Igor González de Galdeano
|Full name||Igor González de Galdeano Aranzabal|
|Date of birth||1st November 1973|
Vitalicio Seguros-Grupo Generali
|Most important successes|
|Team (s) as team manager|
|Last updated: March 7, 2017|
Igor González de Galdeano was best known for his qualities as a time trial driver, which he repeatedly demonstrated. He achieved numerous top placements in the time trials of the Tour de France , the Vuelta a España , smaller tours and the road world championships .
Igor González de Galdeano began his international career in 1995 with the Basque team Euskaltel-Euskadi , where he and his older brother Álvaro González de Galdeano stayed until 1998. During this time he won a stage of the GP Sport Noticias and with it his first international race.
From 2001 to 2003 he drove for ONCE-Eroski . In 2001 he reached fifth place in the overall ranking of the Tour de France and won a stage of the Vuelta a España . The following year he won the Germany Tour and was the Spanish time trial champion . As in the previous year, he finished fifth in the Tour de France and won the team time trial at the start of the Vuelta a España with his team . At the road world championship he reached third place in the individual time trial . In 2003 he and his team again won the Vuelta a España team time trial and finished fourth in the overall standings.
In his last two years as a professional he drove for Liberty Seguros . He could not build on the successes of the past and ended his career at the age of only 32.
After his active career, González de Galdeano was team manager at Euskatel-Euskadi from 2006 to 2011 and then again in the last year of the team's existence .
Grand Tour placements
|Tour de France||-||-||-||-||5||5||-||44||DNF|
|Vuelta a España||42||DNF||2||DNF||DNF||DNF||4th||96||90|
- Ralf Meutgens : Doping in cycling , Bielefeld 2007, p. 273ff. ISBN 978-3-7688-5245-6
- All change for Euskaltel-Euskadi in 2013? cyclingnews.com, January 17, 2012, accessed March 7, 2017 .
- Igor González de Galdeano in the Tour de France database(French / English )
- Igor González de Galdeano in the Radsportseiten.net database
|SURNAME||González de Galdeano, Igor|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Igor González de Galdeano Aranzabal|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Spanish cyclist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||1st November 1973|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Vitoria|