Francisco Gabica

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Gabicacogeascoa and the second or maternal family name is Ibarra.
Francisco Gabica

 Francisco Gabica in 1968
Personal information
Full name Francisco Gabicacogeascoa Ibarra
Born (1937-12-31)31 December 1937
Ispaster, Spain
Died 7 July 2014(2014-07-07) (aged 76)
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Major wins
1966 Vuelta a España
Infobox last updated on
April 7, 2009

Francisco Gabicacogeascoa Ibarra (31 December 1937 – 7 July 2014) was a professional road bicycle racer between 1961 and 1972. Of his 21 professional victories, Gabica is most famous for winning the 1966 Vuelta a España besting runnerup Eusebio Velez of Spain and third-place finisher Carlos Echeverria of Spain. At the 1968 Vuelta, Gabica captured three mountainous stages to win the climbers classification.[1]

Major achievements

1961 Kas-Royal-Asport
1st, Stage 5, Grand Prix d'Eibar
2nd, Overall, Tour de l'Avenir
1962 Kas
1st, Grand Prix Primavera
5th, Overall, Vuelta a España
1963 Kas-Kaskol
1st, Stage 4, Grand Prix de Torrelavega
1964 Kas-Kaskol
1st, Campeonato Vasco Navarro de Montaña (now known as, GP Miguel Induráin)
1st, Stage 7, Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
1st, Stage 3, Volta a Catalunya
1st, Prix de Pola de Lena
9th, Overall, Vuelta a España
1965 Kas-Kaskol
1st, Grand Prix de Zumaia
1st, Stages 2 and 6, Tour du Levant
1st, Stages 1 and 5a, Volta a Catalunya
6th, Overall, Vuelta a España
1966 Kas-Kaskol
1st, Overall, Vuelta a España (and Stage 15a win)
3rd, Overall, Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré (and Stage 1 win)
1967 Kas-Kaskol
Spain Spanish National Road Race Cycling Champion
8th, Overall, Giro d'Italia (and Stage 17 win)
1968 Fagor
13th, Overall, Vuelta a España
1st, King of the Mountains classification
1970 Kas-Kaskol
1st, Grand Prix Villafranca de Ordizia
1st, Mémorial Uriona
1st, Trophée Grutas San Jose

Tour de France record


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