Astana Pro Team’s riders and Northwave Extreme Pro secured the top two positions in Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta del Sol’s GC: Ion Izagirre took the second place behind Fuglsang
Astana Pro Team has been the absolute master of stage races so far in this 2019 season. After taking overall wins at Vuelta Valenciana (Ion Izagirre), Vuelta a Murcia (Luis Leon Sanchez), Tour de la Provence (Gorka Izagirre), Tour Colombia 2.1 (Miguel Angel Lopez) and Tour of Oman (Alexey Lutsenko), the Kazakh team and Northwave Extreme Pro claimed a beautiful one-two in Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta del Sol’s GC with Jakob Fuglsang and Ion Izagirre.
On Sunday February 24th, the 33-year-old Dane preceded in the overall standings his teammate Izagirre (+0:07) and Dutchman Steven Kruijswijk (+0:11). Fourth place for another Northwave and Astana rider, Pello Bilbao (+0:21), as Italian Matteo Trentin clinched victory in the final stage - 119,9 Km from Armilla to Granada (Spain).
Fuglsang, Izagirre and Bilbao showed their consistency in the five days of race, even without conquering a stage win, taking advantage of the XFrame2® patented technology of his Extreme Pro shoes, securing maximum power transmission on pedals also thanks to the top-performing Powershape® Carbon 15 outsole.