José Enrique Gutiérrez

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José Enrique Gutiérrez
José Enrique Gutiérrez of Rock Racing.jpg
Personal information
Full name José Enrique Gutiérrez Cataluña
Born (1974-06-18) 18 June 1974 (age 42)
Valencia, Spain
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 78 kg (172 lb; 12.3 st)
Team information
Current team Orgullo Antioqueño
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climbing specialist
Professional team(s)
1998–2003 Kelme–Costa Blanca
2004–2006 Phonak
2007–2008 Team LPR
2009–2010 Rock Racing
2011– Gobernación de Antioquia–Indeportes Antioquia
Major wins
Vuelta a España, 1 stage

José Enrique Gutiérrez Cataluña (born 18 June 1974) is a Spanish professional road racing cyclist. His career highlights include second place overall at the 2006 Giro d'Italia, winning a stage of the Vuelta a España and two stages at the Dauphiné Libéré.

Gutiérrez's name was brought up in the 2006 Operación Puerto doping case, and he was immediately made "non-active" (although not, according to team manager John Lelangu, suspended or fired) and so did not compete in any further events in 2006. Due to the Floyd Landis doping case of the 2006 Tour de France, Phonak withdrew their sponsorship of the team and it hence folded. Gutiérrez then moved down a division to Team LPR.

In 2010, Gutiérrez retired,[1] but later came out of retirement to ride for Gobernación de Antioquia–Indeportes Antioquia in 2011.[2]

Results and Teams[edit]

1998 – Kelme–Costa Blanca
  • (First year as a professional)
1999 – Kelme–Costa Blanca
2000 – Kelme–Costa Blanca
  • Grande Prémio M.R. Cortez
2001 – Kelme–Costa Blanca
2002 – Kelme–Costa Blanca
2003 – Kelme–Costa Blanca
2004 – Phonak
2005 – Phonak
2006 – Phonak

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Giro d'Italia DNF DNF 2
Tour de France 25 29 41 28 49
Vuelta a España 36 DNF 31 DNF
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

References[edit]

  1. ^ "José Enrique Gutiérrez opts for retirement". Cyclingnews. 6 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Cossins, Peter (28 February 2011). "Gutierrez comes out of retirement". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 

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