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Pedro García

Age 18
Height (cm) 177
Weight (kg) 68

Biography

The beginning of the idyll with cycling of the brothers Pedro and Héctor García Tomás has the same source: Antonio, their father, was interested in buying a motorbike and visited several shops, but in one of them they also sold bikes and his two childrens left there with two bikes. “We liked the bike very much from the beginning,” recalls Pedro, a student of an intermediate degree in agriculture in his home town of Jumilla. “Little by little we started to put in more hours and at one point I told my parents that I wanted to compete. In the García Tomás household, cycling was by no means an unknown sport. Both grandparents, both Pedro, and also his father Antonio, had practised some discipline and at home there was a certain fondness for it that his mother, Antonia, shares. “As there was no cycling academy in Jumilla, where we lived at the time, we joined the Yecla Cycling Academy. I was eleven years old at the time”, says a rider who comes to the Fundación Contador U19 squad from Giménez Ganga-Gio Alicante-Primoti.  Like any boy of his age, Pedro enjoyed many sports before focusing on road cycling. “I used to play football, but I broke my arm and when I recovered I started to look at cycling with different eyes. In this sport I have found things that I didn’t find in others, cycling has given me a lot”, he says. The elder García Tomas sees himself as a complete cyclist and from watching old races on the internet he has developed a great admiration for the Belgian Phillipe Gilbert. “I see myself as a more all-round rider than my brother, I’m good on all terrains; perhaps I stand out more uphill, but I’ve also made progress in the time trial, which I used to ride more regularly”, he says about the first aspect. “Watching videos of Gilbert’s best moments in competition gives me goosebumps, I really like his style of racing”, he adds about the second. “Another very impressive stage was the Fuente De stage in the 2012 Vuelta, where Alberto Contador took the lead from Purito Rodríguez”. We questioned the rider from Murcia about the current moment of youth cycling and the increasing attention that U19 riders receive from top level professional teams: “They are opportunities that arise and that people take advantage of, personally I value the experience that can be acquired by passing through the U23 category”.

Results

  • 2022
    • / Gran Premio Vilamarxant / CV Championship
    • / Murcian ITT Championship
    • / VI Memorial Antonio Suárez
    • / Memorial Emilio Fernández
    • / III Memorial Mariano Díaz - Cto. Madrid
  • 2021
    • / Criterium Ciudad de San Vicente de Raspeig - Challenge Comunitat CV

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