Andrés Oliva

Andrés Oliva (born December 7, 1948) was a former Spanish professional cyclist. Oliva was a great climber, so he ended up winning multiple Mountains Classifications. He won the Mountains Classification at the 1975 Giro d'Italia and the 1976 Giro d'Italia. Those were the only two years that Oliva raced the Giro d'Italia. In the 1975 edition Oliva finished 14th overall, that was his highest finish. Oliva also experienced success at the Vuelta a España. He won the Mountains Classification at the 1975 Vuelta a España, 1976 Vuelta a España, 1978 Vuelta a España. Oliva's highest finish at the Vuelta a España was eleventh overall, he did that in both 1978 and 1972. He retired from cycling in 1980.[1][2][3][4]

Andrés Oliva
Personal information
Full nameAndrés Oliva
Born(1948-12-07)December 7, 1948
Team information
DisciplineRace
RoleRider
Professional teams
1969–1974La Casera
1975–1977KAS
1978–1979Teka
1980Kelme
Major wins
Grand Tours
Giro d'Italia
Mountains Classification (1975, 1976)
Vuelta a España
Mountains Classification (1975, 1976, 1978)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cycling - Andres Oliva Sanchez (Spain) : season totals". The-sports.org. Retrieved 2012-07-09.
  2. ^ "Cycling Hall of Fame.com". Cycling Hall of Fame.com. Retrieved 2012-07-09.
  3. ^ "Andres Oliva - Rider Statistics Giro d'Italia - By: CyclingFever.com - The International Cycling Social Network". Giro.cyclingfever.com. Retrieved 2012-07-09.
  4. ^ http://www.cyclinghalloffame.com/races/results/results_vuelta_a_espana.txt