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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: 2
Career path:

2017-2018: 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. Last year, he was part of the Movistar Team’s winning squads at the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana (Valverde), Paris-Nice (Soler) and the Vuelta a Aragón.

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 at the two events available for him. He finished 52nd in the road race and a respectable 20th in the individual time trial, where he shared the honour of representing his country alongside then-teammate Víctor de la Parte.

MORE THAN JUST A MAN FOR THE FLAT. Known for his power for flat races and notable TT skills, he’s still a rider in development whose physical abilities allow him getting through the smaller mountains with strength. He’s thus a good allrounder, and he already proved that in his first pro season with an excellent showing in the Bretagne Classic – formerly known as GP Plouay – with a long break and a swift final attack, only caught 2km from the finish. A good glimpse of what’s to come for the Albacete native. In 2018, he came close to a top-ten finish at the Spanish ITT Championships in Castellón, just 2″ behind new teammate Lluís Mas (10th).


Other results



58 Days of Racing
8132 Km covered

10th (4th stage) Vuelta a Andalucía - Ruta del Sol
12th Vuelta a Andalucía - Ruta del Sol
14th (3rd stage) Vuelta a Andalucía - Ruta del Sol
24th (1st stage) Vuelta a Andalucía - Ruta del Sol
27th (1st stage) Vuelta a Murcia
31th (2nd stage) Tour de Suisse
38th (2nd stage) Vuelta a Andalucía - Ruta del Sol
38th (4th stage) Tour Down Under
38th (5th stage) Vuelta a Andalucía - Ruta del Sol
39th Vuelta a Murcia
43th (13th stage) Giro d'Italia
45th Tour Down Under
46th (2nd stage) Vuelta a Murcia
47th (2nd stage) Tour Down Under
48th (5th stage) Tour Down Under
49th (8th stage) Paris-Nice
51th (5th stage) Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
53th (4th stage) Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
55th (3rd stage) Tour Down Under
57th (1st stage) Giro d'Italia
59th Down Under Classic
59th (3rd stage) Tour de Suisse
61th (3rd stage) Vuelta a Asturias
61th (20th stage) Giro d'Italia
62th (1st stage) Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
64th (6th stage) Tour Down Under
68th (17th stage) Giro d'Italia
68th (1st stage) Tour Down Under
71th (15th stage) Giro d'Italia
75th (14th stage) Giro d'Italia
77th Paris-Nice
79th Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
79th (9th stage) Giro d'Italia
79th (2nd stage) Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
81th (3rd stage) Paris-Nice
82th (2nd stage) Vuelta a Asturias
83th (19th stage) Giro d'Italia
84th (2nd stage) Paris-Nice
84th Vuelta a Asturias
85th (4th stage) Paris-Nice
85th (6th stage) Paris-Nice
87th (16th stage) Giro d'Italia
88th Giro d'Italia
94th (7th stage) Paris-Nice
95th (8th stage) Giro d'Italia
100th (3rd stage) Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
100th (1st stage) Vuelta a Asturias
104th (10th stage) Giro d'Italia
108th (5th stage) Paris-Nice
111th (1st stage) Tour de Suisse
112th (21th stage) Giro d'Italia
119th (3rd stage) Giro d'Italia
135th (18th stage) Giro d'Italia
139th (12th stage) Giro d'Italia
139th (7th stage) Giro d'Italia
141th (4th stage) Giro d'Italia
143th (1st stage) Paris-Nice
145th (2nd stage) Giro d'Italia
153th (6th stage) Giro d'Italia
161th (11th stage) Giro d'Italia
163th (5th stage) Giro d'Italia