Jonathan Castroviejo

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Jonathan Castroviejo
Tour de Romandie 2011 - Prologue - Jonathan Castroviejo.jpg
Castroviejo at the 2011 Tour de Romandie, where he won the opening prologue stage.
Personal information
Full name Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolás
Born (1987-04-27) 27 April 1987 (age 27)
Getxo, Spain
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 62 kg (137 lb; 9.8 st)
Team information
Current team Movistar Team
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Time trialist
Amateur team(s)
2008–2009 Orbea
Professional team(s)
2010–2011
2012–
Euskaltel-Euskadi
Movistar Team
Major wins
National Time Trial Championships (2013)
Infobox last updated on
24 June 2014
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Castroviejo and the second or maternal family name is Nicolás.

Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolás (born 27 April 1987 in Getxo, Basque Country, Spain) is a professional cyclist riding for UCI ProTeam Movistar Team.[1] After riding for two seasons with the feeder team of the de facto Basque national squad, he joined Euskaltel-Euskadi in 2010. He won his first race as a professional at the 2011 Tour de Romandie, clocking the fastest time in the 3.5 km (2.2 mi) prologue individual time trial, beating reigning under-23 world champion Taylor Phinney by .27 seconds. The result came the day before Castroviejo's 24th birthday.[2] His prowess in the time trial is relatively uncommon for a Euskaltel-Euskadi rider, as the team is known for fielding lightweight climbers with little ability against the clock. The Romandie stage win was, however, not a complete shock – earlier in the season, Castroviejo had finished eighth in the time trial which closed out Tirreno–Adriatico, besting the times of riders such as Gustav Larsson, Cadel Evans, and David Zabriskie, all of whom have reputations as time trial specialists.[3] Castroviejo turned in another strong time trial later in the Tour de Romandie, taking ninth in the 20.1 km (12.5 mi) long race against the clock, better than Marco Pinotti and Jean-Christophe Péraud (among others), both former champions of their respective nations in the time trial.[4]

Castroviejo moved to the Movistar Team for the 2012 season.[1] He wore the Vuelta a Espana's general classification jersey for two stages since his team won the opening Team Time Trial and he crossed the line first, but lost it two days later to team-mate Alejandro Valverde. Castroviejo could not follow the frantic pace set by Alberto Contador (Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank) on the final climb of the third stage.[5]

Palmarès[edit]

[6]

2009
1st Stage 3 Tour du Haut Anjou
1st Prologue Ronde de l'Isard d'Ariège
1st Stage 5 Tour de l'Avenir
2010
1st Points classification Volta a Catalunya
2011
1st Prologue Tour de Romandie
1st Stage 1 ITT Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid
2nd National Time Trial Championships
2012
Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid
1st Stage 1 ITT
1st Points classification
1st Stage 1 TTT Vuelta a España
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification Vuelta a Murcia
6th Overall Eneco Tour
2013
1st MaillotEspaña.PNG National Time Trial Championships
8th Overall Volta ao Algarve

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2012 2013 2014
Pink jersey Giro 57
Yellow jersey Tour 97
red jersey Vuelta 148

WD = Withdrew; In Progress = IP

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Castroviejo confirmed for Movistar". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 23 September 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/tour-de-romandie-upt/prologue/results
  3. ^ Farrand, Stephen. "Tirreno-Adriatico 2011: Results & News". Cyclingnews.com. 
  4. ^ http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/tour-de-romandie-upt/stage-4/results
  5. ^ "Valverde claims photo finish on Eibar". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 20 August 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolás". Cyclingarchives.com. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Jonathan Castroviejo at Wikimedia Commons

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Luis León Sánchez
Spanish National Time Trial
Champion

2013
Succeeded by
Incumbent