Alejandro Marque

Alejandro Manuel Marque Porto (born 23 October 1981 in Pontevedra) is a Spanish cyclist, who currently rides for UCI Continental team Atum General–Tavira–Maria Nova Hotel.[1]

Alejandro Marque
Personal information
Full nameAlejandro Manuel Marque Porto
Born (1981-10-23) 23 October 1981 (age 39)
Pontevedra, Spain
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb)
Team information
Current teamAtum General–Tavira–Maria Nova Hotel
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Amateur team
2014Super Froiz
Professional teams
2004–2005Carvalhelhos–Boavista
2006–2007Imoholding–Loulé Jardim Hotel
2008–2010Palmeiras–Resort–Tavira
2011Onda
2012Carmim–Prio
2013OFM–Quinta da Lixa
2015Efapel
2016LA Alumínios–Antarte
2017–Sporting / Tavira

CareerEdit

Positive drug testEdit

Marque was in fine form at the 2013 Volta a Portugal, winning the ninth stage, a 35.6-kilometre (22.1-mile) individual time trial, before winning the race overall. This earned him a contract with the Movistar Team for the 2014 season.[2] However, Marque tested positive for betamethasone during the race. Marque claimed that the UCI had known about the use of the substance as he had used in the days leading up to the race to treat a bad knee. The result still stands, but Marque never went to the Movistar Team as a clause in the contract he had signed allowed the team to terminate the contract if there were any problems with doping.[3]

Major resultsEdit

2009
1st Stage 4 Grande Prémio Crédito Agrícola de Costa Azul
2010
2nd Overall Volta ao Alentejo
2011
3rd Overall Troféu Joaquim Agostinho
2012
1st Stage 1 Vuelta a Asturias
1st Stage 9 Volta a Portugal
3rd Road race, National Road Championships
2013
1st Overall Volta a Portugal
1st Stage 9
3rd Overall Volta ao Alentejo
2015
3rd Overall Volta a Portugal
2017
5th Overall Vuelta a Asturias
5th Overall Volta a Portugal
2018
1st Overall Tour of China II

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Atum General / Tavira / Maria Nova Hotel". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 29 February 2020. Retrieved 29 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Marque to Movistar in 2014". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 27 August 2013. Retrieved 29 February 2020.
  3. ^ Been, José (13 December 2013). "Volta a Portugal winner Alex Marque tests positive". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. Retrieved 29 February 2020.

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