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 29)
Ormaiztegi, Basque Country, Spain
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 60 kg (132 lb; 9 st 6 lb)
Team information
Current team Bahrain–Merida
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]
2014–2016 Movistar Team[2]
2017– Bahrain–Merida
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 Championships (2014)
National Time Trial Championships (2016)

Ion Izagirre Insausti[3] (born 4 February 1989) is a Spanish professional road bicycle racer and cyclo-cross rider, who rides for UCI WorldTeam Bahrain–Merida. He is sometimes referred to as Jon Izaguirre,[4] to retain the correct pronunciation under Castilian orthography.[5]

Career[edit]

Izaguirre at the 2017 Paris-Nice.

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]

Following the collapse of the Euskatel-Euskadi team at the end of the 2013 season, both Izagirre brothers were signed by the Movistar Team for the 2014 season.[2]

In 2015, Izaguirre won the Tour de Pologne. He started the final stage sixth on general classification but overhauled race leader Sergio Henao (Team Sky) and the others above him by virtue of a superior time trial performance on the rolling 25km circuit.[10]

Izaguirre won Stage 20 of the 2016 Tour de France in Morzine, after attacking on the wet descent from a three rider group that led over the final climb of Col de Joux Plane.[11]

Izaguirre moved to the newly-formed Bahrain-Merida Pro Cycling Team for the 2017 season. He was the team's GC leader at the 2017 Tour de France, but crashed out on Stage 1, an individual time trial in Dusseldorf, suffering a lumbar fracture which ended his season.[12]

He was joined at Bahrain-Merida by his brother Gorka for the 2018 season.

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

2006
3rd Junior race, National Cyclo–cross Championships
2008
1st Gipuzkoa Individual Time Trial
3rd Road race, National Under–23 Road Championships
2009
1st Under–23 race, Basque 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 16 Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 2b (ITT) Vuelta a Asturias
3rd Les Boucles du Sud Ardèche
7th Overall Tour de Pologne
2013
2nd Road race, National Road Championships
2nd Overall Tour de Pologne
4th Overall Tour Down Under
9th Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
2014
National Road Championships
1st MaillotEspaña.PNG Road race
2nd Time trial
2nd Overall Tour de Pologne
4th Overall Vuelta a Andalucía
6th Overall Tour of Britain
8th Overall Tour de Romandie
2015
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de Pologne
2nd GP Miguel Indurain
2nd Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Team time trial, UCI Road World Championships
3rd Overall Tour of the Basque Country
10th Overall Volta ao Algarve
2016
1st MaillotEspaña.PNG Time trial, National Road 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 Time trial, Olympic Games
8th Overall Eneco Tour
8th Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
2017
3rd Road race, National Road Championships
3rd Overall Tour of the Basque Country
5th Overall Tour de Romandie
5th Liège–Bastogne–Liège
6th Overall Tour de Suisse
6th Vuelta a Murcia
7th Overall Paris–Nice
7th Amstel Gold Race
2018
3rd Time trial, National Road Championships
3rd Overall Tour of the Basque Country
4th Overall Paris–Nice

General classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour general classification results timeline
Grand Tour 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 48 27
A yellow jersey Tour de France 69 41 47 DNF IP
A red jersey Vuelta a España
Major stage race general classification results timeline
Race 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Jersey yellow.svg Paris–Nice 55 19 26 5 7 4
Jersey blue.svg Tirreno–Adriatico 24 16
MaillotVolta.png Volta a Catalunya DNF
Jersey yellow.svg Tour of the Basque Country 47 55 3 3 3
Jersey yellow.svg Tour de Romandie 103 8 3 5 11
Jersey yellow-bluebar.svg Critérium du Dauphiné
Jersey yellow.svg Tour de Suisse 34 43 DNF 2 6
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish
DSQ Disqualified

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. 4 October 2013. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "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. 
  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. 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. 
  10. ^ http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/third-time-lucky-for-overall-winner-izagirre-at-the-tour-de-pologne/
  11. ^ Benson, Daniel (23 July 2016). "Froome set to win 2016 Tour de France ahead of procession to Paris". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. Retrieved 25 July 2016. 
  12. ^ http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/ion-izagirre-sustains-lumbar-fracture-in-tour-de-france-crash/

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