Félix Cárdenas

Félix Rafael Cárdenas Ravalo (born November 24, 1973 in Encino, Santander) is a Colombian former road bicycle racer, who competed both as an amateur and as a professional between 1995 and 2014. He previously rode for UCI Professional Continental team Barloworld until the team's demise in 2009.[1]

Félix Cárdenas
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Personal information
Full nameFélix Rafael Cárdenas Ravalo
Born (1973-11-24) November 24, 1973 (age 47)
Encino, Santander, Colombia
Team information
Current teamRetired
Rider typeClimbing specialist
Amateur teams
1995–1996Pony Malta
1997Lotería de Boyacá
1998Petróleos de Colombia
1999Lotería de Santander
2013–2014Formesan–Bogotá Humana
Professional teams
2000–2001Kelme–Costa Blanca
2002Cage Maglierie
200305 Orbitel
2003–2004Cafés Baque
Managerial team
Major wins
Grand Tours
Tour de France
1 individual stage (2001)
Vuelta a España
Mountains classification (2003, 2004)
3 individual stages (2000, 2003, 2004)

One-day races and Classics

National Road Race Championships (2010, 2012)

In the 2001 Tour de France, Cardenas took one of the biggest victory of his career on the mountainous stage 12. He crossed the line solo in Ax-les-Thermes, with Roberto Laiseka and Lance Armstrong rounding the podium. He performed his trademark victory salute, standing on the pedals with arms raised high in the air.[2]

Major resultsEdit

Clásico RCN
1st   Mountains classification
1st Stage 3
6th Overall Clásico RCN
3rd Overall Vuelta a Colombia
1st Mountains classification Tour de Romandie
Tour du Limousin
1st Mountains classification
1st Stage 4
1st Stage 10 Vuelta a España
1st Mountains classification Volta a Catalunya
1st Stage 12 Tour de France
10th Overall Euskal Bizikleta
1st Stage 4 Giro del Trentino
Vuelta a Colombia
1st Stages 9 & 11
5th Giro della Romagna
7th Giro di Toscana
1st   Overall Vuelta a La Rioja
1st Mountains classification
1st Stage 3
1st Stage 4 Vuelta a Castilla y León
2nd Overall Vuelta a Colombia
1st Stages 7 & 11
4th Subida al Naranco
8th Overall Vuelta a España
1st   Mountains classification
1st Stage 16
Vuelta a España
1st   Mountains classification
1st Stage 17
2nd Overall Clásico RCN
2nd Overall Vuelta a Asturias
7th Subida al Naranco
8th Gran Premio de Llodio
1st   Overall Tour of Japan
1st Points classification
1st Mountains classification
1st Stages 3 & 5
3rd Gran Premio Nobili Rubinetterie
10th Overall Vuelta a Aragón
1st Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia
1st Gran Premio Industria e Commercio Artigianato Carnaghese
1st Stage 1 Brixia Tour
6th Overall Giro del Capo
9th Overall Peace Race
2nd Overall Giro del Capo
1st Stage 1
2nd Overall Volta ao Alentejo
2nd Gran Premio Nobili Rubinetterie
7th Overall Settimana Ciclistica Lombarda
8th Trofeo Melinda
6th Overall Giro del Capo
6th Overall Tour Méditerranéen
7th Giro di Toscana
8th GP Industria & Artigianato di Larciano
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
1st   Overall Clásico RCN
1st   Overall Vuelta a Colombia
1st Stage 4
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
1st   Overall Vuelta a Colombia
1st Points classification
1st Stages 3, 4 & 10
2nd Overall Vuelta Ciclista de Chile
1st Stage 9
1st Stage 9 Vuelta a Colombia
1st Stage 8 Vuelta a Colombia
7th Overall Vuelta al Táchira
7th Overall Vuelta a la Independencia Nacional


  1. ^ "CQ – CARDENAS RAVALO Felix Rafael". Cqranking.com. 1972-11-24. Retrieved 2012-01-24.
  2. ^ Tim Maloney (20 July 2001). "California Dreaming and Felix Festa Nacional". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 2 December 2012.

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