Julio Jimenez

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Julio Jiménez
Julio Jiménez 1969 Ajman stamp.jpg
Jiménez on a 1969 UAE stamp
Personal information
Full nameJulio Jiménez Muñoz
NicknameLa pulga de Ávila (The Flea of Avila), The Watchmaker of Avila[1]
Born28 October 1934 (1934-10-28) (age 85)
Ávila, Spain
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeClimber
Professional team(s)
1959Bilbao-Goyoaga
1960–1961Catigene
1962–1963Faema
1964–1965KAS-Kaskol
1966Ford France-Geminiani
1966KAS-Kaskol
1967–1968Bic
1969Eliolona
Major wins
Spain National Road Race Champion
Giro d'Italia, 4 stages
Tour de France, 5 stages
King of the Mountains, 3 times

Vuelta a España, 3 stages

King of the Mountains, 3 times

Julio Jiménez Muñoz (born 28 October 1934[2]) is a Spanish retired professional cyclist. He was good at climbing. He won the polka dot jersey for being best climber at the Tour de France three times in a row in 1965, 1966 and 1967.[3] He also won the mountains competition at the Vuelta a Espana three times. He is one of four riders to complete the Tour/Vuelta double by winning both mountains competitions in the same year.

Major Accomplishments[change | change source]

1963
King of the Mountains – Vuelta a España
1964 – Kas-Kaskol
King of the Mountains – Vuelta a España
2 stages – Vuelta a España
Tour de France
2nd, King of the Mountains
7th, General Classification
2 stages
1965 – Kas-Kaskol
Tour de France
Winner Mountains classification
2 stages
King of the Mountains – Vuelta a España
1 stage – Vuelta a España
1966 – Ford-France-Hutchinson
Tour de France
Winner Mountains classification
1 stage
Giro d'Italia
2 stages
1967 – Spain
Tour de France
Winner Mountains classification
2nd overall
1968 – Spain
Giro d'Italia
2 stages
Tour de France
3rd, King of the Mountains
30th, General Classification


References[change | change source]

  1. Clarke, Stuart (5 November 2015). "13 of the strangest nicknames in cycling". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  2. "Julio Jiminez Munoz". Cycling Hall of Fame.com. Retrieved 17 August 2014.
  3. Bill McGann, Carol McGann (2008). The Story of the Tour de France: 1965-2007, Volume 2 of The Story of the Tour de France: How a Newspaper Promotion Became the Greatest Sporting Event in the World. Dog Ear Publishing. pp. 13, 22, 32. ISBN 1598586084. Accessed 14 August 2014.

Other websites[change | change source]