Monday, April 02, 2012

Bilbao breaks away in Flanders

Peio Bilbao proved he's more than just a pure climber by forming part of the Ronde van Vlaanderen's main break earlier today. The young Gernika-native jumped clear early on along with 14 other riders and toughed it out on a terrain he's not seemingly made for, judging by his slender physique. The group held off the peloton 'till 35 kilometres remained, and the youngster eventually went on to finish 92nd at 15:34.

The team's only other finished was not unexpectedly Rubén Pérez. The speedy all-rounder came in a decent 62nd at just 4:43.

The other six riders - García, Minguez, Cazaux, Urtasun, Sáez and A Pérez - all threw in the towel before reaching Oudenaarde.


Kristof said...

Good performance from Bilbao, he did very well in the lead group and was surely not the worst man. Ruben Perez did also a good job. The others I haven't seen, which was expected. Still a shame We had no Izagirres here.

Anonymous said...

I saw plenty of Euskaltel riders, but always at the end of the peleton:)


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