Historic Overview Manuel Beltran Martinez

Rider

Overall Rank288
NameManuel BELTRAN MARTINEZ
Country
  Spain
Date of birth28-May-1971 - Jaén (Andalucia)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Manuel Beltran Martinez

Manuel Beltrán Martinez (born 28 May 1971) is a former professional road bicycle racer from Spain. His finishes in the Tour de France are somewhat misleading as he was a lieutenant for his team leader. He was the team leader for numerous Vuelta a España rides and performed well.

Beltrán tested positive for EPO after the first stage of the 2008 Tour de France, according to L'Equipe 11 July 2008. The same date as the news broke, a spokesman for his team Liquigas said he would be suspended from the team and thrown out of that year's tour. It was later confirmed that his B-sample also tested positive.

Beltrán was suspended for two years. In 2010, he had to pay his former team 100.000 euros because of his positive doping test in the Tour de France.

His name was also on the list of doping tests published by the French Senate on 24 July 2013 that were collected during the 1998 Tour de France and found positive for EPO when retested in 2004.

source - Wikipedia

Major Victories

Volta Ciclista a Catalunya 1999
Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - stages 1999 (1)
Vuelta al Pais Vasco - stages 2007 (1)

Seasons

Manuel Beltran Martinez - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1994 Mapei - Clas 0 1024
2. 1995 Mapei - GB - Latexco 35 504
3. 1996 Mapei - GB 249 195
4. 1997 Banesto 646 68
5. 1998 Banesto 671 73
6. 1999 Banesto 1137 35
7. 2000 Mapei - Quick Step 957 47
8. 2001 Mapei - Quick Step 709 73
9. 2002 Team Coast 674 80
10. 2003 US Postal Service p/b Berry Floor 1106 31
11. 2004 US Postal Service p/b Berry Floor 801 65
12. 2005 Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 519 117
13. 2006 Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 572 85
14. 2007 Liquigas 851 44
15. 2008 Liquigas 309 216
Overall: 9236 288