Bio

Birthday: August 3, 1977
Hometown: Galicia, Spain
Team: Caisse d’Epargne

Oscar Pereiro Sio is best known for finishing second in the 2006 Tour de France. Pereiro’s breakaway Stage 13 second-place finish (just behind Oakley’s Jens Voigt) gained him almost 30 minutes on most of the General Classification leaders and propelled him into a yellow jersey. He traded the overall lead back and forth with Floyd Landis over the next few days before finally coming in second.

Pereiro placed tenth in the 2004 Tour de France – 22 minutes 54 seconds behind Tour winner Lance Armstrong. He was awarded the Most Aggressive Rider Award in the 2005 Tour de France after powering the winning breakaways in Stages 15, 16 and 18 and winning Stage 16. His efforts on Stage 15, the toughest stage of the Tour, were highly admired by the peloton. He finished second that day to Oakley teammate George Hincapie after "pulling" for most of the final climb up the Pla D’Adet.

Career Highlights:
10th, Tour de France, 2004
10th, Tour de France, 2005
2nd, Tour de France, 2006

Oscar Pereiro Sio

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Date of Birth:
August 3, 1977
Hometown:
Galicia, Spain

Career Highlights

    • 10th, Tour de France, 2004
    • 10th, Tour de France, 2005
    • 2nd, Tour de France, 2006
    • 10th, Tour de France, 2007