David Cañada

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David Cañada
David Canada Gracia.jpg
Cañada racing in the 2007 Tour de Romandie
Personal information
Full nameDavid Cañada Gracia
Born(1975-03-11)11 March 1975
Zaragoza, Spain
Died28 May 2016(2016-05-28) (aged 41)
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight65 kg (143 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
Professional team(s)
2004–2009Saunier Duval–Prodir
Major wins
Volta a Catalunya (2006)
Vuelta a Murcia (2000)
Circuit de la Sarthe (2000)

David Cañada Gracia (11 March 1975 – 28 May 2016) was a Spanish professional road racing cyclist. His win at the 2006 Volta a Catalunya is his best career accomplishment. In the 2005 Tour de France, he was in a break-away on stage 2 (the first open road stage); he attacked on the climb near the finish but was overhauled by Bouygues Télécom's Thomas Voeckler. Cañada was unable to compete in the 2009 season, due to treatment for skin cancer which had been detected in 2007, and retired early in the 2010 season, having been unable to find a team. He died unexpectedly at the age of 41 after a fall during a cyclosportive.[1][2]

Major results[edit]

1996 – ONCE
1997 – ONCE
2nd overall – Vuelta a los Valles Mineros (2.3)
1998 – ONCE
1999 – ONCE–Deutsche Bank
2000 – ONCE–Deutsche Bank
1st overall and Stage 4 (ITT) – Circuit de la Sarthe (2.4)
1st overall and Stages 4 and 5 (ITT) Vuelta a Murcia (2.3)
2001 – Mapei–Quick-Step
2002 – Mapei–Quick-Step
4th overall – Ronde van Nederland
2003 – Quick-Step–Davitamon
3rd overall – Tour de Luxembourg (2.2)
2004 – Saunier Duval–Prodir
10th – Tour de Suisse
2005 – Saunier Duval–Prodir
3rd – Rund um Köln (1.1)
2006 – Saunier Duval–Prodir
1st overall – Volta a Catalunya
2007 – Saunier Duval–Prodir
3rd overall – Tour de Georgia
General classification leader (after Stage 3)


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