Óscar Sevilla

Óscar Miguel Sevilla Rivera (born 29 September 1976), nicknamed El Niño, is a Spanish-Colombian professional road bicycle racer, who currently rides for UCI Continental team Medellín–EPM.[2] He is a climber with a pedigree in stage races, having finished in the top ten of the Tour de France and Vuelta a España several times.[3]

Óscar Sevilla
Oscar Sevilla 2013.jpg
Sevilla in 2013
Personal information
Full nameÓscar Miguel Sevilla Rivera
NicknameEl Niño
Born (1976-09-29) 29 September 1976 (age 44)
Ossa de Montiel, Spain
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight62 kg (137 lb; 9 st 11 lb)
Team information
Current teamMedellín–EPM
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeClimbing specialist
Amateur teams
2010Indeportes Antioquia
2012Empacadora San Marcos
2012Formesan–IDRD–Pinturas Bler
2014EPM–UNE–Área Metropolitana
Professional teams
1998–2003Kelme–Costa Blanca
2004Phonak
2005–2006T-Mobile Team
2007Relax–GAM
2008–2010Rock Racing
2011Gobernación de Antioquia–Indeportes Antioquia
2013EPM–UNE
2015–2016EPM–UNE–Área Metropolitana
2017–Medellín–Inder[1]
Major wins
Vuelta a Asturias (2006)

BiographyEdit

Kelme–Costa Blanca (1998–2003)Edit

Born in Ossa de Montiel, Albacete Province, Sevilla turned professional in 1998 for Spanish team Kelme–Costa Blanca, and his big breakthrough came in the 2001 Tour de France. Here, he showed himself as a great climber, ranking 7th in the overall General classification, and winning the young rider classification as the rider of 25 years of age or younger with the highest position in the general classification. After the Tour de France, he continued his great form in the 2001 Vuelta a España. He wore the leader's jersey until the final uphill time trial stage in Madrid, which he lost to winner Ángel Casero.

In the 2002 Vuelta a España, intra-team rivalry with Aitor González saw him finish fourth in the General classification, despite the team's initial assurances that he would be the only leader. González's racing in the very difficult Angliru mountain stage saw Sevilla lose valuable time that he was not able to recover in the later stages of the race, and Gonzalez took over the lead on the final stage, overtaking previous leader Roberto Heras. After a lacklustre 2003 season, Sevilla was injured in the 2003 UCI Road World Championships in a crash, resulting in a serious back injury.

Phonak (2004)Edit

The 2004 season saw Sevilla start with the Swiss team Phonak in support of Tyler Hamilton's bid for the 2004 Tour de France. As Hamilton sustained an injury, Sevilla assumed the leader's mantle, although without good results. He then switched to T-Mobile Team for the 2005 season.

T-Mobile (2005–06)Edit

Sevilla switched to T-Mobile Team for the 2005 season, but fought to achieve the same results as he initially rode as a domestique for Jan Ullrich in the 2005 Tour de France. Here, he helped Ullrich finish 3rd overall, and Sevilla's climbing improved, as well as his morale. He rode the 2005 Vuelta a España as team captain and ranked 7th overall.

He was linked to Operación Puerto doping case. After he was initially named in the investigation, Sevilla was still able to ride and won the Vuelta a Asturias. On the day before the 2006 Tour de France, Ullrich and Sevilla were explicitly linked to the investigation and not allowed to start the race. On 20 July 2006, Sevilla was fired from T-Mobile in relation to the aforementioned accusations.

Relax–GAM and Rock Racing (2007–10)Edit

He rode for Relax–GAM for the 2007 season and Rock Racing–Murcia between 2008 and 2010.

