Historic Overview Miguel Poblet

Rider

Overall Rank106
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
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)

Seasons

Miguel Poblet - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1945 US Sans 70 204
2. 1946 U.D. Sans - Minaco 192 170
3. 1947 U.D. Sans - Alas Color - Minaco 616 60
4. 1948 Minaco 524 77
5. 1949 Minaco 339 119
6. 1950 Minaco 0 1111
7. 1951 Minaco 353 115
8. 1952 Minaco 527 68
9. 1953 La Perle - Hutchinson 151 227
10. 1954 Splendid - D'Alessandro 531 80
11. 1955 Splendid - D'Alessandro 1169 25
12. 1956 Girardengo - Icep 1702 11
13. 1957 Saint Raphaël - R. Geminiani - Dunlop - Quinquina 2161 3
14. 1958 Ignis 2343 4
15. 1959 Ignis - Frejus 1980 8
16. 1960 Ignis 1721 11
17. 1961 Ignis 441 112
18. 1962 Ignis 0 771
Overall: 14820 106