Ion Izagirre

Ion Izagirre Insausti, born on February 4, 1989, is a distinguished Spanish professional road bicycle racer and cyclo-cross rider from the Basque Country, currently competing with UCI WorldTeam Cofidis. Hailing from Ormaiztegi in the Basque Country, Izagirre is part of a family deeply rooted in professional cycling, sharing this heritage with his father José Ramón and brother Gorka, both of whom have competed professionally.

Izagirre's professional breakthrough came in 2012 with Euskaltel–Euskadi, marking his arrival with an individual time trial victory at the Vuelta a Asturias followed by a commendable stage win during his debut at the Giro d'Italia. After Euskaltel–Euskadi disbanded in 2013, he and his brother joined Movistar Team, where Izagirre's capabilities continued to flourish, highlighted by his triumph at the 2015 Tour de Pologne and a memorable stage win at the 2016 Tour de France in Morzine. Transitioning to Bahrain–Merida in 2017, his tenure was marred by a crash at the Tour de France, but he persisted, eventually moving to Astana with his brother in 2019 before signing with Cofidis in 2021.

Izagirre's recent seasons have been marked by consistent performances. In 2022, he showcased his talent with a notable second place overall at the Tour of the Basque Country and a stage victory there, along with commendable overall placements in O Gran Camiño and Tour Poitou-Charentes en Nouvelle-Aquitaine. The following year, 2023, he claimed victory at the GP Miguel Induráin and a stage in the Tour de France, along with a third place overall at the Tour of the Basque Country.

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