José Enrique Gutiérrez

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José Enrique Gutiérrez
José Enrique Gutiérrez of Rock Racing.jpg
Personal information
Full name José Enrique Gutiérrez Cataluña
Born (1974-06-18) June 18, 1974 (age 40)
Valencia, Spain
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 78 kg (172 lb; 12.3 st)
Team information
Current team Gobernación de Antioquia-Indeportes Antioquia
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climbing specialist
Professional team(s)
1998–2003
2004–2006
2007–2008
2009–2010
2011–
Major wins
Vuelta a España, 1 stage
Infobox last updated on
16 January 2012

José Enrique Gutiérrez Cataluña (born June 18, 1974) is a Spanish professional road racing cyclist. His career highlights include second place overall at the 2006 Giro d'Italia, winning a stage of the Vuelta a España and two stages at the Dauphiné Libéré.

Gutiérrez's name was brought up in the 2006 Operación Puerto doping case, and he was immediately made "non-active" (although not, according to team manager John Lelangu, suspended or fired) and so did not compete in any further events in 2006. Due to the Floyd Landis doping case of the 2006 Tour de France, Phonak withdrew their sponsorship of the team and it hence folded. Gutiérrez then moved down a division to Team LPR.

In 2010, Gutiérrez retired,[1] but later came out of retirement to ride for Gobernación de Antioquia-Indeportes Antioquia in 2011.[2]

Results and Teams[edit]

1998 – Kelme-Costa Blanca
  • (First year as a professional)
1999 – Kelme-Costa Blanca
2000 – Kelme-Costa Blanca
  • Grande Prémio M.R. Cortez
2001 – Kelme-Costa Blanca
2002 – Kelme-Costa Blanca
2003 – Kelme-Costa Blanca
2004 – Phonak
  • Stage 20 – Vuelta a España
  • Combination Competition – Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
  • Stage 2 – Dauphiné Libéré (Overall lead, 1 day)
2005 – Phonak
2006 – Phonak

References[edit]

  1. ^ "José Enrique Gutiérrez opts for retirement". Cyclingnews. 6 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Cossins, Peter (28 February 2011). "Gutierrez comes out of retirement". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). Retrieved 16 January 2012. 

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