David de la Fuente

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David de la Fuente
David de la Fuente (Tour de France 2007 - stage 8).jpg
De la Fuente in the 2007 Tour de France
Personal information
Full name David de la Fuente Rasilla
Born (1981-05-04) May 4, 1981 (age 33)
Reinosa, Spain
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Team information
Current team Torku Şeker Spor
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climbing specialist
Amateur team(s)
2001 Saunier Duval-Mapei
Professional team(s)
2003
2004–2009
2010
2011
2012
2013–
Vini Caldirola
Saunier Duval-Prodir
Astana
Geox-TMC
Caja Rural
Torku Şeker Spor
Major wins
Tour de France Combativity award (2006)
GP Miguel Indurain (2009)
Infobox last updated on
8 July 2013

David de la Fuente Rasilla (born 4 May 1981 in Reinosa, Cantabria) is a Spanish professional road bicycle racer. He rides for the Torku Şeker Spor cycling team, having left Caja Rural after the 2012 season.[1] De la Fuente led the mountains classification of the 2006 Tour de France for a number of stages, donning the Polka Dot jersey after stage 2, and then again after stage 11 until Michael Rasmussen took a commanding lead in the competition. For his numerous attacks, de la Fuente was subsequently awarded the combativity award.

Major achievements[edit]

2004 – Saunier Duval-Prodir
2005 – Saunier Duval-Prodir
3rd, Trofeo Calvia
2006 – Saunier Duval-Prodir
56th overall – Tour de France
Winner, Most combative classification
Stages 2 and 11, Most combative stage award
2007 – Saunier Duval-Prodir
1st, GP Llodio
1st, Mountains classification, Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
2008 – Saunier Duval-Scott
1st, Stage 2, Deutschland Tour
2009
1st, GP Miguel Indurain
2011 – Geox-TMC
35th overall – Vuelta a España
3rd Stage 14
2012 – Caja Rural
65th overall – Vuelta a España
4th Stage 15
2nd Mountains classification
2013 – Torku Şeker Spor
1st, Stage 2, Tour of Qinghai Lake

References[edit]

  1. ^ "De La Fuente Completes Caja Rural Roster For 2012". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 2012-01-04. 

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