Mikel Zarrabeitia (cyclist)

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Mikel Zarrabeitia Uranga (born May 14, 1970 in Abadiño) is a Spanish former road bicycle racer.

Mikel Zarrabeitia
Personal information
Full nameMikel Zarrabeitia Uranga
Born (1970-05-14) May 14, 1970 (age 52)
Abadiño, Basque Country, Spain
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10+12 in)
Weight63 kg (139 lb; 9 st 13 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Professional teams
1991–1993Amaya Seguros
1994–1995Banesto
1996–2003ONCE
Major wins
Euskal Bizikleta (2002)

In the 11th stage of the 2000 Vuelta a España, Zarrabeitia cut off the top of his finger. He was trying to repair his distance counter during the descent from Alt de la Rabassa when the accident happened.[1]

Major resultsEdit

1991
3rd GP Villafranca de Ordizia
5th Overall Euskal Bizikleta
1992
1st   Overall Vuelta a La Rioja
1st Stage 2
2nd Klasika Primavera
3rd Overall Tour of the Basque Country
7th Overall Volta a Catalunya
7th Overall Vuelta a Aragón
10th Overall Euskal Bizikleta
1993
8th Subida al Naranco
9th Overall Volta a Catalunya
1994
2nd Overall Vuelta a España
1996
4th Subida al Naranco
5th Overall Euskal Bizikleta
1997
1st Gran Premio Navarra
1st Klasika Primavera
2nd Overall Vuelta a Aragón
1st Stage 3
3rd Overall Volta a Catalunya
5th Tour du Haut Var
6th Overall Tour of the Basque Country
7th Overall Paris–Nice
7th Subida a Urkiola
9th Overall Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
1998
4th Overall Vuelta a La Rioja
4th Overall Setmana Catalana de Ciclisme
5th Overall Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
5th Subida al Naranco
7th Overall Paris–Nice
7th Overall Tour of the Basque Country
7th Overall Euskal Bizikleta
1999
5th Overall Vuelta a Murcia
6th Overall Critérium International
9th Overall Tour de Suisse
9th Züri-Metzgete
9th GP Villafranca de Ordizia
2000
4th Overall Euskal Bizikleta
6th Overall Vuelta a La Rioja
10th Overall Tour of Galicia
2001
3rd Overall Vuelta a Murcia
4th Overall Euskal Bizikleta
1st Stage 1
7th GP Miguel Induráin
8th Overall Volta ao Algarve
2002
1st   Overall Euskal Bizikleta
1st Stage 4b
1st Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia
3rd Overall Vuelta a Burgos
4th Overall Volta a Catalunya
8th Overall Vuelta a Andalucía
10th Subida al Naranco
2003
2nd Overall Paris–Nice
9th Overall Vuelta a Andalucía

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
  Giro d'Italia 29
  Tour de France DNF
  Vuelta a España 12 2 31 40 36 11 DNF 25 21

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Zarrabeitia faints after severing top of finger". 22 September 2011. Archived from the original on 2022-05-14.

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