David Blanco

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David Blanco
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Personal information
Full name David Blanco Rodríguez
Born (1975-03-03) 3 March 1975 (age 42)
Bern, Switzerland
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-Rounder
Amateur team(s)
2000–2001 Paredes Rota dos Moveis-Tintas VIP-Antarte
2002 ASC-Vila do Conde
Professional team(s)
2003 Porta da Ravessa–Tavira
2004–2006 Comunidad Valenciana–Kelme
2007–2010 Duja–Tavira
2011 Geox–TMC
2012 Efapel–Glassdrive
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Blanco and the second or maternal family name is Rodríguez.

David Blanco Rodríguez (born 3 March 1975 in Bern, Switzerland) is a former Spanish cyclist from Santiago de Compostela, who last rode with Efapel.[1]

He began his professional career in 2000 with the Portuguese team Paredes Rota dos Moveis. His first success was in 2003, when he won a stage of the GP CTT Correios de Portugal, racing with Porta da Ravessa–Tavira. Then he switched to the Comunidad Valenciana–Kelme team. After winning the Volta a Portugal in 2006, he joined a Portuguese team, Duja–Tavira. In 2008 he would grab a second win in the Volta a Portugal, the main cycling competition in Portugal, and in 2009 after he placed second, first place Nuno Ribeiro was disqualified after he tested positive for CERA,[2] therefore making Blanco the winner of the 2009 Volta a Portugal as well.

Palmarès[edit]

2003
2nd Overall GP CTT Correios de Portugal
1st Stage 3
2004
2nd Trofeo Manacor
3rd Overall Challenge Mallorca
3rd Overall Vuelta a la Comunidad Valenciana
10th Overall Vuelta a España
2005
3rd Overall Vuelta a Castilla y León
2006
1st Overall Volta a Portugal
1st Stages 8 & 10
3rd Overall Troféu Joaquim Agostinho
2007
1st Overall Grand Prix Internacional Paredes Rota dos Móveis
1st Stage 3
1st Overall Volta ao Sotavento Algarvio
1st Stage 2b (ITT)
2008
1st Overall Volta a Portugal
2nd Overall Volta ao Alentejo
2009
1st Overall Volta a Portugal
1st Stages 9 & 10 (ITT)
5th Overall Troféu Joaquim Agostinho
7th Klasika Primavera
9th Overall Volta ao Alentejo
2010
1st Overall Volta a Portugal
1st Stages 4 & 7
1st Overall Volta ao Alentejo
1st Stage 3
2nd Overall Grande Prémio de Liberty Seguros
2nd Overall Troféu Joaquim Agostinho
8th Overall Vuelta a Asturias
2011
9th Overall Vuelta a Murcia
10th Gran Premio di Lugano
2012
1st Overall Volta a Portugal
1st Stage 8
7th Overall Vuelta a Asturias
10th Overall Vuelta a Castilla y León

Teams[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "David Blanco ficha por el Efapel-Glassdrive" [David Blanco signed for Efapel-Glassdrive]. Biciciclismo (in Spanish). Gurenet Teknologia S.L. 14 March 2012. Retrieved 28 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Ribeiro suspended for two years for CERA". Cyclingnews.com. July 24, 2010. Archived from the original on July 24, 2010. Retrieved July 24, 2010.