Miguel Indurian

By Matthew Kitchens

Early life and amateur career

  1. Miguel Indurain was born in the village of Villava, 16 July 1964, and is still alive
  2. He has three sisters – Isabel, María Dolores and María Asunción – and a brother, Prudencio, who also became a professional cyclist.
  3. His first bicycle was a green secondhand Olmo given to him for his 10th birthday. It was stolen when he was 11 and he worked in the fields with his father to pay for a new one.
  4. At 18 he was the youngest winner of the national amateur road championship.

Professional career

  1. Indurain won five consecutive Tours de France from 1991 to 1995, the fourth, and last, to win five times.
  2. He won the Giro d'Italia twice, becoming one of only seven people in history to achieve the Giro-Tour double in the same season.
  3. He was the youngest rider ever to win the Spanish amateur national road championship, when he was 18, at 20 the youngest rider to lead the Vuelta a España, and at 20 he won a stage of the Tour de l'Avenir.Miguel Indurain was born in the village of Villava,
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