Historic Overview José Luis Arrieta Lujambio
José Luis Arrieta Lujambio (born 15 June 1971, in San Sebastián) is a retired Spanish professional road racing cyclist. He last rode for UCI ProTour team Ag2r–La Mondiale. He is now a sporting director for Movistar Team, the same franchise for which he rode earlier in his career when it was known as Banesto.
Arrieta was a devoted domestique for Miguel Indurain. L'Équipe said of him:
"He no longer counts the hours, the years, spent with his nose in the wind trying to protect his leader for as long as possible."
When you have the chance to start your career in so big a team and at the side of a champion as great as Indurain, you grow in the service of sacrifice. I don't complain. To the contrary, I had the chance to live some wonderful moments. When Indurain won, or another rider for whom we had decided to work, it was a victory for all the team men as well."