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Haimar Zubeldia
Zubeldia signing in for stage 8 at the 2007 Tour de France
Zubeldia signing in for stage 8 at the 2007 Tour de France
Personal information
Full name Haimar Zubeldia Agirre
Date of birth April 1, 1977 (1977-04-01) (age 32)
Country  Spain
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10+12 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb)
Team information
Current team Team RadioShack
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climbing specialist
Professional team(s)1
1998–2008
2009
2010–
Euskaltel-Euskadi
Astana
Team RadioShack
Major wins
Euskal Bizikleta (2000)
Dauphiné Libéré (2002) - Young Rider Competition
Infobox last updated on:
September 3, 2007

1 Team names given are those prevailing
at time of rider beginning association with that team.

Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (born April 1, 1977 in Usurbil, Basque Country) is a Spanish professional road racing cyclist who rides for Team RadioShack on the UCI ProTour.

Zubeldia turned professional in 1998. He is one of the most consistent riders on the UCI ProTour especially in the Grand Tours and stage races. He is one of the most consistent climbers in the world and is also a useful time-trialist.

First success was in 2000, when he finished 2nd in the Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré in overall classification and winning the Young Rider competition. He finished 4th in the same race in 2002.

In the Tour de France, Zubeldia's highest overall placing is 5th in 2003 and again in 2007. In the 2003 Tour, he had some great finishes against Lance Armstrong and Jan Ullrich in the mountains and time-trial. After this strong performance he backed it up with a 15th and 8th in the Tour de France in 2005 and 2006 respectively. Zubeldia has also performed very well in the Vuelta a España finishing 10th twice in 2000 and 2002.

Tour de France Participations

Major Results

2000 - Euskaltel-Euskadi
1st Overall - Bicicleta Vasca
1st - Stage 4, Bicicleta Vasca
Jersey white.svg White jersey in Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
2nd Overall - Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
10th Overall - Vuelta a España
2001 - Euskaltel-Euskadi
5th - Stage 18, Vuelta a España
7th Overall - Volta a Catalunya
2002 - Euskaltel-Euskadi
Jersey white.svg White jersey in Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
2nd - Stage 11, Vuelta a España
3rd - Stage 5, Vuelta a España
3rd - Stage 3, Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
4th Overall - Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
10th Overall - Vuelta a España
2003 - Euskaltel-Euskadi
3rd - Prologue, Tour de France
3rd - Stage 13, Tour de France
4th - Stage 12, Tour de France
4th - Stage 15, Tour de France
5th Overall - Tour de France
5th - Stage 8, Tour de France
2004 - Euskaltel-Euskadi
3rd Overall - Vuelta Asturias
5th Overall - Euskal Bizikleta
2005 - Euskaltel-Euskadi
7th - Clásica de San Sebastián
15th Overall - Tour de France
2006 - Euskaltel-Euskadi
8th Overall - Tour de France
8th Overall - Euskal Bizikleta
10th Overall - Vuelta a Castilla y Leon
2007 - Euskaltel-Euskadi
5th Overall - Tour de France
2008 - Euskaltel-Euskadi
9th - Clásica de San Sebastián
2009 - Astana
3rd Overall Volta a Catalunya
1st Team Time Trial stage 4 Tour de France
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