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Marino Lejarreta Arrizabalaga (born 14 May 1957 in Berriz, Biscay) is a retired Spanish professional road racing cyclist. His biggest victory was capturing the 1982 Vuelta a España, a Grand Tour stage race, and he is the inaugural and record three-time winner of the Clásica de San Sebastián (1981, 1982, 1987), which is now considered a one-day classic. In 1989, Lejarreta captured the Volta a Catalunya repeating one of his first professional wins in 1980 at the same event.

Marino Lejarreta
Marino Lejarreta.jpg
Lejarreta in 1987
Personal information
Full nameMarino Lejarreta Arrizabalaga
NicknameEl Junco de Bérriz (The reed of Berriz)[1]
Born (1957-05-14) 14 May 1957 (age 62)
Berriz, Spain
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Professional team(s)
1979Novostil-Helios
1980–1982Teka
1983–1984Alfa Lum
1985Alpilatte-Cierre
1986Seat-Orbea
1987–1989Caja Rural
1990–1992O.N.C.E.
Major wins
Grand Tours
Tour de France
1 individual stage
Giro d'Italia
2 individual stages
Vuelta a España
General classification (1982)
Points classification (1983)
5 individual stages

Until 2015, Lejarreta was the only person in history[2] to complete all three Grand Tours in a single year four times in a career; he did the triple in 1987, 1989, 1990 and 1991.

Contents

Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit

1980
1st   Overall Volta a Catalunya
1st Overall Escalada a Montjuïc
1st Stage 1c
3rd Overall Tour of the Basque Country
1981
1st Clásica de San Sebastián
1st Subida al Naranco
3rd Overall Tour of the Basque Country
1982
1st   Overall Vuelta a España
1st Overall Escalada a Montjuïc
1st Clásica de San Sebastián
5th Road race, UCI Road World Championships
1983
1st Overall Escalada a Montjuïc
1st Stages 1a & 1b
2nd Overall Vuelta a España
1st   Points classification
1st Stages 6,8 & 13
3rd Overall Tour of the Basque Country
1984
4th Overall Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 19
1985
3rd Overall Tour of the Basque Country
1986
1st Overall Vuelta a Burgos
1st Subida al Naranco
2nd Clásica de San Sebastián
5th Overall Vuelta a España
1st Stage 8
1987
1st Overall Vuelta a Burgos
1st Prologue & Stage 4
1st Subida a Urkiola
1st Clásica de San Sebastián
4th Overall Giro d'Italia
10th Overall Tour de France
1988
1st Overall Vuelta a Burgos
1st Prologue
1st Overall Tour of Galicia
1st Subida a Urkiola
1st Escalada a Montjuïc
1989
1st Overall Volta a Catalunya
5th Overall Tour de France
10th Overall Giro d'Italia
1990
1st Overall Escalada a Montjuïc
5th Overall Tour de France
1st Stage 14
7th Overall Giro d'Italia
1991
3rd Overall Vuelta a España
5th Overall Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 5

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992
  Vuelta a España 30 5 DNF 1 2 DNF - 5 34 DNF 19 55 3 -
  Giro d'Italia - - - - 6 4 5 - 4 - 10 7 5 -
  Tour de France - - 35 37 - - - 18 10 16 5 5 53 -
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Vergne, Laurent (22 July 2015). "Cannibale, Chéri-pipi, Wookie, Andy torticolis... le Top 20 des surnoms mythiques du cyclisme" [Cannibal, Chéri-pipi, Wookie, Andy Torticollis... the Top 20 mythical nicknames of cycling]. Eurosport (in French). Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-05-01. Retrieved 2006-08-12.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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