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Portrait ofImanol Erviti
Place: Pamplona
Birth: 15/11/1983
Country: ESP
Height: 189 Cm
Weight: 82 Kg
Pro debut: 2005
Years in team: 15
Career path:

2005-2019: Caisse / Movistar Team

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Imanol Erviti

ROAD CAPTAIN. A 15-year professional cyclist, all of them as part of the Abarca Sports organisation, he’s respected by everyone as the master and commander inside the Telefónica ‘ship’. Known as one of the best domestiques in the world, having him on a Grand Tour roster is a huge boost for any lineup. He’s been into the roster of 23 three-week events: 12 Tours de France, 10 Vueltas a España and one Giro d’Italia. His work at them has always been impressive, even if it’s often overlooked on television compared to a leader’s. However, Imanol Erviti’s efforts at the front of the peloton have been the foundation for some of the most brilliant victories for the team in the past decade.

HISTORY OF CLASSICS. Erviti’s 2016 season marked a high point in the history of Spain’s cobbled classics performances, as he became the first-ever rider from his country to claim top-10 finishes in the Ronde van Vlaanderen (7th) and Paris-Roubaix (9th) on the same season. His appearances in cycling’s Monument classics have been regular over the years: 14 times in De Ronde and Roubaix; eight in Liège-Bastogne-Liège; and five in Milano-Sanremo and Il Lombardia. He’s also been called up for seven World Championships, an European Championship (2017) and the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

LA VUELTA. His two biggest individual wins have both happened at the Vuelta a España. He first won a stage in Las Rozas, in 2008, leading a twenty-man breakaway to a restricted sprint in the outskirts of Madrid, then got another success two years later in Villanova i la Geltrú, this time with a solo action. In 2017, Erviti put an end to a streak of then consecutive appearances (2007-2016) in the Vuelta, the last eight of them combined with Tour de France appearances.

 His relationship with the team comes from well far away. He was born in Irurzun, the Navarran village where the team was established in the mid 1970s and also the venue for the headquarters of INASA, the factory of aluminum responsible for everything under the Reynolds brand. At INASA worked one of his uncles, who gifted him one of the first ever bikes put on sale by the team (in 1981), which he used for four years before joining the under-17 category.

 He’s got only one DNF out of 23 Grand Tour appearances. And it was a forced one, due to the frightening crash with took half the peloton down near Metz during stage six of the 2012 Tour de France. He sustained a deep cut to his right leg which required surgery that very evening at a French hospital, where he had to remain admitted for two more days.

 Imanol joined Eusebio Unzué’s squad being just a 22-year-old youngster, who shared rooms at races with his neighbor and current DS Chente García Acosta. Now, 15 seasons later, he’s become the leaders’ biggest support, a crucial man to nurture the young talents… and a loving father. His wife, Maialen, and his two kids, Aimar and June, are the main force in his life.

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Palmares

4 Victories as professional

1st Vuelta a La Rioja 2011
1st (10th stage) Vuelta a España 2010
1st (18th stage) Vuelta a España 2008
1st (6th stage) Vuelta a Navarra 2004

Other results

5th SPANISH ITT CHAMP. 2014
7th RONDE VAN VLAANDEREN 2016
7th 4 JOURS DE DUNKERQUE 2010
9th PARIS-ROUBAIX 2016
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Results
2020

31 Days of Racing
5171.5 Km covered

15th (16th stage) Tour de France
37th Vuelta a Polonia
42th (4th stage) Vuelta a Polonia
44th (3rd stage) Tour de France
49th (21th stage) Tour de France
51th (10th stage) Tour de France
52th (4th stage) Vuelta a Burgos
52th (18th stage) Tour de France
54th (3rd stage) Vuelta a Polonia
57th (5th stage) Vuelta a Polonia
59th (1st stage) Vuelta a Burgos
61th (19th stage) Tour de France
62th (17th stage) Tour de France
66th (15th stage) Tour de France
69th (5th stage) Vuelta a Burgos
69th (3rd stage) Vuelta a Burgos
71th (14th stage) Tour de France
74th Tour de France
74th Vuelta a Burgos
74th (1st stage) Vuelta a Polonia
78th (11th stage) Tour de France
80th (5th stage) Tour de France
87th (8th stage) Tour de France
89th (2nd stage) Vuelta a Polonia
92th (13th stage) Tour de France
95th (20th stage) Tour de France
96th (7th stage) Tour de France
96th (12th stage) Tour de France
104th (6th stage) Tour de France
105th (9th stage) Tour de France
108th (4th stage) Tour de France
111th (1st stage) Tour de France
127th (2nd stage) Tour de France
136th (2nd stage) Vuelta a Burgos