Road bicycle racer who won a gold medal at the 2008 Olympics. He finished third at the 2010 Tour de France.
He began his professional career in 2000 for Euskaltel-Euskadi.
He won the Escalada a Montjuic in 2004 and 2005.
He was born in Oviedo, Spain.
He won the 2008 Olympics in the same event that Paolo Bettini won in 2004.