Gorka Izagirre takes Gran Trittico Lombardo victory
Aug 04 2020 02:05 am CET

Gorka Izagirre takes Gran Trittico Lombardo victory
Gorka Izagirre takes Gran Trittico Lombardo victory
Astana

Astana's Gorka Izagirre has taken the victory at the Gran Trittico Lombardo in Italy.

The one-day race (1.Pro) took place over a 199.7-kilometre route between Legnano and Varese. It was a very difficult racing day as heavy rain fell on top of the peloton during the entire day and even manage to interrupt the TV broadcasting.

Izagirre took the victory after being part of a strong escape group that included riders like Vincenzo Nibali (Trek-Segafredo), Michal Kwiatkowski (Ineos), Greg Van Avermaet (CCC Team), and Alex Aranburu (Astana). The Spaniard crossed the finish line by himself, 27 seconds ahead of his teammate and the leader of CCC.

"Maybe it wasn’t the best day of my entire life, it was a wet and tough race and not easy," said Izagirre at the end of the race. "We were in a small group, Alex Aranburu and me. I arrived alone at the finish and Alex took second. I think the whole team is super happy with our results. Everyone did a great job, unlucky some of us crashed but everyone is fine. I am just happy to have taken the win after this hard day.

"I took the opportunity to attack as we were together, also Alex is a strong guy. I attacked and knew in the downhill they weren’t able to bridge across. The last hill would have been the last chance to close the gap. Everyone is happy that we are back racing. I raced last Saturday at Strade Bianche and today the team gave me an opportunity to try something and it paid off so all in all I am super happy and thanks to team!"




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