Julio Jiménez

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Julio Jiménez
Julio Jiménez 1969 Ajman stamp.jpg
Jiménez on a 1969 UAE stamp
Personal information
Full name Julio Jiménez Muñoz
Nickname La pulga de Ávila (The Flea of Avila), The Watchmaker of Avila[1]
Born 28 October 1934 (1934-10-28) (age 82)
Ávila, Spain
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climber
Professional team(s)
1959 Bilbao-Goyoaga
1960–1961 Catigene
1962–1963 Faema
1964–1965 KAS-Kaskol
1966 Ford France-Geminiani
1966 KAS-Kaskol
1967–1968 Bic
1969 Eliolona
Major wins

Spain National Road Race Champion
Giro d'Italia, 4 stages
Tour de France, 5 stages

King of the Mountains, 3 times

Vuelta a España, 3 stages

King of the Mountains, 3 times

Julio Jiménez Muñoz (born 28 October 1934) is a Spanish former professional road racing cyclist. Known as a climbing specialist, he captured six King of the Mountains jerseys at the Grand Tours. In 1965, he became one of (now) four riders to complete the Tour/Vuelta double by winning both Tour's mountains competition in the same year.

Major results[edit]

1963
King of the Mountains – Vuelta a España
1964 – Kas-Kaskol
King of the Mountains – Vuelta a España
2 stages – Vuelta a España
Tour de France
2nd, King of the Mountains
7th, General Classification
2 stages
1965 – Kas-Kaskol
Tour de France
Winner Mountains classification
2 stages
King of the Mountains – Vuelta a España
1 stage – Vuelta a España
1966 – Ford-France-Hutchinson
Tour de France
Winner Mountains classification
1 stage
Giro d'Italia
2 stages
1967 – Spain
Tour de France
Winner Mountains classification
2nd overall
1968 – Spain
Giro d'Italia
2 stages
Tour de France
3rd, King of the Mountains
30th, General Classification

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clarke, Stuart (5 November 2015). "13 of the strangest nicknames in cycling". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 11 May 2016. 

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