David López (cyclist)

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David López
Tour de Suisse 2015 Stage 1 Risch-Rotkreuz (18791988398).jpg
López at the 2015 Tour de Suisse.
Personal information
Full name David López Garcia
Born (1981-05-13) 13 May 1981 (age 34)
Barakaldo, Spain
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 67 kg (148 lb)
Team information
Current team Team Sky
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climber
Professional team(s)
2003–2004 Café Baqué
2005–2006 Euskaltel–Euskadi
2007–2012 Caisse d'Epargne
2013– Team Sky
Major wins
Deutschland Tour, 1 stage
Vuelta a España, 1 stage
Infobox last updated on
4 January 2014
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is López and the second or maternal family name is García.

David López García (born 13 May 1981 in Barakaldo) is a Spanish road racing cyclist. He currently rides for Team Sky.[1]

Career[edit]

The biggest victory of his career was the ninth stage of the 2010 Vuelta a España, a mountain stage with 6 categorized climbs on the menu. Lopez went clear of the leading group with 3 km (1.9 mi) to go, crossing the line with an advantage of six seconds over Liquigas–Doimo's Roman Kreuziger.[2]

He joined the Movistar Team team in 2007 after turning professional for Euskaltel–Euskadi in 2005. He left the Movistar Team at the end of 2012 and joined Team Sky for the 2013 season.[1]

Major achievements[edit]

Source:[3]

2007
2nd Subida a Urkiola
3rd Overall Deutschland Tour
1st Stage 5
4th Klasika Primavera
6th Overall Paris–Nice
6th Overall Vuelta a Castilla y León
2008
3rd Grand Prix Ouest France
4th Subida a Urkiola
10th Overall Tour du Limousin
2009
3rd Subida al Naranco
7th Overall Vuelta a Andalucía
8th Cholet-Pays De Loire
2010
1st Stage 9 Vuelta a España
2011
2nd Klasika Primavera
6th Overall Vuelta a Burgos
7th Overall Tour of the Basque Country
7th Overall Tour Méditerranéen
9th Overall Critérium International
2012
4th Overall Vuelta a Asturias
4th Klasika Primavera
8th Overall Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia
2013
1st Stage 6 Eneco Tour
3rd Overall Tour of Beijing
4th Overall Tour of Britain
5th Japan Cup
2015
3rd Overall Tour of Norway

Grand Tours overall classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Pink jersey Giro d'Italia 40 DNF
Yellow jersey Tour de France DNF 51 127 105
golden jersey Vuelta a España 79 14 42 42 DNF

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lopez added to Sky roster". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 11 September 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Vuelta a España 2010: David Lopez wins stage nine as Igor Anton retains overall lead". The Telegraph (Telegraph Media Group Limited 2013). 5 September 2010. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  3. ^ http://www.cyclingbase.com/palcoureurs.php?id=1928&idtitle=1

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