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José Vicente García Acosta (born August 4, 1972 in San Sebastián) is a former Spanish professional road bicycle racer. He rode his entire career for the team currently known as the Movistar Team. In his career, he won a stage of the Tour de France, two stages in the Vuelta a España and the Grand Prix Eddy Merckx with Abraham Olano. He completed the Vuelta 14 times.

José Vicente García
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Personal information
Full nameJosé Vicente García Acosta
Born (1972-08-04) August 4, 1972 (age 47)
San Sebastián, Spain
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight76 kg (168 lb; 12 st 0 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
Professional team(s)
Managerial team(s)
2013–Movistar Team
Major wins
Tour de France, 1 stage
Vuelta a España, 2 stages
Grand Prix Eddy Merckx (1998)

García Acosta retired after the 2011 season, having spent 17 years in the pro ranks with the same team, albeit racing under different sponsorship names.[1] After filling several different staff duties during the Giro d'Italia and the Vuelta a España in 2012, Garcia Acosta was named Directeur Sportif ("Director Deportivo") of Movistar beginning in the 2013 season.[2][3]

Major resultsEdit


  1. ^ "Garcia Acosta Calls Time On Professional Career". 2009-04-06. Retrieved 2011-10-26.
  2. ^ "Chente y Laguía, nuevos directores del Movistar Team". online Spanish language newspaper. Retrieved 31 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Movistar Team Website - Staff". ABARCA SPORTS, SL.

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