Euskaraz irakurri: Euskaltel-Euskadik badu 2022ko Espainiako Itzulirako taldea
The Euskaltel-Euskadi confirmed this Monday its block of eight runners for the Vuelta a España 2022, a race that is “special” for the Basque team because it passes through the house in three stages, with finals in The guard (Alava) and Bilbao and departures in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Iran (Gipuzkoa) and the Biscayan capital itself.
The team led by Jorge Azazawhich had initially made a pre-selection of 12 riders, will tackle the last major stage event on the international calendar, which starts this Friday, the 19th, in Utrecht (The Netherlands), with Xavier Mikel Azparren, Ibai Azurmendi, Mikel Bizkarra, Joan Bou, Charles Canal, Gotzon Martin, Mikel Iturria Y Luis Angel Mate. a block in which Azurmendi is debutant and Mate the oldest with eleven participations in the race.
Azanza He advanced that “the objective” of his team in the 2022 Vuelta is “to be an active part and be present in the race, like last year”. “We are going to try to be in all the breakaways that are possible and, of course, in the home stages -from the fourth to the sixth-, which we can do well, try to sneak in the best possible tricks in the breakaways to, if possible, fight for a stage,” he explained.
“This is a special Vuelta a España for us that begins in the Netherlands and then resumes here in front of our fans, on our roads, with our public and that is why it is important to do it well and not lose the identity of the team of being in the fight”, summed up the sporting head of the orange team’s intentions.