Historic Overview Luis Herrera

Rider

Overall Rank377
NameLuis HERRERA
Country
  Colombia
Date of birth04-May-1961 - Fusagasuga (Cundinamarca)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Luis Herrera - Scores by Season


Seasons

YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1984 Varta 392 130
2. 1985 Cafe de Colombia 887 47
3. 1986 Cafe de Colombia 340 163
4. 1987 Cafe de Colombia 1965 9
5. 1988 Cafe de Colombia 1253 26
6. 1989 Cafe de Colombia 746 58
7. 1990 Cafe de Colombia 423 130
8. 1991 Ryalcao 1168 31
9. 1992 Ryalcao 478 111
Overall: 7652 377

Biography

Luis Alberto "Lucho" Herrera Herrera, known as "El jardinerito" ("the little gardener") (born May 4, 1961 in Fusagasugá, Colombia), is a retired Colombian road racing cyclist. Herrera was a professional from 1985 to 1992 but had a successful amateur career before that in Colombia.

He entered his first Vuelta a Colombia in 1981 where he finished 16th overall and 3rd in the New Rider competition. Although he abandoned his second Vuelta a Colombia in 1982, he won Colombia's second major stage-race the Clásico RCN. In 1983 Herrera won Clásico RCN again as well as two stages and finishing second overall to Alfonso Florez Ortiz in the 1983 Vuelta a Colombia. In 1984 he would win the Vuelta a Colombia, the Clásico RCN as well as winning stage 17 to Alpe d'Huez in the 1984 Tour de France, becoming the first Colombian to win a stage of the race, and the first amateur cyclist to win a stage in the history of the Tour de France. He would win the Vuelta a Colombia and the Clásico RCN four times each but his greatest achievement was in 1987, when he won the Vuelta a España, the first South American to win a Grand Tour. Herrera also won the Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré in 1988 and 1991 and five "King of the Mountains" jerseys from the three Grand Tours.

Luis Herrera is the second rider to win the "King of the Mountains jersey in all three Grand Tours. The first was Federico Bahamontes of Spain.

source - Wikipedia