Antonio Piedra

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Antonio Piedra
Antonio Piedra EB08.jpg
Piedra in 2008
Personal information
Full name Antonio Piedra Pérez
Born (1985-10-10) 10 October 1985 (age 29)
Seville, Spain
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 61 kg (134 lb; 9.6 st)
Team information
Current team Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Amateur team(s)
2002 Citroen Martos Tobalo (junior)
2003 UCOP (junior)
2004 Córdoba Patrimonio de la Humanidad
2005–2006 Comunitat Valenciana
Professional team(s)
2007 Fuerteventura-Canarias
2008–2011 Andalucía-Cajasur
2012– Caja Rural[1]
Major wins

Grand Tours

Vuelta a España
1 individual stage (2012)

One-day races and Classics

Rogaland GP (2012)
Infobox last updated on
19 January 2014
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Piedra and the second or maternal family name is Pérez.

Antonio Piedra Pérez (born 10 October 1985) is a Spanish professional road bicycle racer who rides for UCI Professional Continental Team Caja Rural-Seguros RGA.[2]

Born in Seville, Piedra has competed as a professional since 2007, competing for the Fuerteventura-Canarias and Andalucía-Cajasur teams, before joining the Caja Rural team for the 2012 season. Piedra took a prestigious victory by winning the Rogaland GP in May 2012, soloing away to win by 35 seconds over his nearest challenger.[3] He participated in the 2012 Vuelta a Espana, his team being invited as a 'wildcard', and had a major victory on stage 15, a high mountain affair finishing atop the Lakes of Covadonga climb. Piedra followed a move that formed on the first climb of the day, and dropped his breakaway companions on the final difficulty of the race, the first "Hors Category" climb of the Vuelta. He had 2 minutes and 2 seconds of an advantage over his nearest competitor, Euskaltel-Euskadi's Rubén Pérez.[4]

Palmarès[edit]

2006
2nd Overall, Vuelta a Segovia
1st, Stage 3
3rd Overall, Vuelta a Palencia
1st, Stage 2 (TTT)
2009
1st, Stage 5, Volta a Portugal
2011
8th Overall, Tour de San Luis
9th, Gran Premio de Llodio
2012
1st, Rogaland GP
1st, Stage 15, Vuelta a España
2013
Vuelta a España
Combativity Award Stage 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Caja Rural (CJR) – ESP". UCI Continental Circuits. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 14 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Caja Rural-Seguros RGA (CJR) - ESP". UCI Continental Circuits. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Piedra solos to victory in Norway". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 13 May 2012. Retrieved 14 May 2012. 
  4. ^ Susan Westemeyer (2 September 2012). "Piedra wins Vuelta a Espana stage from day long breakaway". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). Retrieved 2 September 2012. 

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