Jon (29) and Gorka (30) Izagirre cycling next season for a new employer. The Basque broederpaar exchange Bahrain Merida for Astana, the team of Alexander Vinokourov.
The Basque broederpaar reed in the past two years for Bahrain-Merida. So they came for Euskaltel and Movistar. Gorka is the reigning champion of Spain. Both brothers are known as excellent gc riders who are just that little bit short for the absolute top in the big rounds but more than their male in the shorter stage races or as a servant of an absolute leader. In that role, they will next year also be played in Astana.
Earlier in the day became also the transfer of Dani Navarro to Katusha known. The 35-year-old Spaniard defends currently the colors of the French Cofidis.