By Matthew Kitchens
Early life and amateur career
- Miguel Indurain was born in the village of Villava, 16 July 1964, and is still alive
- He has three sisters – Isabel, María Dolores and María Asunción – and a brother, Prudencio, who also became a professional cyclist.
- 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.
- At 18 he was the youngest winner of the national amateur road championship.
- Indurain won five consecutive Tours de France from 1991 to 1995, the fourth, and last, to win five times.
- 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.
- 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,