Jon Izagirre

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Jon Izagirre
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Izagirre at the 2011 Tour de Romandie
Personal information
Full name Jon Izagirre Insausti
Born (1989-02-04) 4 February 1989 (age 25)
Ormaiztegi, Basque Country, Spain
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 60 kg (130 lb; 9.4 st)
Team information
Current team Movistar Team
Discipline Road and cyclo-cross
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Amateur team(s)
2009
2009
Seguros Bilbao
Orbea (stagiaire)
Professional team(s)
2010
2011–2013
2014–
Orbea
Euskaltel-Euskadi[1]
Movistar Team
Major wins

Grand Tours

Giro d'Italia
1 individual stage (2012)

One-Day Races and Classics

National Road Race Championship (2014)
Infobox last updated on
4 May 2014
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Izagirre and the second or maternal family name is Insausti.

Jon Izagirre Insausti[2] (born 4 February 1989) is a Spanish professional road bicycle racer and cyclo-cross rider, who rides for UCI ProTeam Movistar Team.[3] He is sometimes referred to as Ion Izagirre,[4] due to both Ion and Jon relating to the Basque language form for John.[5]

Born in Ormaiztegi in the Basque Country, Izagirre comes from a family of professional cyclists, as both his father José Ramón and brother Gorka have competed professionally on the roads and in cyclo-cross. Having joined the Euskaltel-Euskadi team – alongside brother Gorka – from the 2011 season onwards,[6] Izagirre won his first professional races in the spring of 2012; he won the individual time trial at the Vuelta a Asturias in April,[7] before taking a victory during his Grand Tour début at the Giro d'Italia. During the sixteenth stage, Izagirre made a solo breakaway with 4 km (2.5 mi) remaining, before winning the stage by sixteen seconds from his nearest competitor.[8][9]

Both Izagirre brothers were signed by the Movistar Team for the 2014 season.[3]

Palmarès[edit]

2006
3rd, National Junior Cyclo-cross Championships
2008
1st, Gipuzkoa Individual Time Trial
3rd, National Under-23 Road Race Championships
2009
1st, Basque Under-23 Cyclo-cross Championships
1st, Memorial Angel Mantecon
1st, Stage 4, Bizkaiko Bira
5th Overall, Bidasoa Itzulia
2011
4th, Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia
2012
1st, Stage 2b (ITT), Vuelta a Asturias
1st, Stage 16, Giro d'Italia
3rd, Les Boucles du Sud Ardèche
2013
2nd, National Road Race Championships
2nd Overall, Tour de Pologne
4th Overall, Tour Down Under
9th, Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
2014
1st, MaillotEspaña.PNG National Road Race Championships
2nd Overall, Tour de Pologne[10]
4th Overall, Vuelta a Andalucía
6th Overall, Tour of Britain
8th Overall, Tour de Romandie

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Euskaltel to be led by Izaguirre brothers and Astarloza in Santos Tour Down Under". VeloNation (VeloNation LLC). 4 January 2013. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Spain's Jon Izagirre wins maiden grand tour stage on day 16 as Joaquim Rodríguez retains lead". The Daily Telegraph (Telegraph Media Group). 22 May 2012. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Ion Izagirre also to ride for Movistar Team". Movistar Team. 4 October 2013. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "16ª etapa Giro de Italia: Ion Izagirre le da la primera victoria a Euskaltel Euskadi en el Giro 2012" [Giro d'Italia Stage 16: Ion Izagirre gives Euskaltel Euskadi its first victory in the Giro]. Euskaltel-Euskadi (in Spanish) (Fundación Euskadi). 22 May 2012. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Izenak & Abizenak: Basque names & surnames". nabasque.org. North American Basque Organizations. Retrieved 23 May 2012. [dead link]
  6. ^ Hood, Andrew (23 November 2010). "Euskaltel-Euskadi celebrates best season in team history". VeloNews (Competitor Group, Inc.). Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "Izagirre wins time trial in Piedras Blancas". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 29 April 2012. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  8. ^ Westemeyer, Susan (22 May 2012). "Izagirre triumphs in Giro stage 16 to Falzes". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  9. ^ Atkins, Ben (22 May 2012). "Jon Izagirre takes breakaway stage sixteen as the peloton sleeps". VeloNation (VeloNation LLC). Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  10. ^ "Tour of Poland: Rafal Majka secures home victory following final time trial". skysports.com. 10 August 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 

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