Gorka Izagirre

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Gorka Izagirre
Gorka Izagirre.jpg
Izagirre at the 2016 Tour of Britain.
Personal information
Full name Gorka Izagirre Insausti
Born (1987-10-07) 7 October 1987 (age 30)
Ormaiztegi, Basque country
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 66 kg (146 lb; 10.4 st)
Team information
Current team Bahrain–Merida
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
2009 Contentpolis–Ampo
2010–2013 Euskaltel–Euskadi[1]
2014–2017 Movistar Team[2]
2018– Bahrain–Merida
Major wins

Grand Tours

Giro d'Italia
1 individual stage (2017)
Vuelta a España
1 TTT stage (2014)

Gorka Izagirre Insausti (born 7 October 1987) is a professional cyclist, who rides for the UCI WorldTeam, Bahrain–Merida.[3] He is the brother of fellow racing cyclist Jon Izagirre.[4]

Both brothers were signed by the Movistar Team for the 2014 season,[2] with Jon leaving for Bahrain–Merida at the beginning of 2017. Gorka joined him there for the 2018 season.[3]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

2010
1st Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia
1st Stage 4 Tour of Luxembourg
2011
2nd Trofeo Deia
9th Trofeo Inca
10th Overall Tour du Haut Var
2012
1st Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia
2013
7th Overall Tour Down Under
2014
1st Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Vuelta a España
2nd Klasika Primavera
2015
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships
8th Overall Tour Down Under
9th Overall Paris–Nice
2016
2nd Klasika Primavera
5th Overall Dubai Tour
2017
1st Stage 8 Giro d'Italia
1st Klasika Primavera
4th Overall Paris–Nice
8th GP Miguel Indurain

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 83 28
A yellow jersey Tour de France 66 39 DNF 32 DNF
A red jersey Vuelta a España 37
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

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. ^ a b "Ion Izagirre also to ride for Movistar Team". Movistar Team. Abarca Sports, S.L. 4 October 2013. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "New signings for Bahrain-Merida - Transfer Shorts". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 7 August 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. Bahrain-Merida has strengthened its team for 2018 by signing Gorka Izagirre and Matej Mohorič. 
  4. ^ "Spanish sensations confirmed for Santos Tour Down Under". Tour Down Under. Archived from the original on 4 November 2013. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 

External links[edit]

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