Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Castroviejo 11th in TT Worlds

Jonathan Castroviejo powered his way to an 11th place in today's 46,4km World Champs ITT in Copenhagen. He thus fulfilled his stated objective of finishing inside the top 12, and will surely be pleased to have bested riders like Brajkovic, Phinney, Tuft, Larsson, Oliveira, Sergent and Pinotti to name but a few. The Getxo-native, who'll switch to Movistar in 2012, occupied third place for quite a while as rider after rider came in slower than him. Only when Fuglsang edged in front of him by four seconds he was forced to step off the preliminary podium. Talking to afterwards, the crono specialist was quite pleased with his performance. "I'm really happy with my performance. I wasn't at my very, very best, but I felt pretty good out there", he said, ever modest. "I feel, though, that I lack the kind of form competition gives you. I trained a lot the last few weeks but I haven't done any races in over a month. Obviously, finishing top 10 would have looked better, but the competition was fierce. But I have no idea how Martin managed to put three minutes into me and clock more than 51km/h. He's impressive".

National coach José Luís De Santos was more than pleased with his young charge, telling the same website that "Castroviejo was simply sensational. He did well throughout and I knew he'd finish high up the standings."

1 comment:

Stephen said...

Dissapointing that he is leaving but the team/foundation can be proud of the fact that they have developed another young man into an international class bike rider.


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