José Luis Arrieta

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José Luis Arrieta
José Luis Arrieta - Tour de Romandie 2008.jpg
Arrieta at the 2008 Tour de Romandie
Personal information
Full name José Luis Arrieta Lujambio
Born (1971-06-15) 15 June 1971 (age 47)
San Sebastián, Spain
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb)
Team information
Current team Movistar Team
Discipline Road
Role Sporting director
Professional team(s)
1993–2005 Banesto
2006–2010 AG2R Prévoyance
Managerial team(s)
2011– Movistar Team
Major wins
Vuelta a España, 1 stage

José Luis Arrieta Lujambio (born 15 June 1971, in San Sebastián) is a retired Spanish professional road racing cyclist. He last rode for UCI ProTour team Ag2r–La Mondiale. He is now a sporting director for Movistar Team, the same franchise for which he rode earlier in his career when it was known as Banesto.

Arrieta was a devoted domestique for Miguel Indurain. L'Équipe said of him:

"He no longer counts the hours, the years, spent with his nose in the wind trying to protect his leader for as long as possible."[1]

Arrieta said:

Major results and Teams[edit]

1993 – Banesto
First year as a professional
1994 – Banesto
1997 – Banesto
1998 – Banesto
2000 – Banesto
2001 –
2002 –
1st, Metas Volantes Classification, Grande Premio M.R. Cortez/Mitsubishi (2.3)
1st, Stage 1, Vuelta Asturias (2.3)
2003 –
2004 – Illes Balears-Banesto
2005 – Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears
2006 – AG2R Prévoyance
1st, Stage 19, 2006 Vuelta a España


  1. ^ a b L'Équipe, 7 July 2007