Antonio Miguel Parra

Antonio Miguel Parra (born December 26, 1982) is a retired Spanish professional track cyclist.[1] He claimed the men's madison title at the 2004 Spanish Track Cycling Championships in Palma de Mallorca, and later represented his nation Spain at the 2008 Summer Olympics. During his sporting career, Parra also raced for the Catalunya–Angel Mir and Massi pro cycling teams.[2]

Antonio Miguel Parra
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Antoni Miguel Parra
Personal information
Full nameAntonio Miguel Parra
Born (1982-12-26) 26 December 1982 (age 38)
Palafrugell, Spain
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight76 kg (168 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineTrack
RoleRider
Rider typePursuit
Professional teams
2005Catalunya–Angel Mir
2006Massi
Major wins
  • Spanish Track Cycling Championships (Madison) (2004)

Parra qualified for the Spanish squad in the men's team pursuit at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing based on the nation's selection process from the UCI Track World Rankings. He delivered the Spanish foursome of Sergi Escobar, Asier Maeztu, and David Muntaner a seventh-place time of 4:07.883 in the prelims before his team was later relegated and overlapped to New Zealand in the third match round.[3][4][5]

Career highlightsEdit

2003
1st Stage 3, Cinturó de l'Empordá, Vilabertran (ESP)
2004
1st   Spanish Track Cycling Championships (Madison), Palma de Mallorca (ESP)
1st Stage 1, Vuelta a Alicante, Torrevieja (ESP)
3rd Stage 1, Vuelta Ciclista Internacional a Extremadura, Badajoz (ESP)
3rd Stage 3, Cinturó de l'Empordá, Empuriabrava (ESP)
2006
1st Stage 3, Vuelta Ciclista Internacional a Extremadura, Badajoz (ESP)
2008
7th Olympic Games (Team pursuit), Beijing (CHN)
2009
2nd Stage 7, Vuelta Ciclista a Chiapas, Tuxtla Gutiérrez (MEX)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Antonio Miguel Parra". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  2. ^ "Antonio Miguel se adjudica la VII Challenge Vuelta a Sevilla" [Antonio Miguel has awarded the seventh challenge back to Seville] (in Spanish). El Desmarque. 22 July 2012. Archived from the original on 15 October 2013. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Men's Team Pursuit Qualification". Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 19 August 2012. Retrieved 21 December 2012.
  4. ^ "Men's Team Pursuit Semifinals". Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 19 August 2012. Retrieved 21 December 2012.
  5. ^ "El oro del imbatible Rafa Nadal culmina la mejor actuación española, con otras tres medallas de plata" [The Spaniards culminate their best performance, with three silver medals and a gold from the unbeaten Rafael Nadal] (in Spanish). El Norte Castilla. 17 August 2008. Retrieved 15 October 2013.

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