Ezequiel Mosquera

Ezequiel Mosquera Míguez (born 19 November 1975) is a Spanish former road bicycle racer. He has finished in the top 5 of the Vuelta a España in all appearances, and finished second in 2010, after putting in a strong time trial and winning the penultimate stage to Bola del Mundo. After testing positive for hydroxyethyl starch in the race, he was suspended by the UCI and his results from the 2010 Vuelta were annulled.[1]

Ezequiel Mosquera
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Personal information
Full nameEzequiel Mosquera Míguez
NicknameEze
Born (1975-11-19) November 19, 1975 (age 45)
Cacheiras-Teo, Spain
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeClimbing specialist
Professional teams
1999–2002Paredes Moveis
2003Cantanhede
2004Carvalhelhos–Boavista
2005Kaiku
2006Comunidad Valenciana
2007–2010Karpin–Galicia
2011Vacansoleil–DCM
Major wins
Grand Tours
Vuelta a España
1 individual stage (2010)

2010 Vuelta a EspañaEdit

In the 2010 Vuelta a España, Mosquera initially finished in second place, riding for Xacobeo–Galicia.

After that, he signed a contract with Vacansoleil–DCM to ride for them in 2011.

On September 30, 2010 UCI reported that Mosquera and his teammate David García Dapena tested positive for hydroxyethyl starch during the 2010 Vuelta.[2] Hydroxyethyl starch is associated with endurance athletes trying to cover up erythropoietin usage.

His new team Vacansoleil–DCM did not allow him to ride while he was still under investigation. In April 2011, the Union Cycliste Internationale sent his dossier to the Spanish cycling authorities, who opened their own investigation in July, and suspended Mosquera in November. He was suspended for two years, not counting the 2011 season where he did not ride. Vacansoleil–DCM fired him after his suspension became official.[3][4]

Major resultsEdit

2005
1st Stage 3 Vuelta a La Rioja
2007
3rd Overall Vuelta a Mallorca
5th Overall Vuelta a España
2008
1st   Overall Clasica de Alcobendas
1st Stage 1
4th Overall Vuelta a España
5th Overall Vuelta a Burgos
9th Overall Tour of the Basque Country
2009
4th Overall Vuelta a Burgos
1st Stage 5
5th Overall Vuelta a España
2010
2nd Overall Vuelta a España
1st Stage 20
2nd Overall Vuelta a Burgos
3rd Overall Vuelta a Castilla y León
4th Overall Vuelta a Asturias

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2007 2008 2009 2010
Giro d'Italia
Tour de France
Vuelta a España 5 4 5 2
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sanctions, Period of Ineligibily, Disqualification". UCI. Archived from the original on 2 November 2013. Retrieved 11 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Tour of Spain runner-up Ezequiel Mosquera fails dope test". The Guardian. 30 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-30.
  3. ^ Westemeyer, Susan (5 January 2012). "Vacansoleil confirm that they fired Mosquera". Cyclingnews. Future Publishing Limited.
  4. ^ Peter Cossins (2011-11-22). ""The Knives Were Out For Me" Claims Mosquera". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 2012-01-05.

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