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David Blanco Rodríguez (born 3 March 1975 in Bern, Switzerland) is a former Spanish cyclist from Santiago de Compostela, who last rode with Efapel.[1]

David Blanco
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Personal information
Full nameDavid Blanco Rodríguez
Born (1975-03-03) 3 March 1975 (age 44)
Bern, Switzerland
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeAll-Rounder
Amateur team(s)
2000–2001Paredes Rota dos Moveis-Tintas VIP-Antarte
2002ASC-Vila do Conde
Professional team(s)
2003Porta da Ravessa–Tavira
2004–2006Comunidad Valenciana–Kelme
2007–2010Duja–Tavira
2011Geox–TMC
2012Efapel–Glassdrive

He began his professional career in 2000 with the Portuguese team Paredes Rota dos Moveis. His first success was in 2003, when he won a stage of the GP CTT Correios de Portugal, racing with Porta da Ravessa–Tavira. Then he switched to the Comunidad Valenciana–Kelme team. After winning the Volta a Portugal in 2006, he joined a Portuguese team, Duja–Tavira. In 2008 he would grab a second win in the Volta a Portugal, the main cycling competition in Portugal, and in 2009 after he placed second, first place Nuno Ribeiro was disqualified after he tested positive for CERA,[2] therefore making Blanco the winner of the 2009 Volta a Portugal as well.

PalmarèsEdit

2003
2nd Overall GP CTT Correios de Portugal
1st Stage 3
2004
2nd Trofeo Manacor
3rd Overall Challenge Mallorca
3rd Overall Vuelta a la Comunidad Valenciana
10th Overall Vuelta a España
2005
3rd Overall Vuelta a Castilla y León
2006
1st Overall Volta a Portugal
1st Stages 8 & 10
3rd Overall Troféu Joaquim Agostinho
2007
1st Overall Grand Prix Internacional Paredes Rota dos Móveis
1st Stage 3
1st Overall Volta ao Sotavento Algarvio
1st Stage 2b (ITT)
2008
1st Overall Volta a Portugal
2nd Overall Volta ao Alentejo
2009
1st Overall Volta a Portugal
1st Stages 9 & 10 (ITT)
5th Overall Troféu Joaquim Agostinho
7th Klasika Primavera
9th Overall Volta ao Alentejo
2010
1st Overall Volta a Portugal
1st Stages 4 & 7
1st Overall Volta ao Alentejo
1st Stage 3
2nd Overall Grande Prémio de Liberty Seguros
2nd Overall Troféu Joaquim Agostinho
8th Overall Vuelta a Asturias
2011
9th Overall Vuelta a Murcia
10th Gran Premio di Lugano
2012
1st Overall Volta a Portugal
1st Stage 8
7th Overall Vuelta a Asturias
10th Overall Vuelta a Castilla y León

TeamsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "David Blanco ficha por el Efapel-Glassdrive" [David Blanco signed for Efapel-Glassdrive]. Biciciclismo (in Spanish). Gurenet Teknologia S.L. 14 March 2012. Retrieved 28 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Ribeiro suspended for two years for CERA". Cyclingnews.com. July 24, 2010. Archived from the original on July 24, 2010. Retrieved July 24, 2010.