Historic Overview Iñigo Cuesta

Rider

Overall Rank674
NameIñigo CUESTA
Country
  Spain
Date of birth03-Jun-1969 - Burgos (Castilla y Leon)
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Biography

Iñigo Cuesta

Íñigo Cuesta López de Castro (born 2 June 1969 in Villarcayo, Burgos) is a former Spanish professional road bicycle racer. Cuesta turned professional in 1994 for the Basque Euskadi–Petronor team. Here his results included a second place in 1995 Vuelta a Asturias, and in 1996 he signed a contract with Spanish team ONCE. Cuesta would have to wait until 1998 before he won his first race, the overall victory in the stage race Tour of the Basque Country. In securing the stage race win, he proved his talent as both a climber and time trialist, though not on the level of the Grand Tours.

Even though he won a second triumph, a stage in the 2000 Dauphiné Libéré, he didn't get his contract renewed. Instead he signed with Cofidis, after his initial new employer, Linda McCartney Racing Team, went bankrupt before the season started. His four years at Cofidis didn't provide Cuesta with any more wins, his biggest result a 13th place in the 2001 Vuelta a España. In 2005 he changed to Saunier Duval–Prodir, where he won stage 5 in Volta a Catalunya, during the early ProTour season. Though he still had one year remaining of his contract, Íñigo Cuesta changed to Team CSC before the 2006 season. Here he assisted team captain Carlos Sastre in the Vuelta a España.

Cuesta continued to help Sastre in 2009, after the announcement that he changed team and joined the new Cervélo TestTeam.

During the 2010 Vuelta a España, Cuesta started for the 17th consecutive year, a new record. To commemorate this, the race organizers gave him jersey number one, normally worn by the winner of the previous edition.

He announced his retirement in August 2011 after his team were not selected for the 2011 Vuelta a España.

source - Wikipedia

Major Victories

Vuelta al Pais Vasco 1998
Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - stages 2005 (1)
Dauphiné Libéré - stages 2000 (1)
More results

Seasons

Iñigo Cuesta - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1994 Euskadi - Petronor 278 182
2. 1995 Euskadi - Orbea 111 315
3. 1996 O.N.C.E. 490 91
4. 1997 O.N.C.E. - Deutsche Bank 184 244
5. 1998 Once 645 77
6. 1999 O.N.C.E. - Deutsche Bank 410 136
7. 2000 Once - Deutsche Bank 391 168
8. 2001 Cofidis 708 74
9. 2002 Cofidis 582 100
10. 2003 Cofidis 369 182
11. 2004 Cofidis 84 522
12. 2005 Saunier Duval - Prodir 267 234
13. 2006 Team CSC 447 126
14. 2007 Team CSC 206 284
15. 2008 Team CSC Saxo Bank 168 378
16. 2009 Cervelo Test Team 133 385
17. 2010 Cervelo Test Team 193 308
18. 2011 Caja Rural 21 1028
Overall: 5687 674