Félix Cárdenas

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Félix Cárdenas
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Personal information
Full name Félix Rafael Cárdenas Ravalo
Born (1973-11-24) November 24, 1973 (age 44)
Encino, Santander, Colombia
Team information
Current team Formesan
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climbing specialist
Amateur team(s)
2010–2012 GW–Shimano
2013–2014 Formesan
Professional team(s)
2000–2001 Kelme–Costa Blanca
2002 Cage Maglierie
2003 05 Orbitel
2003–2004 Cafés Baque
2005–2009 Barloworld
Major wins
Vuelta a Colombia (2012)
Tour of Japan (2005)
Vuelta a La Rioja (2003)
Vuelta a España, 3 stages
Tour de France, 1 stage

Félix Rafael Cárdenas Ravalo (born November 24, 1973 in Encino, Santander) is a Colombian road bicycle racer, who rides for the Formesan amateur squad. He previously rode for UCI Professional Continental team Barloworld until the team's demise in 2009.[1] In the 2001 Tour de France, Cardenas took one of the biggest victory of his career on the mountainous stage 12. He crossed the line solo in Ax-les-Thermes, with Roberto Laiseka and Lance Armstrong rounding the podium. He performed his trademark victory salute, standing on the pedals with arms raised high in the air.[2]

Major results[edit]

Clásico RCN
1st Stage 3
1st Mountains classification
6th Overall Clásico RCN
3rd Overall Vuelta a Colombia
1st Stage 10 Vuelta a España
1st Stage 12 Tour de France
1st Overall Vuelta a La Rioja
Vuelta a España
1st Stage 16
1st Mountains classification
2nd Overall Vuelta a Colombia
Vuelta a España
1st Stage 17
1st Mountains classification
2nd Overall Clásico RCN
1st Overall Tour of Japan
1st Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia
1st Gran Premio Industria e Commercio Artigianato Carnaghese
1st Stage 1 Brixia Tour
1st Stage 1 Giro del Capo
1st Colombian National Road Race Championships
1st Overall Clásico RCN
1st Overall Vuelta a Colombia
1st Stage 4
1st Overall Vuelta a Colombia
1st Stages 3, 4 & 10
2nd Overall Vuelta de Chile
1st Stage 9
1st Stage 9 Vuelta a Colombia
7th Overall Vuelta a la Independencia Nacional


  1. ^ "CQ – CARDENAS RAVALO Felix Rafael". Cqranking.com. 1972-11-24. Retrieved 2012-01-24. 
  2. ^ Tim Maloney (20 July 2001). "California Dreaming and Felix Festa Nacional". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 2 December 2012. 

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