Francisco Gabica

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Francisco Gabica
Francisco Gabica c1968.jpg
Francisco Gabica in 1968
Personal information
Full nameFrancisco Gabicagogueascoa Ibarra
Born(1937-12-31)31 December 1937
Ispaster, Spain
Died7 July 2014(2014-07-07) (aged 76)
Team information
Current teamRetired
Major wins
1966 Vuelta a España

Francisco Gabicagogueascoa Ibarra (31 December 1937 – 7 July 2014) was a professional road bicycle racer between 1961 and 1972. Of his 21 professional victories, Gabica is most famous for winning the 1966 Vuelta a España besting runnerup Eusebio Velez of Spain and third-place finisher Carlos Echeverria of Spain. At the 1968 Vuelta, Gabica captured three mountainous stages to win the climbers classification.[1]

Major achievements[edit]

1961 – Kas-Royal-Asport
1st, Stage 5, Grand Prix d'Eibar
2nd, Overall, Tour de l'Avenir
1962 – Kas
1st, Grand Prix Primavera
5th, Overall, Vuelta a España
1963 – Kas-Kaskol
1st, Stage 4, Grand Prix de Torrelavega
1964 – Kas-Kaskol
1st, Campeonato Vasco Navarro de Montaña (now known as, GP Miguel Induráin)
1st, Stage 7, Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
1st, Stage 3, Volta a Catalunya
1st, Prix de Pola de Lena
9th, Overall, Vuelta a España
1965 – Kas-Kaskol
1st, Grand Prix de Zumaia
1st, Stages 2 and 6, Tour du Levant
1st, Stages 1 and 5a, Volta a Catalunya
6th, Overall, Vuelta a España
1966 – Kas-Kaskol
Jersey gold.svg1st, Overall, Vuelta a España (and Stage 15a win)
3rd, Overall, Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré (and Stage 1 win)
1967 – Kas-Kaskol
Spain Spanish National Road Race Cycling Champion
8th, Overall, Giro d'Italia (and Stage 17 win)
1968 – Fagor
13th, Overall, Vuelta a España
1st, King of the Mountains classification
1970 – Kas-Kaskol
1st, Grand Prix Villafranca de Ordizia
1st, Mémorial Uriona
1st, Trophée Grutas San Jose

Tour de France record[edit]


  1. ^ "Fallece Patxi Gabika, ganador de una Vuelta a España". EITB. Retrieved 7 July 2014.

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