Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Landa to lead Castilla y León-charge

Specialist climber Mikel Landa is set to lead an Euskaltel team filled with Giro d'Italia-bound riders in the upcoming Vuelta a Castilla y León. The three-day stage-race north of Madrid kicks off this Friday.

According to the organizers' own webpage, 23-year-old, so impressive with second place in the GP Miguel Induráin some ten days ago, will spearhead a team consisting of Pablo Urtasun, Pierre Cazaux, Miguel Mínguez, Amets Txurruka, Iván Velasco, Mikel Nieve and Alan Pérez. Former Orbea DS Álex Díaz will lead the team from the car.

This eight-man team, featuring an abundance of climbers, will look to make their mark on Saturday's hilly stage to Ávila and Sunday's queen-stage to Segovia including three cat.1 climbs.

Check out the stage profiles here.

Orbea will also send an eight-man contingent to the 2.1-race. Aritz Arberas will lead this team: Jon Aberasturi, Omar Fraile, Igor Merino, Mikel Bizkarra, Aritz Etxebarria, Carlos Barbero, Aritz Bagües and Xabier Zabalo.

Mind you, changes may be made to these rosters as they still haven't been confirmed by the respective teams.


Stephen said...

Would it not be a good idea to put all the Giro squad out together at some point? Get a team dynamic going, remind them of their roles and responsibilities for the comming event.

Be good to see Landa supported in a race though, he does look a bit special!

Magnus said...

Putting them together would seem a nice idea for sure. I'd love to see Landa at the Giro as well!

Kristof said...

I'd love to see Landa in tdf...:-)


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