Historic Overview Miguel Poblet

Rider

Overall Rank100
NameMiguel POBLET
Country
  Spain
Date of birth18-Mar-1928 - Moncada y Reisach (Cataluna)
Date of death06-Apr-2013 - Barcelona (Cataluna)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Miguel Poblet - Scores by Season


Seasons

YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1945 US Sans 70 200
2. 1946 UD Sans 192 159
3. 1947 UD Sans 623 55
4. 1948 Minaco 520 72
5. 1949 Minaco 339 112
6. 1950 Minaco 0 1056
7. 1951 Minaco 353 110
8. 1952 Minaco 531 63
9. 1953 La Perle 153 215
10. 1954 La Perle 520 72
11. 1955 Splendid 1140 24
12. 1956 Splendid 1700 9
13. 1957 Ignis 2103 3
14. 1958 Ignis 2316 3
15. 1959 Ignis 1930 8
16. 1960 Ignis 1640 10
17. 1961 Ignis 429 101
18. 1962 Ignis 0 755
Overall: 14559 100

Biography

Miguel Poblet i 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