Benjamín Noval

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Benjamín Noval
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Noval at the 2007 Tour de Romandie.
Personal information
Full name Benjamín Noval González
Nickname El Toro
Born (1979-01-23) 23 January 1979 (age 35)
Mieres, Spain
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 77 kg (170 lb)
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climber
Amateur team(s)
2000 Tegui-Galibier
Professional team(s)
2001–2003
2004–2007
2008–2010
2011–2013
Relax-Gam
US Postal
Astana
Saxo Bank-SunGard[1]
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Noval.

Benjamín Noval González (born 23 January 1979) is a former Spanish professional road bicycle racer, who competed as a professional between 2001 and 2013.[2]

Born in Mieres, Asturias, Noval turned professional in 2001, riding for Relax-Gam for three years before switching to US Postal (later Discovery Channel), where he stayed for four years. Noval switched to Astana for 2008, and for the 2011 season joined compatriots and team-mates Alberto Contador, Jesús Hernández and Daniel Navarro in signing for Saxo Bank-SunGard.[3] At the end of the 2013 racing season Noval announced his retirement from professional road racing, despite being offered a contract by Team Tinkoff-Saxo for the following season.[2]

Palmarès[edit]

2000
9th Overall Vuelta a Navarra
2002
6th Overall Vuelta a La Rioja
9th Overall Volta a Catalunya
1st Points classification
2003
3rd National Road Race Championships
6th Overall Volta a Catalunya
2004
1st Stage 4Tour de France
3rd Clasica de Almeria
2005
1st Stage 4 Tour de France

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