Historic Overview Abraham Olano

Rider

Overall Rank112
NameAbraham OLANO
Country
  Spain
Date of birth22-Jan-1970 - Donostia/San Sebastian (Pais Vasco)
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Biography

Abraham Olano

Abraham Olano Manzano (born January 22, 1970, in Anoeta, Gipuzkoa) is a Spanish former professional road racing cyclist, who raced between 1992 and 2002. He won the World Road Championship in 1995, and the World Time Trial Championship in 1998, becoming the first and so far only male cyclist to win both.

He also played a great role in Grand Tours: he won Vuelta a EspaƱa in 1998 and was second in 1995, made it twice to the final podium at Giro d'Italia (third in 1996 and second in 2001), and placed three times in the top-ten at Tour de France, with the fourth place in 1997 as his personal best. In total he won six stages in the Vuelta and one in the Tour, all of them time trials.

Olano was also double Spanish Champion in both road (1994) and time trial (1994 and 1998), olympic silver medalist in time trial in Atlanta 1996 and winner of several shorter stage races, like Tour of Romandie in 1996 and Criterium International and Tirreno-Adriatico in 2000.

source - Wikipedia

Major Victories

Tirreno - Adriatico 2000
World Championships Road Race 1995
Vuelta a España 1998
Tour de Romandie 1996
Tirreno - Adriatico - stages 2000 (1)
Vuelta a España - stages 1995 (3), 1998 (1), 1999 (1), 2000 (1)
Tour de France - stages 1997 (1)
Dauphiné Libéré - stages 1997 (1)
Tour de Romandie - stages 1996 (2)
More results

Seasons

Abraham Olano - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1992 CHCS 35 534
2. 1993 Clas - Cajastur 196 231
3. 1994 Mapei - Clas 1109 31
4. 1995 Mapei - GB - Latexco 2108 7
5. 1996 Mapei - GB 2868 1
6. 1997 Banesto 1742 11
7. 1998 Banesto 2326 4
8. 1999 O.N.C.E. - Deutsche Bank 1454 15
9. 2000 Once - Deutsche Bank 1538 14
10. 2001 Once - Eroski - Würth 945 54
11. 2002 Once - Eroski 213 302
Overall: 14534 112