Historic Overview Miguel Poblet

Rider

Overall Rank98
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 70 201
2. 1946 UD Sans 192 160
3. 1947 UD Sans 638 55
4. 1948 Minaco 531 72
5. 1949 Minaco 347 112
6. 1950 Minaco 0 1095
7. 1951 Minaco 353 111
8. 1952 Minaco 542 63
9. 1953 La Perle 156 216
10. 1954 La Perle 529 73
11. 1955 Splendid 1164 24
12. 1956 Splendid 1736 9
13. 1957 Ignis 2146 3
14. 1958 Ignis 2364 3
15. 1959 Ignis 1971 8
16. 1960 Ignis 1676 10
17. 1961 Ignis 438 101
18. 1962 Ignis 0 763
Overall: 14853 98

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