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Portrait ofIñigo Elosegui
Place: La Cuesta / Zierbena, Vizcaya
Birth: 06/03/1998
Country: ESP
Height: 188 Cm
Weight: 69 Kg
Pro debut: 2020
Career path:

2019: Equipo Lizarte (amateur)

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Iñigo Elosegui

DOWN-TO-EARTH TALENT. It’s difficult for a rider as talented as Iñigo Elosegui has proven to be in his junior & under-23 stage to be even more known because of his intelligence as a race and his charming character out of the bike. Such is the human quality of this young hopeful from the Basque Country, a grandson of José Antonio Momeñe -4th overall in the 1966 Tour de France; winner of stages in the Giro and the Vuelta-, who will enjoy with the Movistar Team, starting with 2020, a chance to race some of the events where his grandpa wrote a page of Basque cycling’s legend.

POLYVALENT BRILLIANCE. The Club Ciclista Trapagaran / Renault Autonervión, the Fundación Euskadi and, most importantly, the Equipo Lizarte have seen Iñigo growing exponentially, to the point of becoming Spanish champion (2018) and winning the Memorial Valenciaga (2019), the most prestigious one-day race in the national amateur calendar. He’s a cyclist still to find his strongest point, since he’s good at everything: a strong rouleur and time trialist, a good climber, an excellent rider for hilly races, a courageous one when it comes to launching long-range attacks, and even one who likes the cobblestones. Now, he’s got the chance to find out what he likes best.

BELONGS IN THE BIGGEST VENUES. He’s combined appearances in top Spanish events with several world-class competitions in recent times, both with Lizarte -the Tour de Bretagne, the last two editions of the U23 Giro; he finished 16th at the latter in 2019- and the Spanis national team, with which he rode last year’s Tour de l’Avenir (14th), the Yorkshire Worlds -17th at the time trial- or the Ronde van Vlaanderen. His individual palmarès didn’t shine as much -‘only’ two victories, the one at Valenciaga and another one in Alsasua- as he switched to supporting roles to make success possible for others in 2019, already thinking of a chance with the Movistar Team which had been inked months before.

An avid reader, one of those riders who always throws some interesting books into his suitcase for longer races, and a decent musician -he studied for seven years-, Elosegui is also fond of Japanese culture, which he enjoyed for the very first time in person last autumn with a journey to Tokyo, just before his first pre-season meeting with the Movistar Team. There’s no doubt that one of the things Iñigo will enjoy the most as as a WorldTour racer will be getting to know other cultures.

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Results
2020

32 Days of Racing
4328.1 Km covered

15th French Championships ITT
20th Vuelta a San Juan
24th (5th stage) Vuelta a San Juan
29th (3rd stage) Vuelta a San Juan
33th (1st stage) Settimana Coppi e Bartali
37th (1st stage) Vuelta a San Juan
49th (5th stage) UAE Tour
49th (4th stage) UAE Tour
52th Clásica de Almería
52th (6th stage) Vuelta a San Juan
54th (2nd stage) Vuelta a San Juan
56th Giro dell'Appennino
60th (3rd stage) Settimana Coppi e Bartali
61th (1st stage) UAE Tour
62th (4th stage) Vuelta a San Juan
70th Circuito de Getxo
83th UAE Tour
84th Coppa Sabatini
86th Settimana Coppi e Bartali
86th (7th stage) Vuelta a San Juan
90th (2nd stage) UAE Tour
92th Giro della Toscana
94th (1st stage) Vuelta a Murcia
97th Liège-Bastogne-Liège
99th Bretagne Classic - Plouay
101th (5th stage) Settimana Coppi e Bartali
104th (3rd stage) UAE Tour
107th (4th stage) Settimana Coppi e Bartali
123th Flèche Wallonne