Freddy Excelino González Martínez (born 18 June 1975 in La Ceja, Colombia),[1][2] also known as Fredy González,[3][4] is a Colombian road racing cyclist. He is a two-time winner of the Mountains classification in the Giro d'Italia (one of cycling's three Grand Tours). His victories came in the 2001 and 2003 races. He also came close to winning in 2000, when he finished second to Francesco Casagrande.[3] González has a total of 34 career victories.

Fredy González
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Personal information
Full nameFreddy Excelino González Martínez
Born (1975-06-18) June 18, 1975 (age 44)
La Ceja, Colombia
Height5 ft 3 in (160 cm)
Team information
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Amateur team(s)
1999Aguardiente Néctar
2009–2010EBSA
Professional team(s)
2000–2004Aguardiente Néctar–Selle Italia
2005Ceramica Panaria–Navigare
2005Relax–Fuenlabrada
2006Selle Italia–Diquigiovanni
2007–2008Colombia es Pasión
2011Movistar Continental Team
2012Azad University Cross Team
2014RTS–Santic Racing Team

Major resultsEdit

1998
Vuelta a Colombia
1st Stages 3 & 15
1999
1st Stage 4 Vuelta a Colombia
2nd Overall Vuelta al Táchira
1st Stages 5 & 8
2001
1st   Mountains classification Giro d'Italia
2nd Trofeo dello Scalatore
3rd Overall Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
3rd Overall Giro della Liguria
6th Stausee Rundfahrt
2002
8th Giro del Lazio
2003
Giro d'Italia
1st   Mountains classification
1st Combativity award
2004
1st   Overall Tour de Langkawi
2nd Overall Vuelta al Táchira
1st Stages 8 & 12
2005
2nd Giro d'Oro
3rd GP Industria & Artigianato Larciano
4th Overall Settimana Ciclista Lombarda
1st Mountains classification
1st Stage 4
2007
1st Stage 11 Vuelta a Colombia
6th Overall Volta do Rio de Janeiro
2010
1st Stage 7 Vuelta a Colombia
2011
1st Stage 13 Vuelta a Colombia
4th Road race, National Road Championships

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Freddy Excelino Gonzalez Martinez". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 2009-08-16.
  2. ^ "Fredy González". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 2011-08-27. Retrieved 2009-08-16.
  3. ^ a b Fabio (2009-05-08). "87th Giro d'Italia: Team Previews – Colombia-Selle Italia". Daily Peloton. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2009-08-16.
  4. ^ "Simoni wins Giro d'Italia". BBC Sport. 2003-06-01. Retrieved 2009-08-16.

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