Xavier Florencio

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Xavier Florencio
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Personal information
Full name Xavier Florencio Cabré
Born (1979-12-26) December 26, 1979 (age 37)
Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 59 kg (130 lb)
Team information
Current team Team Katusha–Alpecin
Discipline Road
Role Rider (retired)
Directeur sportif
Professional team(s)
2001–2003 ONCE–Eroski
2004–2005 Relax-Fuenlabrada
2006–2008 Bouygues Télécom
2009–2010 Cervélo TestTeam
2011 Geox–TMC
2012–2013 Team Katusha[1]
Managerial team(s)
2014– Team Katusha
Major wins
Clásica de San Sebastián (2006)
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Florencio and the second or maternal family name is Cabré.

Xavier Florencio Cabré (born December 26, 1979 in Tarragona, Catalonia) is a Spanish former professional road bicycle racer, who competed as a professional between 2001 and 2013.[2] Over his career, Florencio competed for ONCE–Eroski, Relax-Fuenlabrada, Bouygues Télécom, Cervélo TestTeam, Geox–TMC and Team Katusha.


Florencio rode in 2009 and 2010 for Cervélo TestTeam, after he spent the previous three seasons with ProTour team Bouygues Télécom.

In 2010, Florencio was supposed to start at the 97th Tour de France, but was withdrawn from the team's roster because he had "been using a substance containing ephedrine to treat a saddle discomfort." This violated the team's internal policies.[3] He has criticized the team's handling of the situation and feels that it has kept him from being able to find a new team, following Cervélo TestTeam's demise.

He spent the 2011 season at Geox–TMC and then moved to Team Katusha. Florencio remained with the team until the end of 2013, when he retired from cycling as a rider, but joined the squad's managerial structure as a directeur sportif.[2]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

1st National Junior Road Race Championships
1st, 8th Stage, Tour de l'Avenir
3rd, Vuelta a La Rioja
5th, GP CTT Correios de Portugal
5th, Ronde van Nederland
5th, Vuelta Valenciana
6th Tour Down Under
1st, Clásica de San Sebastián
3rd, Overall, Tour de l'Ain
4th, National Road Race Championships
9th, Clásica de San Sebastián
3rd Overall Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
1st, Points classification
3rd Overall Tour du Limousin
9th Clásica de San Sebastián

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia
A yellow jersey Tour de France 46 101
A red jersey Vuelta a España 90 98 DNF DNF 36 59 104 105
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish


  1. ^ Stokes, Shane (26 October 2011). "Katusha Team confirms its eleven new signings for 2012 season". VeloNation. VeloNation LLC. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Stokes, Shane (26 October 2013). "Florencio explains narrowing of Iliac artery has forced his retirement, will take up a sporting director role with Katusha". VeloNation. VeloNation LLC. Retrieved 19 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Cervelo TestTeam's Xavier Florencio Out of 2010 Tour de France". Roadcycling.com. Retrieved 2014-08-17. 

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