Fernando Escartín

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Fernando Escartín
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Escartín in 2000
Personal information
Full name Fernando Escartin Coti
Born (1968-01-24) January 24, 1968 (age 49)
Biescas, Spain
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1990-1993 CLAS–Cajastur
1994-1995 Mapei
1996-2000 Kelme
2001-2002 Team Coast

Fernando Escartín Coti (born April 24, 1968) is a Spanish former road racing cyclist.

Biography[edit]

Escartín was born in Biescas, Aragon.

Tour de France[edit]

Escartín won a stage and finished third overall in the 1999 Tour de France. Of the cyclists who finished on the podium in the era in which Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France seven times (1999-2005), Escartín is the sole rider not to be implicated in a doping scandal.[1] In response to the Armstrong doping scandal, Escartin stated, "Lance Armstrong remains the 1999 Tour winner, second Zulle and third, me... It's 13 years now since this all happened. It seems completely illogical and unreal. I don't want to even think about it."

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

1993
  • 1st Gran Premio de Náquera
1994
  • 1st Clásica de los Puertos
1995
  • 1st Clásica de Sabiñanigo
  • 1st Vuelta a los Valles Mineros
  • 1st Overall Vuelta a Aragón
1st Stage 3
1996
  • 1st Clásica de los Puertos
  • 3rd National Road Race Championships
1997
1st Stage 2
1st Stage 6
1998
  • Vuelta a Aragón
1st Stage 1
  • 3rd Overall Volta a Catalunya
1st Stage 8
  • 2nd Overall Vuelta a España
1999
1st Stages 4 & 5
1st Stages 3 & 5
1st Stage 15
2001

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
Jersey pink.svg Giro d'Italia 8
Jersey yellow.svg Tour de France 45 30 12 7 8 5 DNF 3 8
Jersey gold.svg Vuelta a España 10 9 10 2 2 DNF 7 10 DNF

DNF=Did not finish

External links[edit]

  1. ^ Slater, Matt. "Lance Armstrong titles 'should be void' says Tour de France director". bbc. Retrieved 12 October 2012.