Raúl Alcalá

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Alcalá and the second or maternal family name is Gallegos.
Raúl Alcalá
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Alcalá at the 1993 Tour de France
Personal information
Full name Raúl Alcalá Gallegos
Nickname The Dwarf
Born (1964-03-03) 3 March 1964 (age 51)
Monterrey, Mexico
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1985 Denti - Valtron
1986-1988 7-Eleven
1989-1992 PDM - Concorde
1993 Wordperfect
1994 Motorola
1998 Team GT
2010 Canel's Turbo
Major wins
2 stages Tour de France
Young rider classification 1987 Tour de France
1992 Clásica de San Sebastián
National Time Trial Championship (2010)

Raúl Alcalá Gallegos (born 3 March 1964) is a former professional road racing cyclist, who competed between 1985 and 1999 and again in 2008 and 2010. As an amateur, Alcalá competed in the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California, finishing in eleventh place[1] and 17th with his team in the 100 km team time trial. In 1986, Alcalá became the first Mexican cyclist to compete in the Tour de France. In the 1987 Tour de France, he won the young rider classification. In both 1989 and 1990, he won a stage in the Tour de France and finished in 8th place. In 2008, Alcalá returned to professional racing by competing in the Vuelta Chihuahua. In 2010, he won the national time trial championship at the age of 46. In early 2011, he stated his intention to race at the 2011 Pan American Games,[2] but eventually did not compete.

Palmarès[edit]

1985 — Team Dente
3rd overall – Redlands Classic
1986 – 7-Eleven Cycling Team
114th overall – Tour de France
2nd overall – Redlands Classic
1st – Prologue (time trial)
1987 – 7-Eleven Cycling Team
9th overall  – Tour de France
Jersey white.svg Maillot blanc – Best Young Rider Classification winner
1st overall – Coors International Bicycle Classic
2nd – Züri-Metzgete
1988 – 7-Eleven Cycling Team
20th overall – Tour de France
1989 – PDM - Concorde
1st overall – Tour of Mexico
1st – Points Competition
8th overall – Tour de France
1st – Stage 3 Luxembourg > Francorchamps
4th – Giro di Lombardia
5th – Züri-Metzgete
1990 – PDM - Concorde
8th overall – Tour de France
1st – Stage 7 Vittel > Epinal (ITT)
2nd – Stage 20 Lac de Vassivière (ITT)
1st overall – Vuelta a Asturias
1st overall – Tour of Mexico
1st – Points Competition
1st overall – Tour de Trump
1st – Prologue: Wilmington, DE (time trial)
1st – Stage 8: Allentown, PA to Easton, PA (time trial)
8th – La Flèche Wallonne
1991 – PDM - Concorde
3rd overall – Tirreno-Adriatico
1992 – PDM - Concorde
1st – Clásica de San Sebastián
21st overall – Tour de France
2nd overall – Tour of the Basque Country
2nd overall – Tirreno-Adriatico
4th – Giro di Lombardia
1993 – Wordperfect
1st overall – Tour DuPont
27th overall – Tour de France
2nd – Stage 8 Châlons Sur Marne › Verdun
1994 – Motorola
1st overall – Tour of Mexico
70th overall – Tour de France
1999
7th overall – Tour of Mexico
2010
MaillotMexicano.PNG Mexico Time Trial Championship

Grand Tours results[edit]

Grand Tour 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994
red jersey Vuelta  –  –  –  –  – 7 8  –  –
Pink jersey Giro  –  – 14  –  –  –  –  – WD
Yellow jersey Tour 114 9 20 8 8 WD 21 27 70

WD = Withdrew

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Raúl Alcalá Olympic Results". Sports Reference. Retrieved 25 May 2015. 
  2. ^ Thomas, Steve (18 February 2011). "Still rollin': A conversation with Raul Alcala". VeloNews. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 

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