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David de la Cruz Melgarejo[2] (born May 6, 1989) is a Spanish cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Ineos.[3]

David de la Cruz
Koolskamp (Ardooie) - Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen, 18 september 2015 (B71).JPG
De la Cruz in 2015.
Personal information
Full nameDavid de la Cruz Melgarejo
NicknameMazoman
Born (1989-05-06) May 6, 1989 (age 30)
Sabadell, Spain
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight64 kg (141 lb; 10.1 st)
Team information
Current teamTeam Ineos
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeClimber
Professional team(s)
2010–2012Caja Rural
2013–2014NetApp–Endura
2015–2017Etixx–Quick-Step
2018–Team Sky[1]
Major wins
Grand Tours
Vuelta a España
1 individual stage (2016)

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CareerEdit

De la Cruz was born in Sabadell. On 28 August 2016, de la Cruz scored the biggest win of his career to that point, when he won stage 9 of the Vuelta a España from a breakaway and took over the general and combination classification jerseys.[4] For these accomplishments he was voted as the best sportsperson of his hometown, Sabadell, in 2016.[5]

Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit

2009
9th Overall Vuelta a Castilla y León
2010
9th Overall Vuelta a Castilla y León
2011
2nd Toscana-Terra di Ciclismo
2012
2nd Overall Vuelta a Asturias
4th Overall Vuelta a Castilla y León
5th Overall Volta a Portugal
1st   Young rider classification
9th Overall Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid
2014
10th Overall Tour of California
2016
7th Overall Vuelta a España
1st Stage 9
Held   after Stage 9
Held   after Stage 9
2017
1st Stage 8 Paris–Nice
3rd Overall Vuelta a Burgos
4th Overall Tour of the Basque Country
1st Stage 3
7th Overall Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
2018
1st Stage 5 (ITT) Vuelta a Andalucía
3rd Overall Vuelta a Burgos
9th Overall Paris–Nice
1st Stage 8
9th Overall Tour of the Basque Country
2019
5th Overall Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
  Giro d'Italia 34 DNF 56
  Tour de France DNF
  Vuelta a España DNF DNF 7 DNF 15
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish
IP In progress

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "De la Cruz signs for Team Sky". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 17 August 2017. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  2. ^ "David de la Cruz Melgarejo » Team NetApp – Endura". Retrieved 27 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Team Sky". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. Archived from the original on 5 January 2019. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  4. ^ Alasdair Fotheringham (29 August 2016). "Victory in Vuelta a España a massive first for De La Cruz". Cyclingnews.com.
  5. ^ Sabadell.cat (5 June 2017). "David de la Cruz, elegido mejor deportista de Sabadell del 2016". Sabadell.cat.

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