Beñat Intxausti

Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (born 20 March 1986) is a Spanish former professional road bicycle racer,[2] who rode professionally between 2007 and 2019 for the Nicolas Mateos, Fuji–Servetto, Euskaltel–Euskadi, Movistar Team, Team Sky and Euskadi–Murias teams.

Beñat Intxausti
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Intxausti at the 2015 Giro d'Italia
Personal information
Full nameBeñat Intxausti Elorriaga
Born (1986-03-20) 20 March 1986 (age 34)
Amorebieta-Etxano, Spain
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight61 kg (134 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
Rider typeAll-rounder
Amateur team
2005–2006Seguros Bilbao
Professional teams
2007Nicolas Mateos
2008–2009Saunier Duval–Scott
2011–2015Movistar Team
2016–2018Team Sky
Major wins
Grand Tours
Giro d'Italia
2 individual stages (2013, 2015)

Stage races

Tour of Beijing (2013)


Intxausti was born in Amorebieta-Etxano, Biscay. 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.[3]

After five seasons with Movistar, in September 2015 Team Sky announced that Intxausti would join them in 2016 on an initial two-year contract.[4] However, after a promising start to 2016, Intxausti's career became blighted with illness and was unable to race for extended periods. In 2019, he moved to the lower-level Euskadi–Murias team.[5] In January 2020, he announced his retirement from cycling.[2]

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
5th La Côte Picarde
8th Klasika Primavera
5th Subida a Urkiola
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 Induráin
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
9th Circuito de Getxo
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
3rd GP Miguel Induráin
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
  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. ^ "El Euskadi-Murias anuncia para 2019 una plantilla de 20 ciclistas" [Euskadi-Murias announces for 2019 a roster of 20 cyclists]. La Vanguardia (in Spanish). Javier Godó; Grupo Godó. 15 November 2018. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Former Team Sky rider Intxausti retires - News shorts". Future plc. 20 January 2020. Retrieved 1 December 2020.
  3. ^ Stephen Farrand (15 October 2013). "Tour of Beijing: Intxausti wins overall". Future plc. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  4. ^ Windsor, Richard (25 September 2015). "Beñat Intxausti signs for Team Sky from Movistar". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Intxausti leaves Team Sky for Euskadi-Murias".

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