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Marc Soler Gimènez (born 22 November 1993 in Vilanova i la Geltru) is a Spanish cyclist riding for Movistar Team.[1]

Marc Soler
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Marc Soler
Personal information
Full name Marc Soler Gimènez
Born (1993-11-22) November 22, 1993 (age 24)
Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb)
Team information
Current team Movistar Team
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climber
Amateur team(s)
2012–2014 Lizarte
Professional team(s)
2015– Movistar Team
Major wins

Stage races

Paris–Nice (2018)

Contents

CareerEdit

In 2017, Soler finished third overall behind team mate Alejandro Valverde and Alberto Contador in the Volta a Catalunya, winning the young rider's classification. Later that year was named in the startlist for the 2017 Vuelta a España.[2]

In March 2018, he won the Paris–Nice stage race.[3][4] Having started the final stage 37 seconds down on race leader Simon Yates (Mitchelton–Scott) in sixth place overall, Soler attacked around halfway into the stage along with compatriot David de la Cruz (Team Sky); the duo joined Omar Fraile (Astana) at the head of the race, and the trio managed to stay clear of the rest of the field by the time they reached Nice. As de la Cruz and Fraile contested stage honours, Soler finished third – acquiring four bonus seconds on the finish in addition to three gained at an earlier intermediate sprint – and with a 35-second gap to Yates and the remaining general classification contenders, it was enough to give Soler victory over Yates by four seconds.

Major resultsEdit

2013
1st Stage 3 Vuelta a Palencia
2014
1st Soraluzeko Saria
1st Ereñoko Udala Sari Nagusia
1st Grand Prix Kutxabank
1st Memorial Cirilo Zunzarren
1st Stage 3 Vuelta a Zamora
3rd Time trial, National Under–23 Road Championships
2015
1st   Overall Tour de l'Avenir
6th Klasika Primavera
2016
2nd Overall Route du Sud
1st   Young rider classification
1st Stage 4
7th Circuito de Getxo
2017
3rd Overall Volta a Catalunya
1st   Young rider classification
4th Time trial, National Road Championships
5th GP Miguel Indurain
8th Overall Tour de Suisse
  Combativity award Stage 9 Vuelta a España
2018
1st   Overall Paris–Nice
1st   Young rider classification
3rd Overall Vuelta a Andalucía
5th Overall Volta a Catalunya
6th GP Miguel Induráin

General classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour general classification results
Grand Tour 2015 2016 2017 2018
  Giro d'Italia
  Tour de France
  Vuelta a España 48
Major stage race general classification results
Stage race 2015 2016 2017 2018
  Paris–Nice 24 1
  Tirreno–Adriatico
  Volta a Catalunya DNF DNF 3 5
  Tour of the Basque Country
  Tour de Romandie
  Critérium du Dauphiné 79
  Tour de Suisse 8
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Marc Soler". Retrieved 23 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "2017 > 72nd Vuelta a España > Startlist". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 17 August 2017. 
  3. ^ "Marc Soler grabs Paris-Nice title by four seconds from Simon Yates on final stage". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 11 March 2018. 
  4. ^ "Marc Soler upsets Simon Yates to win Paris-Nice by 4 seconds". Washington Post. Retrieved 11 March 2018. 

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