Jesús Hernández (cyclist)

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Hernández and the second or maternal family name is Blázquez.
Jesús Hernández
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Personal information
Full name Jesús Hernández Blázquez
Born (1981-09-28) 28 September 1981 (age 34)
Ávila, Spain
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 58 kg (128 lb; 9.1 st)
Team information
Current team Tinkoff-Saxo
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climbing specialist
Amateur team(s)
2002 ONCE-Eroski (stagiaire)
2003 FDB-Würth-ONCE
Professional team(s)
2004–2005 Liberty Seguros
2006–2007 Relax-Gam
2009–2010 Astana
2011– Saxo Bank-SunGard[1]
Infobox last updated on
5 January 2014

Jesús Hernández Blázquez (born 28 September 1981) is a Spanish road bicycle racer for Tinkoff-Saxo of the UCI World Tour.[2] 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 long-term friend and domestique of Alberto Contador - accompanying Contador from Liberty Seguros to Astana to Saxobank/Tinkoff. 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 and his second in 2011 with Saxo Bank-SunGard.


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