Colombian teams (2011–present)Edit

He rode for Gobernación de Antioquía in the 2011 Tour of Utah. Sevilla renewed his contract with the Colombian Medellín team, with whom he had been racing since 2017, for another season in November 2019.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

He currently lives in Colombia, having married a Colombian woman with whom he has two daughters, and became a Colombian citizen in 2012.[5]

Major resultsEdit

1999
6th Overall Tour du Limousin
7th Overall Tour de Romandie
1st Stage 4
2000
1st Trofeo Luis Ocaña
1st Memorial Manuel Galera
2nd Overall Volta a Catalunya
2nd Overall Vuelta a Burgos
6th Circuito de Getxo
6th Subida a Urkiola
2001
2nd Overall Vuelta a España
2nd Subida al Naranco
3rd Overall Escalada a Montjuïc
1st Stage 1b (ITT)
3rd Clásica a los Puertos de Guadarrama
4th Overall Tour de Romandie
4th Overall Vuelta a Burgos
5th Overall Volta a Catalunya
7th Overall Tour de France
1st   Young rider classification
2002
1st Stage 1b Escalada a Montjuïc
2nd Classique des Alpes
3rd Subida al Naranco
3rd Clásica a los Puertos de Guadarrama
4th Overall Vuelta a España
4th Coppa Ugo Agostoni
6th Overall Vuelta a Castilla y León
2004
3rd Overall Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
6th Classique des Alpes
9th Overall Escalada a Montjuïc
2005
6th Overall Escalada a Montjuïc
7th Overall Vuelta a España
2006
1st   Overall Vuelta a Asturias
1st   Points classification
1st Stage 2
2007
1st   Overall Route du Sud
1st Stage 2
5th Overall Volta a Catalunya
1st Stage 4
5th Overall Vuelta a Castilla y León
5th Overall Escalada a Montjuïc
6th Overall Tour of Austria
7th Overall Vuelta a Asturias
8th Overall Euskal Bizikleta
9th Overall Volta a Portugal
2008
1st   Overall Clásico RCN
1st Reading Classic
2nd Road race, Spanish National Road Championships
5th Overall Tour of Qinghai Lake
6th Overall Tour de Georgia
9th Overall Vuelta a Colombia
1st Stage 9
2009
1st   Overall Vuelta a Chihuahua
1st   Overall Cascade Cycling Classic
1st Stage 2 Vuelta a Asturias
4th Overall Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid
1st Mountains classification
4th Vuelta a La Rioja
2010
1st   Overall Vuelta Mexico Telmex
1st   Overall Vuelta Antioquia
1st Overall Clásica Nacional Marco Fidel Suárez
1st Stage 1
2nd Overall Vuelta a Colombia
1st Stages 1 (TTT) & 14 (ITT)
2011
1st Overall GP Internacional de Café
1st Prologue & Stage 1
1st Overall Vuelta a Antioquia
1st Prologue Vuelta al Valle del Cauca
1st Prologue Vuelta al Tolima
4th Overall Tour of Utah
5th Overall Vuelta a Colombia
1st Stages 3 (TTT), 8 & 9
2012
1st   Overall Vuelta Mexico Telmex
1st Stage 2
1st Overall Vuelta a Boyacá
1st Stages 2 & 5
1st Overall Clásico RCN
1st Points classification
1st Prologue, Stages 3 & 9
1st Overall Vuelta a Chiriquí
1st Stage 6
2nd Overall Clásica Nacional Ciudad de Anapoima
2nd Overall Vuelta al Tolima
4th Overall Vuelta a Cundinamarca
1st Stage 3
2013
1st   Overall Vuelta a Colombia
1st Stage 4
1st   Overall Tour do Rio
1st Stage 4
1st Overall Clásica Rionegro con Futuro-Aguas de Rionegro
1st Prologue, Stages 1 & 2
1st Overall Clásica Nacional Ciudad de Anapoima
1st Stages 2 & 3
1st Overall Vuelta al Tolima
1st Prologue & Stage 2
1st Overall Vuelta a Antioquia
1st Stages 1 & 3
1st Stage 10 Clásico RCN
2nd Overall Clásica de Fusagasugá
1st Stage 1
2014
1st   Overall Vuelta a Colombia
1st   Points classification
1st Stages 1 (TTT) & 5
1st   Overall Tour do Rio
1st Stage 1
1st Overall Vuelta al Tolima
1st Prologue, Stages 3 & 4
1st Overall Clásica Nacional Ciudad de Anapoima
