Álvaro Tardáguila

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Álvaro Tardáguila
Alvaro Tardaguila in 2005.jpg
Alvaro Tardáguila in 2005
Personal information
Full name Álvaro Walter Tardáguila Silva
Nickname "Coto"
Born (1975-08-16) August 16, 1975 (age 41)
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 150 lb (68 kg)
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-Around
Amateur team(s)
- Club Ciclista Deportivo San Antonio
- Dolores Cycles Club
- Alas Rojas de Santa Lucía
- Uruguayan National Team
- La Polar
Major wins
2005 Vuelta del Uruguay - 1st General Classification
2006 Rutas de America - 1st, stage
2004 Tour de Korea - 1st, stage

Álvaro Tardáguila Silva (born August 16, 1975) is a Uruguayan professional racing cyclist. Winner of the 2005 edition of his home tour, the Vuelta del Uruguay, Tardáguila is the son of Walter Tardáguila, a 1972 Olympian (cycling road race and team time trial) and also winner of the 1972 edition of the Vuelta Ciclista del Uruguay.


Tardaguila served a two-year ban for doping after testing positive for EPO and an anabolic agent at the 2005 Great Downer Avenue Bike Race in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.[1] While announced by USADA in February 2006,[2] the suspension was retroactive to Oct. 17, 2005.[3] Tardáguila last competed for the Club Ciclista Deportivo San Antonio.

Career highlights[edit]

  1. 2003: 3rd in Mount Holly-Smithville (USA)
  2. 2004: 1st in Stage 4 Tour de Korea, Yang Yang (KOR)
  3. 2004: 1st in Murraysville Classic (USA)
  4. 2005: 1st in Stage 5 Clásica del Oeste-Doble Bragado, O'Brien (ARG)
  5. 2005: 1st in Stage 7 Clásica del Oeste-Doble Bragado, Caseros (ARG)
  6. 2005: 1st in General Classification Vuelta Ciclista del Uruguay (URU)
  7. 2005: 2nd in Mount Holly-Smithville (USA) (officially removed from race results after testing positive)
  8. 2005: 2nd in General Classification Tour of Christiana (USA)
  9. 2005: 2nd in Univest GP, Criterium (USA)
  10. 2006: 1st in Stage 6 Rutas de America, Tacuarembo (URU)
  11. 2008: 3rd in General Classification Vuelta al Chana (URU)

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