Historic Overview Miguel Poblet

Rider

Overall Rank79
NameMiguel POBLET
Country
  Spain
Date of birth18-Mar-1928 - Moncada y Reisach (Cataluna)
Date of death06-Apr-2013 - Barcelona (Cataluna)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Miguel Poblet

Miguel Poblet Orriols (18 March 1928 – 6 April 2013) was a Spanish professional cyclist, who had over 200 professional victories from 1944 to 1962. He was the first Spanish rider to wear the yellow jersey in the Tour de France, and in 1956 he became the first of only three riders to win stages in the three Grand Tours in the same year. (The other two are Pierino Baffi and Alessandro Petacchi.) He won the Milan–San Remo classic race on two occasions and took 26 stage wins in the three Grand Tours. His twenty-stage wins in the Giro d'Italia makes him the third most successful foreign rider in the "Giro" behind Eddy Merckx (25) and Roger De Vlaeminck (22). Poblet was of short stature who had great power, he was the first Spanish rider to be a specialist in one day races in an age when Spain only produced climbers. He had a lightning fast sprint, but could also climb well, taking the Spanish Mountain championships on three occasions and the mountainous Volta a Catalunya twice. His nickname whilst riding was "La Flecha Amarilla" (the Yellow Arrow) due to the yellow kit of his Ignis team.

source - Wikipedia

Major Victories

Milano - Sanremo 1957, 1959
Milano - Torino 1957
Volta Ciclista a Catalunya 1952, 1960
Sassari - Cagliari 1960
G.P. du Midi-Libre 1955
Giro d'Italia - stages 1956 (4), 1957 (4), 1958 (3), 1959 (3), 1960 (3), 1961 (3)
Tour de France - stages 1955 (2), 1956 (1)
Vuelta a España - stages 1956 (3)
Vuelta a Andalucia - Ruta del Sol - stages 1955 (1)
Corsa XX Settembre (Roma-Napoli-Roma) - stages 1957 (3), 1958 (5), 1959 (2), 1960 (3)
Paris - Nice - stages 1958 (1)
Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - stages 1947 (3), 1948 (2), 1949 (4), 1951 (2), 1952 (3), 1953 (2), 1954 (3), 1956 (4), 1957 (2), 1958 (1), 1959 (3), 1960 (3)
Vuelta a Tarragona - stages 1948 (1)
Driedaagse van Antwerpen - stages 1958 (1)
Vuelta a Asturias - stages 1954 (1)
Vuelta a Valencia - stages 1948 (1)
More results

Seasons

Miguel Poblet - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1945 US Sans 70 208
2. 1946 U.D. Sans - Minaco 192 177
3. 1947 U.D. Sans - Alas Color - Minaco 622 64
4. 1948 Minaco 532 84
5. 1949 Minaco 344 130
6. 1950 Minaco 0 1126
7. 1951 Minaco 341 127
8. 1952 Minaco 502 83
9. 1953 La Perle - Hutchinson 191 199
10. 1954 Splendid - D'Alessandro 627 68
11. 1955 Splendid - D'Alessandro 1610 10
12. 1956 Girardengo - Icep 1653 12
13. 1957 Saint Raphaël - R. Geminiani - Dunlop - Quinquina 2388 4
14. 1958 Ignis - Peña Solera - Doniselli 2605 3
15. 1959 Ignis - Frejus 2333 3
16. 1960 Ignis 2432 3
17. 1961 Ignis 434 118
18. 1962 Ignis - Moschettieri 0 784
Overall: 16876 79