José Luis Arrieta

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Arrieta and the second or maternal family name is Lujambio.
José Luis Arrieta
José Luis Arrieta - Tour de Romandie 2008.jpg
Arrieta at the 2008 Tour de Romandie
Personal information
Full name José Luis Arrieta Lujambio
Born (1971-06-15) June 15, 1971 (age 43)
San Sebastián, Spain
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb)
Team information
Current team Movistar Team
Discipline Road
Role Sporting director
Professional team(s)
Managerial team(s)
Major wins
Vuelta a España, 1 stage
Infobox last updated on
December 24, 2007

José Luis Arrieta Lujambio (born 15 June 1971, in San Sebastián) is a retired Spanish professional road racing cyclist. He last rode for UCI ProTour team Ag2r-La Mondiale. He is now a sporting director for Movistar Team, the same franchise for which he rode earlier in his career when it was known as Banesto.

Arrieta was a devoted domestique for Miguel Indurain. L'Équipe said of him:

"He no longer counts the hours, the years, spent with his nose in the wind trying to protect his leader for as long as possible."[1]

Arrieta said:

Major achievements[edit]

1993 – Banesto
First year as a professional
1994 – Banesto
1997 – Banesto
1998 – Banesto
2000 – Banesto
2001 –
2002 –
1st, Metas Volantes Classification, Grande Premio M.R. Cortez/Mitsubishi (2.3)
1st, Stage 1, Vuelta Asturias (2.3)
2003 –
2004 – Illes Balears-Banesto
2005 – Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears
2006 – AG2R Prévoyance
1st, Stage 19, 2006 Vuelta a España


  1. ^ a b L'Équipe, 7 July 2007