Igor Anton Joins Movistar Team In 2014

December 10, 2013 | Madrid: Basque rider Igor Anton to strengthen solid Movistar Team 2014 project with proven talent in the mountains, victorious in some of the most prestigious stageraces in the world. Movistar Team rounds off its powerful 2014 roster as it adds Igor Antón (Galdakao, 1983), who joins Eusebio Unzué's squad after a long career -nine years- in the ranks of Euskaltel-Euskadi. … [Read more...]

Anton Wins Vuelta 19th Stage, As Cobo Keeps Red Jersey


BILBAO, Spain, Sept 9, 2011 (AFP) - Basque rider Igor Anton of Euskaltel won the 19th stage of the Tour of Spain on Friday, a 158.5km ride from Noja to Bilbao in his native Basque country, as Juan Jose Cobo of Geox retained the overall leader's red jersey. Anton had been tipped as a leading contender in the general classification before the start of this year's race, but while overall victory … [Read more...]

Anton Wins Giro Stage 14, While Contador Stays In Pink


MONTE ZONCOLAN, Italy, May 21, 2011 - Spaniard Igor Anton of the Euskaltel team won the 14th stage of the Tour of Italy on Saturday, with compatriot Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank) retaining the overall leader's pink jersey. Contador finished just 33 seconds off Anton after negotiating the final grueling 10.1km climb, with Italian Vincenzo Nibali in third on the day's racing that ended in … [Read more...]

Anton Crashes Out As Tour of Spain Dream Ends


MADRID - Overnight race leader Igor Anton sensationally crashed out of the Tour of Spain after suffering injuries in a crash inside the last 10km of the race's 14th stage on Saturday. Joaquin Rodriguez, a stage winner at the Tour de France in July, took the stage honors after counter-attacking Italian Vicenzo Nibali on the final ramps of the Pena Cabarga climb after 178km of racing from … [Read more...]

Cavendish Doubles Up With A Stage 13 Vuelta Win


Britain's Mark Cavendish claimed his second successive stage victory in the Tour of Spain on Friday with a sprint finish while Spain's Igor Anton retained the overall leader's red jersey. The 25-year-old HTC-Columbia rider edged his great rival, Norway's Thor Hushovd of Cervelo, in a mass sprint finish at the end of the 196-kilometer run from Rincon de Soto to Burgos to take the 13th stage … [Read more...]

Cavendish Takes Stage Wins At All Three Grand Tours


LLEIDA, Spain - British sprint king Mark Cavendish powered to victory in the 12th stage of the Tour of Spain on Thursday enabling him to claim individual stage wins in all three of cycling's major Tours. Spain's Igor Anton of the Euskatel team retained the leader's red jersey after the 172.5-kilometer ride from the tiny principality of Andorra in the Pyrenees mountains to Lleida in … [Read more...]

Anton Shines And Takes Back Tour of Spain Red Jersey


PAL, Andorra - Spain's Igor Anton seized back the overall lead of the Tour of Spain after powering to victory on the grueling 11th stage in a summit finish in the Pyrenees mountains here on Wednesday. The Euskaltel rider finished 3sec ahead of compatriot Ezequiel Mosquera after the 208.4-km ride from Vilanova i la Geltru in northeastern Spain to the ski resort of Pal in the tiny principality … [Read more...]

Euskaltel Can And Will Control Tour of Spain, Says Anton


ALTAFULLA, Spain - Spanish rider Igor Anton, the leader of the Tour of Spain after the first week of racing, said on Monday his Euskaltel team can control the race. "The team deserves kudos, we have proven that we can control the race," he told a news conference in Altafulla near the northeastern city of Tarragona from where the 10th stage of Tour of Spain will depart on Tuesday. "I do … [Read more...]

Lopez Wins Stage 9, As Anton Retains Tour of Spain Lead


ALCOY, Spain- Spanish rider David Lopez of Caisse d'Epargne won the mountainous ninth stage of the Tour of Spain on Sunday while his compatriot Igor Anton retained the overall race leader's red jersey. Lopez crossed the finish line on his own after breaking away from a small group of leaders with some five kilometers to go in the 187.7-km ride between Calpe to Alcoy in southeastern … [Read more...]

Anton Takes Lead On Tragedy-Hit Tour of Spain, Moncoutie Takes Stage


XORRET DE CATI - Spanish rider Igor Anton took the overall leader's red jersey after the first mountainous stage of the tragedy-hit Tour of Spain Saturday which was won by France's David Moncoutie. Moncoutie of Cofidis finished the eighth stage of the race, a 190-kilometer ride from Villena to Xorret de Cati that included five mountain passes, in 5hrs, 14min and 32sec, 54sec ahead of nearest … [Read more...]