David de la Fuente

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David de la Fuente
David de la Fuente (Tour de France 2007 - stage 8).jpg
De la Fuente in the 2007 Tour de France
Personal information
Full name David de la Fuente Rasilla
Born (1981-05-04) May 4, 1981 (age 36)
Reinosa, Spain
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Team information
Current team Efapel
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climbing specialist
Amateur team(s)
2001 Saunier Duval-Mapei
Professional team(s)
2003 Vini Caldirola
2004–2009 Saunier Duval–Prodir
2010 Astana
2011 Geox–TMC
2012 Caja Rural
2013–2014 Torku Şekerspor
2015– Efapel
Major wins
Tour de France Combativity award (2006)
GP Miguel Indurain (2009)

David de la Fuente Rasilla (born 4 May 1981 in Reinosa, Cantabria) is a Spanish professional road bicycle racer. He rides for the Efapel cycling team, having left Torku Şekerspor after the 2012 season. De la Fuente led the mountains classification of the 2006 Tour de France for a number of stages, donning the Polka Dot jersey after stage 2, and then again after stage 11 until Michael Rasmussen took a commanding lead in the competition. For his numerous attacks, de la Fuente was subsequently awarded the combativity award.[1]

Major results[edit]

2004 – Saunier Duval–Prodir
2005 – Saunier Duval–Prodir
3rd, Trofeo Calvia
2006 – Saunier Duval–Prodir
56th overall – Tour de France
Winner, Most combative classification
Stages 2 and 11, Most combative stage award
2007 – Saunier Duval–Prodir
1st, GP Llodio
1st, Mountains classification, Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
2008 – Saunier Duval–Scott
1st, Stage 2, Deutschland Tour
2009
1st, GP Miguel Indurain
2011 – Geox-TMC
35th overall – Vuelta a España
3rd Stage 14
2012 – Caja Rural
65th overall – Vuelta a España
4th Stage 15
2nd Mountains classification
2013 – Torku Şekerspor
1st Stage 2 Tour of Qinghai Lake
2015 – Efapel
1st Stage 3 Trofeu Joaquim Agostinho

References[edit]

  1. ^ "De La Fuente joins Astana". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 28 October 2009. Retrieved 13 July 2015. 

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