Monday, September 10, 2012

Martínez in the mix in Montréal

Egoi Martínez was yet again on the offensive in the Grand Prix Montréal on Sunday evening, putting the finishing touches to what will go down as a memorable season for the veteran.

Naturally, neither Egoi Martínez, nor his breakaway companions Manuele Boaro or Cyril Gautier, made it to the line, but the seemingly never-tiring all-rounder once again made sure Euskaltel had a presence in a big race. Martínez, who took a career-best 17th overall in the Tour de France in July, was also in a dangerous move in the GP Ouest France-Plouay, and just like today made sure the team had something to show for their efforts when they had no realistic hope of grabbing a top result.

The Euskaltel riders were never really close to staging an upset, Gorka Izagirre's 38th place finish (just ahead of team-mates Peio Bilbao and Miguel Minguez) being the orange team's top result. Mikel Nieve, Jorge Azanza, Alan Pérez and Martínez all posted DNFs.

Results (full results here):
  • (1, Lars Petter Nordhaug (Sky), 5:28:29)
  • 38, Gorka Izagirre, 0:28
  • 39, Peio Bilbao, s.t.
  • 40, Miguel Minguez, s.t.
  • 72, Ion Izagirre, 3:45
  • DNF: Mikel Nieve, Egoi Martínez, Alan Pérez and Jorge Azanza.

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