Monday, April 09, 2012

Izagirre makes it to the velodrome

Jon Izagirre made sure Euskaltel's 2012 Paris-Roubaix wasn't a total write-off as he made it to the velodrome inside the time limit. The youngster thus completed the race at the second time of asking after posting a DNF last year.

The 23-year-old came home 79th, 13:05 down, in a group containing the likes of Greipel, Quinziato, Hondo and Vanmarcke. Rubén Pérez also completed the race, but having come in some seven minutes further adrift, he was ruled to be outside the time limit and therefore classed as an HD.

None of the riders managed to get into any early-race moves or animate the race in any way, but gladly - and perhaps more importantly - none were reported to have suffered injuries. García, Cazaux, Sáez, Urtasun and A Pérez all threw in the towel.


Stephen said...

Well done Jon, good to finish such a hard race....and there was no stopping Boonen yesterday anyway, hugley impressive ride, such a pitty Cancellara wasn't there that would have been something to see!

Magnus said...

Boonen and Cancellara together up the road would have beaten the rest of the peloton by ten minutes I'd say.

Kristof said...

Tom Boonen... who would have thought this? Belgian press says for years he's over his top, last year Gilbert made a ridiculous rider of Boonen and now... My respect for this man and the prove you may never give up. And Gilbert, this year he can barely finish a race.


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