Francisco Ventoso

Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (born 6 May 1982) is a Spanish former professional road racing cyclist, who rode professionally between 2004 and 2020, for the Saunier Duval–Prodir, Andalucía–Cajasur, Carmiooro NGC, Movistar Team and CCC Team squads.[4]

Francisco Ventoso
Francisco Ventoso - Vuelta a España 2019.jpg
Ventoso at the 2019 Vuelta a España
Personal information
Full nameFrancisco José Ventoso Alberdi
NicknameFran
Born (1982-05-06) 6 May 1982 (age 39)
Reinosa, Spain
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight76 kg (168 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeSprinter
Professional teams
2004–2007Saunier Duval–Prodir
2008Andalucía–Cajasur
2009–2010Carmiooro A Style
2011–2016Movistar Team[1]
2017–2020BMC Racing Team[2][3]
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)

CareerEdit

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.[5] 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.[6]

Major resultsEdit

2004
1st Stage 1 Tour of Qatar
2005
4th Trofeo Luis Puig
2006
1st Stage 3 Vuelta a España
1st Stage 4a Euskal Bizikleta
2007
4th Gent–Wevelgem
10th Overall Vuelta a Castilla y León
1st Stages 2, 3 & 5
2008
1st Stage 3 Vuelta a Castilla y León
4th Overall Vuelta a La Rioja
1st Stage 1
2009
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
2010
1st Paris–Brussels
1st Stage 5 Vuelta a Andalucía
1st Stage 2 Ster Elektrotoer
1st Stage 2 Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid
2011
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
2012
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
2013
5th Trofeo Palma de Mallorca
5th Gran Premio Nobili Rubinetterie
6th Trofeo Campos–Santanyí–Ses Salines
6th Clásica de Almería
8th GP Ouest–France
2014
2nd Trofeo Muro-Port d'Alcúdia
3rd Gran Premio Nobili Rubinetterie
4th Clásica de Almería
8th Trofeo Ses Salines
2017
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 2019 2020
  Giro d'Italia DNF DNF 92 66 125 94 89 87
  Tour de France 78 DNF 139
 /  Vuelta a España 93 78 81 92 111 97 DNF
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mosquera waits on future; Ventoso to Movistar; Vogondy to Cofidis". Velonews.competitor.com. 17 September 2010.
  2. ^ "Valter completes CCC Team's 2020 roster". Cyclingnews.com. 25 November 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  3. ^ Vallone, Nicolò (24 December 2020). "CCC, ecco come si sono accasati i 27 corridori" [CCC, here's where the 27 riders ended up]. Tuttobici (in Italian). Prima Pagina Edizioni s.r.l. Retrieved 3 January 2021.
  4. ^ Fletcher, Patrick (10 January 2021). "Ventoso calls time on 17-year career". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  5. ^ http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/parijs-brusssel-paris-bruxelles-1-hc-1/elite-men/results
  6. ^ Barry Ryan (16 September 2010). "Spanish Team For World Championships Announced". Cyclingnews.com.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Francisco Ventoso at Wikimedia Commons