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Pello Bilbao López de Armentia (born 25 February 1990) is a Spanish cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Astana.[4]

Pello Bilbao
Peio Bilbao - Critérium du Dauphiné 2012 - Prologue.jpg
Personal information
Full namePello Bilbao López De Armentia
NicknameThe Puppy of Guernica
Born (1990-02-25) 25 February 1990 (age 29)
Guernica, Spain
Height1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)[1]
Weight60 kg (132 lb; 9 st 6 lb)[1]
Team information
Current teamAstana
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeClimber
Amateur team(s)
2009–2010Naturgas Energia
Professional team(s)
2011Orbea Continental Team
2011–2013Euskaltel–Euskadi[2]
2014–2016Caja Rural–Seguros RGA[3]
2017–Astana
Major wins
Grand Tours
Giro d'Italia
2 individual stages (2019)

CareerEdit

Bilbao joined Caja Rural–Seguros RGA for the 2014 season, after his previous team – Euskaltel–Euskadi – folded at the end of the 2013 season.[3] In 2015, Bilbao won the sixth stage of the Tour of Turkey, concluding his effort atop a steep climb.[5]

Astana (2017–present)Edit

He was named in the start list for the 2017 Giro d'Italia.[6] He finished 10th overall in the Tour de Suisse, which was his first top 10 in a general classification in a major stage race.

Bilbao finished 7th overall at the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana. Months later he finished 8th overall at the Tour of the Basque Country. He won stage 1 of the Tour of the Alps, therefore riding stage 2 in the leaders jersey. He continued his great form at the Giro d'Italia, supporting Miguel Ángel López, and finishing 6th overall. Weeks later Bilbao won stage 6 of the Critérium du Dauphiné which was his first World Tour victory.

In July 2019, he was named in the startlist for the 2019 Tour de France.[7]

Major resultsEdit

2011
2nd Tour de Vendée
7th Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia
2012
10th Overall Vuelta a Asturias
2013
7th Overall Vuelta a Asturias
2014
1st Klasika Primavera
3rd Circuito de Getxo
6th Overall Vuelta a Burgos
7th Overall Tour of Norway
7th Overall Tour du Gévaudan Languedoc-Roussillon
8th Grand Prix d'Ouverture La Marseillaise
2015
1st   Overall Tour de Beauce
1st   Mountains classification Vuelta a Andalucía
1st Stage 6 Tour of Turkey
4th Overall Vuelta a Castilla y León
1st   Points classification
1st Stage 1
7th Overall Tour du Gévaudan Languedoc-Roussillon
10th GP Miguel Induráin
2016
1st Stage 2 Presidential Tour of Turkey
2nd Overall Vuelta a Castilla y León
5th Circuito de Getxo
6th GP Miguel Induráin
7th Milano–Torino
8th Klasika Primavera
9th Overall Tour of Norway
9th Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia
2017
10th Overall Tour de Suisse
2018
1st Stage 6 Critérium du Dauphiné
1st Stage 1 Tour of the Alps
6th Overall Giro d'Italia
7th Overall Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
8th Overall Tour of the Basque Country
2019
Giro d'Italia
1st Stages 7 & 20
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships
3rd Overall Vuelta a Murcia
1st Stage 1
3rd Overall Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
4th Overall Vuelta a Andalucía

General classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour general classification results timeline
Grand Tour 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
  Giro d'Italia 66 6 31
  Tour de France 54
  Vuelta a España 60 97 78 23 27
Major stage race general classification results timeline
Race 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
  Paris–Nice DNF
  Tirreno–Adriatico 89
  Volta a Catalunya DNF 48 28
  Tour of the Basque Country 56 17 110 8 53
  Tour de Romandie 103 24
  Critérium du Dauphiné 92 146 73 27
  Tour de Suisse 10
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Astana – Pro Team". Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Basque Country's Euskaltel present UCI World Tour team". EITB. EiTB Group. 23 October 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2013. The Basque backbone remains with Samuel Sanchez, Igor Anton, Ion Izagirre, Mikel Landa, Gorka Izagirre, Pello Bilbao, Mikel Astarloza and Mikel Nieve.
  3. ^ a b "Caja Rural-Seguros RGA ficha a Pello Bilbao y Lluís Más" [Caja Rural-Seguros RGA sign Pello Bilbao and Lluís Más]. Marca.com (in Spanish). Unidad Editorial. 29 October 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Astana Pro Team presented renewed roster for 2019". Astana. Apgrade. 16 December 2018. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Tour of Turkey: Bilbao wins stage 6 in Selçuk". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 1 May 2015. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  6. ^ "2017: 100th Giro d'Italia: Start List". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  7. ^ "2019: 106th Tour de France: Start List". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 1 July 2019.

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