The youngest of the Izagirres will team up with brother Gorka at Movistar in 2014, the team confirms in a press release on Friday morning.
Ion had a year left on his contract with Euskaltel and would have formed a key part of Fernando Alonso's set-up if the team had materialized, but has now - entirely as expected - secured a ride with Eusebio Unzúe's squad for next year.
The press release makes no mention of the length of the deal, though.
Ion signing with Movistar takes the tally of Euskaltel riders with a secure feature next year up to four. Mikel Landa, Mikel Nieve and the Izagirre brothers are thus far the only riders to have found a new home for 2014.
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