Óscar Sevilla

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Óscar Sevilla
Oscar Sevilla 2013.jpg
Sevilla in 2013
Personal information
Full name Óscar Miguel Sevilla Ribera
Nickname El Niño
Born (1976-09-29) 29 September 1976 (age 41)
Ossa de Montiel, Spain
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 62 kg (137 lb)
Team information
Current team Medellín–Inder
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climbing specialist
Amateur team(s)
2012 Empacadora San Marcos
Professional team(s)
1998–2003 Kelme–Costa Blanca
2004 Phonak
2005–2006 T-Mobile Team
2007 Relax-Gam
2008–2010 Rock Racing
2011 Gobernación de Antioquia–Indeportes Antioquia
2013–2016 EPM–UNE
2017– Medellín–Inder
Major wins
Vuelta a Asturias (2006)

Óscar Miguel Sevilla Ribera (born 29 September 1976, in Ossa de Montiel, Albacete Province), nicknamed El Niño, is a Spanish professional road bicycle racer. He is a climber with a pedigree in stage races, having finished in the top ten of the Tour de France and Vuelta a España several times.[1]

Biography[edit]

He turned professional in 1998 for Spanish team Kelme–Costa Blanca, and his big breakthrough came in the 2001 edition of the Tour de France. Here, he showed himself as a great climber, ranking 7th in the overall General classification, and winning the young rider classification as the rider of 25 years of age or younger with the highest position in the general classification. After the Tour de France, he continued his great form in the 2001 Vuelta a España. He wore the leader's jersey until the final uphill time trial stage in Madrid, which he lost to winner Ángel Casero.

In the 2002 Vuelta a España, intra-team rivalry with Aitor González saw him finish fourth in the General classification, despite the team's initial assurances that he would be the only leader. González's racing in the very difficult Angliru mountain stage saw Sevilla lose valuable time that he was not able to recover in the later stages of the race, and Gonzalez took over the lead on the final stage, overtaking previous leader Roberto Heras.

After a lacklustre 2003 season, Sevilla was injured in the 2003 World Cycling Championship in a crash, resulting in a serious back injury. The 2004 season saw Sevilla start with the Swiss team Phonak in support of Tyler Hamilton's bid for the 2004 Tour de France. As Hamilton sustained an injury, Sevilla assumed the leader's mantle, although without good results. He then switched to T-Mobile Team for the 2005 season.

Since then he has fought to achieve the same great results, but his 2005 season on German team T-Mobile Team initially saw him ride as a domestique for Jan Ullrich in the 2005 Tour de France. Here, he helped Ullrich finish 3rd overall, and Sevilla's climbing improved, as well as his morale. He rode the 2005 Vuelta a España as team captain and ranked 7th overall.

He was linked to Operación Puerto doping case. After he was initially named in the investigation, Sevilla was still able to ride and won the Vuelta Asturias. On the day before the Tour de France, Ullrich and Sevilla were explicitly linked to the investigation and not allowed to start the 2006 Tour de France. On 20 July 2006, Oscar Sevilla was fired from T-Mobile in relation to the aforementioned accusations.

He rode for Relax-GAM for the 2007 season and Rock Racing for the 2008 season. He rode for Gobernación de Antioquía in the 2011 Tour of Utah.

