Ion Izagirre

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Ion Izagirre
Le Touquet-Paris-Plage - Tour de France, étape 4, 8 juillet 2014, départ (B116).JPG
Izagirre at the 2014 Tour de France
Personal information
Full name Ion Izagirre Insausti
Born (1989-02-04) 4 February 1989 (age 27)
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 Seguros Bilbao
2009 Orbea (stagiaire)
Professional team(s)
2010 Orbea
2011–2013 Euskaltel–Euskadi[1]
2014– Movistar Team
Major wins

Grand Tours

Tour de France
1 individual stage (2016)
Giro d'Italia
1 individual stage (2012)

Stage races

Tour de Pologne (2015)

One-Day Races and Classics

National Road Race Championship (2014)
National Time Trial Championships (2016)
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Izagirre and the second or maternal family name is Insausti.

Ion 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 Jon Izagirre,[4] due to both Jon and Ion 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]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

3rd National Junior Cyclo-cross Championships
1st Gipuzkoa Individual Time Trial
3rd National Under-23 Road Race Championships
1st Basque Under-23 Cyclo-cross Championships
1st Memorial Angel Mantecon
1st Stage 4 Bizkaiko Bira
5th Overall Bidasoa Itzulia
4th Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia
1st Stage 2b (ITT) Vuelta a Asturias
1st Stage 16 Giro d'Italia
3rd Les Boucles du Sud Ardèche
7th Overall Tour de Pologne
2nd National Road Race Championships
2nd Overall Tour de Pologne
4th Overall Tour Down Under
9th Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
1st MaillotEspaña.PNG National Road Race Championships
2nd Overall Tour de Pologne
2nd National Time Trial Championships
4th Overall Vuelta a Andalucía
6th Overall Tour of Britain
8th Overall Tour de Romandie
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de Pologne
2nd GP Miguel Indurain
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg UCI World Team Time Trial Championships
3rd Overall Tour of the Basque Country
10th Overall Volta ao Algarve
1st MaillotEspaña.PNG National Time Trial Championships
1st Stage 20 Tour de France
1st GP Miguel Indurain
2nd Overall Volta ao Algarve
2nd Overall Tour de Suisse
1st Stage 8 (ITT)
3rd Overall Tour de Romandie
1st Prologue
4th Overall Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
5th Overall Paris–Nice
8th Overall Eneco Tour
8th Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
8th Time trial, Olympic Games

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Pink jersey Giro 48 27
Yellow jersey Tour 69 41 47
red jersey Vuelta

WD = Withdrew; IP = In Progress


  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". North American Basque Organizations. Archived from the original on May 20, 2012. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  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. 

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