Pablo Lastras

Pablo Lastras García (born 20 January 1976) is a Spanish former racing cyclist, who rode professionally between 1998 and 2015, entirely for the Banesto team and its later iterations. During his career, he recorded stage victories at the three Grand Tours, winning five stages in total.

Pablo Lastras
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Lastras at the 2009 Tour Down Under.
Personal information
Full namePablo Lastras García
Born (1976-01-20) 20 January 1976 (age 47)
Madrid, Spain
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb)
Team information
Current teamMovistar Team
  • Rider (former)
  • Directeur sportif
Rider typeDomestique
Professional teams
1997Banesto (stagiaire)
Managerial team
2017–Movistar Team
Major wins
Grand Tours
Tour de France
1 individual stage (2003)
Giro d'Italia
1 individual stage (2001)
Vuelta a España
3 individual stages (2002, 2011)

He now works as a directeur sportif for the team.[1]


Born in Madrid, Lastras' idols are Bernard Hinault and Miguel Induráin. As a competitor, the 1.83-metre (6 ft 0 in) tall Lastras had a resting heart rate of 45bpm, and weighed 68 kg (150 lb).

Lastras won a stage in the 2003 Tour de France and picked up two stages in the 2002 Vuelta a España. In 2005 he won stage 8 at Tour de Suisse. He also won the Vuelta a Burgos in 2003. In 2007 the team Caisse d'Epargne had announced that they would let him go, but after a stage win in Eneco Tour his contract was renewed for another year. That off-season, in November 2007, Lastras won the second annual Criterium Ciudad de Jaén race, an unofficial two-day competition.[2] In 2008, he won the overall classification in Vuelta a Andalucía, and placed second in a stage of the Giro d'Italia. In 2011, Lastras won stage 3 of the Vuelta a España.

In October 2015, after 18 years as a professional, Lastras announced that he had retired from racing after struggling to recover from pelvic injuries he had sustained in a crash at the Volta a Catalunya in March of that year. He competed in a total of 17 Grand Tours and 29 classics,[3][4] and took a total of 13 professional victories.

Following his recovery from his accident, in October 2016 it was announced that Lastras would return to Movistar as part of the squad's management team from 2017, becoming a directeur sportif.[5][6][7]

Major resultsEdit

1st Stage 2a Troféu Joaquim Agostinho
1st Stage 12 Volta a Portugal
10th Overall GP do Minho
1st Stage 4
1st Memorial Manuel Galera
1st Stage 11 Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 4 (TTT) Volta a Portugal
3rd Overall GP CTT Correios de Portugal
3rd Giro della Toscana
9th Overall Tour de l'Avenir
Vuelta a España
1st Stages 9 & 11
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Volta a Portugal
7th Clásica de Almería
7th Giro di Lombardia
1st Overall Vuelta a Burgos
1st Stage 18 Tour de France
1st Stage 2 (TTT) Vuelta a Castilla y León
4th Milano–Torino
6th Subida al Naranco
9th Overall Volta a Catalunya
1st Stage 1 (TTT)
10th Trofeo Luis Puig
1st Stage 8 Tour de Suisse
4th Japan Cup
4th Clásica a los Puertos de Guadarrama
6th Overall Escalada a Montjuïc
10th Overall Deutschland Tour
1st Stage 6 Eneco Tour
6th Overall Tour de Pologne
1st Overall Vuelta a Andalucía
5th Trofeo Calvià
5th Japan Cup
8th Paris–Tours
9th Overall Tour de Pologne
10th Giro del Piemonte
3rd Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia
3rd Giro di Lombardia
1st Stage 3 Vuelta a España
3rd Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia
7th Overall Vuelta a Burgos
1st Stage 3 (TTT)
7th Overall Tour de Wallonie
9th Vuelta a La Rioja

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
  Giro d'Italia 49 42 64 45 113 38 DNF 85
  Tour de France 67
  Vuelta a España 17 55 38 19 48 44 74 DNF
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish


  1. ^ "Movistar Team (MOV) – ESP". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 8 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Pablo Lastras se adjudica el Criterio Ciudad de Jaén" [Pablo Lastras wins the City of Jaén Criterion]. Marca (in Spanish). 2008-11-30. Retrieved 2020-08-04.
  3. ^ "News Shorts: Pinot to lead FDJ at Volta ao Algarve". 23 December 2015. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Pablo Lastras retires after 18-year career". 30 October 2015. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  5. ^ "El ciclista Pablo Lastras regresa, de nuevo, al Movistar Team para incorporarse al organigrama técnico" [The cyclist Pablo Lastras returns, again, to the Movistar Team to join the technical staff]. El Español (in Spanish). 27 October 2016. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Pablo Lastras intègre le staff de Movistar" [Pablo Lastras joins the Movistar staff]. L'Équipe (in French). 27 October 2016. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Pablo Lastras". Movistar Team (in Spanish). Retrieved 25 May 2019.

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