Historic Overview Pedro Delgado

Rider

Overall Rank48
NamePedro DELGADO
Country
  Spain
Date of birth15-Apr-1960 - Segovia (Castilla y Leon)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Pedro Delgado

Pedro Delgado Robledo (pronounced [ˈpeðɾo delˈɣaðo ɾoˈbleðo]; born April 15, 1960), also known as Perico ([peˈɾiko]), is a Spanish former professional road bicycle racer. He won the 1988 Tour de France, as well as the Vuelta a España in 1985 and 1989.

Delgado is 171 centimetres tall (5 ft 7-1/2 in) and used to weigh 64 kilograms (141 lb). He was a good climber, with an aggressive style, making cycling a spectacle, which gained him fans. On one hand, there were days when he was extremely successful attacking. On the other, he occasionally suffered from big losses of time due to mistakes or strokes of bad luck. He was also a good time-trialist until the nineties, when it became difficult for him to adapt to technical changes in the time-trial bicycles.

The ending of the 1987 Tour de France and the 1985 Vuelta a España and the whole 1989 Tour are among his more memorable participations in major competitions. Delgado tested positive for the known masking agent, probenecid, during the 1988 tour, was allowed to continue racing and was not charged with any doping offence. Delgado was such a consistently strong rider that he finished in the top 10 of eighteen Grand Tours.

He works now as a sports commentator for Televisión Española during important cycling events.

Delgado inspired the name of the Scottish indie-rock band The Delgados.

source - Wikipedia

Badges

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Major Victories

Tour de France 1988
Vuelta a España 1985, 1989
Setmana Catalana 1993
Tour de France - stages 1985 (1), 1986 (1), 1987 (1), 1988 (1)
Vuelta a España - stages 1985 (1), 1989 (3), 1992 (1)
Setmana Catalana - stages 1990 (1), 1993 (1)
Tour de l'Avenir - stages 1979 (1)
More results

Seasons

Pedro Delgado - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1979 Individual 39 423
2. 1981 Teka - Campagnolo 1 799
3. 1982 Reynolds - Galli 344 148
4. 1983 Reynolds - Galli 1368 23
5. 1984 Reynolds 980 36
6. 1985 Seat - Orbea 1987 11
7. 1986 PDM - Ultima - Concorde 1398 22
8. 1987 PDM - Ultima - Concorde 2215 6
9. 1988 Reynolds - Reynolon - Pinarello 2732 2
10. 1989 Reynolds 2575 3
11. 1990 Banesto 1916 10
12. 1991 Banesto 1381 23
13. 1992 Banesto 1962 6
14. 1993 Banesto 1222 22
15. 1994 Banesto 873 45
Overall: 20993 48