Amets Txurruka

Amets Txurruka

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Amets Txurruka Ansola (born November 10, 1982 in Etxebarria, Basque Country) is a Spanish professional road bicycle racer for UCI ProTour team .

He has not yet won any races, but he made his Tour de France debut in 2007, memorably participating (alongside Pierrick Fédrigo) in a breakaway during Stage 12 that was caught just from the finish line. This effort earned him the red back numbers for most combative rider the next day. He was also indirectly benefited when Michael Rasmussen was withdrawn from the Tour; Txurruka was third in the young rider classification, behind Alberto Contador and Mauricio Soler. With Contador wearing the yellow jersey as leader of the general classification because of Rasmussen's withdrawal, and Soler wearing the polka dot jersey as leader of the mountains classification, Txurruka wore the white jersey that is given to the leader of the young rider classification.

He was also chosen as the most combative rider of whole Tour, being the third Spanish rider in a row (after Óscar Pereiro and David de la Fuente) to earn that award.


Tour de France
: Combative rider, stage 12 Tour de France
:Overall Combativity award
Tour de France:
: 2nd stage 13

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