Álvaro Pino

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Pino and the second or maternal family name is Couñago.
Álvaro Pino
Álvaro Pino Xacobeo Galicia.JPG
Personal information
Full name Álvaro Pino Couñago
Born (1956-08-17) 17 August 1956 (age 58)
Ponteareas, Spain
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Directeur sportif
Rider type Climber
Professional team(s)
1981 Colchon
1982-1986 Zor
1987-1989 BH
1990 Seur
1991 Kelme
Managerial team(s)
1992-1999 Kelme
2002-2005 Phonak
2007- Karpin-Galicia
Major wins

Vuelta a España (1986), 5 stages

King of the Mountains (1988)
Volta a Catalunya (1987)
Infobox last updated on
8 February 2007

Álvaro Pino Couñago (born 17 August 1956) is a former professional road racing cyclist from Galicia who raced between 1981 through 1991 and is most famous for winning the overall title at the 1986 Vuelta a España over favorites Robert Millar from Great Britain, Laurent Fignon from France and Sean Kelly from Ireland. The following year, Pino captured the 1987 Volta a Catalunya and at the 1988 Vuelta, Pino won two stages and the King of the Mountains jersey. In all, he won five stages over his career at the Vuelta a España.

From 2007 through 2010, Pino worked as a directeur sportif for Spanish professional continental team Xacobeo-Galicia.

Major achievements[edit]

1982 – Zor
10th, Overall, Vuelta a España
1983
4th, Overall, Vuelta a España
After Stages 14 and 15a, Golden Jersey, General classification leader
1984
4th, Overall, Vuelta a España
1985
8th, Overall, Vuelta a España
1986 – Zor-BH
Jersey gold.svg1st, Overall, Vuelta a España
1st, Stage 21, (Jerez - Jerez, 22 km ITT)
2nd, Overall, Volta a Catalunya
1987
1st, Overall, Volta a Catalunya
1988 – BH
8th, Overall, Tour de France
8th, Overall, Vuelta a España
1st, KoM Classification
1st, Stage 8, (León - Branillin, 176.7 km)
1st, Stage 9, (Oviedo - Alto Naranco, 6.8 km ITT)
1989 – BH
3rd, Overall, Volta a Catalunya
5th, Overall, Vuelta a España
1st, Stage 17, (Santoña - Lagos de Covadonga, 228 km)
16th, Overall, Tour de France

Grand Tours overall classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
gold jersey Vuelta 22 10 4 WD 8 1 - 8 5 WD
Pink jersey Giro - 30 18 WD - - - - - -
Yellow jersey Tour - - - - 19 8 - 8 16 WD

WD = Withdrew

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