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Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (born 20 March 1986 in Amorebieta-Etxano, Biscay) is a Spanish professional road bicycle racer for UCI ProTour team Team Sky.

Beñat Intxausti
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Intxausti at the 2015 Giro d'Italia
Personal information
Full name Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga
Born (1986-03-20) 20 March 1986 (age 32)
Amorebieta-Etxano, Spain
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 61 kg (134 lb)
Team information
Current team Team Sky
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Professional team(s)
2007 Nicolas Mateos
2008–2009 Saunier Duval–Scott
2010 Euskaltel–Euskadi
2011–2015 Movistar Team
2016– Team Sky
Major wins

Grand Tours

Giro d'Italia
2 individual stages (2013, 2015)

Stage races

Tour of Beijing (2013)



In 2012, he won the Vuelta a Asturias and finished 10th overall in the Vuelta a España despite working for his team leader, Alejandro Valverde. In 2013, Intxausti won stage 16 in the Giro d'Italia after being part of a breakaway and later finished 8th overall. He also had the leaders' jersey for one day. In the Tour of Beijing, Intxausti won the only mountain stage and claimed the general classification victory.[1]

After five seasons with Movistar, in September 2015 Team Sky announced that Intxausti would join them in 2016 on a two-year contract.[2]

Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit

1st Stage 3 Vuelta a Salamanca
1st Memorial Avelino Camacho
2nd Overall Bidasoa Itzulia
1st Stage 3
5th Overall Tour de l'Avenir
8th Klasika Primavera
7th Overall Vuelta a Burgos
8th Overall Vuelta a Andalucía
2nd Overall Tour of the Basque Country
3rd Overall Vuelta a Asturias
1st Stage 3b (ITT)
5th GP Miguel Indurain
7th Trofeo Deia
10th Overall Critérium International
4th Overall Tour of the Basque Country
5th Overall Tour de Romandie
9th Circuito de Getxo
1st   Overall Vuelta a Asturias
1st   Points classification
10th Overall Vuelta a España
1st Stage 1 (TTT)
1st   Overall Tour of Beijing
1st Stage 4
4th Klasika Primavera
8th Overall Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 16
Held   Pink Jersey after Stage 7
8th Overall Tour of the Basque Country
3rd Overall Tour de Pologne
6th Overall Tour de Romandie
10th Klasika Primavera
Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 8
Held   after Stages 8, 11–15
2nd Overall Vuelta a Castilla y León
3rd Overall Vuelta a Andalucía
4th Overall Critérium du Dauphiné
6th Trofeo Andratx–Mirador d'es Colomer
3rd Overall Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
  Giro d'Italia 38 8 29
  Tour de France DNF 116
  Vuelta a España 60 DNF 86 10 87
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish


  1. ^ Stephen Farrand (15 October 2013). "Tour of Beijing: Intxausti wins overall". Future plc. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Windsor, Richard (25 September 2015). "Beñat Intxausti signs for Team Sky from Movistar". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 

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