1st Stages 2 & 3
1st Overall Vuelta al Valle del Cauca
1st Stage 3
1st Overall Clásica Rionegro con Futuro-Aguas de Rionegro
1st Stage 1
1st Overall Clásica de Fusagasugá
1st Stage 3
1st Stage 3 Clásica Club Deportivo Boyacá
1st Stage 3 Clásico RCN
Vuelta a Chiriquí
1st Stages 1 & 5
2nd 2013–14 UCI America Tour
3rd Overall Vuelta a Guatemala
1st Stages 1a (ITT) & 5
4th Overall Volta de Ciclismo Internacional do Estado de São Paulo
4th Overall Vuelta a Antioquia
2015
1st   Overall Vuelta a Colombia
1st   Points classification
1st Stages 1 (TTT), 9 & 13 (ITT)
1st Overall Clásica Nacional Ciudad de Anapoima
1st Stage 2
1st Overall Vuelta a Antioquia
1st Stage 1
1st Overall Vuelta a Chiriquí
1st Stages 3 & 9
1st Overall Vuelta al Valle del Cauca
1st Stage 3
1st Tocancipá
1st Stage 2 Clásica Nacional Marco Fidel Suárez
1st Stage 2 Clásica Rionegro con Futuro-Aguas de Rionegro
2nd Overall Vuelta Mexico Telmex
2nd Overall Circuito Internacional Baja California Sur
6th Overall Tour do Rio
1st Stage 1
2016
1st   Team time trial, Colombian National Road Championships
1st Overall Vuelta al Valle del Cauca
1st Stages 4 & 5
1st Overall Clásica Nacional Ciudad de Anapoima
1st Stages 1 & 3
1st Overall Vuelta a Antioquia
1st Stage 3
1st Overall Vuelta a Santander
1st Stage 1
1st Overall Clásico RCN
1st Stage 2
Vuelta a Chiriquí
1st Stages 2 (TTT), 5 & 8
2nd Overall Vuelta a Colombia
1st   Points classification
1st Stage 1 (ITT)
3rd Overall Clasico El Colombiano
4th Overall Clásica Ramón Emilio Arcila
5th Overall Clásica Club Deportivo Boyacá
1st Stage 2
2017
1st   Overall Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid
1st Overall Vuelta al Valle del Cauca
1st Stages 2 & 3
1st Overall Clásica Nacional Ciudad de Anapoima
1st Stages 1 & 3
1st Stage 7 Clásico RCN
2nd Overall Vuelta a San Juan
2nd Overall Tour of Ankara
1st Points classification
1st Stage 4
2nd Overall Vuelta a Asturias
1st   Points classification
1st Stage 3
4th Winston-Salem Cycling Classic
6th Overall Vuelta a Castilla y León
8th Overall Vuelta a Colombia
2018
1st   Overall Vuelta a San Juan
1st Stage 5
1st   Overall Vuelta al Ecuador
1st Stage 1
1st Stage 5 Clásico RCN
2nd Gran Premio FECOCI
3rd Overall Vuelta a Colombia
2019
1st   Overall Vuelta Ciclista de Chile
1st Prologue, Stages 2 & 4 (ITT)
2nd Overall Vuelta a la Independencia Nacional
1st Stage 6
2nd Overall Tour of the Gila
2nd Overall Tour of Qinghai Lake
1st Stage 1 (TTT)
3rd Overall Vuelta a San Juan
3rd Overall Vuelta a Colombia
1st Prologue & Stage 10
8th Overall Tour of Taihu Lake
2020
2nd Overall Vuelta a Colombia
1st Stage 7
2nd Overall Clásico RCN
1st Stage 5
2nd Gran Premio de la Patagonia
3rd Overall Vuelta a San Juan
2021
2nd Overall Vuelta al Tachira
1st Stage 4 (ITT)
8th Overall Vuelta a Colombia
1st Prologue
8th Overall Tour du Rwanda

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Giro d'Italia DNF 13 16
Tour de France 7 DNF 24 18
Vuelta a España 14 2 4 12 22 7
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Team Medellín". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 13 May 2020. Retrieved 13 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Team Medellin". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 27 February 2021. Retrieved 27 February 2021.
  3. ^ Cyclingnews interview, December 2005
  4. ^ "Oscar Sevilla renews with Medellin". cyclingnews.com. 11 November 2019. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Óscar Sevilla vive en Colombia su segunda juventud ciclista".

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