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Eduardo Sepúlveda (born 13 June 1991) is an Argentine racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Movistar Team.[4] He rode at the 2014 UCI Road World Championships.

Eduardo Sepúlveda
Antwerpen - Tour de France, étape 3, 6 juillet 2015, départ (138).JPG
Sepúlveda in 2015
Personal information
Born (1991-06-13) 13 June 1991 (age 28)
Rawson, Chubut, Argentina[1]
Weight62 kg (137 lb)[1]
Team information
Current teamMovistar Team
DisciplineRoad and track
RoleRider
Rider typeClimber
Amateur team(s)
2012Centre Mondial du Cyclisme[2]
2012FDJ–BigMat (stagiaire)[2]
Professional team(s)
2013–2017Bretagne–Séché Environnement
2018–Movistar Team[3]

Sepúlveda took his first professional win in February 2015 with a solo victory in the Classic Sud-Ardèche.[5] Later that year, he took a fine second place in the overall classification of the Tour of Turkey, 32 seconds down on Kristijan Đurasek (Lampre–Merida).[6] He participated in the 2015 Tour de France,[7] but was disqualified on stage 14 for riding in a car instead of pedaling his bike.[8]

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Early lifeEdit

Sepúlveda was born in Rawson, the capital of Chubut, in the Patagonia of Argentina. He started to ride a bike under the advice of his father Eduardo. In 2007, aged 16 years old, Sepúlveda won the Copa Nacional Infanto Juvenil for young riders in Argentina. However, his father was killed in a car accident while returning home after the event.[9] Sepúlveda recovered from this and later was selected as one of the best young riders of the country and invited to the CeNARD in Buenos Aires, some 1,400 kilometres (870 miles) away from his home in Rawson.[10]

After a series of good results, in 2012 Sepúlveda was invited for the Union Cycliste Internationale to the World Cycling Centre in Aigle, Switzerland among many other riders from developing countries, including Natnael Berhane, Youcef Reguigui and Josip Rumac. Also in 2012, he won the silver medal in the individual time trial at the Pan American Road Championships in Mar del Plata, losing out to Magno Nazaret from Brazil.[11]

Professional careerEdit

In 2013, Sepúlveda began his career with the French team Bretagne–Séché Environnement and signed an initial two-year contract. In a 2014 interview, Sepúlveda said thanks to the Tour de San Luis, in allowing him a chance to train at the World Cycling Centre and to sign with French second division team Bretagne–Séché Environnement.[12]

For the 2018 season, Sepúlveda joined one of the UCI WorldTeams, Movistar Team from Spain, a move predicted for many insiders of the UCI World Tour.[13] In May 2018, he was named in the startlist for the Giro d'Italia for the first time in his career.[14]

Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit

2010
3rd   Individual pursuit, Pan American Track Championships
2011
3rd   Team pursuit, Pan American Track Championships
2012
1st   Time trial, Pan American Under–23 Road Championships
5th Overall Coupe des nations Ville Saguenay
2013
Pan American Track Championships
1st   Individual pursuit
1st   Team pursuit
2nd   Madison
9th Overall Tour du Poitou-Charentes
10th Circuito de Getxo
10th Time trial, UCI Road World Under–23 Championships
2014
4th Overall Tour Méditerranéen
1st   Young rider classification
5th Overall Critérium International
6th Overall Tour de San Luis
2015
1st Classic Sud-Ardèche
1st Tour du Doubs
2nd Overall Tour of Turkey
4th Overall Tour de San Luis
5th Overall Route du Sud
2016
2nd Overall Tour de San Luis
1st   Mountains classification
1st Stage 4
4th Tour du Doubs
2017
4th Classic Sud-Ardèche
2019
2nd Overall Tour of Austria

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2015 2016 2017 2018
  Giro d'Italia 96
  Tour de France DQ 59 66
  Vuelta a España
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Eduardo Sepúlveda – Player Profile". Eurosport. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Eduardo Sepulveda". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Movistar completes reduced roster for 2018". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 2 November 2017. Retrieved 3 January 2018. Rafael Valls is another new inductee to the men's line-up after two seasons with Lotto-Soudal, alongside Eduardo Sepulveda, Jaime Roson, and neo-pro Jaime Castrillo.
  4. ^ "Movistar Team launches 2019 season with highest hopes". Telefónica. Telefónica, S.A. 18 December 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Eduardo Sepúlveda". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  6. ^ Stephen Puddicombe (3 May 2015). "Durasek wins Tour of Turkey as Mas pips Cavendish on final stage". Cycling Weekly. IPC Media Sports & Leisure network. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  7. ^ "2015 Tour de France start list". Velo News. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  8. ^ "The Latest: Sepulveda ousted from Tour for hitching car ride". Washington Post. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  9. ^ "ciclismoxxi" (PDF). ciclismoxxi (in Spanish).
  10. ^ ""2012 a wonderful anniversary year"". uci.ch. Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  11. ^ "Pan American Championships". procyclingstats.
  12. ^ "Sepulveda's cycling career". Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  13. ^ "Sepulveda joins Movistar". Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  14. ^ "2018: 101st Giro d'Italia: Start List". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 3 May 2018.

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