Txurruka at the 2014 Tour des Fjords.
|Full name||Amets Txurruka Ansola|
10 November 1982 |
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|Weight||56 kg (123 lb)|
|Current team||Caja Rural-Seguros RGA|
|Infobox last updated on
11 February 2015
Born in Etxebarria in the Basque Country, Txurruka made his Tour de France debut in 2007, memorably participating (alongside Pierrick Fédrigo) in a breakaway during Stage 12 that was caught just 1 km (0.6 mi) from the finish line. This effort earned him the red back numbers for most combative rider the next day. He was also indirectly benefited when Michael Rasmussen was withdrawn from the Tour; Txurruka was third in the young rider classification, behind Alberto Contador and Mauricio Soler. With Contador wearing the yellow jersey as leader of the general classification because of Rasmussen's withdrawal, and Soler wearing the polka dot jersey as leader of the mountains classification, Txurruka wore the white jersey that is given to the leader of the young rider classification.
Txurruka was released by Euskaltel-Euskadi at the end of the 2012 season, and joined Caja Rural for the 2013 season. In the Tour of the Basque Country, Txurruka won both the mountains and sprint classification jerseys after being part of long breakaways for the first three stages.
- 5th GP Industria & Artigianato di Larciano
- 8th Overall Vuelta a Asturias
- 8th Giro d'Oro
- 9th Overall Euskal Bizikleta
- 9th Overall Clásica Internacional de Alcobendas
- 6th Overall Vuelta a La Rioja
- Tour de France
- Combativity award Stage 12
- Overall Combativity award
- 6th Vuelta a La Rioja
- 8th Overall Vuelta a Asturias
- 10th Overall Tour de Luxembourg
- 7th Klasika Primavera
- 8th Overall Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid
- Combativity award Stage 13 Vuelta a España
- 6th Overall Vuelta a Asturias
- 1st Overall Vuelta a Asturias
- 1st Stage 1
- Tour of the Basque Country
- Vuelta a Burgos
- 5th Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid
- 9th Overall Vuelta a Castilla y León
- 1st Overall Tour du Gévaudan
- 1st Mountains classification Tour des Fjords
- 9th Klasika Primavera
- Combativity award Stage 4 Vuelta a España
- 1st Stage 4 Tour of Norway
- 2nd Overall Vuelta a Asturias
- 4th Overall Tour de Beauce
- 1st Stage 2
- 4th Overall Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid
- 5th Overall Tour des Fjords
- 5th Giro dell'Appennino
- 10th Grand Prix Cycliste la Marseillaise
- "Arroyo, Txurruka y Velasco destacan "el ambiente familiar" de Caja Rural y su "ilusión" por 2013" [Arroyo, Txurruka and Velasco emphasize "family atmosphere" of Caja Rural and its "enthusiasm" for 2013]. Biciciclismo (in Spanish) (Cycling Total comunicación y servicios S.L.). 10 November 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2013.
- Peter Cossins. "Txurruka Released By Euskaltel". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 2012-09-20.
- "Quintana wins overall at Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 6 April 2013. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
- "Fraile wins Giro dell'Appennino". cyclingnews.com. 26 April 2015. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
- "Ligthart wins Grand Prix La Marseillaise". cyclingnews.com. 1 February 2015. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
- Amets Txurruka profile at Cycling Archives