Álvaro Pino

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Álvaro Pino
Álvaro Pino Xacobeo Galicia.JPG
Personal information
Full name Álvaro Pino Couñago
Born (1956-08-17) 17 August 1956 (age 60)
Ponteareas, Spain
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Directeur sportif
Rider type Climber
Professional team(s)
1981 Colchon
1982-1986 Zor
1987-1989 BH
1990 Seur
1991 Kelme
Managerial team(s)
1992-1999 Kelme
2002-2005 Phonak
2007- Karpin-Galicia
Major wins

Vuelta a España (1986), 5 stages

King of the Mountains (1988)
Volta a Catalunya (1987)

Álvaro Pino Couñago (born 17 August 1956) is a former professional road racing cyclist from Galicia who raced between 1981 through 1991 and is most famous for winning the overall title at the 1986 Vuelta a España over favorites Robert Millar from Great Britain, Laurent Fignon from France and Sean Kelly from Ireland. The following year, Pino captured the 1987 Volta a Catalunya and at the 1988 Vuelta, Pino won two stages and the King of the Mountains jersey. In all, he won five stages over his career at the Vuelta a España.

From 2007 through 2010, Pino worked as a directeur sportif for Spanish professional continental team Xacobeo-Galicia.

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

1982 – Zor
10th, Overall, Vuelta a España
4th, Overall, Vuelta a España
After Stages 14 and 15a, Golden Jersey, General classification leader
4th, Overall, Vuelta a España
8th, Overall, Vuelta a España
1986 – Zor-BH
Jersey gold.svg1st, Overall, Vuelta a España
1st, Stage 21, (Jerez - Jerez, 22 km ITT)
2nd, Overall, Volta a Catalunya
1st, Overall, Volta a Catalunya
1988 – BH
8th, Overall, Tour de France
8th, Overall, Vuelta a España
1st, KoM Classification
1st, Stage 8, (León - Branillin, 176.7 km)
1st, Stage 9, (Oviedo - Alto Naranco, 6.8 km ITT)
1989 – BH
3rd, Overall, Volta a Catalunya
5th, Overall, Vuelta a España
1st, Stage 17, (Santoña - Lagos de Covadonga, 228 km)
16th, Overall, Tour de France

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
A gold jersey Vuelta a España 22 10 4 DNF 8 1 8 5 DNF
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 30 18 DNF
A yellow jersey Tour de France 19 8 8 16 DNF
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

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