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Encyclopedia > Abraham Olano
Abraham Olano
Personal information
Full name Abraham Olano Manzano
Date of birth January 22, 1970 (1970-01-22) (age 37)
Country Flag of Spain Spain
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Time-trialist
Major wins
World Time Trial Champion (1998)
World Road Race Champion (1995)
Flag of Spain National Time Trial Champion (1994)
Flag of Spain National Road Race Champion (1994, 1998)
Tour de France, 1 stage
Vuelta a España (1998), 5 stages
Infobox last updated on:
September 11, 2007
Olympic medal record
Men’s Cycling
Silver 1996 Atlanta Individual Time Trial
World Championships
Gold 1995 Duitama Elite Men's Road Race
Gold 1998 Valkenburg Elite Men's Time Trial
Silver 1995 Duitama Elite Men's Time Trial

Abraham Olano Manzano (born on January 22, 1970 in Anoeta, Spain) is a former professional cyclist from Spain. His crowning achievement came in 1995 when he became World Road Champion. In 1998 he won the World Time Trial Championship. Seen for a time by many as the natural successor to the great Spaniard Miguel Indurain, Olano would ultimately fail to live up to those hopes and expectations. An under-achieving stage racer, Olano placed third in the Giro d'Italia in 1996 and second in 2001, and won a depleted Vuelta a España in 1998. Although a superb time-triallist, Olano was never able to stay with the best in the high Alps and Pyrenees of the Tour de France. Olano won some a number of smaller stage races and one day events. is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 ([[Rf 1970 == January 1 - The Unix epoch begins at 00:00:00 UTC January 2 - The last studio performance of The Beatles oman numerals|MCMLXX]]) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Image File history File links Arc_en_ciel. ... Image File history File links Arc_en_ciel. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Cycling has been contested at every Summer Olympic Games since the birth of the modern Olympic movement at the 1896 Summer Olympics. ... The 1996 Summer h Olympics, formally known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and informally known as the Centennial Olympics, were held in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. ... For the womens event, see UCI Road World Championships, Women. ... For the womens event, see UCI Road World Championships, Women. ... For the womens event, see UCI Road World Championships, Women. ... is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 ([[Rf 1970 == January 1 - The Unix epoch begins at 00:00:00 UTC January 2 - The last studio performance of The Beatles oman numerals|MCMLXX]]) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Anoeta is a municipality in Spain. ... Police officer on a bicycle Cycling is a means of transport, a form of recreation, and a sport. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... The UCI Road World Championships, often referred to as the World Cycling Championships, is the annual world championship for bicycle road racing organized by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Miguel Ángel Indurain Larraya (born July 16, 1964, Villava, Navarre) is a retired Spanish road bicycle racer. ... The Giro dItalia, also simply known as the Giro, is a long distance road bicycle racing stage race for professional cyclists held over three weeks in May or early June in and around Italy. ... The Vuelta a España bicycle race is one of the three Grand Tours of Europe. ... For other uses, see Tour de France (disambiguation). ...


In November 2006 he ran the San Sebastian marathon in a time of 2:39:19. This substantially bettered the marathon times of other former pros Laurent Jalabert and Lance Armstrong. Laurent Jalabert (born November 30, 1968) is a French former professional cyclist, from 1989 to 2002. ... Lance Armstrong (born Lance Edward Gunderson on September 18, 1971) is a retired American professional road racing cyclist. ...


Major achievements

  • World Cycling Championships - Road Race: 1995
  • World Cycling Championships - Time Trial: 1998
  • Vuelta a España: 1998 ( 1st overall and 1 stage win)
    • 1995 (3 stage wins); 1999 (1 stage win); 2000 (1 stage win)
  • Giro d'Italia: 2001 (2nd overall); 1996 (3rd overall)
  • Tour de France: 1997 (4th overall and 1 stage win); 1996 (9th overall)
  • Flag of Spain Spain National Cycling Championships - Road Race: 1994
  • Flag of Spain Spain National Cycling Championships - Time Trial: 1994, 1998
  • Tirreno-Adriatico: 2000
  • Critérium International: 2000
  • Tour de Romandie: 1996
  • Clásica de Alcobendas: 1994 and 2001
  • Vuelta a Asturias: 1994
  • Bicicleta Vasca: 1997 and 1998
  • Tour of Galicia: 1996
  • Grand Prix Eddy Merckx: 1997 and 1998
  • Vuelta a Burgos: 1999
  • Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana: 2000
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Luc Leblanc
World Road Racing Champion
1995
Succeeded by
Johan Museeuw
Preceded by
Alex Zülle
Winner of the Vuelta a España
1998
Succeeded by
Jan Ullrich
Preceded by
Laurent Jalabert
World Time Trial Champion
1998
Succeeded by
Jan Ullrich

  Results from FactBites:
 
CAMPEONATOS DEL MUNDO UCI - CARRERA - MADRID 2005 (379 words)
Abraham Olano, born at Anoeta (Guipúzcoa), became a professional rider in 1992 until 2002.
Olano achieved his first medal (Silver) in Colombia (Tunja) when he became losing finalist at the Time Trials and stepped on the podium, on the 4th of October in 1995, next to Miguel Indurain, who had won the Gold medal..
Olano showed once again that he was one of the best timetrialist in the world, beating the Spanish rider Melcho Mauri and the Ucranian one Serghiy Gontchar.
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