Haimar Zubeldia

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Haimar Zubeldia
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Zubeldia at the 2013 Tour de France
Personal information
Full name Haimar Zubeldia Agirre
Born (1977-04-01) 1 April 1977 (age 41)
Usurbil, Gipuzkoa,
Basque Country
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Weight 67 kg (148 lb; 10.6 st)[1]
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climber
Professional team(s)
1998–2008 Euskaltel–Euskadi
2009 Astana
2010–2011 Team RadioShack
2012–2017 RadioShack–Nissan[2]
Major wins

Grand Tours

Tour de France
1 TTT stage (2009)

Stage races

Euskal Bizikleta (2000)
Tour de l'Ain (2010)

Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (born 1 April 1977) is a Spanish former road racing cyclist from the Basque Country, who competed professionally between 1998 and 2017 for the Euskaltel–Euskadi, Astana, Team RadioShack and Trek–Segafredo teams.[3] During his career, Zubeldia recorded five top-ten finishes in the Tour de France, and one in the Vuelta a España.


Born and raised in Usurbil, Gipuzkoa, Zubeldia currently resides in the neighboring village of Zarautz.[4] His younger brother Joseba Zubeldia also competed as a professional racing cyclist.[5]

At the age of twenty-one, Zubeldia turned professional with Euskaltel–Euskadi in 1998. In 2000, he won the Euskal Bizikleta, and finished second overall in the Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré. After his win in 2000 in the Euskal Bizikleta, it took him ten years to win again, when he won the Tour de l'Ain.[6]

In 2014, Zubeldia became the Spanish rider with the most starts in the Tour de France, a record previously held by two long-term-servants of what is now the Movistar Team, 5-time-winner Miguel Indurain, and José Vicente García. In his career, Zubeldia started 29 Grand Tours – 16 at the Tour de France, 12 at the Vuelta a Espana and 1 at the Giro d'Italia – finishing 26.

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

Zubeldia riding at the front of the group at the stage up to Alpe d'Huez at the 2003 Tour de France


9th Overall Vuelta a Burgos
10th Overall Volta a Catalunya
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Euskal Bizikleta
1st Stage 4
2nd Overall Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
4th Overall Vuelta a La Rioja
9th Paris–Camembert
10th Overall Vuelta a Aragón
10th Overall Vuelta a Asturias
10th Overall Vuelta a España
7th Overall Volta a Catalunya
4th Overall Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
9th Paris–Camembert
3rd Overall Vuelta a Murcia
3rd Subida a Urkiola
4th Euskal Bizikleta
5th Overall Tour de France
10th LuK Challenge Chrono
3rd Overall Vuelta a Asturias
5th Overall Euskal Bizikleta
7th Overall Clásica Internacional de Alcobendas
7th Clásica de San Sebastián
8th Overall Tour de France
8th Overall Euskal Bizikleta
10th Overall Vuelta a Castilla y León
4th Overall Tour de France
8th Gran Premio de Llodio
8th GP Internacional Paredes Rota dos Móveis
5th Overall Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
6th Overall Volta a Catalunya
9th Clásica de San Sebastián
10th Overall Vuelta a Mallorca
1st Stage 4 (TTT) Tour de France
3rd Overall Volta a Catalunya
8th Overall Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de l'Ain
1st Prologue
4th Overall Tour du Poitou-Charentes
4th Clásica de San Sebastián
4th Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
7th Clásica de San Sebastián
8th Overall Vuelta a Andalucía
6th Overall Tour de France
8th Overall Vuelta a Andalucía
10th Overall Critérium du Dauphiné
10th Overall Bayern–Rundfahrt
7th Clásica de San Sebastián
8th Overall Tour de France
6th Overall Tour of California
10th Overall Tour of California

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia  —  —  —  —  — 49  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —
A yellow jersey Tour de France  — 73 39 5 DNF 15 8 4 44 25 15 6 36 8 62 24 52
A red jersey Vuelta a España 10 43 11 40 34 44 14 25 DNF DNF 23 19  —

Did not finish = DNF.


  1. ^ a b "Haimar Zubeldia - Trek Factory Racing". Retrieved 2014-05-10. 
  2. ^ "RadioShack-Nissan-Trek announces lineup for 2012". VeloNews. Competitor Group, Inc. 5 December 2011. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Zubeldia announces end to 20-year career". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 17 July 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2018. 
  4. ^ a b "Haimar Zubeldia at RadioShack-Nissan-Trek". RadioShack-Nissan-Trek. 5 December 2011. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Giro Countdown: Cunego ready; Zubeldia resolute; Osa, Beloki realistic". VeloNews. Competitor Group, Inc. 6 May 2005. Retrieved 27 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Haimar Zubeldia wins 2010 Tour de l'Ain by a hair". Velonews. Competitor. 15 August 2010. Retrieved 30 September 2010. 
  7. ^ "Haimar Zubeldia at Cycling Archives". Cycling Archives. California. 28 December 2012. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "Haimar Zubeldia at Cycling Base". Cycling Base. California. 28 December 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 

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