Portrait ofLourdes Oyarbide
Place: Egino (Asparrena), Álava
Birth: 08/04/1994
Country: ESP
Height: 161 Cm
Weight: 52 Kg
Pro debut: 2013
Years in team: 4
Career path:

2018-21: Movistar Team
2013-17: Bizkaia-Durango

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Lourdes Oyarbide

Brain and heart

ALWAYS THINKING ABOUT THE GROUP. Basque rouleur Lourdes Oyarbide is a prototypical team rider, one who is inclined to put her team-mates’ interest above her own. Pushing on the flat and offering consistent performances at lumpier roads, Oyarbide is one of those riders who always aim to help the group be better, trying to help her friends feel protected on the road, and happy outside of it. One this group could not live without, and one of only four ‘founders’ -together with Biannic, González and Rodríguez- to remain Blues since the project’s first roster in 2018.

A MAGNIFICENT 2019; A ‘RETURN’ IN 2021. Before the pandemic, Lourdes Oyarbide was undoubtedly the most successful Spanish rider in 2019. She won the final stage of the Vuelta a Burgos, crowning a fantastic, long-range solo breakaway, and with another spectacular move, she granted herself a victory to remember, the Spanish road race championships in Lorca, where she spent four hours on the move, at over 35ºC, sustaining incredible effort ranges. And she was still able to put an icing on those wins with a GC podium at an international event, the Lotto Thüringen Ladies Tour (3rd), or a 6th place in the first-ever Clásica San Sebastián. In 2021, she recovered that brilliance by returning to the podium of the Spanish ITT Champs -3rd behind team-mate Sara Martín- and claiming an impressive 4th overall, one of her most remarkable international outings, in the Lotto Belgium Tour.

STEPS FORWARD. Owner of a Degree in Industrial Design and Product Development at the Mondragon University, Oyarbide started her full-time cycling efforts only one year before joining the Movistar Team. In 2017, wearing the Bizkaia-Durango jersey, she claimed six wins, including the Spanish ITT Champs; in 2018, she won the Burgos round of the Spanish Series in a year of dramatically different schedules, completely international, and hampered by a collarbone fracture in May; and in 2019, the world saw the breakthrough of a woman still very young (27) who’s got everything to succeed in life.

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Palmares

9 Victories as professional

1st Campeonato de España Línea 2019
1st (4th stage) Vuelta a Burgos 2019
1st GP Muniadona (Copa de España) 2018
1st Sopelana (Torneo Euskaldun) 2017
1st Tolosa (Torneo Euskaldun) 2017
1st Campeonato de España CRI 2017
1st GP Costa Blanca Calpe (Copa de España) 2017
1st GP Ciudad de Alcobendas (Copa de España) 2017
1st (2nd stage) Vuelta a Burgos 2017
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Results
2021

43 Days of Racing
3579.3 Km covered

3rd Spanish ITT Championships
5th (3rd stage) Lotto Belgium Tour
7th Spanish RR Championships
15th (4th stage) Lotto Belgium Tour
18th (4th stage) Baloise Tour
21th (6th stage) The Women's Tour
22th The Women's Tour
23th (1st stage) Baloise Tour
23th (1st stage) Festival Elsy Jacobs
27th (3rd stage) The Women's Tour
29th European ITT Championships
37th (2nd stage) Lotto Belgium Tour
37th (1st stage) The Women's Tour
39th (2nd stage) Baloise Tour
39th (1st stage) Lotto Belgium Tour
41th Clásica San Sebastián
41th Dwars door het Hageland
42th (3rd stage) Thüringen Tour
42th (5th stage) The Women's Tour
45th (4th stage) The Women's Tour
46th La Vuelta Challenge
46th (1st stage) Thüringen Tour
48th (2nd stage) The Women's Tour
50th (3rd stage) Baloise Tour
51th (3rd stage) La Vuelta Challenge
52th (5th stage) Baloise Tour
53th Thüringen Tour
53th (4th stage) La Vuelta Challenge
54th Vuelta CV Féminas
54th (3rd stage) Festival Elsy Jacobs
56th (2nd stage) La Vuelta Challenge
59th (5th stage) Thüringen Tour
60th (1st stage) La Vuelta Challenge
60th Festival Elsy Jacobs
62th (2nd stage) Thüringen Tour
69th (4th stage) Thüringen Tour
72th (6th stage) Thüringen Tour
74th (2nd stage) Festival Elsy Jacobs
82th (1st stage) Healthy Ageing Tour
82th (2nd stage) Healthy Ageing Tour
87th (2nd stage) Navarra Classics
90th Dwars door de Westhoek
90th GP Oetingen