Juan Miguel Mercado

Juan Miguel Mercado Martínez (born 8 July 1978 in Armilla, Granada) is a Spanish professional road bicycle racer who turned professional with Vitalicio Seguros in 1998. At the Tour de France, Mercado won Stage 18 at the 2004 Tour and captured a surprise win on Stage 10 (the first mountain stage) of the 2006 Tour de France in an early breakaway with Cyril Dessel (Ag2r Prévoyance).

Juan Miguel Mercado
Mercado signing in at the 2006 Tour de France.jpg
Mercado signing in at the 2006 Tour de France
Personal information
Full nameJuan Miguel Mercado Martínez
Born (1978-07-08) July 8, 1978 (age 43)
Armilla, Spain
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeClimbing specialist
Professional teams
1998–2000Vitalicio Seguros
2001–2003iBanesto.com
2004–2005Quick-Step–Davitamon
2006–2007Agritubel
Major wins
Tour de France, 2 stages
Vuelta a España, 1 stage

On 19 February 2020, media reports suggested that Mercado was a suspect in a police investigation into a "burglary gang" in the city of Granada.[1]

Major resultsEdit

1998 – Vitalicio Seguros
1999 – Vitalicio Seguros
2000 – Vitalicio Seguros
2001 – iBanesto.com
Stage win – Vuelta a España
Stage win – Volta ao Alentejo
Overall and Stage win – Vuelta a Burgos
2002 – iBanesto.com
Overall – Setmana Catalana de Ciclisme
Overall and Stage win – Vuelta a Castilla y León
2003 – iBanesto.com
Stage win – Dauphiné Libéré
2004 – Quick Step-Davitamon
Stage 18 win – Tour de France
Stage win – Giro del Trentino
2005 – Quick Step-Innergetic
Overall and Stage win – Tour of Austria
2006 – Agritubel
1st, Stage 10 – Tour de France

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ballinger, Alex (19 February 2020). "Double Tour de France stage winner linked to burglary gang, according to Spanish media". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 20 February 2020.