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Alex Aranburu

Suited to every scenario

ATTACHED TO HIS ROOTS. Alex Aranburu has spent his entire life in Ezkio, a small village in the Gipuzkoa mountains of the Basque Country, always with a very active lifestyle. A brother of Mikel, a rally co-driver, he took up all kinds of sports since he was a little child (soccer, basketball, pelota). He got on a bike at age 8, first as mere amusement, then -through cyclo-cross- as a competitive discipline. He combined the mud with the road -he even became Spanish junior road race champion- before taking the step towards amateur racing, first with AMPO and then with Baqué, showing abilities that earned him an early jump towards the pro peloton, as a trainee, with Murias in late 2015. Except for the last two years, he always made part of home squads from northern Spain.

A SIGNIFICANT STEP EVERY YEAR. In 2016, his debut pro season, he shone in the Tour de l’Avenir, doing well against the top climbers over the legendary Croix-de-Fer (Bernal, Gaudu, Geoghegan Hart, Storer); in 2017, when he joined the Caja Rural squad, he showed himself strong in the Spanish calendar -racing his first Itzulia- and coming close to a maiden win in Rhône-Alpes; in 2018, despite a pre-season injury, he opened his victory account with a strong sprint in Getxo, then went on to 3rd place atop the Castillo de Burgos and completed his first La Vuelta; and in 2019, he doubled his win tally -one stage in Burgos, another one in Madrid- and came twice 2nd at La Vuelta stages. His place in the WorldTour was more than earned by this point.

WORLD TALENT. In the ranks of the Astana Pro Team, and despite the pandemic (which affected us all) in 2020, he soon proved his spot in the sport’s top tier was truly deserved: 7th in his first Milano-Sanremo, 2nd -to team-mate and youth reference Gorka Izagirre- in Varese, then a couple more close calls in La Vuelta. 2021 would become the perfect description of his abilities: more than a decent climber, as well as a good sprint -2nd and 3rd in Dauphiné finishes; 5th in La Vuelta’s opening bunch sprint- and an explosive rouler -6th in Het Nieuwsblad; 2nd (!!) in La Vuelta’s prologue, to Primoz Roglic-, as well as a great classics rider -7th in Sanremo, close to the top-ten in Amstel and Flèche- and one with an excellent strategic nose -brilliant stage win in the Itzulia-. Is there anything this good man cannot do!?

From:
Ezkio, Guipúzcoa
Birth:
19/09/1995
Country:
ESP
Height:
178 Cm
Weight:
63 Kg
Pro debut:
2016
Career path:

2020-21: Astana-Premier Tech
2017-19: Caja Rural-RGA
2016: Murias

Palmares
1st
2022
1st
2ndstage
2022
1st
2ndstage
Itzulia Basque Country 2021
1st
4thstage
Vuelta a Burgos 2019
1st
2ndstage
Vuelta a Madrid 2019
1st
Circuito de Getxo 2018
Results
1st
Tour du Limousin
1st
2ndstage
Tour du Limousin
2nd
4thstage
Tour du Limousin
2nd
1ststage
Tour de Wallonie
3rd
Spanish RR Championships
3rd
2ndstage
Boucles de la Mayenne
3rd
Boucles de la Mayenne
3rd
1ststage
Tour du Limousin
3rd
3rdstage
Tour du Limousin
5th
3rdstage
Tour de Suisse
6th
Circuito de Getxo
6th
Giro della Toscana
6th
4thstage
Tour de Suisse
6th
Spanish ITT Championships
6th
3rdstage
Tour de Wallonie
7th
1ststage
Boucles de la Mayenne
11th
3rdstage
Boucles de la Mayenne
11th
4thstage
Tirreno-Adriatico
12th
Bretagne Classic - Plouay
13th
Milano-Sanremo
13th
Coppa Sabatini
13th
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
13th
2ndstage
Tour de Suisse
17th
4thstage
Boucles de la Mayenne
17th
7thstage
Tirreno-Adriatico
18th
3rdstage
Tirreno-Adriatico
19th
Amstel Gold Race
20th
Ronde van Vlaanderen
22th
Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne
22th
GP Montréal
25th
Gent-Wevelgem
26th
1ststage
Tour de Suisse
29th
Tirreno-Adriatico
30th
E3 Harelbeke Classic
31th
5thstage
Tour de Suisse
33th
4thstage
Tour de Wallonie
35th
5thstage
Tirreno-Adriatico
41th
6thstage
Tirreno-Adriatico
43th
2ndstage
Tour de Wallonie
55th
GP Québec
58th
2ndstage
Tirreno-Adriatico
63th
Tour de Wallonie
81th
1ststage
Tirreno-Adriatico
85th
Dwars door Vlaanderen
101th
5thstage
Tour de Wallonie
102th
Milano-Torino