José Luis Rubiera

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Rubiera and the second or maternal family name is Vigil.
José Luis Rubiera
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Personal information
Full name José Luis Rubiera Vigil
Nickname Chechu
Born (1973-01-27) January 27, 1973 (age 41)
Gijón, Spain
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 69 kg (152 lb)
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1995
1996–2000
2001–2007
2008–2009
2010
Artiach
Kelme-Artiach
US Postal
Astana
Team RadioShack
Major wins
Giro d'Italia, 2 stages
Infobox last updated on
December 29, 2007

José Luis Rubiera Vigil (born 27 January 1973 in Gijón) is a Spanish former professional road bicycle racer. He last rode for the UCI ProTour team Team RadioShack.

Rubiera won his first professional race at the 1997 Giro d'Italia, winning stage 19. His climbing ability was instrumental in leading Lance Armstrong to five of his Tour de France victories, most famously leading Armstrong up the start of Alpe d'Huez in 2001. He earned an engineering degree in 2004, while balancing his race schedule and studies. He is very respected in the peloton and was elected as deputy to the cyclists' representative council of the UCI ProTour.

Palmarès[edit]

1997
10th Overall, Giro d'Italia
1st, Stage 19
1999
1st Overall, Volta ao Alentejo
1st, Stage 3b (ITT)
6th Overall, Vuelta a España
2000
8th Overall, Giro d'Italia
1st, Stage 13
1st, Subida al Naranco
2001
2nd Overall, Vuelta a Burgos
1st, King of the Mountains
7th Overall, Vuelta a España
2002
2nd Overall, Vuelta a Burgos
2003
1st, Stage 4 (TTT), Tour de France
2004
1st, Stage 4 (TTT), Tour de France
2nd, Châteauroux Classic
2005
1st, Stage 4 (TTT), Tour de France
3rd Overall, Volta ao Algarve
2006
3rd Overall, Vuelta a Castilla y León
9th Overall, Paris–Nice
10th Overall, Volta ao Algarve
2007
1st, Stage 8, Tour of Qinghai Lake
2008
1st, Stage 2, Vuelta a Murcia
2009
10th Overall, Tour of California
2010
10th Overall, Vuelta a Castilla y León

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