Portrait ofHéctor Carretero
Place: Madrigueras, Albacete
Birth: 28/05/1995
Country: ESP
Height: 183 Cm
Weight: 67 Kg
Pro debut: 2017
Years in team: 4
Career path:

2017-2020: Movistar Team


Héctor Carretero

Always on the move

EARLY DETAILS. A neo-pro in 2017, after a brilliant amateur stage in the Lizarte squad, Carretero completed a nice maiden season with the Blues, with a strong outing in Plouay, four Monument appearances (San Remo, De Ronde, Roubaix, Lombardia) and caps with the Spanish national team at both the Worlds (U23) and Euro Champs (elite). A 2018 of further adaptation to the big leagues for the Albacete rider, always a Movistar Team member, left room to a real breakthrough in 2019.

THE GREATS ON HIS LAPS. The Madrigueras native’s best pro race to date was undoubtedly his debut in a Grand Tour, the 2019 Giro d’Italia. He worked with enormous commitment for the team’s GC 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 still helps him remain motivated and, hopefully, continue taking steps forward.

MADE FOR ITALY. That country seems like the one where Héctor’s destined to show his true colours. At the 2020 Milano-Sanremo, he spent more than 200km into the early breakaway; at Tirreno-Adriatico, he shone again by winning the KOM jersey with several consecutive escapes; and at his second Giro d’Italia appearance, he continued with his courageous style with more breaks than any other Movistar Team rider. His youth and combative spirit should help him reach new heights in 2021.

Well aware of the need to taking care of grassroots cycling, Héctor gave his name in late 2019 to the Escuela CPC Albacete, the cycling school where he started his career, which supports kids 7 to 14 years oldaños.


Other results



22 Days of Racing
2844 Km covered

29th (1st stage) UAE Tour
47th (5th stage) Settimana Coppi e Bartali
57th (5th stage) UAE Tour
58th Settimana Coppi e Bartali
59th (4th stage) Settimana Coppi e Bartali
62th (3rd stage) Itzulia Basque Country
63th UAE Tour
68th (7th stage) UAE Tour
73th (3rd stage) Settimana Coppi e Bartali
74th (6th stage) Settimana Coppi e Bartali
74th (2nd stage) UAE Tour
76th (6th stage) UAE Tour
82th (1st stage) Settimana Coppi e Bartali
86th (4th stage) UAE Tour
97th Strade Bianche
100th GP Larciano
106th (5th stage) Itzulia Basque Country
110th (3rd stage) UAE Tour
120th (4th stage) Itzulia Basque Country
141th (1st stage) Itzulia Basque Country
152th (2nd stage) Itzulia Basque Country