Izagirre at the 2014 Tour de France
|Full name||Ion Izagirre Insausti|
4 February 1989 |
Ormaiztegi, Basque Country, Spain
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Weight||60 kg (130 lb; 9.4 st)|
|Discipline||Road and cyclo-cross|
Ion Izagirre Insausti (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, to retain the correct the correct pronunciation under Castilian orthography.
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,
Izagirre won his first professional races in the spring of 2012; he won the individual time trial at the Vuelta a Asturias in April, 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.
Both Izagirre brothers were signed by the Movistar Team for the 2014 season.
- 3rd Junior race, National Cyclo–cross Championships
- 1st Gipuzkoa Individual Time Trial
- 3rd Road race, National Under–23 Road Championships
- 1st Under–23 race, Basque Cyclo–cross Championships
- 1st Memorial Angel Mantecon
- 1st Stage 4 Bizkaiko Bira
- 5th Overall Bidasoa Itzulia
- 4th Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia
- 1st Stage 16 Giro d'Italia
- 1st Stage 2b (ITT) Vuelta a Asturias
- 3rd Les Boucles du Sud Ardèche
- 7th Overall Tour de Pologne
- 2nd Road race, National Road Championships
- 2nd Overall Tour de Pologne
- 4th Overall Tour Down Under
- 9th Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
- National Road Championships
- 2nd Overall Tour de Pologne
- 4th Overall Vuelta a Andalucía
- 6th Overall Tour of Britain
- 8th Overall Tour de Romandie
- 1st Overall Tour de Pologne
- 2nd GP Miguel Indurain
- 2nd Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia
- 3rd Team time trial, UCI Road World Championships
- 3rd Overall Tour of the Basque Country
- 10th Overall Volta ao Algarve
- 1st 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
- 6th Vuelta a Murcia
- 7th Overall Paris–Nice
Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit
|Tour de France||—||69||41||—||47|
|Vuelta a España||—||—||—||—||—|
|—||Did not compete|
|DNF||Did not finish|
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