelana tomorrow, while Ocampos, Legarra, Martínez, Chêtout, García, Guinea and Carazo will compete in Beasain on Sunday.

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