David Arroyo

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David Arroyo
David Arroyo - Critérium du Dauphiné 2012 - Prologue (cropped).jpg
Personal information
Full name David Arroyo Durán
Born (1980-01-07) 7 January 1980 (age 34)
Talavera de la Reina, Spain
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 60 kg (130 lb)
Team information
Current team Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Professional team(s)
2001–2003
2004
2005–2012
2013–
ONCE-Eroski
LA-Pecol
Illes Balears-Banesto
Caja Rural
Major wins
Vuelta a España, 1 stage (2008)
Infobox last updated on
18 May 2014
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Arroyo and the second or maternal family name is Durán.

David Arroyo Durán (born 7 January 1980 in Talavera de la Reina, Toledo) is a Spanish professional road bicycle racer, riding on the UCI Professional Continental Team Caja Rural-Seguros RGA.[1] He was also one of the best climbers on the Movistar Team, Arroyo's team from 2005 to 2012, along with team leader Alejandro Valverde. After Valverde crashed in the first week of the 2006 Tour de France, Arroyo was made team leader, until Pereiro claimed the leader's yellow jersey. Arroyo then helped to protect Pereiro in the mountain climbs and ensure his overall victory.

Arroyo's biggest win to date is Stage 19 of the 2008 Vuelta a España. Prior to that, his only victories came at the 2004 Volta a Portugal, where he won two stages, the mountains competition and the young riders competition.

In the 2010 Giro d'Italia, Arroyo wore the pink jersey as race leader for five days. He was part of a fortunate breakaway in stage 11 of that race that took over 13 minutes from the race's overall favorites, and claimed the jersey three days later on a mountain stage. He kept it through two mountain stages and the climbing time trial to Kronplatz, but lost it to eventual Giro champion Ivan Basso in stage 19. He finished the race second overall, in the process proving himself to be one of the best descenders in the peloton.

Palmares[edit]

2004
2nd Overall Volta a Portugal
1st Stages 4 & 8
1st Mountains classification
1st Young rider classification
2006
19th Overall Vuelta a España
21st Overall Tour de France
2007
10th Overall Giro d'Italia
13th Overall Tour de France
2008
1st Urkiola Igoera-Subida Urkiola
1st Stage 19 Vuelta a España
2009
2nd Overall Tour du Limousin
1st Stage 3
5th Vuelta Ciclista a la Rioja
6th Subida al Naranco
11th Overall Giro d'Italia
2010
2nd Overall Giro d'Italia
Held Jersey pink.svg maglia rosa from stages 14–18
5th Vuelta Ciclista a la Rioja
2011
1st Stage 3 (TTT) Vuelta a Burgos
2013
2nd Overall Vuelta a Burgos
3rd Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia
2014
8th Vuelta a Murcia
9th GP Miguel Indurain
10th Overall Vuelta a Castilla y León

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