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Aitor González Jiménez (born 27 February 1975 in Zumárraga, Gipuzkoa) is a former Spanish professional road bicycle racer. He turned professional in 1998 with Avianca-Telecom; his last team was Euskaltel-Euskadi. He won the 2002 Vuelta a España with Kelme after attacking his teammate leading the race. He won the 2005 Tour de Suisse. He also won three stages of the 2002 Vuelta a España, two of the 2002 Giro d'Italia, one of the 2003 Giro d'Italia and one of the 2004 Tour de France. He retired in January 2006 after being tested positive for methyltestosterone metabolite twice during the 2005 season.[1] He was also linked with the Operación Puerto doping investigation.[2]

Aitor González
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Personal information
Full nameAitor González Jiménez
NicknameTerminaitor
Born (1975-02-27) 27 February 1975 (age 44)
Zumárraga, Spain
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeClimber
Professional team(s)
1998Avianca-Telecom
1999-2002Kelme–Costa Blanca
2003-2004Fassa Bortolo
2005Euskaltel–Euskadi
Major wins
Grand Tours
Vuelta a España
General classification (2002)
3 stages
Giro d'Italia
3 stages
Tour de France
1 stage

Stage Races

Tour de Suisse
General classification (2005)

After retirement, González had several run-ins with the law. In 2007, he was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and cocaine. In 2008, a second arrest followed when he allegedly hired people to beat up a person who owed him money.[2] In 2011, González was again arrested for taking part in a bank fraud.[3] Lastly, in 2016, he was taken into custody a fourth time, for allegedly taking part in a robbery.[2]

Contents

Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit

2000
1st Stage 2 Volta ao Algarve
1st Stage 3 Tour du Limousin
2001
1st   Overall Vuelta a Murcia
1st Stage 5
2002
1st   Overall Vuelta a España
1st Stages 8, 10 & 21
6th Overall Giro d'Italia
1st Stages 8 & 19
1st ACP criterium
2003
1st Stage 15 Giro d'Italia
1st Giro della Provincia di Reggio Calabria
2004
1st Stage 14 Tour de France
2005
1st   Overall Tour de Suisse
1st Stage 9

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
  Giro d'Italia 6 19 DNF
  Tour de France DNF DNF 45
  Vuelta a España 1 DNF DNF DNF
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Stokes, Shane (23 December 2006). "González gets two year ban". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Aitor Gonzalez arrested for robbery in Spain". cyclingnews.com. 27 October 2016. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  3. ^ Cossins, Peter (19 August 2011). "Vuelta winner González arrested on fraud charges". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 10 May 2019.

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