Movistar Team down to six before Itzulia even starts
Gorka and Ion fall ill with gastroenteritis and will not take depart on stage one of the Vuelta al País Vasco
Due to sudden illness, two Movistar Team members slated to start the 56th Vuelta al País Vasco could not be on the starting line at Extebarria today. Gorka and Ion Izagirre came down with gastroenteritis during the night and their participation in the Vuelta al País Vasco or "Itzulia" was ruled out on medical grounds.
Given the short notice, it proved impossible to arrange replacements, so the team, directed by José Luis Arrieta and José Luis Jaimerena, took the start with six riders. Giovanni Visconti, Winner Anacona, Rory Sutherland, Jesús Herrada and Dani Moreno accompany Nairo Quintana during the six days of racing through the Basque Country.