CyclingQuotes.com uses cookies for statistics and targeting ads. This information is shared with third parties.
ACCEPT COOKIES » MORE INFO »

Every day we bring you more pro-cycling news

Benefiting from strength in numbers, Izagirre takes a big win in the Basque one-day race Klasika Ordizia, beating Luis-Leon Sanchez and his teammates Herrada and Anton in a 4-rider sprint

Photo: Sirotti

GORKA IZAGIRRE

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

JOSÉ HERRADA LÓPEZ

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

LUIS LEÓN SÁNCHEZ

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

MOVISTAR TEAM

TEAM PROFILE
|
NEWS

PRUEBA VILLAFRANCA - ORDIZIAKO KLASIKA

RACE PROFILE
|
NEWS
25.07.2014 @ 18:05 Posted by Emil Axelgaard

Gorka Izagirre took his first win since joining Movistar at the start of the season when he won today’s Klasika Ordizia in his native Basque Country. Hitting the finishing straight as part of a 4-rider group that included two of his teammates, he beat Luis-Leon Sanchez (Caja Rural) and his teammate Jose Herrada in the sprint to make it a great day for Movistar.

 

Gorka Izagirre has a very special feeling for the hard Basque one-day race Klasika Ordizia. Going into the 2014 edition of the race, two of his three professional victories have been taken in the summer classic as he won both the race in both 2010 and 2012.

 

Today he repeated that feat when he finished off an impressive and dominant performance by his Movistar team. Having controlled the race all day, the team managed to place no less than 3 riders in the 4-rider group that would sprint for the win.

 

However, Movistar was up against Luis-Leon Sanchez who on paper was the fastest rider in the group. Nonetheless, Izagirre managed to beat his compatriot, benefiting from strong support from his teammates Jose Herrada and Igor Anton who finished third and fourth respectively.

 

The race was held on a 170km course around the city of Ordizia. The first part consisted of four laps of a circuit that included the Alto de Abaltzisketa and ended with a modified circuit that again included the main climb but also featured the steep Gaintza climb just 6km from the finish. From there it was a fast descent and a flat stretch to the finish.

 

The riders took the start in very rainy conditions and right from the start, three riders escaped. Alvaro Robredo (Burgos), Mikel Aristi (Euskadi) and Alberto Torres (Ecuador) started to build an advantage while Movistar set the pace in the peloton.

 

While Aristi scored lots of KOM points and Robredo took the sprint points, the gap reached a maximum of 6.55 after 19km of racing. Movistar brought it down to 5 minutes before they tried to make Jose Ivan Gutierrez bridge the gap.

 

The Spaniard gave up and fell back to the peloton which was not again more than 6 minutes behind. However, Movistar started to ride a lot harder and on the second passage of the climb, a 20-rider group got clear as the peloton split.

 

Movistar and Caja Rural tried to keep the 45-second advantage over the second group and the fast pace brought the gap to the escapees down to just 1.55. At the 80km mark, however, things came back together.

 

Robredo fell off the pace in the breakaway while Jonathan Castroviejo, Dayer Quintana (both Movistar), Oma Fraile (Caja Rural), Carlos Barbero (Euskadi), Diego Ochoa (Androni) and Ricardo Garcia (Burgos) set off in pursuit on the climb. They passed Robredo and at the 102km mark, they made the junction.

 

The peloton was now 1.35 behind and Aristi was suffering a lot in the front group. He fell off once before getting dropped for good but it didn’t matter too much as the break was brought back at the 118km mark.

 

On the climb, Castroviejo, Ruben Fernandez (Caja Rural), Jerome Coppel (Cofidis), Bernardo Suaza (4-72), Julien Antomarchi (La Pomme), and Jordi Simon (Ecuador) got clear but they were brought back on the descent. Instead, Herrada, Marcos Garcia (Caja Rural), Guillaume Levarlet (Cofidis), Fernando Orjuela (4-72) and Gregoire Tarride (La Pomme) took off.

 

They managed to build a 1-minute advantage with 28km to go but as they passed the 20km to go banner, they were only 35 seconds ahead. Orjuela was dropped the final time up the climb while Herrada attacked on his own.

 

Garcia managed to rejoin him briefly but the Caja Rural rider again fell off the pace. Instead, he was caught by Sanchez and Javier Moreno (Movistar) who had attacked from the peloton.

 

With 15km to go, the trio was 30 seconds behind while the peloton was at 45 seconds. Sanchez pressed on on his own while Moreno and Garcia were both caught.

 

After the Gaintza wall, Sanchez bridged the gap to Herrada but further behind, Anton and Izagirre had attacked. The paur made the junction just 2km from the line and the race would be deiced in a sprint finish from the 4-rider group. Here Izagirre beat Sanchez and Herrada while Anton and Dayer Quintana made it 5 Movistar riders in the top 5.

