Félix Cárdenas

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Cárdenas and the second or maternal family name is Ravalo.
Félix Cárdenas
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Personal information
Full name Félix Rafael Cárdenas Ravalo
Born (1973-11-24) November 24, 1973 (age 40)
Encino, Santander, Colombia
Team information
Current team Formesan
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climbing specialist
Amateur team(s)
2010–2012
2013–
GW-Shimano
Formesan
Professional team(s)
2000–2001
2002
2003
2003–2004
2005–2009
Kelme
Cage Maglierie
Orbitel
Cafes Baque
Barloworld
Major wins
Vuelta a Colombia (2012)
Tour of Japan (2005)
Vuelta a la Rioja (2003)
Vuelta a España, 3 stages
Tour de France, 1 stage
Infobox last updated on
27 February 2014

Félix Rafael Cárdenas Ravalo (born November 24, 1973 in Encino, Santander) is a Colombian road bicycle racer, who rides for the Formesan amateur squad. He previously rode for UCI Professional Continental team Barloworld until the team's demise in 2009.[1] In the 2001 Tour de France, Cardenas took one of the biggest victory of his career on the mountainous stage 12. He crossed the line solo in Ax-les-Thermes, with Roberto Laiseka and Lance Armstrong rounding the podium. He performed his trademark victory salute, standing on the pedals with arms raised high in the air.[2]

Palmarès[edit]

1996
Clásico RCN
1st Stage 3
1st Mountains classification
1998
6th Overall Clásico RCN
1999
3rd Overall Vuelta a Colombia
2000
1st Stage 10 Vuelta a España
2001
1st Stage 12 Tour de France
2003
1st Overall Vuelta a la Rioja
Vuelta a España
1st Stage 16
1st Mountains classification
2nd Overall Vuelta a Colombia
2004
Vuelta a España
1st Stage 17
1st Mountains classification
2nd Overall Clásico RCN
2005
1st Overall Tour of Japan
2006
1st Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia
1st Gran Premio Industria e Commercio Artigianato Carnaghese
1st Stage 1 Brixia Tour
2007
1st Stage 1 Giro del Capo
2010
1st Colombian National Road Race Championships
1st Overall Clásico RCN
2011
1st Overall Vuelta a Colombia
1st Stage 4
2012
1st Overall Vuelta a Colombia
1st Stages 3, 4 & 10
2nd Overall Vuelta de Chile
1st Stage 9
2013
1st Stage 9 Vuelta a Colombia
2014
7th Overall Vuelta a la Independencia Nacional

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CQ – CARDENAS RAVALO Felix Rafael". Cqranking.com. 1972-11-24. Retrieved 2012-01-24. 
  2. ^ Tim Maloney (20 July 2001). "California Dreaming and Felix Festa Nacional". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). Retrieved 2 December 2012. 

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