Alberto López de Munain

Alberto López de Munain Ruiz de Gauna (born December 5, 1972) is a Spanish former professional road bicycle racer. He became professional in 1996 and ended his professional career in 2005. He rode his entire career for the Euskaltel–Euskadi team.

Alberto López de Munain
Personal information
Full nameAlberto López de Munain Ruiz de Gauna
Born (1972-12-05) 5 December 1972 (age 47)
Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
Team information
Current teamRetired
Professional team
1996–2005Equipo Euskadi

During the 2005 Giro d'Italia, he suffered a terrible crash on stage two, and was diagnosed with a hydropneumothorax caused by nine broken ribs, a broken left clavicle, a broken shoulder blade and damage to his left shoulder.[1] He did not race professionally afterwards. [2]

Major resultsEdit

8th Overall Euskal Bizikleta
6th Subida al Naranco
1st Prologue Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
2nd Overall Vuelta a Asturias
1st Stage 1
1st Stage 5 Vuelta a Asturias
1st Stage 2 Clásica de Alcobendas
3rd Subida al Naranco
3rd Subida a Urkiola
10th Overall Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
7th Overall Volta a Catalunya

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
  Giro d'Italia DNF
  Tour de France 77 98
  Vuelta a España 71 30 129 65 91
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish


  1. ^ Trevorrow, John (May 16, 2005). "Lopez De Munain back in Spain". Retrieved December 20, 2010.
  2. ^ "Alberto López de Munain". Retrieved August 7, 2019.