Victories have been expected for a long time, and now it seems that in the Tour de France, victories grow as in an autumn forest adorned with mushrooms. Bingen FernandezCofidis’ director was co-pilot and was raucous to encourage Ion Izagirre. He shouted at him in Basque and instructed him in Basque so that his opponents would not learn. He waited five years for a Spanish victory, and now, with Basque feet, two victories have come almost in a row. Never seen Retraining Hands to renew themselves by counting successes, not failures.

One day, in one of the books or plays written by Guillaume Martin, who has turned from philosopher to cyclist, he will tell how he became a stopper behind his teammate Izagirre, with whom he blunted the brightness and intensity of the eight cyclists he was with. Izagirre To those who had to be discouraged not to think of catching this 34-year-old Gipuzkoan runner, who has been through a thousand wars, one of the best in the spring stage races, and who has already succeeded. Prior to his victory among the Beaujolais vineyards, victories in the Tour, Tour and Giro, an elite club of which he was part of a brief but distinguished club of classy bikers.

In 2016, he won at Morzine, where the Tour arrived this Saturday, and just like seven years ago, after he scrambled up and down the Joux Plain that day in a terrible rain. He did so at the Giro, Vuelta, Formigal in 2012, and in 2020 the day he replaced the Aragon ski resort. tourmaletclosed due to covid.

Grand Colombier’s clock

It wasn’t an easy day as the blade ran between his teeth all along and Jonas Vingegaard and Tadej Pogacar seemed reluctant to split their forces for this Friday’s battle. Great Colombian. And when a good leak did occur, Ion, a tough guy who biked the universal deluge from a burning pan, appeared. Experienced runner who understands that he must attack Croix Rosier, the last port of the day, with his back shield. martinWith 31 kilometers left, it never looked like a victory, given his determination, strength and courage.

He was even able to reinvent himself, enjoying the people and remembering the small town of Gipuzkoan, which was more of a village. ormaiztegiFamous city with 1,200 inhabitants because there before Ionian and Gorka IzagirreAnother cyclist brother was born, who led the Tour with Movistar. Tomas de Zumalacarreguithe leader of the first Carlist war, the one who didn’t want a queen because she was a woman.

First named a Biscayan bilbao hair, then made a Gipuzkoan. “It’s a Basque Tour – he said after the victory – because we left home and we’re the two who win the victories from home. I started from afar and I was able to hold on,” he explained in Spanish and French because although the directors are Basque like him, the French are his team. He screamed, hugged himself and even cried because as sometimes IonTears are also joy. “Let the party continue” he said and left.