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David López García (born 13 May 1981) is a Spanish former professional road racing cyclist, who competed between 2003 and 2018 for the Café Baqué, Euskaltel–Euskadi, Movistar Team and Team Sky squads.[2]

David López
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López at the 2015 Tour de Suisse.
Personal information
Full nameDavid López Garcia
Born (1981-05-13) 13 May 1981 (age 38)
Barakaldo, Spain
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight67 kg (148 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeClimber
Professional team(s)
2003–2004Café Baqué
2005–2006Euskaltel–Euskadi
2007–2012Caisse d'Epargne
2013–2018Team Sky[1]
Major wins
Grand Tours
Vuelta a España
1 individual stage (2010)
1 TTT stage (2016)

Contents

CareerEdit

López was born in Barakaldo. The biggest victory of his career was the ninth stage of the 2010 Vuelta a España, a mountain stage with 6 categorized climbs on the menu. Lopez went clear of the leading group with 3 km (1.9 mi) to go, crossing the line with an advantage of six seconds over Liquigas–Doimo's Roman Kreuziger.[3]

He joined the Caisse d'Epargne team in 2007 after turning professional for Euskaltel–Euskadi in 2005. He left the Movistar Team at the end of 2012 and joined Team Sky for the 2013 season.[1]

Major resultsEdit

2004
6th Overall Tour de l'Avenir
2005
7th Overall Vuelta a Aragón
2006
7th Overall Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
2007
2nd Subida a Urkiola
3rd Overall Deutschland Tour
1st Stage 5
4th Klasika Primavera
6th Overall Paris–Nice
6th Overall Vuelta a Castilla y León
2008
3rd GP Ouest–France
4th Subida a Urkiola
10th Overall Tour du Limousin
2009
3rd Subida al Naranco
7th Overall Vuelta a Andalucía
8th Cholet-Pays de Loire
2010
1st Stage 9 Vuelta a España
2011
2nd Klasika Primavera
6th Overall Vuelta a Burgos
7th Overall Tour of the Basque Country
7th Overall Tour Méditerranéen
9th Overall Critérium International
2012
4th Overall Vuelta a Asturias
4th Klasika Primavera
8th Overall Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia
2013
1st Stage 6 Eneco Tour
3rd Overall Tour of Beijing
4th Overall Tour of Britain
4th Japan Cup
2015
3rd Overall Tour of Norway
2016
Vuelta a España
1st Stage 1 (TTT)
  Combativity award Stage 12

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
  Giro d'Italia DNF 40 DNF 69
  Tour de France DNF 51 127 105
  Vuelta a España 47 79 14 42 42 DNF 60 66

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Lopez added to Sky roster". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 11 September 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2012.
  2. ^ "Helping Froome and Valverde win Grand Tours has been a privilege". Cyclingweekly.com. 22 November 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Vuelta a España 2010: David Lopez wins stage nine as Igor Anton retains overall lead". The Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group Limited 2013. 5 September 2010. Retrieved 1 January 2013.

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