Gorka Verdugo

Gorka Verdugo

Verdugo at the 2007 Tour de France
Personal information
Full name Gorka Verdugo Markotegui
Born (1978-11-04) 4 November 1978
Etxarri-Aranatz, Spain
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Weight 69 kg (152 lb)
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climber
Professional team(s)
2004–2013 Euskaltel–Euskadi
Infobox last updated on
7 January 2014
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Verdugo and the second or maternal family name is Markotegui.

Gorka Verdugo Markotegui (born 4 November 1978) is a Spanish professional road bicycle racer, who last rode for UCI ProTour team Euskaltel–Euskadi.[1]

Born in Etxarri-Aranatz, Navarre, Verdugo has not yet won any races, but made his Giro d'Italia debut in 2005 (86th) and his Tour de France debut in 2006 (75th). His highest placing in the Tour de France was in 2011 (25th), however despite completing it an impressive 6 times he has never had a top ten finish in any stage of the race. Considered a reliable team rider, his is best individual tour performance was on stage 16 in the 2007 Tour de France where in a breakaway he gained enough points in the mountains classification to finish 11th overall in Paris. He finished 11th overall in the 2012 Vuelta a Espana, marking his best grand tour finish yet.

Career achievements

Major results

10th Overall Clasica a Alcobendas
5th Overall Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
7th Overall Paris–Nice
10th Overall Volta a Catalunya
10th Subida a Urkiola
8th Klasika Primavera
3rd Gran Piemonte
7th Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia

Grand Tour General Classification Results Timeline

Grand Tour 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Pink jersey Giro 68 64
Yellow jersey Tour 74 47 70 60 35 24 WD
red jersey Vuelta 83 36 11 63

WD = Withdrew; IP = In Progress


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