Luis Alberto Herrera
El jardinerito de Fusagasugá
May 4, 1961
Valyin de Pereira
Lotería de Boyacá
Leche La Gran Vía
Varta Nacional A
Café de Colombia
Tour de France
Mountain Classification ( 1985, 1987) 3 Individual Stages
Mountain Classification ( 1989) 3 Individual Stages
Vuelta a España
( General Classification 1987)
Mountains Classification ( 1987, 1991) 2 Individual Stages
Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
General classification (1988, 1991)
Vuelta a Colombia
General classification (1984, 1985, 1986, 1988)
General classification (1982, 1983, 1984, 1986)
Infobox last updated on
January 10, 2007
Luis Alberto " Lucho" Herrera Herrera, known as " el jardinerito" ("the little gardener") (born May 4, 1961 in Fusagasugá, Colombia), is a retired Colombian road racing cyclist. Herrera was a professional from 1985 to 1992 but had a successful amateur career before that in Colombia.
He entered his first Vuelta a Colombia in 1981 where he finished 16th overall and 3rd in the New Rider competition.
Although he abandoned his second Vuelta a Colombia in 1982, he won Colombia's second major stage-race the [1 ] Clásico RCN. In 1983 Herrera won Clásico RCN again as well as two stages and finishing second overall to Alfonso Florez Ortiz in the 1983 Vuelta a Colombia. In 1984 he would win the [2 ] Vuelta a Colombia, the Clásico RCN as well as winning stage 17 to Alpe d'Huez in the 1984 Tour de France, becoming the first Colombian to win a stage of the race, and the first amateur cyclist to win a stage in the history of the Tour de France. He would win the Vuelta a Colombia and the Clásico RCN four times each but his greatest achievement was in 1987, when he won the Vuelta a España, the first South American to win a Grand Tour. Herrera also won the Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré in 1988 and 1991 and five " King of the Mountains" jerseys from the three Grand Tours.
Luis Herrera is the second rider to win the "
King of the Mountains jersey in all three Grand Tours. The first was Federico Bahamontes of Spain.
Major accomplishments [ edit ]
Grand Tours overall classification results timeline [ edit ]
WD = Withdrew
References [ edit ]
^ "31a Vuelta a Colombia 1981". Archived from the original on March 8, 2012 . Retrieved . October 20, 2007
^ "33a Vuelta a Colombia". Archived from the original on March 8, 2012 . Retrieved . October 20, 2007
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