José Luis Arrieta

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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 42)
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)
1993–2005
2006–2010
Banesto
AG2R Prévoyance
Managerial team(s)
2011– Movistar Team
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:

When you have the chance to start your career in so big a team and at the side of a champion as great as Indurain, you grow in the service of sacrifice. I don't complain. To the contrary, I had the chance to live some wonderful moments. When Indurain won, or another rider for whom we had decided to work, it was a victory for all the team men as well."[1]

Major achievements[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b L'Équipe, 7 July 2007