Gorka and Ion Izagirre suffer first crash in Astana colours (Video)
Jan 07 2019 06:33 am CET

Gorka and Ion Izagirre suffer first crash in Astana colours (Video)
Gorka and Ion Izagirre suffer first crash in Astana colours (Video)
Astana

Astana's Gorka and Ion Izagirre have suffered a crash during a cyclocross competition in their home region. They crashed in the same curve and suffered different kinds of injuries.

The Izagirre brothers sported the Astana colours for the first time at the Basque Cyclocross race of Ormaiztegi, at the north of Spain. The roads were wet and muddy and that made them slide and hit the deck.

Gorka slid and crashed against a wall of a bridge and his brother Ion, who was riding very close to him, fell immediately after him. The competition was won by Javier Ruiz de Larrinaga, who will retire at the end of this season after 13 years in competition in the Basque country.

Gorka suffered the hardest hit of the two as he fell on his face against the wall. "Despite a hard crash during a cyclocross race today, Ion and Gorka Izagirre are not seriously injured," said Astana in a tweet. "Gorka only has four stitches in his eyebrow, but this won’t affect his start of the season."






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