Juan Curuchet

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Juan Curuchet
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Personal information
Full name Juan Esteban Curuchet
Born (1965-02-04) February 4, 1965 (age 49)
Mar del Plata, Argentina
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Weight 75 kg (165 lb; 11.8 st)[1]
Team information
Discipline Track
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1989–1991
1992
1992–1995
Giessegi
Rudy Project
Supermercados Toledo
Infobox last updated on
22 August 2008
Juan Curuchet
Medal record
UCI Track Cycling World Championships
Gold 2004 Melbourne Madison
Silver 1995 Bogota Madison
Silver 2001 Antwerp Points Race
Silver 2006 Bordeaux Madison
Bronze 1992 Valencia Points Race
Bronze 1997 Perth Madison
Bronze 2000 Manchester Madison
Bronze 2001 Antwerp Madison
Bronze 2002 Ballerup Madison
Bronze 2002 Ballerup Points Race
Bronze 2003 Stuttgart Madison
Bronze 2004 Melbourne Points Race
Summer Olympic Games
Gold 2008 Beijing Madison
Pan American Games
Gold 1999 Winnipeg Madison
Gold 2003 Santo Domingo Madison
Gold 2007 Rio de Janeiro Madison
Silver 1983 Caracas Points Race

Juan Esteban Curuchet (born February 4, 1965 in Mar del Plata) is a road bicycle racer and track cyclist from Argentina.

Curuchet represented Argentina at the Summer Olympics in 1984, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004, and 2008.

He won the madison at the 1999 Pan American Games with his older brother, Gabriel Ovidio Curuchet. He also won the madison at the 2003 Pan American Games and 2007 Pan American Games alongside Walter Pérez.

Curuchet holds an Argentine record of participating in six non-consecutive Olympic games. He closed his Olympic career at age 43, by winning the Men's Madison gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics with Walter Pérez.[2]

Palmarès[edit]

1992
3rd Points race, UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Valencia
2nd Buenos-Aires, Six Days (ARG)
1994
1st Vuelta al Valle (ARG)
1995
2nd Madison, UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Bogota
1st Mar del Plata, Six Days (ARG) (with Gabriel Curuchet
1997
1st Clásica del Oeste-Doble Bragado (ARG)
2nd Medellin, Six Days (COL)
3rd Madison, UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Perth
1998
1st Clásica del Oeste-Doble Bragado (ARG)
1st National Time Trial Championship, Argentina (ARG)
1st UCI Track World Cup, Cali, Madison (COL) (with Gabriel Curuchet)
1999
1st Buenos-Aires, Six Days (ARG) (with Gabriel Curuchet)
1st Frisco, Madison, Frisco, Texas, (USA) (with Gabriel Curuchet)
2nd UCI Track World Cup, Cali, Madison (COL)
1st UCI Track World Cup, Cali, Points race (COL)
2000
1st Clásica del Oeste-Doble Bragado (ARG)
3rd Madison, UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Manchester
1st Buenos-Aires, Six Days (ARG) (with Gabriel Curuchet)
2001
3rd Madison, UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Antwerp
2nd Points race, UCI Track Cycling World Championships
2002
2nd Aguascalientes, Six Days (MEX)
3rd Madison, UCI Track Cycling World Championships
3rd Points race, UCI Track Cycling World Championships
1st National Time Trial Championship, Santiago del Estero (ARG)
2003
3rd Madison, UCI Track Cycling World Championships
3rd Vuelta de San Juan (ARG)
2nd Stage 2, Vuelta de San Juan
1st Clásica del Oeste-Doble Bragado (ARG)
3rd Stage 4 Clásica del Oeste-Doble Bragado
2nd Stage 5b, Clásica del Oeste-Doble Bragado
1st Stage 5a, Clásica del Oeste-Doble Bragado
1st UCI Track World Cup, Aguascalientes, Madison (MEX) (with Walter Pérez)
2nd UCI Track World Cup, Aguascalientes, Points race (MEX)
1st Cape Town, Madison (RSA) (with Walter Pérez)
1st Fiorenzuola d' Arda, Six Days (ITA) (with Giovanni Lombardi)
1st Tre Giorni Citta di Pordenone (ITA) (with Walter Pérez)
1st Madison, National Track Championship, Cordoba (ARG) (with Walter Pérez)
2004
1st Madison, UCI Track Cycling World Championships (with Walter Pérez)
3rd Points race, UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Melbourne
3rd Stage 5 Vuelta de San Juan (ARG)
1st UCI Track World Cup, Moscow, Madison (RUS) (with Walter Pérez)
3rd UCI Track World Cup, Moscow, Points race (RUS)
1st Aguascalientes, Points race (MEX)
1st Sydney, Madison (AUS) (with Walter Pérez)
2005
1st Points race, Pan American Games, Mae del Plata
1st Madison, Pan American Games, Mae del Plata (with Walter Pérez)
1st Tre Giorni Citta di Pordenone (ITA) (with Walter Pérez)
3rd Fiorenzuola d' Arda, Six Days (ITA)
2nd Torino, Six Days, Torino (ITA)
2006
2nd Clásica del Oeste-Doble Bragado (ARG)
2nd Stage 6a, Clásica del Oeste-Doble Bragado
2nd Madison, UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Bordeaux
2007
2nd Clásica del Oeste-Doble Bragado (ARG)
2nd Stage 6b, Clásica del Oeste-Doble Bragado
2nd Stage 6a, Clásica del Oeste-Doble Bragado
3rd UCI Track World Cup, Manchester, Points race (GBR)
2nd Clasica 1° de Mayo Argentina (ARG)
2nd Fiorenzuola d' Arda, Six Days (ITA)
1st Torino, Six Days (ITA) (with Walter Pérez)
2nd Apertura Mercedes (ARG)
2008
1st Stage 1, Criterium Internacional, Mar del Plata (ARG)
2nd Stage 2, Criterium Internacional, Mar del Plata (ARG)
2009
 Argentina National Time Trial Champion

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Athlete Biography - CURUCHET Juan Esteban". Beijing Olympics official website. Archived from the original on 2008-08-23. 
  2. ^ "Histórico: Curuchet, con 43 años y seis Juegos, se quedó con el oro en Beijing". Infobae.com. 19 August 2008. 

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Ángel Cabrera
Olimpia de Oro
2008
(alongside Walter Pérez)
Succeeded by
Juan Martín del Potro