Jesus Loroño Artega (Larrabetzu, 10 January 1926 – Larrabetzu, 12 August 1998) was a Spanish professional road racing cyclist during the 1950s and early 1960s. Loroño is most famous for capturing the 1957 Vuelta a España. The previous year at the Vuelta, he finished second to Angelo Conterno by just 13 seconds.

Jesús Loroño
Personal information
Full nameJesus Loroño Artega
Born(1926-01-10)10 January 1926
Larrabetzu, Spain
Died12 August 1998(1998-08-12) (aged 72)
Team information
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeClimber
Major wins
1957 Vuelta a España
1953 Tour de France King of Mountains

Major resultsEdit

1947
Subida al Naranco
1949
Circuito de Getxo
Circuito Sardinero
1950
Circuito Sardinero
Vuelta a España:
10th place overall classification
1951
Circuito Sardinero
1953
Tour de France:
Winner Mountains classification
Winner stage 10
1954
  Spain national hill climb championship
1955
Vuelta a España:
4th place overall classification
1956
GP de la Bicicleta Eibarresa
Vuelta a España:
2nd place overall classification
1957
1st   Overall Vuelta a España
1st Stage 13
1st Overall Volta a Catalunya
5th Overall Tour de France
1958
GP de la Bicicleta Eibarresa
Vuelta a España:
Winner stage 13A (with Guido Carlesi)
8th place overall classification
Giro d'Italia:
7th place overall classification
1960
GP Mugica
Vuelta a España:
9th place overall classification

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