Historic Overview José Recio Ariza
José Recio Ariza (born January 24, 1957 in Fernán Núñez) is a Spanish former professional road racing cyclist. He won five stages at Vuelta a España and several Spanish stage races like Volta a Catalunya, Setmana Catalana de Ciclisme and Vuelta a Burgos.
Recio turned professional in 1980, and started in the Vuelta a Espana. This was not a success; he dropped out soon, stopped riding, and became a bricklayer for one year. In 1982, he returned as a professional rider, started the Vuelta again, and won a stage. 1983 also was good, as he won the Volta a Catalunya. In 1984, he was one of the leaders of his team in the Vuelta a Espana, and won a stage, finishing in the top ten overall.
|1982 (1), 1984 (1), 1985 (2), 1986 (1)|
|1983 (1), 1985 (3)|
|1984 (1), 1985 (1), 1989 (1)|