David Arroyo

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David Arroyo
David Arroyo - Critérium du Dauphiné 2012 - Prologue (cropped).jpg
Personal information
Full name David Arroyo Durán
Born (1980-01-07) 7 January 1980 (age 37)
Talavera de la Reina, Spain
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 60 kg (132 lb)
Team information
Current team Caja Rural–Seguros RGA
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Professional team(s)
2001–2003 ONCE–Eroski
2004 LA-Pecol
2005–2012 Illes Balears–Banesto
2013– Caja Rural
Major wins

Grand Tours

Vuelta a España
1 individual stage (2008)

David Arroyo Durán (born 7 January 1980 in Talavera de la Reina, Toledo) is a Spanish professional road bicycle racer, riding on the UCI Professional Continental Team Caja Rural–Seguros RGA.[1] He was also one of the best climbers on the Movistar Team, Arroyo's team from 2005 to 2012, along with team leader Alejandro Valverde. After Valverde crashed in the first week of the 2006 Tour de France, Arroyo was made team leader, until Pereiro claimed the leader's yellow jersey. Arroyo then helped to protect Pereiro in the mountain climbs and ensure his overall victory.

Arroyo's biggest win to date is Stage 19 of the 2008 Vuelta a España. Prior to that, his only victories came at the 2004 Volta a Portugal, where he won two stages, the mountains competition and the young riders competition.

In the 2010 Giro d'Italia, Arroyo wore the pink jersey as race leader for five days. He was part of a fortunate breakaway in stage 11 of that race that took over 13 minutes from the race's overall favorites, and claimed the jersey three days later on a mountain stage. He kept it through two mountain stages and the climbing time trial to Kronplatz, but lost it to eventual Giro champion Ivan Basso in stage 19. He finished the race second overall, in the process proving himself to be one of the best descenders in the peloton.

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

1st Stage 1 (TTT) Volta a Catalunya
2nd Overall Volta a Portugal
1st Jersey polkadot.svg Mountains classification
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
1st Stages 4 & 8
5th Subida al Naranco
5th Klasika Primavera
10th Overall Volta a Catalunya
10th Overall Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 19 Vuelta a España
1st Subida a Urkiola
2nd Overall Tour du Limousin
1st Stage 3
4th Subida a Urkiola
5th Vuelta a La Rioja
6th Subida al Naranco
8th Overall Giro d'Italia
2nd Overall Giro d'Italia
Held Jersey pink.svg after Stages 14–18
5th Vuelta a La Rioja
1st Stage 3 (TTT) Vuelta a Burgos
2nd Overall Vuelta a Burgos
3rd Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia
8th Overall Route du Sud
8th Vuelta a Murcia
9th GP Miguel Indurain
10th Overall Vuelta a Castilla y León
10th Overall Vuelta a Burgos
9th Overall Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid
2nd Overall Tour of Turkey
4th Overall Vuelta a Castilla y León
8th Overall Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid
5th Overall Route du Sud

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Jersey pink.svg Giro d'Italia 10 8 2 13
Jersey yellow.svg Tour de France 53 19 12 29 66 34
Jersey red.svg Vuelta a España 19 17 24 13 20 12 122 89


  1. ^ "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 7 January 2013. 

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