Julio Jiménez

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Julio Jiménez
Personal information
Full name Julio Jiménez Muñoz
Nickname La pulga de Ávila
Born (1934-10-28) October 28, 1934 (age 79)
Ávila, Spain
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climber
Professional team(s)
1959
1960–1961
1962–1963
1964–1965
1966
1966
1967–1968
1969
Bilbao-Goyoaga
Catigene
Faema
KAS-Kaskol
Ford France-Geminiani
KAS-Kaskol
Bic
Eliolona
Major wins

Spain National Road Race Champion
Giro d'Italia, 4 stages
Tour de France, 5 stages

King of the Mountains, 3 times

Vuelta a España, 3 stages

King of the Mountains, 3 times
Infobox last updated on
January 3, 2008

Julio Jiménez Muñoz (born October 28, 1934 in Ávila) is a Spanish former professional road racing cyclist. Known as a climbing specialist, he captured six King of the Mountains jerseys at the Grand Tours. In 1965, he became one of (now) four riders to complete the Tour/Vuelta double by winning both Tour's mountains competition in the same year.

Major Accomplishments[edit]

1963
King of the Mountains – Vuelta a España
1964 – Kas-Kaskol
King of the Mountains – Vuelta a España
2 stages – Vuelta a España
Tour de France
2nd, King of the Mountains
7th, General Classification
2 stages
1965 – Kas-Kaskol
Tour de France
Winner Mountains classification
2 stages
King of the Mountains – Vuelta a España
1 stage – Vuelta a España
1966 – Ford-France-Hutchinson
Tour de France
Winner Mountains classification
1 stage
Giro d'Italia
2 stages
1967 – Spain
Tour de France
Winner Mountains classification
2nd overall
1968 – Spain
Giro d'Italia
2 stages
Tour de France
3rd, King of the Mountains
30th, General Classification

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