Omar Fraile

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Omar Fraile
Cappelle-la-Grande - Quatre jours de Dunkerque, étape 5, 10 mai 2015, départ (A32).JPG
Omar Fraile in 2015
Personal information
Full name Omar Fraile Matarranza
Born (1990-07-17) 17 July 1990 (age 28)
Santurtzi, Spain
Team information
Current team Astana
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climber, Breakaway specialist
Professional team(s)
2012 Orbea
2013–2015 Caja Rural
2016–2017 Team Dimension Data
2018– Astana
Major wins

Grand Tours

Tour de France
1 individual stage (2018)
Giro d'Italia
1 individual stage (2017)
Vuelta a España
Mountains classification (2015, 2016)

Omar Fraile Matarranz (born 17 July 1990)[1] is a Spanish racing cyclist.[2] He is a winner of stages in the Tour de France & Giro d'Italia, and has twice won the Mountains classification in the Vuelta a España.

Career[edit]

Caja Rural (2013-2015)[edit]

He rode at the 2014 UCI Road World Championships. On 26 April 2015, Fraile won the Giro dell'Appennino from a small group of riders, outsprinting Stefano Pirazzi and Damiano Cunego.[3] The victory at Giro dell'Appennino was Omar's first professional victory. Later that year, Fraile won Stage 4 at the 4 Jours de Dunkerque. He rode in the 2015 Vuelta a España where he won the mountains classification,[4] by making well-timed breakaways in order to gain points for the classification.[5]

Team Dimension Data (2016-2017)[edit]

2016[edit]

Subsequently, Team Dimension Data announced that Fraile would join them for the 2016 season.[6] He was named in the start list for the 2016 Giro d'Italia,[7] but abandoned the race on Stage 5.[8] However before abandoning, Fraile managed to wear the Mountains Jersey on stage 3 after collecting enough points on stage 2. Fraile then won the Mountains classification at the Vuelta a Burgos. He then rode the Vuelta a España where he won the Mountains classification once again.[9]

2017[edit]

One week before riding the Giro d'Italia, Fraile finished 2nd on the final stage of the Tour de Yorkshire, and therefore 2nd in the general classification. On stage 11 of the Giro d'Italia, Fraile made the breakaway and ended up winning the stage in a sprint between his breakaway companions.[10] He also managed to pick up points for the Mountains classification which made him wear the Mountains Jersey for 2 days, after eventually losing it later in the race.

Astana (2018-present)[edit]

2018[edit]

At the Paris-Nice, Fraile finished 2nd on the final stage behind David de la Cruz in the sprint.[11] However a month later he took revenge by winning stage 5 at the Tour of the Basque Country.[12] At the end of april, Fraile won the bunch sprint on stage 1 at the Tour de Romandie.[13] Fraile finished 3rd at Spanish National Road Race Championships.[14]

In July 2018, he was named in the start list for the 2018 Tour de France.[15] He went on to win stage 14 of the race.[16] Fraile was placed #57 on the final general classification of the Tour de France 2018; total time of 85h 28min 12sec.[17]

On 4 August 2018, Fraile competed in Clásica de San Sebastián and was placed #24; 52 sec behind winner Julian Alaphilippe.[18]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

2013
10th Grand Prix de Plumelec-Morbihan
2015
Vuelta a España
1st Jersey blue dotted.png Mountains classification
Jersey red number.svg Combativity award Stages 3 & 9
1st Jersey polkadot.svg Mountains classification Tour of the Basque Country
1st Giro dell'Appennino
1st Stage 4 Four Days of Dunkirk
4th Classic Loire Atlantique
10th Overall Vuelta a Asturias
2016
Vuelta a España
1st Jersey blue dotted.png Mountains classification
Jersey red number.svg Combativity award Stage 6
1st Jersey red.svg Mountains classification Vuelta a Burgos
7th Gran Premio di Lugano
Giro d'Italia
Held Jersey blue.svg after Stage 2
2017
Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 11
Held Jersey blue.svg after Stages 12–13
2nd Overall Tour de Yorkshire
Jersey green number.svg Combativity award Stage 12 Vuelta a España
2018
1st Stage 14 Tour de France
1st Stage 1 Tour de Romandie
1st Stage 5 Tour of the Basque Country
3rd Road race, National Road Championships
Jersey green number.svg Combativity award Stage 17 Vuelta a España

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2015 2016 2017 2018
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia DNF 65
A yellow jersey Tour de France 57
A red jersey Vuelta a España 88 69 DNF 63
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Omar Fraile Matarranza". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 22 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Omar Fraile". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Fraile wins Giro dell'Appennino". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 26 April 2015. Retrieved 26 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "Vuelta a España 2015". Cycling Fever. Retrieved 21 August 2015. 
  5. ^ Puddicome, Stephen (13 September 2015). "Five talking points from stage 21 of the Vuelta a España". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 14 September 2015. 
  6. ^ O'Shea, Sadhbh (1 October 2015). "Haas and Fraile sign for Dimension Data". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 1 October 2015. 
  7. ^ "99th Giro d'Italia Startlist". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 6 May 2016. 
  8. ^ "Fraile abandons Giro, Sbaragli 11th". SuperSport. Retrieved 11 May 2016. 
  9. ^ "Vuelta a Espana #21: Omar Fraile crowned King of the Mountains". Retrieved 22 July 2018. 
  10. ^ "Fraile clinches Dimension Data's first Giro d'Italia stage win with long break | Cyclingnews.com". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 22 July 2018. 
  11. ^ "Paris-Nice, stage 8: De la Cruz takes stage, Soler steals overall win | VeloNews.com". VeloNews.com. 11 March 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018. 
  12. ^ "Tour of the Basque Country 2018 Stage 5: Fraile wins seven-up sprint, Roglic cements lead". Cyclingstage.com. Retrieved 22 July 2018. 
  13. ^ "Tour of Romandie: Astana's Omar Fraile wins first stage of Tour of Romandie". BBC Sport. 25 April 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018. 
  14. ^ "Results at the spanish road championship 2018". Cyclingnews. 24 June 2018. Retrieved 12 August 2018. 
  15. ^ "2018: 105th Tour de France: Start List". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 5 July 2017. 
  16. ^ "Tour de France 2018: Omar Fraile claims victory on stage 14 of Tour". BBC Sport. Retrieved 21 July 2018. 
  17. ^ "Cyclingnews Results Stage 21". Retrieved 3 August 2018. 
  18. ^ "Union Cycliste Internationale, Road, Results". Retrieved 5 August 2018. 

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