Iñaki Lejarreta

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Iñaki Lejarreta Errasti
Iñaki Lejarreta.jpg
Personal information
Full name Iñaki Lejarreta Errasti
Nickname leja
Born (1983-09-01)1 September 1983
Berriz, Spain
Died 16 December 2012(2012-12-16) (aged 29)
Iurreta, Spain
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 64–68 kg (141–150 lb)
Team information
Discipline Mountain bike racing
Rider type Cross-country
Professional team(s)
Orbea

Iñaki Lejarreta Errasti (1 September 1983 – 16 December 2012) was a Spanish mountain biker. He was a junior world champion in 2001, and national mountain bike champion in 2007. He competed in the cross-country cycling at the 2008 Beijing Olympics,[1] and was professionally part of the Orbea cycling team. In 2012, Lejarreta was killed in a training accident when his cycle was struck by a car. He was 29.[2][3]

Track Record (only top 20)[edit]

2012[4]

  • 20th World Championship – Saalfelden, Austria
  • 3rd Spanish Championship – Lorca, Murcia
  • 1st C.C.International – Val de Lord, Lleida
  • 2nd C.C.Internacional – Banyoles, Lleida
  • 4th French Cup – St.Raphael, France
  • 4th Portugal Cup – Diverlanhoso, Portugal
  • 5th French Cup – Meribel, France
  • 6th French Cup – Super Besse, France
  • 6th Belgacom – Stoumont, Belgium
  • 14th Bundesliga – Albstadt, Germany
  • 17th World Cup – Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
  • 1st road race - Lazkao, Gipuzkoa

2011

  • 7th World Cup – Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
  • 14th World Championship – Champery, Switzerland
  • 2nd Spanish Championship – Becerril de la Sierra, Madrid
  • 12th World Cup – Offenburg, Germany
  • 1st C.C.International – Val de Lord, Lleida
  • 1st Portugal Cup – Seia, Portugal
  • 1st Andalucia Bike Race 3th[clarification needed] stage – Cordoba, Cordoba
  • 2nd Andalucia Bike Race 1st stage – Cordoba, Cordoba
  • 2nd Andalucia Bike Race 2nd stage – Cordoba, Cordoba
  • 4th French Cup – St.Raphael, France
  • 4th Spanish Cup – Madrid, Madrid
  • 1st in 10 races

2010

  • 8th European Championship – Haifa, Israel
  • 1st Overall Spanish Cup (MTB)
  • 1st Spanish Cup – Huelva, Huelva
  • 1st Spanish Cup – Aviles, Asturias
  • 1st Spanish Cup – Cueva del Soplao, Cantabria
  • 10th World Cup – Offenburg, Germany
  • 31st World Championship – Mont Sainte Anne, Canada
  • 2nd Bundesliga – Münsingen, Germany
  • 2nd Spanish Cup– Banyoles, Girona
  • 2nd Spanish Cup – Val de Lord, Lleida
  • 2nd Spanish Cup – Port Aine, Lleida
  • 4th Spanish Championship – Montjuic, Barcelona
  • 9th Bundesliga – Heubach, Germany
  • 16th World Cup – Windham, USA
  • 18th World Cup – Dalby Forest, United Kingdom

2009

  • 8th World Cup – Madrid, Spain
  • 1st Spanish Cup – Berriz, Bizkaia
  • 20th World Championship – Canberra, Australia
  • 3rd Spanish Cup – Aviles, Asturias
  • 4th Spanish Championship – Montjuic, Barcelona
  • 4th Switzerland Cup – Winterthur, Switzerland
  • 14th World Cup – Schladming, Austria
  • 17th World Cup – Offenburg, Germany
  • 18th European Championship – Zoetermeer, Netherlands

2008

  • 8th Olympic Games – Beijing, China
  • 8th World Championship – Comezzadura, Italy
  • 9th World Cup – Vallnord, Andorra
  • 3rd French Cup – St.Raphael, France
  • 4th Spanish Championship – Port Aine, Lleida
  • 4th Spanish Cup – Aviles, Asturias
  • 15th World Cup – Offenburg, Germany
  • 17th World Cup – Houffalize, Belgium

