vrijdag 29 augustus 2008

Vuelta d'España

Tomorrow the Tour of Spain will start and Euskaltel will send a strong team. Igor Gonzalez de Galdeano told that they absolutely wanted a stage victory and maybe a podium spot, here are the nine :

  • Igor Anton : The biggest hope for Euskaltel. He definitely will be able to take a victory and is our biggest hope for a podium spot. Seeing his good results last year and his shape in Puertos, he can really impress the world now.
  • Mikel Astarloza : After the Tour, he will probably be over his top, but he will be definitely a great help for Anton. Maybe he can get in an escape and finish it or go for a top 10 spot.
  • Koldo Fernandez : The hope for Euskaltel when it comes down on a sprint. This year he showed in the Giro that he can compete with the best and now in Spain, he will even be better.
  • Egoi Martinez : He's a certainty to be in a good escape and maybe this time, unlike in the Tour, he will bring us a stage victory.
  • Iñigo Landaluze : The man in shape. I don't know what to expect from him but I'm sure he will bring us some exciting moments.
  • Amets Txurruka : He didn't ride the Tour like I expected, but I'm sure he will try to make up for that, with some good attacks like we're used from him.
  • Ruben Perez : A strong rider that likes to attack, but will probably a helper in the flat stages for Anton.
  • Alan Perez : Like Ruben, a strong rider but will ride for Anton
  • Ivan Velasco : Like the two above. He's in good shape so I'm anxious to see what he can do.

1 opmerking:

arnout zei

I am really looking forward to the Vuelta. I am sure Anton has the abilities to stay on the podium, especially with only 40 km of flat time trialling. The Angliru in all his steepness should suit him so well!

This is the last chance to make this an oke season I think.