Joane Somarriba

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This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Somarriba and the second or maternal family name is Arrola.
Joane Somarriba
Personal information
Full name Joane Somarriba Arrola
Born (1972-08-11) August 11, 1972 (age 41)
Gernika, Spain
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Infobox last updated on
September 7, 2008

Joane Somarriba Arrola (born August 11, 1972 in Gernika, Biscay) is a former Spanish cyclist.[1]

She won the Grande Boucle, at the time the most prestigious stage race for women, in 2000, 2001 and 2003. She also achieved a time trial victory at the 2003 World Championships in Hamilton, Canada. Additionally, she was a time trial silver medallist at the 2005 World Championships in Madrid and took a road race bronze medal at the 2002 World Championships in Zolder/Hasselt, Belgium.[2][3]

She retired from cycling in 2005.

Major results[edit]

1987
1st MaillotEspaña.PNG National Road Race Championship (Juniors)
1988
1st MaillotEspaña.PNG National Road Race Championship (Juniors)
1989
2nd National Road Race Championship
1991
1st Overall Emakumeen Euskal Bira
1993
3rd National Road Race Championship
1994
1st MaillotEspaña.PNG National Road Race Championship
1996
3rd Overall Emakumeen Euskal Bira
3rd National Road Race Championship
1st MaillotEspaña.PNG National Time Trial Championship
1997
3rd National Road Race Championship
2nd National Time Trial Championship
1998
3rd Overall Giro del Trentino Alto Adige - Südtirol
2nd Overall Emakumeen Euskal Bira
1999
1st Jersey pink.svg Overall Giro d'Italia Femminile
1st Stage 10b
2000
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de France Feminine
1st Stages 4 & 6
1st Jersey pink.svg Overall Giro d'Italia Femminile
1st Stage 6b
2001
1st Overall Emakumeen Euskal Bira
2002
3rd World Championship Road Race
1st Emakumen Saria
2003
3rd Giro d'Italia Femminile
3rd National Road Race Championship
1st Jersey rainbow.svg World Time Trial Championship
1st Emakumen Saria
2004
1st Emakumen Saria
1st Overall Emakumeen Euskal Bira
1st Stages 2, 3a & 3b
7th Olympic Games Road Race Championship
7th Olympic Games Time Trial Championship
2005
1st Stage 3 Trophée d'Or Féminin
2nd Giro d'Italia Femminile
1st Overall Trophée d'Or Féminin
2nd World Championship Road Race

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Joane Somarriba: Biography and Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 25 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "Joane Somarriba". procyclingwomen.com. Retrieved 25 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "Biografia de Joane Somarriba". biografiasyvidas.com. Retrieved 25 September 2010. 
Preceded by
Diana Žiliūtė
Winner of the Grande Boucle
2000-2001
Succeeded by
Zinaida Stahurskaia
Preceded by
Zinaida Stahurskaia
Winner of the Grande Boucle
2003
Succeeded by
Priska Doppman