2007

  • 10th World Cup – Houffalize, Belgium
  • 1st Spanish Cup – Ager, Lleida
  • 1st second stage in Tour of Cataluña - Calaf, Lleida
  • 2nd French Cup – Montgenevre, France
  • 3rd Spanish Championship – Ramales, Cantabria
  • 3rd French Cup – St. Flour, France
  • 5th Switzerland Cup – Schaan, Switzerland
  • 6th Switzerland Cup – Hasliberg, Switzerland
  • 15th World Cup – Monta Sainte Anne, Canada
  • 15th World Cup – Maribor, Slovenia
  • 18th World Cup – Champery, Switzerland

2006[5]

  • 6th Roc d’Azur Classic – Frejus, France
  • 1st Cataluña Internacional Championship - Calaf

2005[6]

  • 1st U23 Basque Country Championship (Road)
  • 2nd U23 Spanish Championship - Vilaboa
  • 1st U23 Basque Country Championship (Road)

2004

  • 3rd World Cup (1st U23) – Livigno, Italy
  • 4th U23 World Championship – Les Gets, France
  • 2nd U23 European Championship – Wallbryzch, Poland
  • 10th World Cup Overall (2nd U23)
  • 3rd Team Relay European Championship – Wallbryzch, Poland
  • 14th World Cup (1st U23) – Schladming, Austria
  • 1st Spanish Cup – Candeleda

2003

  • 1st Overall Spanish Cup
  • 1st in 4 stages of Spanish Cup

2002

  • 3rd U23 European Championship – Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2nd U23 Spanish Championship – San Isidro

2001

  • 1st Junior World Championship – Vail, Colorado U.S.A
  • 3rd Team Relay World Championship – Vail, Colorado U.S.A
  • 9th Junior Time Trial World Championship – Lisboa, Portugal (Road)
  • 1st Junior Spanish Championship - Vigo
  • 1st Overall Junior Spanish Cup
  • 1st all stages of Junior Spanish Cup
  • 1st Olympic pursuit Spanish Championship - Logroño (Track)
  • 3rd Individual pursuit Spanish Championship - Logroño (Track)
  • 1st in three stages of Basque Country Cup (Road)
  • 1st Main stage of Vuelta Pamplona (Road)
  • 1st Time Trial of Vuelta Pamplona (Road)
  • 3rd Overall Vuelta Pamplona (Road)
  • 1st Time Trial race in France (Road)
  • 1st Time Trial Bizkaia Championship (Road)
  • 1st Time Trial Junior Grand Prix des Nations – St.Romain, France (Road)

2000

  • 1st Team Relay World Championship – Sierra Nevada, Spain
  • 2nd Junior World Championship – Sierra Nevada, Spain
  • 8th Junior European Championship – Rennen, Netherlands
  • 2nd Junior Spanish Championship - Candanchú
  • 1st Junior Spanish Cup - Girona
  • 1st in two stages of Basque Country Cup (Road)
  • 3rd Overall Vuelta La Rioja (Road)

1999

  • 1st Spanish Championship – Sierra Nevada, Spain
  • 1st in four stages of Basque Country Cup (Road)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Iñaki Lejarreta". Sports Reference. 2012-12-17. Archived from the original on 2012-12-16. Retrieved 2012-12-17. 
  2. ^ "Inaki Lejarreta killed in accident". ESPN. 2012-12-16. Retrieved 2012-12-16. 
  3. ^ "Iñaki Lejarreta killed in training accident". cyclingnews.com. 2012-12-16. Retrieved 2012-12-16. 
  4. ^ Injury: Broken rib (11/05/2012)
  5. ^ 2005 and 2006 hyperthyroid disease
  6. ^ 2005 and 2006 hyperthyroid disease

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