Tweet

Historic Overview José Luis Rubiera Vigil

Rider

Overall Rank399
NameJosé Luis RUBIERA VIGIL
Country
  Spain
Date of birth27-Jan-1973 - Gijon (Asturias)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

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 would win 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 launching 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. He is very respected in the peloton and was elected as deputy to the cyclists' representative council of the UCI ProTour.

source - Wikipedia

Badges

2 3

Major Victories

Giro d'Italia - stages 1997 (1), 2000 (1)
Vuelta a Murcia - stages 2008 (1)
More results

Seasons

José Luis Rubiera Vigil - Scores by Season

Year Team Score Rank
1. 1994 Individual 11 740
2. 1995 Artiach - Chiquilin 5 918
3. 1996 Kelme - Artiach 57 485
4. 1997 Kelme - Costa Blanca 624 90
5. 1998 Kelme - Costa Blanca 732 74
6. 1999 Kelme - Costa Blanca 697 84
7. 2000 Kelme - Costa Blanca 1510 24
8. 2001 US Postal Service 998 54
9. 2002 US Postal Service 671 86
10. 2003 US Postal Service p/b Berry Floor 805 63
11. 2004 US Postal Service p/b Berry Floor 661 93
12. 2005 Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 845 60
13. 2006 Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 554 101
14. 2007 Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 217 285
15. 2008 Astana 222 305
16. 2009 Astana 114 438
17. 2010 Team RadioShack 126 429
Overall: 8849 399