Zeteny Szijarto wins the mountain grand prix of a Bizkaiko Itzulia with a formidable level of performance
Stage 4: Balmaseda – Balmaseda (99,7 km)
This Sunday saw the end of an exciting edition of the Bizkaiko Itzulia in which the final overall was won by the Portuguese Gonçalo Tavares ahead of his teammate Antonio Morgado and in which the youth structure of the Contador Foundation had a good performance that had its concretion in the podium, as leader of the mountains, of the Hungarian Zeteny Szijarto.
Tavares made good use of the rents of the previous days to manage the gains obtained by a breakaway of three riders in which Morgado rode and in which also was the Spaniard Iván Romeo, the winner of the last stage. A breakaway that was formed on the climb to Beci, the last orographic difficulty of the day and of the race.
Antonio González, sixteenth, was the first rider of the junior team of the Contador Foundation in the final classification of a race for which the Hungarians Szijarto and Bence Meszaros (19th overall) competed under the orders of Guillermo Gutiérrez as a result of the collaboration agreements with the Magyar cycling federation.
Guillermo Gutiérrez, director of the EOLO-KOMETA Cycling Team junior: “We have lived an exciting edition of the Itzulia. We have to thank the Sociedad Ciclista Balmasedana for starting it again. The level has been very high, with a formidable international peloton. The race, as far as the general classification is concerned, became much clearer on the first day with those fourteen riders who arrived practically two minutes ahead of the rest of the riders. Our guys have been very good. Antonio continues to make progress, Joel has shown his great quality by setting the best provisional time in the time trial on Saturday and both Zeteny and Bence have been two pleasant surprises”.
[📷 Sociedad Ciclista Balmasedana]