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Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (born 6 May 1982) is a Spanish road racing cyclist who rides for UCI ProTeam, the BMC Racing Team.[2] Ventoso turned professional with Saunier Duval–Prodir in 2004 before moving to Andalucía–Cajasur in 2008. He won the 2010 Paris–Brussels in a bunch sprint.[3] On the back his victory in the one-day classic and 3 other stage wins, he was included in the Spanish squad to ride at the World Championships in Geelong.[4]

Francisco Ventoso
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Ventoso at the 2009 Vuelta Ciclista a la Comunidad de Madrid.
Personal information
Full name Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi
Nickname Fran
Born (1982-05-06) 6 May 1982 (age 36)
Reinosa, Spain
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)
Team information
Current team BMC Racing Team
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter
Professional team(s)
2004–2007 Saunier Duval–Prodir
2008 Andalucía–Cajasur
2009–2010 Carmiooro A Style
2011–2016 Movistar Team[1]
2017– BMC Racing Team
Major wins

Grand Tours

Giro d'Italia
2 individual stages (2011, 2012)
Vuelta a España
1 individual stage (2006)
1 TTT stage (2017)

One-day races and Classics

National Road Race Championships (2012)
Paris–Brussels (2010)


Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit

1st Stage 1 Tour of Qatar
4th Trofeo Luis Puig
1st Stage 3 Vuelta a España
1st Stage 4a Euskal Bizikleta
4th Gent–Wevelgem
10th Overall Vuelta a Castilla y León
1st Stages 2, 3 & 5
1st Stage 3 Vuelta a Castilla y León
4th Overall Vuelta a La Rioja
1st Stage 1
1st Overall Cinturó de l'Empordà
1st Stages 1 & 2
1st Overall Tour of Hainan
1st Stage 4
1st Overall Paris–Corrèze
1st Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli
1st Stage 1 Tour du Gévaudan Languedoc-Roussillon
1st Stage 2 Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid
1st Paris–Brussels
1st Stage 5 Vuelta a Andalucía
1st Stage 2 Ster Elektrotoer
1st Stage 2 Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid
Vuelta a Castilla y León
1st   Points classification
1st Stages 1 & 2
1st Stage 6 Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 5 Tour Down Under
1st Stage 3 Vuelta a Andalucía
2nd Trofeo Palma de Mallorca
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
1st Stage 9 Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 4 Circuit de la Sarthe
1st Stage 5 Tour du Poitou-Charentes
5th Trofeo Palma de Mallorca
5th Gran Premio Nobili Rubinetterie
6th Trofeo Campos–Santanyí–Ses Salines
6th Clásica de Almería
8th GP Ouest–France
2nd Trofeo Muro-Port d'Alcúdia
3rd Gran Premio Nobili Rubinetterie
4th Clásica de Almería
8th Trofeo Ses Salines
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Vuelta a España

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
  Giro d'Italia DNF DNF 92 66 125 94 89
  Tour de France 78 DNF 139
  Vuelta a España 93 78 81 92
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish


External linksEdit

  Media related to Francisco Ventoso at Wikimedia Commons