Koldo Gil Pérez (born 16 January 1978 in Burlata, Navarra) is a former Spanish professional road racing cyclist who last rode for the UCI Continental team Liberty Seguros Continental. His career highlights include winning a stage of the Giro d'Italia and leading the overall classification at the Tour de Suisse.

Koldo Gil
Koldo Gil at Giro de Italia 2005.jpg
Personal information
Full nameKoldo Gil Pérez
Born (1978-01-16) 16 January 1978 (age 42)
Burlada, Spain
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight60 kg (132 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Amateur team(s)
1998–1999Banesto Amateur
2000Vitoria–Banesto
2000Banesto (stagiaire)
Professional team(s)
2001–2002iBanesto.com
2003–2005ONCE–Eroski
2006–2007Saunier Duval–Prodir
2008Liberty Seguros
Major wins
Grand Tours
Giro d'Italia
1 individual stage (2005)

At the 2006 Tour de Suisse, Gil took stage 6 and held the leader's yellow jersey until the final stage when he was overtaken by 2004 winner Jan Ullrich in the final stage's individual time trial. He finished a disappointing second.

After Gil was unable to find a team for the 2009 season, he announced his retirement.[1]

Major achievementsEdit

2000
1st Stage 4 Vuelta a Navarra
2002
8th Overall Route du Sud
9th Overall Vuelta a La Rioja
1st Stage 3
9th Clásica a los Puertos de Guadarrama
2003
3rd Overall Volta a Catalunya
1st Stage 1 (TTT)
2004
1st   Overall Vuelta a Castilla y León
4th Overall Euskal Bizikleta
4th Overall Vuelta a Aragon
5th Trofeo Manacor
6th Overall Setmana Catalana de Ciclisme
8th Overall Vuelta a la Comunidad Valenciana
8th Klasika Primavera
9th Overall Tour of the Basque Country
2005
1st   Overall Vuelta a Murcia
1st   Mountains classification
1st Stage 7 Giro d'Italia
5th Overall Setmana Catalana de Ciclisme
6th Overall Tour de Suisse
2006
1st   Overall Euskal Bizikleta
1st Stages 1 & 4b
2nd Overall Tour de Suisse
1st Stage 6
3rd GP Llodio
8th La Flèche Wallonne
2007
1st   Overall Vuelta Asturias
1st Subida al Naranco
2nd Overall Vuelta a Castilla y Leon
4th Overall Vuelta a Murcia
10th Overall Tour of the Basque Country
2008
2nd Subida al Naranco
4th Overall Vuelta a Asturias
5th Overall Volta a Portugal
5th Overall GP Internacional Paredes Rota dos Móveis
10th Overall Trofeu Joaquim Agostinho
1st Stage 3
10th GP Llodio

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2004 2005
  Giro d'Italia DNF
  Tour de France
  Vuelta a España 61
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

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