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PEDRO DELGADO

Date of birth: 15/04/60
From: Segovia, Spain
Teams: Banesto (1990-1994), Reynolds (1988-1989), PDM (1986-1987), MG-Seat-Orbea (1985), Orbea (1984), Reynolds (1982-3)



Pedro Delgado career profile

Talented climber Pedro Delgado was Spain?s third ever winner of the Tour de France [in 1988] as well as a double winner of the Tour of Spain.

Famous for his explosive attacks in the high mountains, Delgado?s ding-dong battle with Stephen Roche in the 1987 Tour was one of the most memorable of the decade. Delgado lost the race in the final time trial.

Other high points of Delgado?s career include a controversial victory in the 1985 Vuelta, where the Segovia-born pro wrenched the overall win from Scotland?s Robert Millar thanks to an alliance between the Spanish teams and the incompetence of Millar?s directeur sportif of the time.

His Tour win in 1988 was also clouded in controversy after Delgado tested positive during the race for probecenid, a substance banned by the International Olympic Committee but not by the UCI.

After taking a second Vuelta win in 1989, Delgado was increasingly overshadowed by the rise of team-mate Miguel Indurain. After several years as Indurain?s domestique de luxe – and two more podium places in the Vuelta – he retired in 1994.

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Pedro Delgado results

1994
Tour of Spain, third overall

1993
Catalan Week, stage and overall
Tour of Spain, sixth overall
Tour de France, ninth overall.

1992
Tour of Spain, third overall and stage
Tour de France, sixth overall

1991
Tour of Burgos, stage and overall
Subida a Urkiola
Vuelta a los Puertos
Tour de France, ninth overall

1990
Catalan Week, stage and overall
GP Navarre
Tour de France, fourth overall
Tour of Spain, second overall

1989
Tour of Spain, three stages and overall
GP Naquera
Tour de France, third overall

1988
GP Navarre
Tour de France, stage and overall
GP Naquera
Tour of Italy, seventh

1987
Tour de France, stage and second overall
Tour of Spain, fourth overall

1986
Tour de France, stage
Tour of Spain, tenth overall

1985
Tour de France, stage and sixth overall
Tour of Spain, stage and overall

1984
Tour of Spain, fourth overall

1983
Tour of Aragon, stage and overall
Tour of the Mining Valleys, stage

1982
Tour of Cantabria, stage (sector)
Zaragoza – Sabiñanigo
Trofeo de Avila


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