Portrait ofHéctor Carretero

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


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 -.


Other results



14 Days of Racing
1870.6 Km covered

7th Vuelta a Murcia
9th (1st stage) Vuelta a Murcia
28th (2nd stage) Vuelta a Murcia
29th UAE Tour
30th (5th stage) UAE Tour
36th (4th stage) Challenge Mallorca
40th (3rd stage) UAE Tour
50th (2nd stage) UAE Tour
62th (1st stage) UAE Tour
67th Clásica de Almería
88th (4th stage) UAE Tour
116th (2nd stage) Challenge Mallorca
151th (1st stage) Challenge Mallorca