David López (cyclist)

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David López
David Lopez 2011.jpg
Personal information
Full name David López Garcia
Born (1981-05-13) 13 May 1981 (age 33)
Barakaldo, Spain
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 67 kg (148 lb)
Team information
Current team Team Sky
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climber
Professional team(s)
2003–2004
2005–2006
2007–2012
2013–
Café Baqué
Euskaltel-Euskadi
Caisse d'Epargne
Team Sky
Major wins
Deutschland Tour, 1 stage
Vuelta a España, 1 stage
Infobox last updated on
4 January 2014
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is López and the second or maternal family name is García.

David López García (born 13 May 1981 in Barakaldo) is a Spanish road racing cyclist. He currently rides for Team Sky.[1]

Career[edit]

The biggest victory of his career was the ninth stage of the 2010 Vuelta a España, a mountain stage with 6 categorized climbs on the menu. Lopez went clear of the leading group with 3 km (1.9 mi) to go, crossing the line with an advantage of six seconds over Liquigas-Doimo's Roman Kreuziger.[2]

He joined the Movistar Team team in 2007 after turning professional for Euskaltel-Euskadi in 2005. He left the Movistar Team at the end of 2012 and joined Team Sky for the 2013 season.[1]

Major achievements[edit]

Source:[3]

2007
2nd Subida a Urkiola
3rd Overall Deutschland Tour
1st Stage 5
4th Klasika Primavera
6th Overall Paris–Nice
6th Overall Vuelta a Castilla y León
2008
3rd Grand Prix Ouest France
4th Subida a Urkiola
10th Overall Tour du Limousin
2009
3rd Subida al Naranco
7th Overall Vuelta a Andalucía
8th Cholet-Pays De Loire
2010
1st Stage 9 Vuelta a España
2011
2nd Klasika Primavera
6th Overall Vuelta a Burgos
7th Overall Tour of the Basque Country
7th Overall Tour Méditerranéen
9th Overall Critérium International
2012
4th Overall Vuelta a Asturias
4th Klasika Primavera
8th Overall Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia
2013
1st Stage 6 Eneco Tour
3rd Overall Tour of Beijing
4th Overall Tour of Britain
5th Japan Cup

Grand Tours overall classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Pink jersey Giro d'Italia 40 DNF
Yellow jersey Tour de France DNF 51 127 104
golden jersey Vuelta a España 79 14 42 42 DNF

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lopez added to Sky roster". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 11 September 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Vuelta a España 2010: David Lopez wins stage nine as Igor Anton retains overall lead". The Telegraph (Telegraph Media Group Limited 2013). 5 September 2010. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  3. ^ http://www.cyclingbase.com/palcoureurs.php?id=1928&idtitle=1

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