A belated Happy birthday to Álvaro Pino, who was born on August 17, 1956.
The Spanish rider is best known for winning the 1986 Vuelta a Espana ahead of Robert Millar of Great Britain and Sean Kelly of Ireland.
Pino was also awarded the King of the Mountains jersey in that event as well.
The following year, Pino captured the 1987 Volta a Catalunya, and at the 1988 Vuelta, he once again won the King of the Mountains jersey, along with two stages.
In all, Pino won five stages during his career in the Vuelta a España.
During his nine years as a professional rider, Pino rode for such prestigious teams as Colchón CR – Velasquez Seguros – Campagnolo, Zor – Gemeaz Cusin, Zor – B.H. Sport, Seur, Seur – Otero and Kelme.
From 2007 through 2010, Pino worked as a directeur sportif for Spanish professional continental team Xacobeo-Galicia.
Nowadays, Pino often appears as a special commentator for Spanish media, as well as a race dignitary, during each year’s Vuelta a Espana.
Feliz cumpleaños Álvaro.
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