Daniel Moreno Fernández (born 5 September 1981) is a Spanish professional road racing cyclist who rides for Movistar. He specializes in mountain and high-mountain races along with Grand Tours like the Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a España, winning three stages of the latter in 2011 and 2013.
Moreno in 2009
|Full name||Daniel Moreno Fernández|
5 September 1981 |
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Weight||59 kg (130 lb; 9.3 st)|
|Current team||Movistar Team|
Moreno launched his professional career in September 2004 with Team Relax-Gam Fuenlabrada. At his very first race, the annual Tour of Britain, he achieved a prominent result by finishing 5th in the general classification. In 2005 he advanced further by ranking 2nd at the Clásica de Ordizia and Vuelta a Andalucía.
In 2006, he achieved his first victories by taking stage wins at the Clásica Internacional de Alcobendas and the Volta ao Alentejo. He supplemented his triumphs with three podiums at Alentejo, Alcobendas and the Vuelta a Burgos.
In 2007 it also turned out to be successful year for the rider. He won stages at the Tour de San Luis, Vuelta Chihuahua, and the Escalada a Montjuic. Along with that, he showed himself to good advantage by taking 2nd place at a stage of the Vuelta a España and, thus, reaching 12th position in the final general classification. In September he announced his move to French team Agritubel for the next year but then Moreno renounced his own statement.
However, with the collapse of Team Relax-Gam Fuenlabrada in late 2007, the rider lost his permanent contract together with an opportunity to compete at professional races. Moreno managed to return to the peloton only in March 2008 after signing a contract with the Spanish team Caisse d'Epargne.
In 2011 he joined Russian Team Katusha and became a domestique for his team leader, Joaquim Rodríguez. Accompanying Purito in mountain races, Moreno managed to win several significant competitions including the Giro del Piemonte and the Vuelta a Burgos. On August 23 he triumphed at stage 4 of the Vuelta a España, joining the lone escapee of Chris Anker Sorensen in the final kilometers. Sorensen had been part of an earlier break and Moreno sat on his wheel, attacking in the final 400 metres (1,300 ft) as the peloton was charging behind. The next day he successfully assisted Rodríguez at Valdepenas de Jaen. The coordinated performance of the two Spaniards brought Moreno to 3rd place while Rodríguez topped the podium. During all three weeks of the 2011 Spanish Grand Tour Moreno rode at his best and, thus, ranked 9th in the general classification. In October, Moreno won the Italian classic Giro del Piemonte, after shaking off the leading group containing 13 units after the flamme rouge on an uphill false flat.
In 2012 Moreno kept on going forward. He triumphed at the GP Miguel Indurain, took first place on stage 4 of the Vuelta a Andalucia and won 2 stages of the Critérium du Dauphiné. The rider also firmly assisted Joaquim Rodríguez at the Giro d'Italia; which helped Purito to rank 2nd in the general classification. The Vuelta a España and other home races were among his top priorities for the ongoing season.
He went on to win the 2.HC classified Vuelta a Burgos, surviving a scare in the last stage after getting dropped on the Lagunas de Neila mountain finish by two serious overall classification contenders, Colombians Esteban Chaves of Colombia–Coldeportes and Sergio Henao of Team Sky. Moreno ultimately limited his losses to 22 seconds on that stage, retaining the leader's jersey by a slim 10 seconds margin over Henao. He also won 2 stages and the points classification of the race.
In 2013, Moreno won the World Tour race La Flèche Wallonne, after following an attack initiated by Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing Team) on the final climb, the Mur de Huy. He passed Gilbert and Carlos Betancur (Ag2r–La Mondiale) to grab the victory. He later continued his good form into the Critérium du Dauphiné where he finished 3rd overall. At the Vuelta a Espana, he won stages 4 and 9 and finished 10th in the overall general classification.
