Astana Pro Team’s 30-year-old on the podium in Orihuela (Spain) with Northwave Extreme Pro. Fellow Astana rider Pello Bilbao was 7th
Good start for Northwave and Astana Pro Team in the 70th Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana, in Spain, thanks to Ion Izagirre. The 30-year-old from Spain was second in the opening time trial - 10,3 Km in Orihuela – with his Northwave Extreme Pro shoes.
Izagirre finished his effort in 13:00, 5 seconds behind the winner, Norwegian Edvald Boasson Hagen (12:55), whilst German Tony Martin (13:02) finished third. Seventh place for another Northwave and Astana Pro Team rider, Pello Bilbao (13:08).
Thanks to the sum of the individual results, the Kazakh squad leads the Team Classification, with 3 seconds of advantage on Movistar and 6” on Bahrain Merida.