Manuel Cardoso (cyclist)

Manuel António Cardoso Leal (born April 7, 1983 in Paços de Ferreira) is a Portuguese former professional road bicycle racer, who competed professionally between 2006 and 2015 for the Riberalves–Boavista, Liberty Seguros, Footon–Servetto–Fuji, Team RadioShack, Caja Rural–Seguros RGA and Tavira teams.[2] He made his Grand Tour debut in the 2010 Tour de France, but had to pull out after the Prologue due to injuries sustained in a crash.

Manuel Cardoso
Manuel Antonio Cardoso - Critérium du Dauphiné 2010.JPG
Personal information
Full nameManuel António Cardoso Leal
Born (1983-04-07) 7 April 1983 (age 37)
Paços de Ferreira, Portugal
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeSprinter
Professional teams
2006–2007Carvalhelhos–Boavista
2008–2009Liberty Seguros
2010Footon–Servetto–Fuji
2011Team RadioShack
2012–2013Caja Rural[1]
2014–2015Banco BIC–Carmim[2]
Major wins
Volta a Portugal
Points classification (2013)
4 stages

National Road Race Championships (2009, 2012) 1 stage Tour Down Under

1 stage Volta a Catalunya (2011)

Major resultsEdit

2006[3]
1st Stage 2 Volta a Portugal
5th Overall Grande Prémio Internacional Costa Azul
2007[4]
Volta a Extremadura
1st Points classification
1st Stages 4 & 5
2008[5]
1st Stage 3 Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid
Volta ao Alentejo
1st Stages 2 & 5
Volta ao Distrito de Santarém
1st Stages 1 & 4
2009[6]
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
1st Stage 1 Volta a Portugal
Troféu Joaquim Agostinho
1st Stages 1 & 4
1st Stage 1 GP CTT Correios de Portugal
1st Stage 1 Circuit de Lorraine
8th Overall La Tropicale Amissa Bongo
1st Stage 5
2010[7]
1st Stage 3 Tour Down Under
3rd Trofeo Cala Millor
3rd Trofeo Magaluf-Palmanova
5th Trofeo Palma
2011
1st Stage 4 Volta a Catalunya
8th Vattenfall Cyclassics
2012
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
1st Stage 1 Vuelta a Castilla y León
4th Trofeo Palma
4th Trofeo Migjorn
2013
Volta a Portugal
1st   Points classification
1st Stage 5
2014
Tour du Maroc
1st Points classification
1st Stages 1, 7, 8 & 9
1st Stage 3 Volta ao Alentejo
1st Stage 10 Volta a Portugal
2015
5th Overall Volta ao Alentejo
1st Stage 2

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cardoso joins Caja Rural". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 1 October 2011. Retrieved 4 January 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Manuel Cardoso reforça Banco BIC-Carmim" [Manuel Cardoso reinforces Banco BIC-Carmim]. SAPO (in Portuguese). Sportinveste Multimédia. 10 December 2013. Archived from the original on 27 December 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2013.
  3. ^ "CARDOSO Manuel Antonio". CQ. Retrieved 5 August 2010.
  4. ^ "CARDOSO Manuel Antonio". CQ. Retrieved 5 August 2010.
  5. ^ "CARDOSO Manuel Antonio". CQ. Retrieved 5 August 2010.
  6. ^ "CARDOSO Manuel Antonio". CQ. Retrieved 5 August 2010.
  7. ^ "CARDOSO Manuel Antonio". CQ. Retrieved 5 August 2010.

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