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

1999
7th Overall Tour de Romandie
1st Stage 4 Tour de Romandie
2000
1st Trofeo Luis Ocana
1st Memorial Manuel Galera
2nd Overall Volta a Catalunya
2nd Overall Vuelta a Burgos
2001
2nd Overall Vuelta a España
4th Overall Tour de Romandie
4th Overall Vuelta a Burgos
7th Overall 2001 Tour de France
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
2002
4th Overall, Vuelta a España
2nd Classique des Alpes
6th Overall Vuelta a Castilla y León
2004
3rd Overall Dauphiné Libéré
2005
7th Overall Vuelta a España
2006
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Vuelta Asturias
1st Stage 2
2007
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Route du Sud
1st Stage 2
5th Overall Volta a Catalunya
1st Stage 4
5th Overall Vuelta a Castilla y León
6th Overall Tour of Austria
2008
1st Stage 9 Vuelta a Colombia
1st Reading Classic
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Clásico RCN
2nd National Road Race Championships
5th Overall Tour of Qinghai Lake
6th Overall Tour of Georgia
2009
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overal Vuelta Chihuahua Internacional
1st Stage 2 Vuelta Asturias
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Cascade Cycling Classic
4th Overall Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid
4th Overall Vuelta a La Rioja
2010
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Vuelta Mexico
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Vuelta Antioquia
1st Overall Clásica Nacional Marco Fidel Suárez
1st Stage 1
2nd Overall Vuelta a Colombia
1st Stages 1 (TTT) & 14 (ITT)
2011
1st Overall GP Internacional de Café
1st Prologue & Stage 1
1st Overall Vuelta a Antioquia
1st Prologue Vuelta al Valle del Cauca
1st Prologue Vuelta al Tolima
4th Overall Tour of Utah
5th Overall Vuelta a Colombia
1st Stages 3 (TTT), 8 & 9
2012
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Vuelta Mexico
1st Stage 2
1st Overall Vuelta a Boyacà
1st Stages 2 & 5
1st Overall Clásico RCN
1st Points classification
1st Prologue, Stages 3 & 9
1st Overall Vuelta a Chiriquí
1st Stage 6
2nd Overall Clásica Nacional Ciudad de Anapoima
2nd Overall Vuelta al Tolima
4th Overall Vuelta a Cundinamarca
1st Stage 3
2013
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Vuelta a Colombia
1st Stage 4
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour do Rio
1st Stage 4
1st Overall Clásica Rionegro con Futuro-Aguas de Rionegro
1st Prologue, Stages 1 & 2
1st Overall Clásica Nacional Ciudad de Anapoima
1st Stages 2 & 3
1st Overall Vuelta al Tolima
1st Prologue & Stage 2
1st Overall Vuelta a Antioquia
1st Stages 1 & 3
1st Stage 10 Clásico RCN
2nd Overall Clásica de Fusagasugá
1st Stage 1
2014
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Vuelta a Colombia
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stage 1 (Team Time Trial) & 5
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour do Rio
1st Stage 1
1st Overall Vuelta al Tolima
1st Prologue, Stages 3 & 4
1st Overall Clásica Nacional Ciudad de Anapoima
1st Stages 2 & 3
1st Overall Vuelta al Valle del Cauca
1st Stage 3
1st Overall Clásica Rionegro con Futuro-Aguas de Rionegro
1st Stage 1
1st Overall Clásica de Fusagasugá
1st Stage 3
1st Stage 3 Clásica Club Deportivo Boyacá
1st Stage 3 Clásico RCN
1st Stages 1 & 5 Vuelta a Chiriquí
2nd UCI America Tour
3rd Overall Vuelta a Guatemala
1st Prologue & Stage 5
4th Overall Tour do Brasil
4th Overall Volta de Ciclismo Internacional do Estado de São Paulo
4th Overall Vuelta a Antioquia
2015
1st Overall Jersey yellow.svg Vuelta a Colombia
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stages 9 & 13 (ITT)
1st Overall Clásica Nacional Ciudad de Anapoima
1st Stage 2
1st Overall Vuelta a Antioquia
1st Stage 1
1st Overall Vuelta a Chiriquí
1st Stages 3 & 9
1st Overall Vuelta al Valle del Cauca
1st Stage 3
1st Tocancipá
1st Stage 2 Clásica Nacional Marco Fidel Suárez
1st Stage 2 Clásica Rionegro con Futuro-Aguas de Rionegro
1st Stage 1 Tour de Rio
2nd Overall Circuito Internacional Baja California Sur
2016
1st Overall Vuelta al Valle del Cauca
1st Stages 4 & 5
1st Overall Clásica Nacional Ciudad de Anapoima
1st Stages 1 & 3
1st Overall Vuelta a Antioquia
1st Stage 3
1st Overall Vuelta a Santander
1st Stage 1
1st Overall Clásico RCN
1st Stage 2
1st Stages 2 (TTT), 5 & 8 Vuelta a Chiriquí
2nd Overall Vuelta a Colombia
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stages 1 (ITT)
3rd Overall Clasico El Colombiano
4th Overall Clásica Ramón Emilio Arcila
5th Overall Clásica Club Deportivo Boyacá
1st Stage 2
2017
1st Jersey red.svg Overall Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid
1st Overall Vuelta al Valle del Cauca
1st Stages 2 & 3
1st Overall Clásica Nacional Ciudad de Anapoima
1st Stages 1 & 3
2nd Overall Vuelta a San Juan
2nd Overall Tour of Ankara
1st Stage 4
3rd Overall Vuelta a Asturias
4th Winston-Salem Cycling Classic
6th Overall Vuelta Castilla y Leon
9th Vuelta a Colombia

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Giro d'Italia 13 16
Tour de France 7 DNF 24 18
Vuelta a España 14 2 4 12 22 7
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

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