Castroviejo at the 2011 Tour de Romandie, where he won the opening prologue stage.
|Full name||Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolás|
27 April 1987 |
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||62 kg (137 lb; 9.8 st)|
|Current team||Movistar Team|
|Rider type||Time trialist|
|National Time Trial Championships (2013)|
|Infobox last updated on
24 June 2014
Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolás (born 27 April 1987 in Getxo, Basque Country, Spain) is a professional cyclist riding for UCI ProTeam Movistar Team. 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. 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. 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.
Castroviejo moved to the Movistar Team for the 2012 season. 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.
- 1st Stage 3 Tour du Haut Anjou
- 1st Prologue Ronde de l'Isard d'Ariège
- 1st Stage 5 Tour de l'Avenir
- 1st Points classification Volta a Catalunya
- 1st Prologue Tour de Romandie
- 1st Stage 1 (ITT) Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid
- 2nd National Time Trial Championships
- Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid
- 1st Stage 1 (ITT)
- 1st Points classification
- 1st Stage 1 (TTT) Vuelta a España
- 1st Points classification Vuelta a Murcia
- 6th Overall Eneco Tour
- 1st National Time Trial Championships
- 8th Overall Volta ao Algarve
- Vuelta a España
Grand Tour general classification results timeline
WD = Withdrew; In Progress = IP
- "Castroviejo confirmed for Movistar". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 23 September 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
- Farrand, Stephen. "Tirreno-Adriatico 2011: Results & News". Cyclingnews.com.
- "Valverde claims photo finish on Eibar". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 20 August 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2012.
- "Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolás". Cyclingarchives.com.
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