Juan Campillo

Juan Campillo García (16 August 1930 – 28 February 1964) was a professional road bicycle racer between 1953 and 1963.[1]

Juan Campillo García
Personal information
Born(1930-08-16)16 August 1930
Mazarrón, Spain
Died28 February 1964(1964-02-28) (aged 33)
Andorra la Vella, Spain
Team information
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Professional teams
1953–1955Individual
1956–1957R.C.D. Espanol–Mobylette
1958Ignis–Doniselli
1959Faema–Guerra
1960–1961Kas–Boxing
1962–1963Coupry–Margnat

CareerEdit

Campillo competed in five Vuelta a Españas and four Tour de Frances, with his best result being fifth overall in the 1960 Vuelta a España.[2]

Retirement and deathEdit

Campillo retired from racing at the end of the 1963 season and used his savings to buy a restaurant in Andorra. On 28 February 1964, the day before its opening, he was crushed by a truck and died aged 33, leaving his six-year-old son an orphan after his mother died giving birth to him.[3]

Career achievementsEdit

Source:[2][4]

Major resultsEdit

1956
3rd Trofeo Masferrer
1957
6th Trofeo Jaumendreu
1959
1st Trofeo Jaumendreu
1st Stage 1a (TTT), Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
2nd Spanish National Hill Climb Championship
1960
2nd Vuelta a La Rioja
Vuelta a España
3rd Points classification
5th General classification
5th Trofeo Masferrer
1961
3rd Circuito de Getxo
1962
3rd Grand Prix d'Issoire
5th Tour de Suisse
9th Mountains classification
10th Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963
  Vuelta a España DNF 25 13 13 5 15
  Giro d'Italia
  Tour de France 58 55 27 46
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Juan Campillo García". Mémoire du cyclisme. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Juan Campillo – Results". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  3. ^ R. Torres (29 February 1964). "Juan Campillo ha muerto" [Juan Campillo has died]. El Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). p. 8.
  4. ^ "Juan Campillo García". Cycling Archives. Archived from the original on 2 July 2016. Retrieved 2 December 2019.