José Luis Rubiera

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José Luis Rubiera
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Personal information
Full name José Luis Rubiera Vigil
Nickname Chechu
Born (1973-01-27) January 27, 1973 (age 45)
Gijón, Spain
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 69 kg (152 lb)
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1995 Artiach
1996–2000 Kelme–Artiach
2001–2007 U.S. Postal Service
2008–2009 Astana
2010 Team RadioShack
Major wins
Giro d'Italia, 2 stages
Tour de France, 3 Stages

José Luis Rubiera Vigil (born 27 January 1973 in Gijón) is a Spanish former professional road bicycle racer. He last rode for the UCI ProTour team Team RadioShack.

Rubiera won his first professional race at the 1997 Giro d'Italia, winning stage 19. His climbing ability was instrumental in leading Lance Armstrong to five of his Tour de France victories, most famously leading Armstrong up the start of Alpe d'Huez in 2001. He earned an engineering degree in 2004, while balancing his race schedule and studies. He is very respected in the peloton and was elected as deputy to the cyclists' representative council of the UCI ProTour.

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

10th Overall, Giro d'Italia
1st, Stage 19
1st Overall, Volta ao Alentejo
1st, Stage 3b (ITT)
6th Overall, Vuelta a España
8th Overall, Giro d'Italia
1st, Stage 13
1st, Subida al Naranco
2nd Overall, Vuelta a Burgos
1st, King of the Mountains
7th Overall, Vuelta a España
2nd Overall, Vuelta a Burgos
1st, Stage 4 (TTT), Tour de France
1st, Stage 4 (TTT), Tour de France
2nd, Châteauroux Classic
1st, Stage 4 (TTT), Tour de France
3rd Overall, Volta ao Algarve
3rd Overall, Vuelta a Castilla y León
9th Overall, Paris–Nice
10th Overall, Volta ao Algarve
1st, Stage 8, Tour of Qinghai Lake
1st, Stage 2, Vuelta a Murcia
10th Overall, Tour of California
10th Overall, Vuelta a Castilla y León

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Giro d'Italia 10 13 DNF 8 13 39 15 44
Tour de France 38 22 19 19 35 91
Vuelta a España 26 6 11 7 51 80 85 22 DNF
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

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