Jonathan Castroviejo

Jonathan Castroviejo

Castroviejo at the 2011 Tour de Romandie, where he won the opening prologue stage.
Personal information
Full name Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolás
Born (1987-04-27) 27 April 1987
Getxo, Spain
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 62 kg (137 lb; 9.8 st)
Team information
Current team Movistar Team
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Time trialist
Amateur team(s)
2008–2009 Orbea
Professional team(s)
2010–2011 Euskaltel–Euskadi
2012– Movistar Team
Major wins

One-Day Races and Classics

National Time Trial Championships (2013, 2015)
European Time Trial Championships (2016)
Infobox last updated on
12 October 2016
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Castroviejo and the second or maternal family name is Nicolás.

Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolás (born 27 April 1987 in Getxo, Basque Country, Spain) is a professional cyclist riding for UCI ProTeam Movistar Team.[1]


After riding for two seasons with the feeder team of the de facto Basque national squad, he joined Euskaltel–Euskadi in 2010. He won his first race as a professional at the 2011 Tour de Romandie, clocking the fastest time in the 3.5 km (2.2 mi) prologue individual time trial, beating reigning under-23 world champion Taylor Phinney by .27 seconds. The result came the day before Castroviejo's 24th birthday.[2] His prowess in the time trial is relatively uncommon for a Euskaltel–Euskadi rider, as the team is known for fielding lightweight climbers with little ability against the clock. The Romandie stage win was, however, not a complete shock – earlier in the season, Castroviejo had finished eighth in the time trial which closed out Tirreno–Adriatico, besting the times of riders such as Gustav Larsson, Cadel Evans, and David Zabriskie, all of whom have reputations as time trial specialists.[3] Castroviejo turned in another strong time trial later in the Tour de Romandie, taking ninth in the 20.1 km (12.5 mi) long race against the clock, better than Marco Pinotti and Jean-Christophe Péraud (among others), both former champions of their respective nations in the time trial.[4]

Castroviejo moved to the Movistar Team for the 2012 season.[1] He wore the Vuelta a España's general classification jersey for two stages since his team won the opening Team time trial and he crossed the line first, but lost it two days later to team-mate Alejandro Valverde. Castroviejo could not follow the frantic pace set by Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank–Tinkoff Bank) on the final climb of the third stage.[5]

In 2015, Castroviejo won the National Time Trial Championships for the second time in his career.[6]

Career achievements

Major results


1st Stage 3 Tour du Haut Anjou
1st Stage 5 Tour de l'Avenir
2nd Overall Ronde de l'Isard
1st Prologue
2nd Overall Circuito Montanes
1st Points classification Volta a Catalunya
1st Prologue Tour de Romandie
1st Stage 1 (ITT) Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid
2nd National Time Trial Championships
Vuelta a España
1st Stage 1 (TTT)
Held after Stages 1–2
2nd National Time Trial Championships
5th Overall Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid
1st Stage 1 (ITT)
1st Points classification
5th Overall Vuelta a Murcia
1st Points classification
6th Overall Eneco Tour
7th Overall Vuelta a Castilla y León
9th Olympic Games Time Trial
1st National Time Trial Championships
8th Overall Volta ao Algarve
Vuelta a España
1st Stage 1 (TTT)
Held after Stage 1
3rd National Time Trial Championships
1st National Time Trial Championships
3rd World Team Time Trial Championships
3rd Overall Tour du Poitou-Charentes
4th World Time Trial Championships
1st Team classification Tour de France
1st European Time Trial Championships
2nd Chrono des Nations
2nd National Time Trial Championships
3rd World Time Trial Championships
4th Time trial, Olympic Games

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Pink jersey Giro 57
Yellow jersey Tour 97 24
red jersey Vuelta 148 65 36

WD = Withdrew; In Progress = IP


  1. 1 2 "Castroviejo confirmed for Movistar". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 23 September 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  3. Farrand, Stephen. "Tirreno-Adriatico 2011: Results & News".
  5. "Valverde claims photo finish on Eibar". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 20 August 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2012.
  6. "Movistar sweeps Spanish time trial with Castroviejo repeating title". Immediate Media Company. 26 June 2015. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  7. "Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolás".

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Luis León Sánchez
Spanish National Time Trial

Succeeded by
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