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José Vicente García Acosta (born August 4, 1972 in San Sebastián) is a former Spanish professional road bicycle racer. He rode his entire career for the team last known as Movistar Team. In his career, he has won a stage of the Tour de France, two stages in the Vuelta a España and the Grand Prix Eddy Merckx with Abraham Olano. He completed the Vuelta 14 times.

José Vicente García
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Personal information
Full name José Vicente García Acosta
Born (1972-08-04) August 4, 1972 (age 45)
San Sebastián, Spain
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1995–2011 Banesto
Managerial team(s)
2013– Movistar Team
Major wins
Tour de France, 1 stage
Vuelta a España, 2 stages
Grand Prix Eddy Merckx (1998)

García Acosta retired after the 2011 season, having spent 17 years in the pro ranks with the same team, albeit racing under different sponsorship names.[1] After filling several different staff duties during the Giro d'Italia and the Vuelta a España in 2012, Garcia Acosta was named Directeur Sportif ("Director Deportivo") of Movistar beginning in the 2013 season.[2][3]

Major resultsEdit


  1. ^ "Garcia Acosta Calls Time On Professional Career". 2009-04-06. Retrieved 2011-10-26. 
  2. ^ "Chente y Laguía, nuevos directores del Movistar Team". online Spanish language newspaper. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Movistar Team Website - Staff". ABARCA SPORTS, SL. 

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