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Oier Lazkano

An engine for the whole group

WILD COLT. Ever since he was a ‘cadete’ (U17) and junior, with Basque development squads Zirauna and Iturribero, Basque hopeful Oier Lazkano showed the same abilities that have now led him into the WorldTour. He’s an indomitable cyclist, a really courageous one, whose strong body is made for solo escapes, flat or hilly roads and any terrain that requires a big amount of horsepower. His impressive figure -around 1.90m tall- and exceptional skills soon caught attention from the amateur Caja Rural outfit, which guided him through his two only seasons in the under-23 scene. At those, he snatched a dozen victories, including wins in Copa de España races and multi-day events, soon showing that the amateur peloton was almost too little (in a figurative sense) for him.

A FANTASTIC START. The Vitoria native would soon take the pro leap, already racing the Tour de l’Avenir and a couple of Italian semiclassics, as part of the pro Caja Rural team, in 2019. In 2020, the Spaniard would tackle, right after the first wave of the pandemic, a difficult step as he tried to get into the pace of the top guns, yet he faced that challenge with enormous commitment, his work ethic joined by an extremely affable spirit. And that’s how, only in September that year, he got his first win, crowning in Viseu – end of stage three of the Volta a Portugal – a brilliant breakaway with a solo, late attack. Not bad for a neo-pro, in such a difficult race as the ‘Grandíssima’! In 2021, he continue to amass international experience with his La Vuelta debut, en route to the WorldTour challenge with the Movistar Team.

APPRECIATED FROM DAY ONE. It’s always insisted on that, to understand a rider’s value inside a pro structure, the best thing is to look at the calendar he’s given. And Lazkano got quite a beautiful one for 2022: he raced Roubaix, Flèche, Liège, the Giro d’Italia and the European + World Championships. Races so tough and diverse that there’s no need for further details on his adaptability and how highly his work is appreciated at any team he’s part of. Last season also featured a victory. And he could only obtain it in style: a 130km breakaway, with a final solo stretch, to raise his arms at the end of the Queen stage of the Tour de Wallonie, in the heart of the Ardennes. He was close to doubling that account up with 2nd in the ITT Nationals, behind Raúl García Pierna. He took it seriously, spending hard weeks on his Canyon Speedmax after being unable to show his 100% in the month prior due to a rib injury that hampered his performance in the ‘Corsa Rosa’.

From:
Vitoria-Gasteiz, Álava
Birth:
07/11/1999
Country:
ESP
Height:
189 Cm
Weight:
74 Kg
Pro debut:
2020
Years in team:
1
Career path:

2022: Movistar Team
2020-21: Caja Rural-RGA

Palmares
1st
2ndstage
Tour de Wallonie 2022
1st
3rdstage
Volta a Portugal 2020
Results
1st
2ndstage
Tour de Wallonie
2nd
Spanish ITT Championships
11th
Tour de Wallonie
14th
5thstage
Tour de Wallonie
15th
European ITT Championships
33th
GP Montréal
38th
4thstage
Tour de Wallonie
44th
European Championships
45th
6thstage
Volta a Catalunya
46th
1ststage
Challenge Mallorca
46th
Vuelta a Murcia
47th
2ndstage
Giro d'Italia
47th
1ststage
Tour de Wallonie
49th
2ndstage
Challenge Mallorca
55th
Paris-Roubaix
62th
20thstage
Giro d'Italia
63th
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
66th
3rdstage
Tour de Wallonie
76th
16thstage
Giro d'Italia
81th
17thstage
Giro d'Italia
83th
7thstage
Volta a Catalunya
85th
19thstage
Giro d'Italia
85th
Volta a Catalunya
88th
15thstage
Giro d'Italia
90th
Cyclassics Hamburg
95th
21thstage
Giro d'Italia
98th
Giro d'Italia
98th
14thstage
Giro d'Italia
103th
7thstage
Giro d'Italia
106th
13thstage
Giro d'Italia
108th
6thstage
Giro d'Italia
109th
Clásica de Almería
123th
4thstage
Giro d'Italia
123th
12thstage
Giro d'Italia
125th
18thstage
Giro d'Italia
128th
8thstage
Giro d'Italia
133th
2ndstage
Volta a Catalunya
134th
10thstage
Giro d'Italia
134th
5thstage
Volta a Catalunya
134th
3rdstage
Giro d'Italia
134th
3rdstage
Volta a Catalunya
135th
4thstage
Volta a Catalunya
138th
1ststage
Tour de Pologne
142th
9thstage
Giro d'Italia
147th
1ststage
Volta a Catalunya
155th
1ststage
Giro d'Italia
161th
11thstage
Giro d'Italia
170th
5thstage
Giro d'Italia

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