Álvaro González de Galdeano

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Álvaro González de Galdeano
Personal information
Full name Álvaro González de Galdeano Aranzábal
Born (1970-01-03) 3 January 1970 (age 48)
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1992–1994 Artiach
1995–1997 Euskadi
1998 Euskaltel-Euskadi
1999–2000 Vitalicio Seguros
2000–2003 ONCE
2004 Astana-Würth
Managerial team(s)
2007–2009 Orbea
2010–2013 Euskaltel-Euskadi
Major wins
2 stages Vuelta a España (1998, 2000), stage Giro d'Italia (2000), Spanish National Road Race Championships (2000)[1]

Álvaro González de Galdeano Aranzábal (born 3 January 1970) is a former Spanish cyclist. He was the manager of the cycling team Euskaltel-Euskadi until it disbanded in 2013. He is the brother of Igor González de Galdeano.


Galdeano began his career as a professional cyclist in 1992 with the Spanish team Artiach. He competed in the team time trial at the 1992 Summer Olympics.[2]

In 1995, he joined Euskaltel-Euskadi with his brother Igor. The two brothers then stayed together and went to teams Vitalicio Seguros and ONCE.

He had his best season in 2000, when he won the Spanish National Road Race Championships, and a stage of the Vuelta a España and Giro d'Italia. He was to a suspended for three months when he was caught doping.

After putting an end to his cycling career, he became manager of the Basque team Orbea.


Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 49 70
A yellow jersey Tour de France 24 DNF DNF 122
A red jersey Vuelta a España DNF 94 72 62 DNF 7 56 DNF
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish


  1. ^ "Alvaro Gonzalez De Galdeano Aranzabal". Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Álvaro González de Galdeano Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 28 July 2016.