Marino Lejarreta

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Lejarreta and the second or maternal family name is Arrizabalaga.
Marino Lejarreta
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Personal information
Full name Marino Lejarreta Arrizabalaga
Nickname El Junco de Bérriz
Born (1957-05-14)May 14, 1957
Berriz, Spain
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1979 Novostil-Helios
1980–1982 Teka
1983–1984 Alfa Lum
1985 Alpilatte-Cierre
1986 Seat-Orbea
1987–1989 Caja Rural
1990–1992 O.N.C.E.
Major wins

Vuelta a España (1982), 5 stages

Points Classification (1983)
Giro d'Italia, 2 stages
Tour de France, 1 stage
Infobox last updated on
September 5, 2007

Marino Lejarreta Arrizabalaga (born 14 May 1957 in Berriz, Biscay) is a retired Spanish professional road racing cyclist. His biggest victory was capturing the 1982 Vuelta a España, a Grand Tour stage race, and he is the inaugural and record three-time winner of the Clásica de San Sebastián (1981, 1982, 1987), which is now considered a one-day classic. In 1989, Lejarreta captured the Volta a Catalunya repeating one of his first professional wins in 1980 at the same event.

Lejarreta is the only person in history[1] to complete all three Grand Tours in a single year four times in a career; he did the triple in 1987, 1989, 1990 and 1991.

Major achievements[edit]

1980
1st, Overall, Volta a Catalunya
1st, Overall, Escalada a Montjuïc (and one stage win)
3rd, Tour of the Basque Country
1981
1st, Clásica de San Sebastián
1st, Subida al Naranco
3rd, Tour of the Basque Country
1982
Jersey gold.svg1st, Overall, Vuelta a España
1st, Clásica de San Sebastián
1st, Escalada a Montjuïc
5th, World Cycling Championships
1983
1st, Overall, Escalada a Montjuïc (and two stage wins)
2nd, Overall, Vuelta a España (and three stage wins)
1st, Points Classification
3rd, Tour of the Basque Country
1984
4th, Overall Giro d'Italia (and one stage win)
1985
3rd, Tour of the Basque Country
1986
1st, Overall, Vuelta a Burgos
1st, Subida al Naranco
2nd, Clásica de San Sebastián
5th, Overall, Vuelta a España (and one stage win)
18th, Overall, Tour de France
1987 – Orbea
1st, Clásica de San Sebastián
1st, Subida a Urkiola
1st, Overall, Vuelta a Burgos (and two stage wins)
4th, Overall, Giro d'Italia
10th, Overall, Tour de France
34th, Overall, Vuelta a España
1988
1st, Subida a Urkiola
1st, Escalada a Montjuïc
1st, Overall, Vuelta a Burgos (and one stage win)
1st, Overall, Tour of Galicia
16th, Overall, Tour de France
1989 – Paternina-Marcos Eguizabal
1st, Overall, Volta a Catalunya
5th, Overall, Tour de France
10th, Overall, Giro d'Italia
20th, Overall, Vuelta a España
1990 – ONCE
1st, Overall, Escalada a Montjuïc
5th, Overall, Tour de France
1st, Stage 14
7th, Overall, Giro d'Italia
55th, Overall, Vuelta a España
1991 – ONCE
3rd, Overall, Vuelta a España
5th, Overall, Giro d'Italia (and one stage win)
53rd, Overall, Tour de France

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