Ion Izagirre's scar can clearly be seen on his face, just below his right cheek to be precise. However, it's unclear if it's a birthmark or if he got it from an injury.
Ion Izagirre Insausti is a Basque Country-born Spanish professional road cyclist and cyclocross rider who currently competes for UCI WorldTeam Cofidis. To maintain the right pronunciation under Castilian orthography, he is sometimes referred to as Jon Izaguirre.
Recently, Ion Izagirre recently won the 12th stage of the Tour de France, seven years after his previous Tour stage triumph. He completed a difficult stage from a breakaway – not flat enough for sprinters, but mountainous enough for overall contenders. With around 20 miles to go, he launched an attack on the last of five categorized climbs.
However, during the game, many people noticed the scar on Ion Izagirre's face. As a result, they are being curious to know what really happens to his face that left the scar. Well, here is everything you need to know.
Ion Izagirre Has a Very Visible Scar on His Face!
If you're a fan of Ion Izagirre (@ion.izagirre), you might have noticed that he has a very visible scar on his face, just below his right cheek to be specific. While it does not really affect his profession, a lot of people have been curious to know how he got it.
Ion Izagirre has a visible scar on his face.
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Well, the 34-year-old cyclist has never given any statement about the scar. He has never addressed how and why he got it. As a result, it is hard to make a conclusion about the actual reason behind it.
Regardless, our team has picked 2 possible reasons behind his scar. Firstly, that might be his birthmark. Most of us are born with a birthmark somewhere around our body. However, very few people have it on their faces. And there's a slight chance Ion Izagirre might be one of them.
Similarly, there's a high chance he got the scar from some kind of injury. While there are infinite ways to get injured, we believe it is somehow related to cycling. Since he is a professional cyclist, there's no doubt he might have gotten injuries multiple times.
Nevertheless, we would like to request everyone to note that the given information is solely based on our speculation. However, we will surely get back to you as soon as we get any updates about the scar on Ion Izagirre's face.
Ion Izagirre’s Earlier Life and Career!
Ion Izagirre was born in Ormaiztegi, Basque Country, into a cycling family, as both his father José Ramón and brother Gorka have competed professionally on the road and in cyclocross. Since the 2011 season, he has been a member of the Euskaltel-Euskadi team, along with his brother.
Later, he won his first professional races in the spring of 2012, winning the individual time trial at the Vuelta a Asturias in April, followed by a victory in the Giro d'Italia. At the time, he won the sixteenth stage by sixteen seconds over his nearest challenger after a solo breakout with 4 km (2.5 mi) remaining.
Ion Izagirre recently won the 12th stage of the Tour de France.
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Following the demise of the Euskaltel-Euskadi team at the end of the 2013 season, the Movistar Team recruited both Izagirre brothers for the 2014 season. He later won the Tour de Pologne in 2015. He then started the final stage in sixth place overall, but he overtook race leader Sergio Henao (Team Sky) and the riders ahead of him thanks to a strong time trial performance on the hilly 25-kilometer (16-mile) course.
Similarly, Ion Izagirre won Stage 20 of the 2016 Tour de France in Morzine after attacking from a three-rider group that led over the final ascent of Col de Joux Plane on the wet descent. Later. for the 2017 season, he joined the newly established Bahrain-Merida squad. At the Tour de France, he was the team's general classification leader, but he crashed out on Stage 1, an individual time trial in Düsseldorf, suffering a lumbar fracture that ended his season.
Later, he was joined at Bahrain-Merida by his brother Gorka for the 2018 season. It was confirmed in August of that same year that the brothers would join Astana in 2019. Later, he signed a one-year contract with Cofidis in September 2021.