Julio Jimenez

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Julio Jiménez
Julio Jiménez on a 1969 UAE stamp
Personal information
Full nameJulio Jiménez Muñoz
NicknameLa pulga de Ávila
Born (1934-10-28) October 28, 1934 (age 85)
Ávila, Spain
Team information
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeClimber
Professional team(s)
1959
1960–1961
1962–1963
1964–1965
1966
1966
1967–1968
1969
Bilbao-Goyoaga
Catigene
Faema
KAS-Kaskol
Ford France-Geminiani
KAS-Kaskol
Bic
Eliolona
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
Infobox last updated on
3 January 2008

Julio Jiménez Muñoz (born 28 October 1934[1]) 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.[2] 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. "Julio Jiminez Munoz". Cycling Hall of Fame.com. Retrieved 17 August 2014.
  2. 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.

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