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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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