August 2, 2021

Ion Izagirre is proclaimed champion of Spain against the clock


The Basque cyclist Ion Izagirre (Astana).

The Basque cyclist Ion Izagirre (Astana).
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The Basque cyclist Ion Izagirre (Astana) is the new champion of Spain against the clock by prevailing in the appointment of Busot to David De la Cruz (UAE-Team Emirates) now Carlos Rodriguez (INEOS Grenadiers), while in the female category Mavi garcia (Alé BTC Ljubljana) revalidated her title of national time trial champion.

Izagirre was already a national time trial champion in 2016, and repeats the experience of winning the gold medal thanks to a time of 40:19, just one second better than the Catalan David De la Cruz (40:20), silver medal, and the young Carlos Rodríguez (41: 07), bronze.

With a steep profile, especially in the final part of the 32.1-kilometer test, Izagirre had to squeeze himself to beat the time of De la Cruz, who stayed close to gold on his first podium in a CRI test in the Championship Spain.

Fourth was Raúl García Pierna (Kern Pharma), ahead of a Pello Bilbao (Bahrain-Victorious) who fell far (41:13) from being able to revalidate the title achieved last year.

In the female category, Mavi garcia She was proclaimed champion of Spain against the clock, revalidating the title of last year, by beating Sara Martín in Busot (Alicante), who is also the Under-23 champion of the modality.

Mavi García was the great favorite to hang the gold and to revalidate the national title of 2020 and did not fail in a route of 24.6 kilometers starting and finishing in Busot, on a route for pure specialists.

The veteran Balearic cyclist, At 37, he achieved his third national championship in individual time trial after 2018 and last year, when he also beat the young Sara Martín, as on this occasion.

With a time of 35:28, Mavi García surpassed Sara Martín in 30 seconds, who repeats gold in the U-23 category and silver in the global calculation, while third and bronze was Lourdes Oyarbide, from the Movistar Team, with a time of 36:47, more one minute from Garcia.

Coinciding both categories, Elite and Sub-23, The global ‘Top 10’ of the CRI of this Spanish Championship included five elite cyclists and as many Sub-23 cyclists, with the also Sub-23 Isabel Martín (Río Miera-Cantabria) in fourth position and the Elite Mireia Benito (MASSI Tactic) in the fifth.

–Results.

-CRI Elite Men UCI.

1. Ion Izagirre (Astana) 40: 19.2. David De la Cruz (UAE-Team Emirates) 40: 20.3. Carlos Rodríguez (INEOS Grenadiers) 41: 07.4. Raúl García (Kern Pharma) 41: 12.5. Pello Bilbao (Bahrain-Victorious) 41: 13.6. Lluís Mas (Movistar Team) 41: 14.7. Omar Fraile (Astana) 41: 20.8. Jaime Castrillo (Kern Pharma) 41: 27.9. Roger Adrià (Kern Pharma) 41: 43.10. Xabier Mikel Azparren (Euskaltel-Euskadi) 41:13.

-CRI Female Elite / U23.

1. Mavi Garcia (ELI / Alé BTC Ljubljana) 35: 28.2. Sara Martín (S23 / Movistar Team) 35: 58.3. Lourdes Oyarbide (ELI / Movistar Team) 36: 47.4. Isabel Martín (S23 / Río Miera-Cantabria) 37: 42.5. Mireia Benito (ELI / MASSI Tactic) 37: 43.6. Ziortza Isasi (ELI / Eneicat-RBH) 37: 47.7. Mireia Trias (S23 / MASSI Tactic) 37: 55.8. Martina Moreno (S23 / MASSI Tactic) 38: 03.9. Idoia Eraso (S23 / Laboral Kutxa) 38: 12.10. Alicia González (ELI / Movistar Team) 38:14.

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