Sunday, February 19, 2012

Vuelta a Andalucía prologue

Euskaltel placed two riders in the top 20 of today's Vuelta a Andalucía prologue to get the southern Spanish stage race off to a decent start.

Mikel Astarloza blasted his way to a fine 17th place just 16 seconds off the winning time set by Project 1t4i's Patrick Gretsch, while Samuel Sánchez looked sharp in his first day of racing in 2012 by claiming 20th, one second further adrift. G Izagirre grabbed an okay 35th at 23, and thus completing a good day out for the team.

Former Euskaltel man and reigning champ Markel Irizar finished an agonizing second, just two seconds in arrears.

  • (1, Patrick Gretsch, Project 1t4i)
  • 17, Mikel Astarloza, 0:16
  • 20, Samuel Sánchez, 0:17
  • 35, Gorka Izagirre, 0:23
  • 52, Juan José Oroz, 0:28
  • 83, Igor Antón, 0:39
  • 87, Egoi Martínez, 0:40
  • 93, Jorge Azanza, 0:42


Stephen said...

Lets hope the boys are fired up and can get some results this week to get the season going...Astraloza is going to feel like he has a point to prove this year so maybe he'll be looking for early results more than Samu, who will be looking further ahead.

Magnus said...

Let's hope they can pull something off on Tuesday's queen-stage

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