Fernando Escartín

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Fernando Escartín
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Escartín in 2000
Personal information
Full nameFernando Escartin Coti
Born (1968-01-24) 24 January 1968 (age 52)
Biescas, Spain
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight64 kg (141 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Professional teams
1990–1993CLAS–Cajastur
1994–1995Mapei–CLAS
1996–2000Kelme–Artiach
2001–2002Team Coast–Buffalo
Major wins
Grand Tours
Tour de France
1 individual stage (1999)

Stage races

Volta a Catalunya (1997)

Fernando Escartín Coti (born 24 January 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."

Escartín was, however, one of the names involved with the Giardini Margherita Raid where prescriptions for banned substances were found, handwritten by sports doctors.[2]

Retirement[edit]

Escartín rode his last race at a criterium in Llobregat on 4 November 2002, before retiring from professional cycling.[3]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

1993
1st Gran Premio de Náquera
1st Stage 5 Tour of Galicia
2nd Trofeo Luis Ocaña
3rd Overall Tour de Suisse
3rd Road race, National Road Championships
3rd Klasika Primavera
9th Overall Critérium International
10th Overall Vuelta a España
1994
1st Clásica a los Puertos de Guadarrama
2nd Overall Volta a Catalunya
7th Overall Tour de France
7th Subida al Naranco
8th Overall Tour of the Basque Country
9th Overall Vuelta a España
1995
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Vuelta a Aragón
1st Stage 3
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Vuelta a los Valles Mineros
1st Stage 1
1st Clásica de Sabiñánigo
2nd Subida al Naranco
3rd Klasika Primavera
6th Overall Tour of the Basque Country
6th Overall Critérium International
10th Overall Tour de Suisse
1996
1st Clásica a los Puertos de Guadarrama
2nd Overall Vuelta a Asturias
3rd Road race, National Road Championships
6th Overall Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
6th Overall Euskal Bizikleta
7th Subida al Naranco
8th Overall Tour de France
10th Overall Vuelta a España
1997
1st MaillotVolta.png Overall Volta a Catalunya
1st Stage 6
2nd Overall Vuelta a España
3rd Overall Vuelta a Asturias
1st Stage 2
3rd Overall Vuelta a Burgos
5th Overall Tour de France
6th Overall Vuelta a Aragon
9th Overall Escalada a Montjuïc
10th Grand Prix Navarre
1998
1st Stage 1 Vuelta a Aragon
2nd Overall Vuelta a España
3rd Overall Volta a Catalunya
1st Stage 8
4th Overall Vuelta a Burgos
5th Overall Vuelta a Castilla y Leon
8th Overall Euskal Bizikleta
9th Overall Vuelta a Asturias
1999
3rd Overall Tour de France
1st Stage 15
3rd Overall Vuelta a Asturias
1st Stages 4 & 5
4th Overall Euskal Bizikleta
1st Stages 3 & 5
7th Overall Volta a Catalunya
2000
2nd Clásica a los Puertos de Guadarrama
4th Overall Tour of Galicia
7th Overall Vuelta a España
10th Overall Vuelta a Burgos
7th Overall Volta a Catalunya
8th Overall Tour de France
9th Overall Vuelta a Aragon
10th Overall Euskal Bizikleta
2001
3rd Overall Volta a Catalunya
3rd Züri–Metzgete
10th Overall Vuelta a España
2002
4th GP Miguel Induráin
5th Overall Volta a Catalunya
8th Overall Giro d'Italia

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Slater, Matt. "Lance Armstrong titles 'should be void' says Tour de France director". bbc. Retrieved 12 October 2012.
  2. ^ https://www.dopeology.org/incidents/Giardini-Margherita-raid-%5BBologna%5D/
  3. ^ Jones, Jeff (4 November 2002). "Escartín and Mauri's last races". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 23 September 2019.

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