maandag 6 augustus 2007

Euskaltel News : Vuelta/Team 2008/Unai Etxebarria

Igor Gonzalez de Galdeano has announced the five certainties for the Vuelta 2007. Samuel Sanchez will be the leader, the others are Haimar Zubeldia, Iñigo Landaluze, Iñaki Isasi and Koldo Fernandez. So there are another 4 empty spots, we know Ruben Perez and Mikel Astarloza wont ride the vuelta so maybe Galparsoro, Galdos (for the sprints), Luengo and then maybe Joseba Zubeldia or Juan Jose Oroz but these are just hopes.

Team 2008Igor Gonzalez de Galdeano also announced that next year there will only be 26 riders left in the team, not 30 anymore (or 29 without Aketza Peña). So with the retirement of Unai Etxebarria (see next title) there will have to be two other riders that leave :( Also Euskaltel will skip some smaller events like Santarem, Asturias, Rioja and Trentino. I hope they still will come to Belgium and the eneco tour :)

Unai Etxebarria retirement
The only rider not from Spain, Unai Etxebarria will say farewell to Euskaltel and cycling at the end of the season. He will be 35 then and has had a good carreer with wins in the Dauphine Libere, the Vuelta, the GP primavera and this year a stage in the Trofeo Calvia. I hope you will have a good other life Unai !

3 opmerkingen:

nils zei

:( unai was a finisher, i wonder who's gonna win next year? euskaltel has only a few finishers.

Magnus zei

That's true. Sad to see him retire...

Lizzard4567 zei

Anton should be able to win more and maybe a sprinter should get better like Fernadez, Inaki, Galdos or Ruben Perez. I think Amets could take his place with his fighting spirit