IGOR ANTON

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

2011

Tour of Beijing; King of the Mountains

Vuelta a Espana; stage eighteen

Giro d’Italia; stage thirteen

2010

Vuelta a Espana; stage four, stage eleven

Tour de Romandie; stage six

Vuelta a Castilla y Leon; stage three

2009

Urkiola Igoera

2008

Tour of Switzerland; stage

2007

Tour of Romandie; stage

2006

Tour of Spain; stage

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