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Juan Manuel Gárate Cepa (born 24 April 1976 in Irun) is a Spanish professional road racing cyclist, who last rode for the Belkin Pro Cycling team.[1] He is perceived to be a climbing specialist, and to date his greatest achievements have been in the Giro d'Italia, where he placed fourth overall in 2002, tenth overall in the 2004, fifth overall in 2005 and won the Mountains classification with a seventh overall at the 2006 Giro d'Italia. He also won the Spanish National Championship road race in 2005. He has also won stages in the Tour de Suisse, the Vuelta a España, the Giro del Trentino and more recently he finished first on Mont Ventoux in the penultimate stage of the Tour de France 2009.

Juan Manuel Gárate
Juan Manuel Garáte CD 2011.jpg
Personal information
Full nameJuan Manuel Gárate Cepa
Born (1976-04-24) 24 April 1976 (age 43)
Irun, Spain
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight62 kg (137 lb)
Team information
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeClimber
Professional team(s)
2000–2004Lampre–Daikin
2005Saunier Duval–Prodir
2006–2008Quick-Step–Innergetic
2009–2014Rabobank
Major wins
Grand Tours
Tour de France
1 individual stage (2009)
Giro d'Italia
Mountains classification (2006)
1 individual stage (2006)
Vuelta a España
1 individual stage (2001)

One-Day Races and Classics

National Road Race Championship (2005)

In February 2014, it was announced that Gárate had backed out of a contract with Belkin Pro Cycling.[2]

Contents

Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit

2001
1st Stage 14 Vuelta a España
2002
4th Overall Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 7 Tour de Suisse
1st Stage 3 Giro del Trentino
2005
1st National Road Race Championships
5th Overall Giro d'Italia
1st Mountains competition Vuelta a Andalucía
1st Metas Volantes competition Vuelta a Andalucía
2006
7th Overall Giro d'Italia
1st   Mountains classification
1st Stage 19
2009
1st, Stage 20, Tour de France
2011
9th Overall, Vuelta a Castilla y León

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
  Giro d'Italia 20 4 10 5 7 37 59 31
  Tour de France 66 72 21 62 35 DNF
  Vuelta a España 62 37 DNF 69 23 30 15 38 46 66 42 71
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Former Rabobank (RAB) – NED". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Garate backed out of Belkin offer". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 18 February 2014. Retrieved 4 March 2014.

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