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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: 2
Career path:

2018-2019: Movistar Team
2013-2017: Bizkaia-Durango

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Lourdes Oyarbide

THE BIG WINNER. Considering her victories and top results in all different kinds of races, Lourdes Oyarbide was undoubtedly the most successful Spanish rider in 2019. Hers was the only UCI victory for the Movistar Team last season: the final stage of the Vuelta a Burgos, where she crowned a fantastic, long-range solo breakaway. Another spectacular move granted her 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. Simply put, an extraordinary year for her.

ALWAYS THINKING ABOUT THE GROUP. Those results must not fool our reader: the Basque rouleur from Egino, Álava, is first and foremost a team rider, one who is inclined to put her team’s interest above her own. Pushing on the flat and offering ever so impressive performances at lumpier roads, Oyarbide is one of those riders who always aim to help the team be better, trying to help her team-mates feel protected on the road, and happy outside of it. One this group could not live without, well above her results.

STEPS FORWARD. Owner of a Degree in Industrial Design and Product Development at the Mondragon University, Oyarbide has only three years of full-time cycling efforts under her belt, the switch really making an impact on her results. In 2017, the year prior to her leap towards the Movistar Team, 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 (25) who’s got everything to succeed.

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Palmares

9 Victories as professional

1st Spanish Championship 2019
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
2020

23 Days of Racing
1813 Km covered

4th Spanish Championships ITT
30th (1st stage) Setmana Valenciana
37th World Championships ITT
41th (2nd stage) Setmana Valenciana
44th Setmana Valenciana
51th Vuelta CV Féminas
53th (4th stage) Setmana Valenciana
58th Durango-Durango Emakumeen Saria
59th (1st stage) Tour de l'Ardèche
59th (2nd stage) Tour de l'Ardèche
65th Clásica Femenina Navarra
72th Tour de l'Ardèche
76th (6th stage) Tour de l'Ardèche
78th (5th stage) Tour de l'Ardèche
83th (7th stage) Tour de l'Ardèche
89th (3rd stage) Setmana Valenciana
94th (4th stage) Tour de l'Ardèche
99th Flèche Wallonne
106th (3rd stage) Tour de l'Ardèche