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Gorka Verdugo Markotegui (born 4 November 1978) is a Spanish professional road bicycle racer, who last rode for UCI ProTour team Euskaltel–Euskadi.[1]

Gorka Verdugo
Gorka Verdugo (Tour de France 2007 - stage 7) (cropped).jpg
Verdugo at the 2007 Tour de France
Personal information
Full nameGorka Verdugo Markotegui
Born (1978-11-04) 4 November 1978 (age 40)
Etxarri-Aranatz, Spain
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight69 kg (152 lb)
Team information
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeClimber
Professional team(s)
2004–2013Euskaltel–Euskadi

Born in Etxarri-Aranatz, Navarre, Verdugo has not yet won any races, but made his Giro d'Italia debut in 2005 (86th) and his Tour de France debut in 2006 (75th). His highest placing in the Tour de France was in 2011 (25th), however despite completing it an impressive 6 times he has never had a top ten finish in any stage of the race. Considered a reliable team rider, his is best individual tour performance was on stage 16 in the 2007 Tour de France where in a breakaway he gained enough points in the mountains classification to finish 11th overall in Paris. He finished 11th overall in the 2012 Vuelta a Espana, marking his best grand tour finish yet.

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Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit

2006
10th Overall Clasica a Alcobendas
2008
5th Overall Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
7th Overall Paris–Nice
10th Overall Volta a Catalunya
10th Subida a Urkiola
2009
8th Klasika Primavera
2012
3rd Gran Piemonte
2013
7th Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
  Giro d'Italia 68 64
  Tour de France 74 47 70 60 35 24 DNF
  Vuelta a España 83 36 11 63
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Urraburu, Benito (21 October 2012). "Euskaltel ya tiene completo su equipo para 2013 con diez nuevos fichajes" [Euskaltel team already full for 2013 with ten new signings]. El Diario Vasco (in Spanish). Grupo Vocento. Retrieved 4 January 2013.

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