Historic Overview Alberto Fernández Blanco

Rider

Overall Rank486
NameAlberto FERNÁNDEZ BLANCO
Country
  Spain
Date of birth15-Jan-1955 - Cuena (Cantabria)
Date of death14-Dec-1984 - Pardilla (Burgos)
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Biography

Alberto Fernández Blanco (15 January 1955 - 14 December 1984) was a Spanish road racing cyclist. His son Alberto Fernández Sainz is also a road racing cyclist.

Fernández was born in Cuena, Cantabria. As an amateur, he won the Spanish mountain bike championships, and turned professional in 1978. During his career, he was nicknamed el Galleta ("the Biscuit"), because the town where he lived, Aguilar de Campoo, had several biscuit factories.

Fernández tested positive for the stimulant Methylphenidate (Ritalin) on stage 17 of the 1982 Vuelta a España.

His best results came during the last two years of his career. He finished 10th overall in the 1982 Tour de France, and 3rd in his first appearance in the 1983 Giro d'Italia. He also finished 3rd in the 1983 Vuelta a España, improving to 2nd in 1984, only 6 seconds behind winner Éric Caritoux (the shortest winning margin in any of the Grand Tours).

He and his wife died in a car accident in December 1984, just short of his 30th birthday.

source - Wikipedia

Badges

2

Major Victories

Vuelta al Pais Vasco 1980
Volta Ciclista a Catalunya 1982
Setmana Catalana 1983
Giro d'Italia - stages 1983 (2)
Vuelta al Pais Vasco - stages 1980 (1), 1982 (1)
Vuelta a España - stages 1983 (1)
Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - stages 1982 (1)
Setmana Catalana - stages 1981 (1), 1983 (1)
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Seasons

Alberto Fernández Blanco - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1978 Novostil - Helios 241 179
2. 1979 Moliner - Vereco 316 147
3. 1980 Teka 1075 38
4. 1981 Teka - Campagnolo 1192 36
5. 1982 Teka 1839 11
6. 1983 Zor - Gemeaz Cusin - Rossin 1699 10
7. 1984 Zor - Gemeaz Cusin 1187 23
Overall: 7549 486