vrijdag 2 november 2007

2007 with Egoi Martinez, 2008 : Back to Euskaltel

After his first great year for Discovery Channel, we all expected great things from Egoi in 2007, but he disappointed a little bit. During the year he rode some good time trials like a second place in the time trial of Castilla y Leon, a ninth place in the prologue of the Dauphine Liberé, an eight place in the Tour of the Basque Country and a fourth place with the team in the Eindhove Team Time Trial. In the other stages his only good results were in the Dauphine Libere with an 8th and 5th spot in the fifth and sixth stage. He rode a very anonymous Tour de France, without a top 30 spot but of course he had to work for Contador and Leipheimer. He ended his season in the Vuelta but he left the race after eleven stages, ending his season in black.

Next year he will be back with Euskaltel and of course we're very happy with that because he might be able to learn the others something more about time trialling :p

Trofeo Cala Millor : 61
Algarve : 36-62-54105- x
Valenciana : 34-111-88-104-61 => 93
Castilla y Leon : 2-19-13-86-38 =>44
Basque Country : 94-70-90-32-?-8 => 31
Amstel Gold Race : 26
Fleche Wallone : 66
Liege-Bastogne-Liege : 40
Dauphiné Liberé : 9-20-43-17-58-8-5-76 => 28
Eindhoven Team Time Trial : 4
Tour : 48-38-143-81-102-68-59-75-95-122-128-98-31-57-72-66-78-112-84-120 => 61
Vuelta : 55-50-37-60-77-77-139-30-113-60-144-x

2 opmerkingen:

Magnus zei

He'll give the team exactly what they need: experience, time trial skills and stage-race firepower.

Lizzard4567 zei

Yeah with him as the leader they should be able to get a good result in th team time trials.