Euskadi (Continental cycling team)

Euskadi (UCI team code: ORB) is a former Spanish cycling team based in Basque Country that existed from 2005 to 2014.[1][2][3] It was one of the European teams in UCI Continental Tour.

Euskadi
Team information
UCI codeORB
RegisteredSpain
Founded2005 (2005)
Discipline(s)Road
StatusUCI Continental Tour
Key personnel
General managerÁlvaro González de Galdeano
Team name history
2005–2006
2007–2008
2009–2011
2012
2013–2014
Orbea
Orbea-Oreka SDA
Orbea
Orbea Continental
Euskadi

The team functioned as the development team of Euskaltel–Euskadi, the unofficial national squad of Basque Country. Orbea's team manager Álvaro González de Galdeano is the older brother of Igor González de Galdeano, the last manager of Euskaltel. The team focused primarily on young riders, of whom the most successful usually made the transfer to Euskaltel–Euskadi.

SponsorshipEdit

Main sponsor Orbea is a bicycle manufacturer based in Mallabia. Throughout cycling history, Orbea has sponsored numerous cycling teams.

Major winsEdit

2005
Stage 6 Tour de l'Avenir, Jesús Del Nero
2006
Stage 1 Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid, Josu Agirre
Stage 3 Euskal Bizikleta, Aaron Villegas
Stage 7 Circuito Montañés, Vidal Celis
2007
Stage 2 Circuito Montañés, Xabat Otxotorena
Stage 7 Circuito Montañés, Ivan Melero
2008
Stage 1a Vuelta a Navarra, Team Time Trial
2009
Subida al Naranco, Romain Sicard
Stage 3 Tour du Haut Anjou, Jonathan Castroviejo
Prologue Ronde de l'Isard, Jonathan Castroviejo
Stage 2 Ronde de l'Isard, Romain Sicard
2010
2011
Stage 1 GP Costa Azul, Jon Aberasturi
Stage 4 Vuelta a Asturias, Victor Cabedo
Stage 2 Cinturo de l'Emporda, Ricardo García
2013
Stage 2 Ronde de l'Isard, Carlos Barbero
Overall Tour de Gironde, Jon Larrinaga
Stage 2, Jon Larrinaga
Stage 2 Troféu Joaquim Agostinho, Jon Larrinaga
2014
Overall Volta ao Alentejo, Carlos Barbero
Stage 1 Tour de Gironde, Team time trial
Circuito de Getxo, Carlos Barbero

2013 teamEdit

As of 23 January 2013.[4]

Rider Date of birth
  Mikel Aristi (ESP) (1993-05-28) 28 May 1993 (age 27)
  Aritz Bagües (ESP) (1989-08-19) 19 August 1989 (age 31)
  Carlos Barbero (ESP) (1991-04-29) 29 April 1991 (age 29)
  Mikel Bizkarra (ESP) (1989-08-21) 21 August 1989 (age 31)
Rider Date of birth
  Jon Larrinaga (ESP) (1990-11-20) 20 November 1990 (age 30)
  Igor Merino (ESP) (1990-10-16) 16 October 1990 (age 30)
  Haritz Orbe (ESP) (1991-07-18) 18 July 1991 (age 29)
  Illart Zuazubiskar (ESP) (1990-02-18) 18 February 1990 (age 30)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Orbea (2005)" (in French). Mémoire du cyclisme. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Orbea Continental (2012)" (in French). Mémoire du cyclisme. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Euskadi (2013)" (in French). Mémoire du cyclisme. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Euskadi (ORB) - ESP". UCI Continental Circuits. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 23 January 2013.