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Héctor Carretero

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Place: Madrigueras, Albacete
Birth: 28/05/1995
Country: ESP
Height: 183 Cm
Weight: 67 Kg
Pro debut: 2017
Years in team: 3
Career path:

2017-2019: Movistar Team

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Héctor Carretero

MONUMENTAL DEBUT. Very few riders have been able to race four of cycling’s five Monument classics of the season in their ‘freshman’ year. Carretero only missed Liège as he lined up for all Sanremo, De Ronde, Roubaix and Lombardia. However, he didn’t only do that, but also was part of other important, one-day WorldTour races in his debut: San Sebastián, Québec, Montréal, E3 Harelbeke, Dwars door Vlaanderen, Plouay, Hamburg and Gent-Wevelgem. A start which has helped him quickly perform at his best.

WORLDS AND EURO CHAMPS. Still an under-23 rider in 2017, Carretero was able to race the Bergen World Championships road race in Norway in his category despite being a WorldTour competitor. He also lined up at the European Championships in Herning (DEN), yet with the elite Spanish national team. And that very year, he already left details of quality, such as a late, strong break in the GP Plouay, caught just 2km before the finish. A 2018 of further adaptation to the big leagues left room to a real breakthrough for the Albacete native in 2019.

THE GREATS ON HIS LAPS. 12th in last year’s Vuelta a Andalucía, the first stagerace he rode with freedom and an aim to success, his best pro race to date was undoubtedly his debut in a Grand Tour, the Giro d’Italia. He worked with enormous commitment for his team-mate Richard Carapaz’s success, offering huge moments of sacrifice, such as his turns at the front through the Mortirolo with the ‘Maglia Rosa’ on his wheel. A maiden GT which must help him continue taking steps forward in 2020 – he inked a two-year extension last summer with Unzué’s squad -.

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Other results

8th SPANISH ITT CHAMP. 2017
20th EUROPEAN ITT CHAMP. 2017