- 10th GP Ciudad de Vigo
- 6th Overall Tour of Britain
- 2nd Overall Vuelta a Andalucía
- 2nd Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia - Clasica de Ordizia
- 6th Clasica Ciclista a los Puertos
- 2nd Overall Volta ao Alentejo
- 1st Stage 3
- 3rd Overall Clasica a Alcobendas
- 1st Stage 1
- 3rd Overall Vuelta a Burgos
- 4th Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia - Clasica de Ordizia
- 4th Subida al Naranco
- 7th Overall Vuelta a Asturias
- 1st Escalada a Montjuïc
- 1st Stage 5 Tour de San Luis
- 1st Stage 4 La Vuelta a Chihuahua
- 2nd Overall Clasica a Alcobendas y Collado Villalba
- 3rd Clasica Ciclista a los Puertos
- 4th Overall Vuelta a Burgos
- 7th GP Llodio
- 7th Overall Vuelta por un Chile Lider
- 1st Stage 1 Euskal Bizikleta
- 6th Overall Vuelta a La Rioja
- 9th Overall Vuelta a Burgos
- 1st Stage 4 La Vuelta a Chihuahua
- 2nd Japan Cup
- 2nd Giro del Piemonte
- 2nd Overall Tour de Pologne
- 6th Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia
- 7th Subida al Naranco
- 10th GP Miguel Indurain
- 8th Clasica de Almeria
- 10th Brabantse Pijl
- 1st Giro del Piemonte
- 1st Stage 4 Vuelta a España
- 2nd Overall Vuelta a Burgos
- 1st Stage 4
- 2nd Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia
- 8th La Flèche Wallonne
- 9th Trofeo Deià
- 1st Overall Vuelta a Burgos
- 1st GP Miguel Indurain
- Critérium du Dauphiné
- 1st Stages 2 & 7
- 1st Stage 4 Vuelta a Andalucía
- 5th Overall Vuelta a España
- 1st La Flèche Wallonne
- 3rd Overall Critérium du Dauphiné
- 3rd Milano–Torino
- 4th Gran Premio Industria e Commercio di Prato
- 6th Giro di Lombardia
- 10th Overall Vuelta a España
- 2nd Overall Vuelta a Burgos
- 3rd Milano-Torino
- 8th Overall Tirreno–Adriatico
- 9th Amstel Gold Race
- 9th La Flèche Wallonne
- 9th Liège–Bastogne–Liège
- 10th Overall Tour of Oman
- 1st Stage 5 Vuelta a Burgos
- 2nd Giro di Lombardia
- 4th Clásica de San Sebastián
- 5th La Flèche Wallonne
- 6th Overall Tour de San Luis
- 9th Overall Vuelta a España
- 9th Milano–Torino
- 10th Liège–Bastogne–Liège
- 3rd Road race, UEC European Road Championships
- 3rd Overall Vuelta a Asturias
- 4th Milano–Torino
- 8th Overall Vuelta a España
Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit
|Tour de France||—||—||—||—||21||—||—||17||—||—||31|
|Vuelta a España||36||12||12||11||—||9||5||10||11||9||8|
|—||Did not compete|
|DNF||Did not finish|
- Moreno wins in Montjuïc – Cyclingnews.com, October 22, 2007
- Daniel Moreno firmará con Agritubel para 2008 – Diario Vasco – 07.09.2007
- Caisse d'Epargne: Team Profile – Cyclingnews.com, 2010
- Moreno to race for Omega Pharma-Lotto in 2010 – Cyclingnews.com, October 20, 2009
- Katusha signs three: Daniel Moreno, Alberto Losada, and Leif Hoste – Velonation.com, September 23, 2010
- Peter Cossins (23 August 2011). "Moreno climbs to stage victory in the Sierra Nevada". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 13 December 2012.
- "97th Giro del Piemonte – Gran Piemonte". Daily Peloton. 2002–2011 by Daily Peloton. 13 October 2011. Archived from the original on 22 December 2011. Retrieved 18 December 2012.
- Moreno claims GP Indurain – Eurosport.yahoo.com, March 31, 2012
- Moreno recovers for Dauphine stage win, plans a vacation – Velonews.com, June 6, 2012
- Hymas, Peter (5 August 2012). "Moreno wins 2012 Vuelta a Burgos". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 6 August 2012.
- "Vuelta a España 2012 stage 21 results". Velo News. 2012 Competitor Group, Inc. 9 September 2012. Retrieved 18 December 2012.
- "Moreno victorious on Mur de Huy". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 17 April 2013. Archived from the original on 20 April 2013. Retrieved 17 April 2013.
- "Dani Moreno joins Movistar for 2016". cyclingnews.com. 19 October 2015. Retrieved 19 October 2015.