Izagirre brothers considering offers from UAE Team Emirates and Astana

Ion Izagirre attacks from the breakaway

Ion and Gorka Izagirre will leave Bahrain-Merida at the end of the season, with UAE Team Emirates and Astana leading the bidding for their services. The brothers raced together at Movistar before Ion joined Bahrain in their debut season last year, and Gorka followed across at the start of this year. Gorka, 30, has had a strong year, becoming Spanish national champion as well as finishing on the podium of Paris-Nice and the Tour of Oman. Ion, 29, finished third at the Vuelta al País Vasco but his performances have been more low-key than his debut season at Bahrain, or than his final years with Movistar. In fact, following his glittering 2016 campaign for Movistar, he hasn’t won a race for Bahrain. Both will leave Brent Copeland’s team at the end of the year and have been linked with a number of WorldTour outfits, including Team Sky. Cyclingnews understands that ...

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