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Angel Arroyo Lanchas (born 2 August 1956 in El Barraco) is a Spanish former professional road bicycle racer. In the 1983 Tour de France, Arroyo won one stage and finished 2nd place in the general classification.

Ángel Arroyo
Personal information
Full name Angel Arroyo Lanchas
Born (1956-08-02) 2 August 1956 (age 61)
El Barraco, Spain
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climber
Professional team(s)
- ZOR-Gemeaz-Cusin
- Reynolds
Major wins
2nd place 1983 Tour de France

In stage 17 of the 1982 Vuelta a España, while leading the race, Arroyo was tested positive for Methylphenidate, and got a 10 minutes time penalty. This effectively stripped him of victory and put him back in 13th place.


Major resultsEdit

Tour of Ireland[1]
Vuelta a los Valles Mineros
Clásica a los Puertos de Guadarrama
Vuelta a Castilla
Vuelta a España:
Winner stage 18
6th place overall classification
Vuelta a Asturias
Vuelta a España:
Winner stage 15B
Subida a Arrate
Sierra Madrid
Memoria Santi Andia
Tour de France:
Winner stage 15
2nd place overall classification
Tour de France:
Winner stage 19
6th place overall classification
GP San Froilan Lugo

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Martin, Stanley (14 September 2012). "Billy Kerr Honest Workman". Rás Tailteann. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 

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