Euskadi will be represented in the Tour de l’Avenir by Aristi & Iturria
Cyclists of the continental Euskadi Cycling Foundation team; Mikel Iturria and Mikel Aristi departed this morning for Saint-Fluor, a town in the central part of France, for the start of the 51st Tour de l’Avenir, the most prestigious race for the U23 category.
A prologue, three relatively flat stages and four mountain stages are on the menu that awaits them from the 23rd to the 30th August. The two Euskadi, will form a powerful team with Jaime Rosón (Caja Rural), Óscar González (Super Froiz), Marc Soler (Lizarte) and Alvaro Trueba (Cafes Baque-Conservas Campo).
Last year the team managed by Miguel Madariaga was represented at the race by Carlos Barbero and Haritz Orbe, this year the two Gipuzkoa riders in the squad have the opportunity to show their quality and measure their strength against the cream of international U23 squads. A total of 21 teams participate in a tour of high class (its considered the Tour de France of the promising young riders) in which Iker Flores (2000), Egoi Martínez (2003) and Romain Sicard (2009) provided an absolute victory for the Euskadi Cycling Foundation, helping to promote their cycling message.
Prologue: Saturday 23 August: Saint-Flour
Stage 1: Sunday 24 August: Saint-Flour – Brioude
Stage 2: Monday, 25 August: wild flowers – Saint-Galmier
Stage 3: Tuesday, 26 August: Montrond-les-Bains – Paray-le-Monial
Stage 4: Wednesday, 27 August: Saint-Vulbas – Plateau de Solaison
Stage 5: Thursday, 28 August: Bons-en-Chablais – Les Carroz-d’Arâches
Stage 6: Friday, 29 August: St-Gervais-les-Bains – La Rosière-Montvalezan
Stage 7: Saturday 30 August: St-Michel-de-Maurienne – The Toussuire