|Full name||Ezequiel Mosquera Míguez|
November 19, 1975 |
|Rider type||Climbing specialist|
|Infobox last updated on
11 January 2012
Ezequiel Mosquera Míguez (born 19 November 1975) is a Spanish former road bicycle racer, currently suspended from riding after testing positive for hydroxyethyl starch during the 2010 Vuelta a España. He has finished in the top 5 of the Vuelta a España in all appearances, and finished second in 2010, after putting in a strong time trial and winning the penultimate stage to Bola del Mundo. After he was suspended by the UCI, his results from the 2010 Vuelta were annulled.
2010 Vuelta a España
After that, he signed a contract with Vacansoleil-DCM to ride for them in 2011.
On September 30, 2010 UCI reported that Mosquera and his team-mate David García Dapena tested positive for hydroxyethyl starch during the 2010 Vuelta. Hydroxyethyl starch is associated with endurance athletes trying to cover up erythropoietin usage.
His new team Vacansoleil-DCM did not allow him to ride while he was still under investigation. In April 2011, the International Cycling Union sent his dossier to the Spanish cycling authorities, who opened their own investigation in July, and suspended Mosquera in November. He was suspended for two years, not counting the 2011 season where he did not ride. Vacansoleil-DCM fired him after his suspension became official. All results from Mosquera after 12 September 2010 – stage 15 of the Vuelta a España– were annulled.
- 2005 – Kaiku
- 1st, Stage 3, Vuelta a La Rioja
- 2007 – Karpin-Galicia
- 2008 – Karpin Galicia
- 1st Overall, Clasica de Alcobendas
- 1st, Stage 1
- 4th Overall, Vuelta a España
- 5th Overall, Vuelta a Burgos
- 9th Overall, Tour of the Basque Country
- 2009 – Xacobeo-Galicia
- 2010 – Xacobeo-Galicia
Grand Tour General Classification results timeline
WD = withdrew
- "Sanctions, Period of Ineligibily, Disqualification". UCI. Retrieved 11 January 2012.
- "Tour of Spain runner-up Ezequiel Mosquera fails dope test". The Guardian. 30 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-30.
- Westemeyer, Susan (5 January 2012). "Vacansoleil confirm that they fired Mosquera". Cyclingnews. Future Publishing Limited.
- Peter Cossins (2011-11-22). ""The Knives Were Out For Me" Claims Mosquera". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 2012-01-05.
- Ezequiel Mosquera at Trap-Friis.dk. Archive copy at the Wayback Machine (archived 24 May 2011)
- Palmares at Cycling Base
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