Igor González de Galdeano

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Igor González de Galdeano Road cycling
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Full name Igor González de Galdeano Aranzabal
Nickname Speedy Gonzalez
Date of birth 1st November 1973
nation SpainSpain Spain
discipline Street
Team (s)
Vitalicio Seguros-Grupo Generali
Liberty Seguros
Most important successes

Spanish master Spanish champion - time trial 2002
three stages Vuelta a España
overall ranking Germany Tour 2002

Team (s) as team manager
2006–2011, 2013 Euskaltel-Euskadi
Last updated: March 7, 2017

Igor González de Galdeano Aranzabal (born November 1, 1973 in Vitoria ) is a former Spanish cyclist and later team manager .


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.

In 1999 he won for the Vitalicio Seguros-Grupo Generali team a stage from Tirreno-Adriatico and the prologue as well as a stage of the Vuelta a España , in which he was second overall.

In 2000 Galdeano was banned for six months after the Gran Premio de Llodio for doping with nandrolone . In 2002 a new doping ban of six months followed.

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

Grand Tour 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Maglia Rosa Giro d'Italia - - - - - - - - -
Yellow jersey Tour de France - - - - 5 5 - 44 DNF
Golden jersey Vuelta a España 42 DNF 2 DNF DNF DNF 4th 96 90
Legend: DNF: did not finish , abandoned or withdrawn from the race due to timeout.

Individual evidence

  1. Ralf Meutgens : Doping in cycling , Bielefeld 2007, p. 273ff. ISBN 978-3-7688-5245-6
  2. All change for Euskaltel-Euskadi in 2013? cyclingnews.com, January 17, 2012, accessed March 7, 2017 .

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