Joane Somarriba bigraphy, stories - Spanish racing cyclist

Joane Somarriba : biography

11 August 1972 -

Joane Somarriba Arrola (born August 11, 1972 in Gernika, Biscay) is a former Spanish cyclist.

She won the Grande Boucle, at the time the most prestigious stage race for women, in 2000, 2001 and 2003. She also achieved a time trial victory at the 2003 World Championships in Hamilton, Canada. Additionally, she was a time trial silver medallist at the 2005 World Championships in Madrid and took a road race bronze medal at the 2002 World Championships in Zolder/Hasselt, Belgium.

She retired from cycling in 2005.

Major results

1996
  • Emakumeen Bira - 3rd place GC
1999
  • UCI Points list - 11th place
2000
  • UCI Points list - 6th place
  • Olympic Games (Aus) Time Trial - 5th place
  • Grande Boucle (cat. 1) - 1st place GC, 2 stage victories
  • Trophee International (cat. 1) - 3rd place
  • Giro d'Italia Femminile (cat. 1) - 1st place GC, stage victory
  • Vuelta Internacional a Mallorca Feminas (cat. 2) - 5th place GC
  • Vuelta Navarra Feminas - 4th place GC
2001
  • UCI Points List - 19th place
  • Grande Boucle Feminine (cat. 1) - 1st place GC, 3 stage victories
  • Giro d'Italia Femminile (cat. 1) - 5th place GC
2002
  • UCI Points List - 9th place
  • World Time Trial Championships - 4th place
  • World Road Race Championships - 3rd place
  • GP de Plouay (Fra) World Cup - 7th place
  • Grande Boucle Feminine (cat. 1) - 3rd place GC
  • Giro del Trentino (2.9.1) - 6th place GC
2003
  • UCI Points list - 7th place
  • World Time Trial Championships - 1st place
  • GP de Plouay (Fra) World Cup - 4th place
  • Grande Boucle (cat. 1) - 1st place GC, 2 stage victories
  • Giro d'Italia Femminile (cat. 1) - 3rd place GC
  • Emakumeen Bira (cat. 1) - 2nd place GC
  • Emakumeen Saria (cat. 2) - 1st place
2004
  • UCI Points list - 10th place
  • World Road Race Championships - 7th place
  • World Time Trial Championships - 4th place
  • Olympic Games Time Trial - 7th place
  • Olympic Games Road Race - 7th place
  • Emakumeen Bira (cat. 1) - 1st place GC, 3 stage victories
2005
  • UCI Points list - 18th place
  • World Time Trial Championships - 2nd place
  • Chrono des Nations TT - 5th place
  • Trophee d'Or (cat. 2) - 1st place GC, stage victory
  • Giro d'Italia Femminile (cat. 1) - 2nd place GC
  • Emakumeen Bira (cat. 1) - 8th place GC
  • Castilla y Leon (Spa) World Cup - 8th place
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