Raúl Alcalá

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Raúl Alcalá
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Alcalá at the 1993 Tour de France
Personal information
Full nameRaúl Alcalá Gallegos
NicknameThe Dwarf
Born (1964-03-03) 3 March 1964 (age 55)
Monterrey, Mexico
Team information
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Professional team(s)
1985Denti - Valtron
1986-19887-Eleven
1989-1992PDM - Concorde
1993Wordperfect
1994Motorola
1998Team GT
2009Team Arreola Hnos.
2010Canel's Turbo
Major wins
Grand Tours
Tour de France
Young rider classification (1987)
2 individual stages (1989, 1990)

One-day races and Classics

National Time Trial Championships (2010)
Clásica de San Sebastián (1992)

Raúl Alcalá Gallegos (born 3 March 1964) is a former professional road racing cyclist, who competed between 1985 and 1999 and again in 2008 and 2010. As an amateur, Alcalá competed in the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California, finishing in eleventh place[1] and 17th with his team in the 100 km team time trial. In 1986, Alcalá became the first Mexican cyclist to compete in the Tour de France. In the 1987 Tour de France, he won the young rider classification. In both 1989 and 1990, he won a stage in the Tour de France and finished in 8th place. A capable General Classification rider Alcalá finished in the top 10 during five different Grand Tours. In 2008, Alcalá returned to professional racing by competing in the Vuelta Chihuahua. In 2010, he won the national time trial championship at the age of 46. In early 2011, he stated his intention to race at the 2011 Pan American Games,[2] but eventually did not compete.

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

1985
3rd Overall Redlands Classic
1986
2nd Overall Redlands Classic
1st Prologue
9th Overall Coors Classic
1st Stage 6
1987
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Coors Classic
1st Prologue, Stages 1 & 13
1st Stage 1 Giro del Trentino
2nd Züri–Metzgete
9th Overall Tour de France
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
1988
8th Clásica de San Sebastián
1989
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Ruta Mexico
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stages 10, 11, 14 & 15
4th Giro di Lombardia
5th Züri–Metzgete
8th Overall Tour de France
1st Stage 3
9th Volta a Catalunya
1st Stage 2b (TTT)
9th UCI Road World Cup
1990
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Ruta Mexico
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stages 7 & 14
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de Trump
1st Prologue & Stage 8
1st Jersey blue.svg Overall Vuelta a Asturias
8th Overall Tour de France
1st Stage 7 (ITT)
8th La Flèche Wallonne
1991
1st Stage 5 Tour of the Basque Country
3rd Overall Tirreno–Adriatico
6th Liège–Bastogne–Liège
7th Overall Vuelta a España
1992
1st Clásica de San Sebastián
2nd Overall Tour of the Basque Country
2nd Overall Tirreno–Adriatico
2nd Overall Nissan Classic
3rd Overall Setmana Catalana de Ciclisme
1st Stage 3
4th UCI Road World Cup
4th Giro di Lombardia
6th Wincanton Classic
8th Overall Vuelta a España
1993
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour DuPont
1st Stage 11
Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
1st Prologue & Stage 3
2nd Overall Vuelta a Burgos
1st Stage 5
1994
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Ruta Mexico
1st Stages 4 (TTT) & 9
1st Stage 4 Tour DuPont
3rd Klasika Primavera
2010
1st MaillotMexicano.PNG Time trial, National Road Championships

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994
red jersey Vuelta a España 7 8
Pink jersey Giro d'Italia 14 DNF
Yellow jersey Tour de France 114 9 20 8 8 DNF 21 27 70
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Raúl Alcalá Olympic Results". Sports Reference. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  2. ^ Thomas, Steve (18 February 2011). "Still rollin': A conversation with Raul Alcala". VeloNews. Retrieved 7 August 2015.

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