Álvaro Pino

Álvaro Pino Couñago (born 17 August 1956) is a former professional road racing cyclist from Galicia who raced between 1981 through 1991 and is most famous for winning the overall title at the 1986 Vuelta a España over favorites Robert Millar from Great Britain, Laurent Fignon from France and Sean Kelly from Ireland. The following year, Pino captured the 1987 Volta a Catalunya and at the 1988 Vuelta, Pino won two stages and the King of the Mountains jersey. In all, he won five stages over his career at the Vuelta a España.

Álvaro Pino
Álvaro Pino Xacobeo Galicia.JPG
Personal information
Full nameÁlvaro Pino Couñago
Born (1956-08-17) 17 August 1956 (age 64)
Ponteareas, Spain
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleDirecteur sportif
Rider typeClimber
Professional teams
1981Colchon
1982-1986Zor
1987-1989BH
1990Seur
1991Kelme
Managerial teams
1992-1999Kelme
2002-2005Phonak
2007-Karpin-Galicia
Major wins
Vuelta a España (1986), 5 stages
King of the Mountains (1988)
Volta a Catalunya (1987)

From 2007 through 2010, Pino worked as a directeur sportif for Spanish professional continental team Xacobeo-Galicia.

Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit

1982 – Zor
10th, Overall, Vuelta a España
1983
4th, Overall, Vuelta a España
After Stages 14 and 15a, Golden Jersey, General classification leader
1984
4th, Overall, Vuelta a España
1985
8th, Overall, Vuelta a España
1986 – Zor-BH
 1st, Overall, Vuelta a España
1st, Stage 21, (Jerez - Jerez, 22 km ITT)
2nd, Overall, Volta a Catalunya
1987
1st, Overall, Volta a Catalunya
1988 – BH
8th, Overall, Tour de France
8th, Overall, Vuelta a España
1st, KoM Classification
1st, Stage 8, (León - Branillin, 176.7 km)
1st, Stage 9, (Oviedo - Alto Naranco, 6.8 km ITT)
1989 – BH
3rd, Overall, Volta a Catalunya
5th, Overall, Vuelta a España
1st, Stage 17, (Santoña - Lagos de Covadonga, 228 km)
16th, Overall, Tour de France

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
  Vuelta a España 22 10 4 DNF 8 1 8 5 DNF
  Giro d'Italia 30 18 DNF
  Tour de France 19 8 8 16 DNF
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

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