Óscar Vargas (cyclist)

Óscar de Jesús Vargas Restrepo (born 23 March 1964) is a Colombian former road racing cyclist, who was a professional rider from 1985 to 1995.

Óscar Vargas
Personal information
Full nameÓscar de Jesús Vargas Restrepo
Born (1964-03-23) 23 March 1964 (age 57)
Urrao, Antioquia, Colombia
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
Role
Professional teams
1985–1986Kelme–Merckx
1987–1991Postobón–Manzana
1992Amaya Seguros
1993–1995Aguardiente Antioqueño–Lotería de Medellín
Managerial teams
2014GW–Shimano
2015–2019Team Manzana Postobón
Major wins
Grand Tours
Vuelta a España
Mountains classification (1989)
Combination classification (1989)

During the 1992 Vuelta a España, Vargas won stage 20, ahead of eventual overall winner Tony Rominger. However, he failed the subsequent doping test, returning a positive for caffeine, and was stripped of his result, with the stage win awarded to Rominger. He was given a three-month suspension.[1]

Major resultsEdit

1985
5th Overall Clásico RCN
8th Overall Vuelta a Colombia
1986
1st Subida a Urkiola
3rd Clasica de Sabiñanigo
1987
5th Overall Vuelta a España
8th Overall Vuelta a Colombia
1989
1st Stage 7 Vuelta a Colombia
3rd Overall Vuelta a España
1st   Mountains classification
1st   Combination classification
1990
2nd Road race, National Road Championships
7th Overall Volta a Catalunya
1991
2nd Overall Vuelta a Colombia
4th Overall Clásico RCN
1992
1st Stage 20 Vuelta a España
9th Overall Paris–Nice
1993
3rd Overall Clásico RCN
1994
5th Overall Clásico RCN
6th Overall Vuelta a Colombia
1995
1st   Overall Vuelta a Antioquia
3rd Road race, National Road Championships
8th Overall Clásico RCN

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992
  Vuelta a España 5 DNF 3 DNF DNF 45
  Giro d'Italia
  Tour de France DNF 38 48 24
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Óscar Vargas, positivo" (in Spanish). El País. 29 May 1992. Retrieved 12 March 2019.