Igor Antón

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Antón and the second or maternal family name is Hernández.
Igor Antón

Antón at the 2008 Euskal Bizikleta.
Personal information
Full name Igor Antón Hernández
Nickname Fuji
Born (1983-03-02) 2 March 1983
Galdakao, Basque Country, Spain
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 58 kg (128 lb)
Team information
Current team Team Dimension Data
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climbing specialist
Amateur team(s)
2002–2004 Olarra-Consultec
Professional team(s)
2005–2013 Euskaltel–Euskadi[1]
2014–2015 Movistar Team
2016– Team Dimension Data
Major wins
Giro d'Italia, 1 Stage
Vuelta a España, 4 Stages
Tour de Romandie, 2 Stages
Tour de Suisse, 1 Stage
Infobox last updated on
10 January 2016

Igor Antón Hernández (born 2 March 1983) is a Spanish professional road bicycle racer for UCI ProTour team, Team Dimension Data.


Born in Galdakao, Basque Country, Antón's first major achievement since turning professional in 2005, was winning the sixteenth stage of the 2006 Vuelta a España, between Almería and the Calar Alto Observatory.[2]

After impressing his team directors in 2007, where he won a stage at the Tour de Romandie, Antón was soon picked out to be the team leader for the general classification (GC) in the 2008 Vuelta a España where he ended up finishing 8th overall. The year started well, and in June he came second in the Euskal Bizikleta. Later in the same month, Antõn won the second stage in the UCI ProTour race Tour de Suisse. In the GC he came home third. In September at the Vuelta a España, Antón was in the best form of his career and held the pace of the likes of Alberto Contador and Alejandro Valverde up the mountains. A fall on the stage to Alto de L'Angliru ended his ambitions in the Vuelta. The fall caused a fractured collarbone, and Antón's season came to an early end.

The 2009 season started slowly for Antón. He started the Tour de France in July, but failed to make a great impression. The Tour was filled with bad luck for Antón as he had at least three falls during the start of the three-week race. However, Antón came out of the Tour in great form and took the season's only victory on 2 August, when he won the Subida a Urkiola.

In 2010, Anton proved to be a formidable rider in the Classics, taking 4th at La La Flèche Wallonne and 6th at Liège–Bastogne–Liège. In the Vuelta a España, Anton won Stage 4 and Stage 11 giving him the leader's jersey. However, on Stage 14 whilst wearing the leader's jersey, Anton crashed heavily on a descent and he was forced to retire after the crash.

In 2011, Anton won two grand tour stages. He won Stage 14 in the Giro d'Italia and Stage 19 in the Vuelta a España which were both summit finishes.

In 2012, Anton build his whole season on the 2012 Vuelta a España. He ended up finishing 9th overall after an impressive race in the mountains.

Antón joined the Movistar Team for the 2014 season, after his previous team Euskaltel–Euskadi – folded at the end of the 2013 season.[3]

In May 2015, Antón renewed with victory after a four-year drought. He won the mountainous first stage of the Vuelta a Asturias with fourteen seconds of an advantage over Amets Txurruka of Caja Rural–Seguros RGA.[4] He would not let go of the lead on stage two, which was the last stage of the race. He finished with the lead group of five riders.[5]

Career achievements

Major results

3rd National Under-23 Road Race Championships
1st Stage 16 Vuelta a España
1st Escalada a Montjuïc
4th Overall Vuelta a Castilla y León
7th Overall Tour de Romandie
1st Stage 4
8th Overall Vuelta a España
9th GP Miguel Indurain
2nd Overall Euskal Bizikleta
3rd Overall Tour de Suisse
1st Stage 2
9th Clásica a los Puertos
1st Subida a Urkiola
Vuelta a España
1st Stages 4 & 11
2nd Overall Vuelta a Castilla y León
1st Stage 3
2nd Klasika Primavera
4th La Flèche Wallonne
6th Liège–Bastogne–Liège
6th Overall Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid
9th Overall Tour de Romandie
1st Stage 5
9th Overall Bayern-Rundfahrt
9th Overall Vuelta a Burgos
1st Stage 14 Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 19 Vuelta a España
3rd Overall Vuelta a Castilla y León
5th La Flèche Wallonne
8th Overall Vuelta a Burgos
3rd Klasika Primavera
7th Overall Critérium International
9th Overall Vuelta a España
9th Overall Vuelta a Burgos
2nd GP Miguel Indurain
6th Vuelta a Murcia
8th La Flèche Wallonne
4th Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia
1st Overall Vuelta a Asturias
1st Stage 1
3rd Overall Vuelta a Castilla y León[6]
9th Gran Premio di Lugano
9th Overall Vuelta a Burgos
10th Giro dell'Emilia

Grand Tours overall classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Pink jersey Giro d'Italia 83           17     37 38 28
Yellow jersey Tour de France     WD   66       23      
golden jersey Vuelta a España   15 8 WD 33 WD 33 9 20     WD


  1. "Euskaltel-Euskadi (EUS) – ESP". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 4 January 2013.
  2. "Anton reaches heights of Calar Alto". Eurosport.com.
  3. "Igor Anton signs two-year deal with Movistar after folding of Euskaltel-Euskadi team". Sky Sports. BSkyB. 10 December 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2013.
  4. Emil Axelgaard (2 May 2015). "Anton back to his winning ways in Asturias mountains". Cycling Quotes. CyclingQuotes.com 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  5. Emil Axelgaard (3 May 2015). "Herrada and Anton make it a great day for Movistar in Asturias". Cycling Quotes. CyclingQuotes.com 2013. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  6. "Castilla y Leon: Rolland secures overall title". cyclingnews.com. 19 April 2015. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
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