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Historic Overview José Luis Rubiera Vigil

Rider

Overall Rank412
NameJosé Luis RUBIERA VIGIL
Country
  Spain
Date of birth27-Jan-1973 - Gijon (Asturias)
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Biography

José Luis Rubiera Vigil

José Luis Rubiera Vigil (born 27 January 1973 in Gijón) is a Spanish former professional road bicycle racer. He last rode for the UCI ProTour team Team RadioShack. Rubiera won his first professional race at the 1997 Giro d'Italia, winning stage 19. He won another stage in the 2000 Giro d'Italia and was part of three consecutive team time trial (TTT) stage wins in the Tour de France.

He has also finished in the top 10 of both the Vuelta a España and Giro d'Italia, on two occasions apiece.

His climbing ability was instrumental in leading Lance Armstrong to five of his Tour de France victories, most famously leading Armstrong up the start of Alpe d'Huez in 2001. It was also on this stage that "The Look" incident happened between Armstrong and Jan Ullrich just prior to Armstrong's launch of his attack. In reality, Armstrong was not looking at Ullrich, but rather at Rubiera as he was checking to be sure Rubiera would be there to save him if he cracked and his attack failed.

He earned an engineering degree in 2004, while balancing his race schedule and studies. Rubiera was elected as deputy to the cyclists' representative council of the UCI ProTour.

source - Wikipedia

Badges

2 4

Major Victories

Giro d'Italia - stages 1997 (1), 2000 (1)
Tour of Qinghai Lake - stages 2007 (1)
Vuelta a Murcia - stages 2008 (1)
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Seasons

José Luis Rubiera Vigil - Scores by Season

Year Team Score Rank
1. 1994 Individual 11 762
2. 1995 Artiach - Chiquilin 5 986
3. 1996 Kelme - Artiach 58 497
4. 1997 Kelme - Costa Blanca 629 90
5. 1998 Kelme - Costa Blanca 738 75
6. 1999 Kelme - Costa Blanca 709 84
7. 2000 Kelme - Costa Blanca 1522 24
8. 2001 US Postal Service 1015 54
9. 2002 US Postal Service 676 86
10. 2003 US Postal Service p/b Berry Floor 812 63
11. 2004 US Postal Service p/b Berry Floor 666 93
12. 2005 Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 846 62
13. 2006 Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 548 103
14. 2007 Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 216 288
15. 2008 Astana 384 183
16. 2009 Astana 113 447
17. 2010 Team RadioShack 126 437
Overall: 9074 412