Jesús Hernández (cyclist)

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Jesús Hernández
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Personal information
Full nameJesús Hernández Blázquez
Born (1981-09-28) 28 September 1981 (age 37)
Ávila, Spain
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight58 kg (128 lb; 9.1 st)
Team information
Current teamPolartec–Kometa
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider (retired)
Directeur sportif
Rider typeClimbing specialist
Amateur team(s)
2002ONCE–Eroski (stagiaire)
2003FDB-Würth-ONCE
Professional team(s)
2004–2005Liberty Seguros
2006–2007Relax–GAM
2009–2010Astana
2011–2016Saxo Bank–SunGard[1]
2017Trek–Segafredo
Managerial team(s)
2018–Polartec–Kometa

Jesús Hernández Blázquez (born 28 September 1981) is a Spanish former road bicycle racer, who competed professionally between 2004 and 2017,[2] for the Liberty Seguros–Würth, Relax–GAM, Astana, Tinkoff and Trek–Segafredo teams. He now works as a directeur sportif for Polartec–Kometa.

Career[edit]

Born in Ávila, Hernández turned professional in 2004, and has taken part in the Vuelta a España three times, but withdrew on the first two occasions during the third week. He finished 19th in the 2009 event.

He is well known as being the long-term friend and domestique of Alberto Contador, accompanying Contador at each of his last four teams as a professional cyclist. During the Astana years Lance Armstrong applied to him the nickname "Sweet baby Jesus".

He rode his first Tour de France in 2010 with Astana being part of Contador's winning team, although that title was later stripped.

Major results[edit]

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 27 59 49
A yellow jersey Tour de France 138 90 43 DNF
A red jersey Vuelta a España DNF DNF 19 43 21 43 64
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cyclingnews.com Saxo Bank-SunGard signs Contador's top Spaniards 12 August 2010
  2. ^ "Brambilla signs for Trek-Segafredo". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 13 September 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2018. From the 2017 Trek-Segafredo squad, Haimar Zubeldia, Alberto Contador, and Jesús Hernández are retiring while Edward Theuns will move to Team Sunweb.

External links[edit]

Media related to Jesus Hernandez at Wikimedia Commons