Rafael Valls

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Rafael Valls
Antwerpen - Tour de France, étape 3, 6 juillet 2015, départ (102).JPG
Valls winning stage 2 of the 2015 Tour de France.
Personal information
Full name Rafael Valls Ferri
Born (1987-06-25) 25 June 1987 (age 29)
Cocentaina, Spain
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Weight 64 kg (141 lb)
Team information
Current team Lotto–Soudal
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climber
Amateur team(s)
2007 Relax–GAM (stagiaire)
2008 Scott–American Beef (stagiaire)
Professional team(s)
2009 Burgos Monumental-Castilla y León
2010–2011 Footon–Servetto–Fuji
2012–2013 Vacansoleil–DCM[1]
2014–2015 Lampre–Merida
2016– Lotto–Soudal
Major wins

Stage races

Tour of Oman (2015)
Infobox last updated on
16 March 2016
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Valls and the second or maternal family name is Ferri.

Rafael Valls Ferri (born 25 June 1987 in Cocentaina) is a Spanish professional road bicycle racer for UCI ProTeam Lotto–Soudal.

Career[edit]

Valls left Vacansoleil–DCM at the end of the 2013 season, and joined Lampre–Merida for the 2014 season.[2] In 2015, Valls had his biggest victory to date by winning the Tour of Oman and its fourth stage.[3] In September 2015 it was announced that Valls would join Lotto–Soudal from 2016 on a two-year deal.[4]

Palmarès[edit]

2008
9th Overall Grand Prix du Portugal
2009
4th Overall Circuito Montañés
10th Overall Tour de l'Avenir
2010
2nd Trofeo Inca
3rd Overall Tour de San Luis
1st Stage 2
1st Jersey red.svg Mountains classification
9th Trofeo Deia
2014
8th Overall Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
2015
1st Overall Jersey red.svg Tour of Oman
1st Stage 4
8th Overall Paris–Nice[5]
8th Overall Volta a Catalunya
2016
8th Overall Tour Down Under

References[edit]

  1. ^ Atkins, Ben (3 January 2012). "Vacansoleil-DCM presented with twelve new riders for 2012". VeloNation. VeloNation LLC. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Spanish reinforcement: Rafael Valls Ferri in Lampre-Merida". Lampre–Merida. New Master SRL. 12 September 2013. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Rafael Valls jubilant after winning 2015 Tour of Oman". Velonews. 22 February 2015. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Lotto Soudal sign Rafa Valls on two-year contract". cyclingnews.com. 25 September 2015. Retrieved 7 November 2015. 
  5. ^ "Richie Porte takes Paris-Nice overall victory". cyclingnews.com. 15 March 2015. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 

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