Portrait ofMarc Soler
Place: Vilanova i la Geltrú, Barcelona
Birth: 22/11/1993
Country: ESP
Height: 186 Cm
Weight: 68 Kg
Pro debut: 2015
Years in team: 6
Career path:

2015-2020: Movistar Team

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Marc Soler

Ever stronger

BRILLIANT – DESPITE THE CIRCUMSTANCES. Even though his 2020 schedule suffered last-minute changes due to the fear of an even more reduced season -he was set to ride the Giro with GC ambitions-, Marc Soler showed again why he’s one of Spain’s finest. He was in charge of the only two Movistar Team wins last season, in Mallorca and, more importantly, in La Vuelta, where he spent the whole race on the move and found an early prize in Lekunberri. Before that, he had fought hard in the breakaways against the world’s best in the Tour, showing himself as one able to go for such coveted victories.

ALWAYS FORWARD. Winner of the 2015 Tour de l’Avenir with 21 years of age, already in his first season as Movistar Team member, he’s since become arguably Spain’s biggest hopeful for tours big and small. Always drawing comparisons to Miguel Indurain due to his physical appearance and long-range, winning attacks as an amateur, his evolution has been visible since that Avenir success. A year later, in his second pro season, he won the Queen stage of the Route du Sud and took 2nd overall. In 2017, he finished on the podium in Catalunya and took a top-ten finish in the Tour de Suisse. In 2018, he claimed his biggest win to date, Paris-Nice, with an attack more than 50km from the finish on the final day of racing. And in the last three years, he’s shown details of his impressive quality at both the Tour and the Vuelta.

THE BEST IS YET TO COME. The best definition about his endless talent came from a legendary team-mate, no less than former World Champion Alejandro Valverde: “Soler is going to win whatever he wants to.” A great climber and a more-than-decent time trialist, his ability to recover extremely well from long efforts still gives hopes of talent for the GTs.

 He discovered bike racing -both road and mountain- with 13 years old, but for the next four seasons he combined cycling with football, his other big passion -he’s an avid FC Barcelona fan–, a sport he had taken up before as a goalkeeper. At age 17, he took a decision to focus on the bike.

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Palmares

6 Victories as professional

1st (3rd stage) Tour de Romandie 2021
1st (2nd stage) La Vuelta 2020
1st Trofeo Pollença - Port d'Andratx 2020
1st Paris-Nice 2018
1st (4th stage) Route du Sud 2016
1st Tour de l'Avenir 2015

Other results

2nd ROUTE DU SUD 2016
3rd VOLTA A CATALUNYA 2017
3rd (5th stage) VUELTA A ESPAÑA 2017
5th GP MIGUEL INDURAIN 2017
6th KLASIKA PRIMAVERA 2015
7th CIRCUITO DE GETXO 2016
8th TOUR DE SUISSE 2017
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Results
2021

41 Days of Racing
5818.6 Km covered

1st (4th stage) Tour de Romandie
4th Tour de Romandie
8th (6th stage) Tour de Romandie
8th (9th stage) Giro d'Italia
8th (6th stage) Giro d'Italia
9th (5th stage) Tour de Romandie
10th (3rd stage) Tour de Romandie
11th Tirreno-Adriatico
11th (5th stage) Tirreno-Adriatico
16th (8th stage) Giro d'Italia
16th (10th stage) Giro d'Italia
19th (2nd stage) Giro d'Italia
19th (3rd stage) Giro d'Italia
21th (7th stage) Tour de Suisse
22th (11th stage) Giro d'Italia
22th (4th stage) Tirreno-Adriatico
24th (2nd stage) Volta a Catalunya
25th (3rd stage) Tirreno-Adriatico
27th (5th stage) Giro d'Italia
27th (6th stage) Tirreno-Adriatico
30th (7th stage) Giro d'Italia
30th (2nd stage) Tour de Suisse
31th (4th stage) Giro d'Italia
35th (7th stage) Volta a Catalunya
35th (3rd stage) Tour de Suisse
47th (2nd stage) Tirreno-Adriatico
49th (2nd stage) Tour de Romandie
49th (1st stage) Tour de Romandie
56th (1st stage) Giro d'Italia
62th (7th stage) Tirreno-Adriatico
68th (4th stage) Tour de Suisse
75th (5th stage) Tour de Suisse
76th Volta a Catalunya
79th Tour de Suisse
80th (1st stage) Volta a Catalunya
82th (5th stage) Volta a Catalunya
83th (1st stage) Tirreno-Adriatico
91th (4th stage) Volta a Catalunya
92th (8th stage) Tour de Suisse
97th (1st stage) Tour de Suisse
104th (6th stage) Tour de Suisse
115th (6th stage) Volta a Catalunya
124th (3rd stage) Volta a Catalunya
181th (1st stage) Tour de France