Decades ago, while translating Georges Brassens into French, Javier Krahe ended the song with a warning: “One day a great storm will gather us, after which there will be no calm.”. Some time later, in memory of his deceased friend, Joaquin Sabina voiced the verse: premonition today in his native Ubedaalong whose streets the third edition of Jaén Classic was completed, the street of paths of olive trees, the street sterrato, turned into mud this year by the incessant rains, and the street Oier Lazkano, which, after Lutsenko and Pogačar, is the predecessor of the deluxe, He raised his hands at the finish line this Monday. in the city of Jaen.
Vitorian, Just turned 24 years oldwon with an exemplary performance in a test that, although classified in category 1.1 – the second division of international cycling – and held on a Monday to avoid televised football competitions, already boasts of being the unofficial prelude to the classics season, the fireworks explode in a big way five mmonuments: Milan – Sanremo (March 16), Tour of Flanders (March 31), Paris – RoubaixX (April 7), Liege – Bastogne – Liege (April 21) and Tour of Lombardy (October 12°).
When the sky cleared, regardless of the calm, soon the first shake-up of the main group took placeand winners Igor Arrieta and Nicolas Prodomme gained up to a five-minute advantage before heading into the first of four gravel stages, the one in which Wout van Aert, this time unlucky, he was forced to change his tires after a puncture.
Lazcanostone cufflinks, the immaculate jersey of the Spanish champion, commanded the trident with stunning strength over the hills of Úbeda, without making an effort and without looking back, like the last Sabina, who, intoxicated with success and determined to deny everything, wrote: “I didn’t burn my ships and I don’t know how to ask for forgiveness.“.
Great joy from the Movistar team, which is already celebrating its anniversary. fourth win of the season after Pelayo Sanchez’s victory in Mallorca Challenge, Will Bartha in the Tour of the Valencian Community and Fernando Gaviria at the Tour of Colombia. We’re rolling togethergiant prays hashtag in the Navarrese team bus, dark blue, almost black, like the sky that thundered last night in Úbeda.
Perhaps, some will think, it’s time to lighten the tones, bring back the shine and, like the journey of the classic Jaenense, know when to give up “everything” to be able to enjoy the road. This is the only way to explain the change in fortunes in Team M, which like looking in the mirror to take a step back, why not, anticipate two steps forward. “Yes, a little more planning, a step forward in nutrition…” Lazcano noted after the victory, still with dust on his jersey after 118 kilometers of escape. “After all, this highly developed cycling sport is becoming more and more like Formula 1.. “Every little step matters.”
Oyer Lazcano’s contract hangs in the balance
“I don’t worry about things that don’t depend on me“, warned Vitorian just a few days ago to Relevo at the inaugural launch of the telephone group in Madrid. The reason is a contract that, if nothing changes, will end at the end of the current campaign.”I focus on the many factors where I can still make a leap.“, he stated with little explanation. “After all, Improvements come at home, in the way you eat, in the way you exercise., little by little, taking care of myself, getting ready to work at heights. Here’s how it improves. There is no other way.”