Raúl Alcalá

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Alcalá and the second or maternal family name is Gallegos.
Raúl Alcalá
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Alcalá at the 1993 Tour de France
Personal information
Full name Raúl Alcalá Gallegos
Nickname The Dwarf
Born (1964-03-03) March 3, 1964 (age 50)
Monterrey, Mexico
Team information
Current team ORSAN
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Major wins
2 stages Tour de France
Young rider classification 1987 Tour de France
National Time Trial Championship (2010)

Raúl Alcalá Gallegos (born March 3, 1964) is a professional road racing cyclist, who competed between 1985 and 1999 and again in 2008. In 1986, Alcalá became the first Mexican cyclist to compete in the Tour de France. In the 1987 Tour de France, he won the young rider classification. In both 1989 and 1990, he won a stage in the Tour de France and finished in 8th place. He represented his native country at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California, finishing in eleventh place. In 2008, Alcalá returned to professional racing by competing in the Vuelta Chihuahua. In 2010, he won the national time trial championship at the age of 46.

Palmarès[edit]

1985 — Team Dente
3rd overall – Redlands Classic
1986 – 7-Eleven Cycling Team
114th overall – Tour de France
2nd overall – Redlands Classic
1st – Prologue (time trial)
1987 – 7-Eleven Cycling Team
9th overall  – Tour de France
Jersey white.svg Maillot blanc – Best Young Rider Classification winner
1st overall – Coors International Bicycle Classic
1988
20th overall – Tour de France
1989
1st overall – Tour of Mexico
1st – Points Competition
8th overall – Tour de France
1st – Stage 3 Luxembourg > Francorchamps
1990 – PDM - Concorde
8th overall – Tour de France
1st – Stage 7 Vittel > Epinal
1st overall – Vuelta a Asturias
1st overall – Tour of Mexico
1st – Points Competition
1st overall – Tour de Trump
1st – Prologue: Wilmington, DE (time trial)
1st – Stage 8: Allentown, PA to Easton, PA (time trial)
1992 – PDM - Concorde
1st – Clásica de San Sebastián
21st overall – Tour de France
2nd overall – Tour of the Basque Country
1993 – Novell
1st overall – Tour DuPont
27th overall – Tour de France
1994 – Motorola
1st overall – Tour of Mexico
70th overall – Tour de France
1999
7th overall – Tour of Mexico
2010
MaillotMexicano.PNG Mexico Time Trial Championship

Grand Tours overall classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994
Pink jersey Giro  –  – 14  –  –  –  –  – WD
Yellow jersey Tour 114 9 20 8 8 WD 21 27 70
red jersey Vuelta  –  –  –  –  – 7 8  –  –

WD = Withdrew

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