Historic Overview Miguel Poblet

Rider

Overall Rank102
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 - Torino 1957
Milano - Sanremo 1957, 1959
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)

Seasons

Miguel Poblet - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1945 US Sans 70 204
2. 1946 U.D. Sans - Minaco 192 167
3. 1947 U.D. Sans - Alas Color - Minaco 623 56
4. 1948 Minaco 523 77
5. 1949 Minaco 350 114
6. 1950 Minaco 0 1107
7. 1951 Minaco 353 112
8. 1952 Minaco 527 67
9. 1953 La Perle - Hutchinson 153 223
10. 1954 Splendid - D'Alessandro 529 80
11. 1955 Splendid - D'Alessandro 1167 25
12. 1956 Girardengo - Icep 1700 10
13. 1957 Saint Raphaël - R. Geminiani - Dunlop - Quinquina 2157 3
14. 1958 Ignis 2384 3
15. 1959 Ignis - Frejus 1979 8
16. 1960 Ignis 1690 10
17. 1961 Ignis 440 109
18. 1962 Ignis 0 769
Overall: 14837 102