David de la Fuente

David de la Fuente Rasilla (born 4 May 1981 in Reinosa, Cantabria) is a Spanish professional road bicycle racer, who currently rides for UCI Continental team Louletano–Loulé Concelho.[2] De la Fuente led the mountains classification of the 2006 Tour de France for a number of stages, donning the Polka Dot jersey after stage 2, and then again after stage 11 until Michael Rasmussen took a commanding lead in the competition. For his numerous attacks, de la Fuente was subsequently awarded the combativity award.[3]

David de la Fuente
David de la Fuente (Tour de France 2007 - stage 8).jpg
De la Fuente in the 2007 Tour de France
Personal information
Full nameDavid de la Fuente Rasilla
Born (1981-05-04) 4 May 1981 (age 39)
Reinosa, Spain
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight65 kg (143 lb)
Team information
Current teamLouletano–Loulé Concelho
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeClimbing specialist
Amateur team
2000–2002Saunier Duval–Mapei
Professional teams
2003Vini Caldirola
2004–2009Saunier Duval–Prodir
2010Astana
2011Geox–TMC
2012Caja Rural
2013–2014Torku Şekerspor
2015Efapel
2016Sporting / Tavira
2017–Louletano–Hospital de Loulé[1]
Major wins
Tour de France Combativity award (2006)
GP Miguel Indurain (2009)

Major resultsEdit

2001
1st Stage 5 Circuito Montañés
2004
8th Clásica de Almería
2005
3rd Trofeo Calvia
6th Circuito de Getxo
2006
Tour de France
1st Overall combativity award
Held   after Stages 2, 11–15
  Combativity award Stages 2 & 11
2007
1st GP Llodio
1st   Mountains classification Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
6th Trofeo Pollença
9th Klasika Primavera
10th Clásica de Almería
2008
1st Stage 2 Deutschland Tour
Tour de France
Held   after Stages 7–9
7th GP Llodio
8th Gran Premio Miguel Indurain
2009
1st GP Miguel Indurain
2nd GP Llodio
8th Subida a Urkiola
10th Overall Volta a Catalunya
2011
  Combativity award Stage 14 Vuelta a España
8th Coppa Sabatini
2012
6th Grand Prix de Plumelec-Morbihan
2013
1st Stage 2 Tour of Qinghai Lake
2015
1st Stage 3 Trofeu Joaquim Agostinho
2016
3rd Overall Volta ao Alentejo
10th Overall GP Liberty Seguros
1st   Mountains classification
2017
10th Overall Trofeu Joaquim Agostinho
2018
1st   Mountains classification Trofeu Joaquim Agostinho
3rd Overall Grande Prémio de Portugal N2
10th Clássica Aldeias do Xisto
2019
3rd Clássica da Arrábida

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
  Giro d'Italia Has not contested during his career
  Tour de France 56 49 DNF 106
  Vuelta a España 156 DNF 71 96 24 35 65
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Aviludo - Louletano". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 1 March 2020. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Louletano - Loulé Concelho". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 18 February 2021. Retrieved 18 February 2021.
  3. ^ "De La Fuente joins Astana". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 28 October 2009. Retrieved 13 July 2015.

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