Saturday, April 20, 2013

Antón looking for third win in Romandie

Igor Antón will once again be Euskaltel's main go-to guy in the upcoming Tour de Romandie.

The mercurial climber has a relatively rich history at the event, taking a mountain-top victory at the 2007 edition of the race and eventually winning stage five in 2010 after victor Alejandro Valverde was suspended and lost his win to his countryman.

Antón is yet to come out tops in a race this year, but the 30-year-old will be relishing the challenges to be posed by the Swiss mountains when the race commences on Tuesday 23 of April.

Joining him at the WorldTour stage race will be, among others, the in-form Juan José Lobato, fresh of his maiden Euskaltel victory at the Vuelta a Castilla y León, and Mikel Nieve, who'll be looking to hit form after a below-par start to the season.

Full team:
Igor Antón, Mikel Astarloza, Peio Bilbao, Garikoitz Bravo, Mikel Landa, Juan José Lobato, Mikel Nieve and Romain Sicard. 


azanca02 said...

Is Samu not doing any other races until the giro besides Liege? I am a bit confused on why they do not do Trentino. With the climbs and competitors there it is great for Giro training. Just my two thoughts...

Magnus said...

Completely agree. Why they didn't go to Trentino is beyond me

azanca02 said...

Maybe they were not invited? I am guessing he will do a good training camp in stead.


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