 

The race was the first in the Basque triptych that continues on Thursday with the Circuito Getxo and reaches its climax next Saturday with the WorldTour race Clasica San Sebastian.

MORE NEWS:

VIEW SELECTED

The Best Danish Cyclist To Bet On At 2022 Tour De France 13.01.2022 @ 15:262022 Upcoming Tournament Overview 03.01.2022 @ 09:45Best Place to Find Stand-Up Paddleboards 16.06.2021 @ 08:16What are Primoz Roglic’s Chances to Win 2021 Tour de Fr... 17.03.2021 @ 08:37Amazing victory by young champion Sarah Gigante 04.02.2021 @ 14:21Three reasons why cycling is one of the best ways to ex... 28.09.2020 @ 12:03Why do businesses use meeting room managers? 14.09.2020 @ 13:42Five things that you can do, if you want to gain more f... 20.08.2020 @ 15:38One for the road 09.06.2020 @ 15:25List of CyclingQuotes previews 07.05.2020 @ 13:20Blue Energy: room for all interests 26.08.2019 @ 12:56Get your daily dose of exercise at home 08.07.2019 @ 10:443 good advice to be able to afford your favorite bike 25.02.2019 @ 12:32Cycle through gorgeous landscapes 22.10.2018 @ 21:41Balance Your Economy and Diet and Start Saving Money 08.10.2018 @ 11:18Stay Safe: 3 Helmets That Can Keep Your Head Protected... 20.07.2018 @ 07:59Planning to bet on Tour De France - Bet types and strat... 24.05.2018 @ 14:18Basics of cycling betting 25.10.2017 @ 13:10Bauer moves to ORICA-SCOTT 28.08.2017 @ 10:45End of the road for CyclingQuotes 08.01.2017 @ 16:00Rui Costa confirms Giro participation 07.01.2017 @ 12:55Van Avermaet: I am not afraid of Sagan 07.01.2017 @ 09:45Unchanged course for E3 Harelbeke 07.01.2017 @ 09:32Jenner takes surprise win at Australian U23 Championships 07.01.2017 @ 08:53No replacement for Meersman at Fortuneo-Vital Concept 06.01.2017 @ 19:14Barguil with two goals in 2017 06.01.2017 @ 19:06More details about French Vuelta start emerges 06.01.2017 @ 14:16Kristoff to start season at Etoile de Besseges 06.01.2017 @ 14:10Ion Izagirre announces schedule for first year at Bahrain 06.01.2017 @ 12:40JLT Condor optimistic for Herald Sun Tour 06.01.2017 @ 09:19Haas leads Dimension Data trio in fight for Australian... 06.01.2017 @ 09:15Sagan spearheads Bora-hansgrohe at Tour Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:12Henao and Thomas lead Sky Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:09Bauer crowned New Zealand TT champion 06.01.2017 @ 08:33Van der Poel ready to defend Dutch title 05.01.2017 @ 21:00Pantano ambitious for first Tour with Trek 05.01.2017 @ 20:41Landa with new approach to the Giro 05.01.2017 @ 20:36Sunweb Development Team sign Goos and Zepuntke 05.01.2017 @ 20:27Dumoulin confirms Giro participation 05.01.2017 @ 20:19Bauer targets victories in Quick-Step debut 05.01.2017 @ 20:16Gaviria and Boonen lead Quick-Step in San Juan 05.01.2017 @ 20:13Team Sunweb presented in Germany 05.01.2017 @ 20:09ASO take over major German WorldTour race 05.01.2017 @ 11:01Team Sunweb unveil new jersey 05.01.2017 @ 10:54Reactions from the Australian TT Championships 05.01.2017 @ 08:27Dennis defends Australian TT title 05.01.2017 @ 08:21Scotson takes back to back U23 TT titles in Australia 05.01.2017 @ 08:15Utrecht on track to host 2020 Vuelta 04.01.2017 @ 18:28Pre-season setback for Talansky 04.01.2017 @ 17:56Kristoff: It's not impossible for me to win in Rou... 04.01.2017 @ 17:49Boom close to first cyclo-cross win in LottoNL debut 04.01.2017 @ 17:40UAE Abu Dhabi make late signing of Arab rider 04.01.2017 @ 17:36UAE Abu Dhabi unveil new jersey 04.01.2017 @ 17:30BMC unveil race schedule 04.01.2017 @ 17:21Androni sign Costa Rican super talent 04.01.2017 @ 17:13

Currently no news in this list

Arnaud VANDAL
34 years | today
Cormac MCGEOUGH
26 years | today
Masaaki ARITA
36 years | today
Hiroaki HARADA
29 years | today
Filippo TAGLIANI
27 years | today

© CyclingQuotes.com