Date of birth: 03/02/1983
From: Gadalko, Spain
Team: Euskaltel-Euskadi (2005-2008)
Igor Anton career profile
With the notable exception of Alberto Contador, Igor Anton is arguably Spain’s most promising up-and-coming young climber. A keen fan of Marco Pantani, like the Italian, Anton is a poor time triallist. But in the mountains it’s a different story altogether.
Nicknamed Fuji because that was the type of bike he first started to race and ride on – aged nine – Anton’s biggest win as a pro so far came in the 2006 Tour of Spain. He succeeded in dropping the opposition on the toughest ascent of the race, to the observatory of Calar Alto, for a classic victory.
In June 2008, Anton charged away on the second stage of the Tour of Switzerland to take both the win and – briefly – the lead. He finally finished third overall.
At the Vuelta, Anton crashed out on the descent preceding the Angliru – his big target of the season – and broke his collarbone.
Anton won stages 4 and 11 in the 2010 Vuelta.
Igor Anton results
Tour of Beijing; King of the Mountains
Vuelta a Espana; stage eighteen
Giro d’Italia; stage thirteen
Vuelta a Espana; stage four, stage eleven
Tour de Romandie; stage six
Vuelta a Castilla y Leon; stage three
Tour of Switzerland; stage
Tour of Romandie; stage
Tour of Spain; stage
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