zondag 8 mei 2011

Disappointing start in Italy

"Euskaltel-Euskadi started off the race without any incidents", that's the only thing you can read at Euskaltel's official website today, and well... there's not much more to say about the first stage and team time trial of the Giro d'Italia. Euskaltel finished totally last and leader Igor Anton already suffered big losses to the other contenders for the maglia rosa. Javier Aramendia and Pierre Cazaux weren't even able to follow the pace and finished alone 3 or 4 minutes later than the winning team HTC. Hopefully tomorrow will bring something fun to write about!

zaterdag 7 mei 2011

Castroviejo on a roll

Jonathan Castroviejo clearly gained a lot of confidence by winning the prologue of the Tour of Romandy, because he did the same thing in the opening time-trial of the Vuelta a Madrid. "Despite the rain," Castroviejo told afterwards "I was really motivated and knew I could win if I did my best." He wasn't the only one from Euskaltel, 3 other guys ended in the top 20 with Jon Izaguirre at 7, his brother Gorka at 11 and Amets Txurruka at 16.
  1. Jonathan Castroviejo 10:11
  2. Rui Costa (Movistar) +0:11
  3. Stefan Schumacher (Miche) +0:12
  • 7. Jon Izaguirre +0:22
  • 11. Gorka Izaguirre +0:26
  • 16. Amets Txurruka +0:33
  • 44. Alan Perez +0:57
  • 54. Koldo Fernandez +1:03
  • 69. Mikel Landa +1:13

It's Giro time!

The Giro d'Italia 2011 is about to start in the beautiful city of Torino and it promises to become an exciting one with lots of potential winners and interesting other names. Euskaltel will mainly be represtend by Igor Anton who will definitely want to prove that he can finish a big stage race with a good end classification after last year's Vuelta. He will be helped by Mikel Nieve, Daniel Sesma, Miguel Minguez, IƱaki Isasi, Pierre Cazaux, Javier Aramendia, Jorge Azanza and Juanjo Oroz. Good luck guys!