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Iban Mayo
Mayo at the 2007 Giro d'Italia
Mayo at the 2007 Giro d'Italia
Personal information
Full name Iban Mayo Diez
Nickname El Gallo (The Rooster)
Date of birth August 19, 1977 (1977-08-19) (age 32)
Country  Spain
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Weight 65 kg (140 lb; 10.2 st)
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climbing specialist
Professional team(s)1
Saunier Duval-Prodir
Major wins
Tour de France, 1 stage
Giro d'Italia, 1 stage
Dauphiné Libéré (2004)
Vuelta al País Vasco (2003)
Vuelta a Burgos (2006)
Infobox last updated on:
February 3, 2008

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

Iban Mayo Diez (born August 19, 1977, in Igorre, Basque Country, Spain) is a professional road bicycle racer. His successes have been overshadowed by doping.

Renowned as a climber, Mayo turned pro with Euskaltel-Euskadi in 2000, and became one of the Basque Country's prospects for glory. He stayed with Euskaltel-Euskadi throughout 2000-2006. The biggest result came in the 2003 Tour de France, when he won a stage up Alpe d'Huez. He finished the Tour sixth.

In 2004 he won the Dauphiné Libéré, regarded as preparation for the Tour de France. He beat Lance Armstrong by 2 minutes in a time trial on Mont Ventoux, breaking the record.[1] He was seen as a dangerous outsider for the Tour de France in the same year. It turned out a disappointment. After losing time due to a crash, he lost more in the Pyrenees due to injuries and mononucleosis. He quit before the 15th stage.

After a lackluster 2005, in 2006 he returned in the Dauphiné Libéré with 2nd place in Briançon and a win on the stage to La Toussuire. He was seen as a contender for the 2006 Tour de France, but retired during the 11th stage.

In 2007 Mayo rode for Saunier Duval-Prodir, taking his first Giro d'Italia stage win. On July 30, 2007, the UCI confirmed he had failed a test for EPO during the Tour de France, which he finished 16th .[2] On October 22, the Spanish federation cleared Mayo after a second test proved negative.[3] The UCI president Pat McQuaid stopped short of clearing the rider, pending further tests.[4] On December 19, a French laboratory confirmed the positive test.[5] In 2008, the Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld Mayo's two year's ban, which ended on 31 July 2009.[6]


Major results

1st, Stage 6, Dauphiné Libéré, Pontcharra - Briançon
1st, Classique des Alpes
1st, Overall, Grand Prix du Midi Libre
11th, Overall, Vuelta a España
5th, Overall, Vuelta a España
1st, Overall, Vuelta al País Vasco
Stage 1, Legazpia - Legazpia
Stage 5a, Santesteban - Fuenterrabía
Stage 5b, Fuenterrabía ITT
2nd, Overall, Dauphiné Libéré
Stage 4, Vienne - Morzine
Prologue, Villard de Lans ITT
2nd, Liège-Bastogne-Liège
6th, Overall, Tour de France
1st, Stage 8, Sallanches - L'Alpe d'Huez
1st, Dauphiné Libéré
Prologue, Megeve ITT
Stage 4, Bedoin - Mont Ventoux ITT
2nd, Vuelta al País Vasco
2nd, Classique des Alpes
1st, Overall, Vuelta Asturias
1st, Subida al Naranco
1st, Clasica Alcobendas
1st, Stage 1, Alcobendas - Puerto de Navacerrada
1st, Stage 2, Collado Villalba - Collaldo Villalba
1st, Overall, Vuelta a Burgos
1st, Stage 4, Vilviestre - Lagos de Neila
1st, Stage 6, Dauphiné Libéré, Briançon - La Toussuire
1st, Subida a Urkiola
1st, Stage 19, Giro d'Italia, Treviso - Comano Terme
2nd, Stage 8, Tour de France, Grand Bornand - Tignes

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