Beñat Intxausti

Beñat Intxausti

Intxausti at the 2015 Giro d'Italia
Personal information
Full name Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga
Born (1986-03-20) 20 March 1986
Amorebieta-Etxano, Spain
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 61 kg (134 lb)
Team information
Current team Team Sky
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Professional team(s)
2007 Nicolas Mateos
2008–2009 Saunier Duval–Scott
2010 Euskaltel–Euskadi
2011–2015 Movistar Team
2016– Team Sky
Major wins

Grand Tours

Giro d'Italia
2 individual stages (2013, 2015)

Stage races

Tour of Beijing (2013)
Infobox last updated on
16 May 2015
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Intxausti and the second or maternal family name is Elorriaga.

Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (born 20 March 1986 in Amorebieta-Etxano, Biscay) is a Spanish professional road bicycle racer for UCI ProTour team Team Sky.


In 2012, he won the Vuelta a Asturias and finished 10th overall in the Vuelta a España despite working for his team leader, Alejandro Valverde. In 2013, Intxausti won stage 16 in the Giro d'Italia after being part of a breakaway and later finished 8th overall. He also had the leaders' jersey for one day. In the Tour of Beijing, Intxausti won the only mountain stage and claimed the general classification victory.[1]

After five seasons with Movistar, in September 2015 Team Sky announced that Intxausti would join them in 2016 on a two-year contract.[2]

Career achievements

Major results

1st Stage 3 Vuelta a Salamanca
1st Memorial Avelino Camacho
2nd Overall Bidasoa Itzulia
1st Stage 3
5th Overall Tour de l'Avenir
8th Klasika Primavera
7th Overall Vuelta a Burgos
8th Overall Vuelta a Andalucía
2nd Overall Tour of the Basque Country
3rd Overall Vuelta a Asturias
1st Stage 3b (ITT)
5th GP Miguel Indurain
7th Trofeo Deia
10th Overall Critérium International
4th Overall Tour of the Basque Country
5th Overall Tour de Romandie
9th Circuito de Getxo
1st Overall Vuelta a Asturias
1st Points classification
10th Overall Vuelta a España
1st Stage 1 (TTT)
1st Overall Tour of Beijing
1st Stage 4
4th Klasika Primavera
8th Overall Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 16
Held Pink Jersey after Stage 7
8th Overall Tour of the Basque Country
3rd Overall, Tour de Pologne[3]
6th Overall Tour de Romandie
10th Klasika Primavera
Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 8
Held after Stages 8, 11–15
2nd Overall, Vuelta a Castilla y León[4]
3rd Overall, Vuelta a Andalucía[5]
4th Overall, Critérium du Dauphiné[6]
6th Trofeo Andratx-Mirador d'es Colomer[7]
3rd Overall Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Pink jersey Giro 38 8 29
Yellow jersey Tour WD 116
red jersey Vuelta 60 WD 86 10 87

WD = Withdrew; In Progress = IP


  1. Stephen Farrand (15 October 2013). "Tour of Beijing: Intxausti wins overall". Future plc. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  2. Windsor, Richard (25 September 2015). "Beñat Intxausti signs for Team Sky from Movistar". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  3. "Tour of Poland: Rafal Majka secures home victory following final time trial". 10 August 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2014.
  4. "Castilla y Leon: Rolland secures overall title". 19 April 2015. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  5. "Vuelta a Andalucia: Lobato scorches to victory on final stage". 22 February 2015. Retrieved 23 February 2015.
  6. "Froome wins finale and overall title at Critérium du Dauphiné". 14 June 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  7. "Mallorca Challenge: Cummings wins on Mirador d'Es Colomer". 30 January 2015. Retrieved 2 February 2015.

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