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Lourdes Oyarbide

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Place: Egino (Asparrena), Álava
Birth: 08/04/1994
Country: ESP
Height: 161 Cm
Weight: 52 Kg
Pro debut: 2013
Years in team: 1
Career path:

2018: Movistar Team
2013-2017: Bizkaia-Durango

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Lourdes Oyarbide

HUGE LEAP FORWARD. After completing her studies of Industrial Design and Product Development Engineering at the Universidad de Mondragón in the summer of 2016, Basque rider Lourdes Oyarbide felt “a massive improvement” in her performance in 2017, where she was finally able to “focus on one only thing”. Consistency and success dominated her whole season, with six wins in many different terrains -including two races of the Spanish Cup, in Alcobendas and Calpe- and supreme efforts in support of riders like Mavi García, who continue to be team-mates of her in the Movistar Team. In 2018, she’s consolidated her role as a luxury domestique, who also knows how to take huge gambles to fruition, such as her escape during the Spanish National Series’ Burgos round in May.

THE LONGEST-AWAITED TITLE. 2017 also saw Oyarbide improving her strength in what already was her speciality, time trials: “I’m lucky to be able to keep up with really high-intensity efforts over long distances, and that’s a key factor for time trials.” Her convincing win in the Spanish national TT championship -40” advantage over Mavi and one minute on Sheyla Gutiérrez over the demanding 19km course in Soria- paid Lourdes back from uncountable days of training over the tri-bars. In 2018, she had to stay content with a 5th place behind team-mates García, Merino, González and Rodríguez, yet she did so after a collarbone injury at the Bira, which she got green light to ride on after only three days before the race.

CHANGING COLOURS. Joining the Movistar Team was also a novelty for the allrounder from Álava, having spent no less than nine years with the same organisation: the Sociedad Ciclista Duranguesa, whose UCI team Bizkaia saw her claiming all of her biggest victories during the last five seasons.

 Oyarbide loves nature and, above all, learning languages. Other than Spanish, Basque and English, she took up studying French and German last yuear. She will continue to enjoy many opportunities to put them into practice at an abundant international calendar the Movistar Team is expected to cover again in 2019.

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Palmares

8 Victories as professional

1st (4th stage) Vuelta a Burgos 2019
1st GP Muniadona (Spanish Cup) 2018
1st Sopelana (Torneo Euskaldun) 2017
1st Tolosa (Torneo Euskaldun) 2017
1st Spanish TT Championship 2017
1st GP Costa Blanca Calpe (Spanish Cup) 2017
1st GP Ciudad de Alcobendas (Spanish Cup) 2017
1st (2nd stage) Vuelta a Burgos 2017
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Results
2019

32 Days of Racing
3047.9 Km covered

1st (4th stage) Vuelta a Burgos
3rd GP Ciudad de Eibar
3rd Thüringen Tour
6th (1st stage) Thüringen Tour
6th (1st stage) Vuelta a Burgos
10th Trofeo Bajo Andarax
10th (3rd stage) Thüringen Tour
12th Trofeo Villa de Noja
17th (5th stage) Thüringen Tour
21th Ciudad de Dos Hermanas
23th (4th stage) Thüringen Tour
30th (2nd stage) Thüringen Tour
31th (1st stage) Setmana Valenciana
40th Vuelta a Burgos
40th Vuelta CV Féminas
44th Setmana Valenciana
46th Durango-Durango Emakumeen Saria
46th (6th stage) Thüringen Tour
47th (2nd stage) Setmana Valenciana
48th (2nd stage) Vuelta a Burgos
48th (3rd stage) Setmana Valenciana
59th (3rd stage) Vuelta a Burgos
67th (2nd stage) Tour de Yorkshire
67th (4th stage) Setmana Valenciana
70th (4th stage) The Women's Tour
76th Nokere Koerse
77th (3rd stage) The Women's Tour
78th Tour de Yorkshire
89th (2nd stage) The Women's Tour
93th (1st stage) The Women's Tour
98th Dwars door Vlaanderen
99th (1st stage) Tour de Yorkshire
106th Driedaagse Brugge - De Panne
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