Ezequiel Mosquera

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Ezequiel Mosquera
Personal information
Full name Ezequiel Mosquera Míguez
Nickname Eze
Born (1975-11-19) November 19, 1975 (age 42)
Cacheiras-Teo, Spain
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climbing specialist
Professional team(s)
1999–2002 Paredes Moveis
2003 Cantanhede
2004 Boavista
2005 Kaiku
2006 Comunidad Valenciana
2007–2010 Karpin–Galicia
2011 Vacansoleil–DCM

Ezequiel Mosquera Míguez (born 19 November 1975) is a Spanish former road bicycle racer. He has finished in the top 5 of the Vuelta a España in all appearances, and finished second in 2010, after putting in a strong time trial and winning the penultimate stage to Bola del Mundo. After testing positive for hydroxyethyl starch in the race, he was suspended by the UCI and his results from the 2010 Vuelta were annulled.[1]

2010 Vuelta a España[edit]

In the 2010 Vuelta a España, Mosquera initially finished in second place, riding for Xacobeo–Galicia.

After that, he signed a contract with Vacansoleil–DCM to ride for them in 2011.

On September 30, 2010 UCI reported that Mosquera and his teammate David García Dapena tested positive for hydroxyethyl starch during the 2010 Vuelta.[2] Hydroxyethyl starch is associated with endurance athletes trying to cover up erythropoietin usage.

His new team Vacansoleil–DCM did not allow him to ride while he was still under investigation. In April 2011, the Union Cycliste Internationale sent his dossier to the Spanish cycling authorities, who opened their own investigation in July, and suspended Mosquera in November. He was suspended for two years, not counting the 2011 season where he did not ride. Vacansoleil–DCM fired him after his suspension became official.[3][4]


2005 – Kaiku
2007 – Karpin-Galicia
2008 – Karpin Galicia
2009 – Xacobeo-Galicia
2010 – Xacobeo-Galicia

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2007 2008 2009 2010
Giro d'Italia
Tour de France
Vuelta a España 5 4 5 2
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish


  1. ^ "Sanctions, Period of Ineligibily, Disqualification". UCI. Archived from the original on 2 November 2013. Retrieved 11 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Tour of Spain runner-up Ezequiel Mosquera fails dope test". The Guardian. 30 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-30. 
  3. ^ Westemeyer, Susan (5 January 2012). "Vacansoleil confirm that they fired Mosquera". Cyclingnews. Future Publishing Limited. 
  4. ^ Peter Cossins (2011-11-22). ""The Knives Were Out For Me" Claims Mosquera". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 2012-01-05. 

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