Daniel Moreno

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Daniel Moreno
Daniel Moreno 4JDD 2009 1.jpg
Moreno in 2009
Personal information
Full name Daniel Moreno Fernández
Nickname Muñeco
Born (1981-09-05) 5 September 1981 (age 40)
Madrid, Spain
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 59 kg (130 lb; 9.3 st)
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climber
Amateur team(s)
2003–2004 Alcosto–Fuenlabrada
2003 Alcobaça CC–De Borla–Ruben & Rita
2004 Relax–Bodysol (stagiaire)
Professional team(s)
2005–2007 Relax–Fuenlabrada
2008–2009 Caisse d'Epargne
2010 Omega Pharma–Lotto
2011–2015 Team Katusha
2016–2017 Movistar Team
2018 EF Education First–Drapac p/b Cannondale[1]
Major wins
Grand Tours
Vuelta a España
3 individual stages (2011, 2013)

Stage races

Vuelta a Burgos (2012)

One-day races and Classics

Gran Piemonte (2011)
GP Miguel Induráin (2012)
La Flèche Wallonne (2013)

Daniel Moreno Fernández (born 5 September 1981) is a Spanish former professional road racing cyclist, who rode professionally between 2005 and 2018 for the Relax–GAM, Omega Pharma–Lotto, Team Katusha, Movistar Team and EF Education First–Drapac p/b Cannondale teams. He specialised in mountain and high-mountain races along with Grand Tours like the Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a España, winning three stages of the latter in 2011 and 2013.


Amateur career

In 2003, Moreno was a member of the Alcosto–Fuenlabrada team, and he won the Volta a Portugal do Futuro. From September 2004, Moreno rode as a stagiaire with Relax–Bodysol. At his very first race, the annual Tour of Britain, he achieved a prominent result by finishing 5th in the general classification.

Relax–Fuenlabrada (2005–07)

In 2005, he remained full-time with Relax–Fuenlabrada. He advanced further by ranking 2nd at the Clásica de Ordizia and the Vuelta a Andalucía.

In 2006, he achieved his first victories by taking stage wins at the Clásica Internacional de Alcobendas and the Volta ao Alentejo. He supplemented his triumphs with three podiums at the Volta ao Alentejo, the Clásica Internacional de Alcobendas and the Vuelta a Burgos.

In 2007 it also turned out to be successful year for Moreno. He won stages at the Tour de San Luis, Vuelta a Chihuahua, and the Escalada a Montjuïc.[2] Along with that, he showed himself to good advantage by taking 2nd place in a stage of the Vuelta a España and, thus, reaching 12th position in the final general classification. In September he announced his move to French team Agritubel for the next year[3] but then Moreno renounced his own statement.

However, with the collapse of Relax–GAM in late 2007, the rider lost his permanent contract together with an opportunity to compete at professional races.


Moreno managed to return to the peloton only in March 2008 after signing a contract with the Spanish team Caisse d'Epargne.

There he spent two seasons (2008–2009) working as a domestique for Alejandro Valverde[4] and then moved to Omega Pharma–Lotto for a year.[5]

Team Katusha (2011–15)


In 2011 he joined Russian Team Katusha[6] and became a domestique for his team leader, Joaquim Rodríguez. Accompanying Rodríguez in mountain races, Moreno managed to win several significant competitions including the Giro del Piemonte and the Vuelta a Burgos. On 23 August he triumphed in stage 4 of the Vuelta a España, joining the lone escapee of Chris Anker Sørensen in the final kilometres. Sorensen had been part of an earlier break and Moreno sat on his wheel, attacking in the final 400 metres (1,300 ft) as the peloton was charging behind.[7] The next day he successfully assisted Rodríguez at Valdepeñas de Jaén. The coordinated performance of the two Spaniards brought Moreno to 3rd place while Rodríguez topped the podium. During all three weeks of the racem Moreno rode at his best and, thus, ranked 9th in the general classification. In October, Moreno won the Italian classic Giro del Piemonte, after shaking off the leading group of thirteen after the flamme rouge on an uphill false flat.[8]


In 2012 Moreno kept on going forward. He triumphed at the GP Miguel Induráin,[9] took first place on stage 4 of the Vuelta a Andalucía and won 2 stages of the Critérium du Dauphiné. Moreno also firmly assisted Rodríguez to second overall at the Giro d'Italia. The Vuelta a España and other home races were among his top priorities for the ongoing season.[10]

He went on to win the 2.HC classified Vuelta a Burgos, surviving a scare in the last stage after getting dropped on the Lagunas de Neila (es) mountain finish by two serious overall classification contenders, Colombians Esteban Chaves of Colombia–Coldeportes and Sergio Henao of Team Sky. Moreno ultimately limited his losses to 22 seconds on that stage, retaining the leader's jersey by 10 seconds over Henao. He also won 2 stages and the points classification at the race.[11]

He also had a solid 5th-place finish in the Vuelta a España, where he helped his team leader Rodríguez in the mountain stages; Rodríguez took third overall.[12]


In 2013, Moreno won the World Tour race La Flèche Wallonne, after following an attack initiated by Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing Team) on the final climb, the Mur de Huy. He passed Gilbert and Carlos Betancur (Ag2r–La Mondiale) to grab the victory.[13] He later continued his good form into the Critérium du Dauphiné where he finished 3rd overall. At the Vuelta a España, he won stages 4 and 9 and finished 10th in the final general classification.

Movistar Team (2016–17)

In October 2015, Movistar Team announced that they had signed Moreno on a two-year contract from 2016.[14]

EF Education First–Drapac (2018)

In November 2017, it was announced that Moreno was to join the Template:Cycling data EF1 team for the 2018 season.[1]

Major results

5th Overall Tour of Britain
2nd Overall Vuelta a Andalucía
2nd Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia
6th Clásica a los Puertos de Guadarrama
2nd Overall Volta ao Alentejo
1st Stage 3
3rd Overall Clásica Internacional de Alcobendas
1st Stage 1
3rd Overall Vuelta a Burgos
4th Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia
4th Subida al Naranco
7th Overall Vuelta a Asturias
1st Overall Escalada a Montjuïc
1st Stages 1a & 1b (ITT)
1st Stage 5 Tour de San Luis
1st Stage 4 Vuelta a Chihuahua
2nd Overall Clásica Internacional de Alcobendas
3rd Clásica a los Puertos de Guadarrama
4th Overall Vuelta a Burgos
5th Subida a Urkiola
7th Overall Vuelta por un Chile Líder
7th Gran Premio de Llodio
9th Circuito de Getxo
6th Overall Vuelta a La Rioja
9th Overall Euskal Bizikleta
1st Stage 1
9th Overall Vuelta a Burgos
2nd Overall Tour de Pologne
2nd Gran Piemonte
2nd Japan Cup
5th Overall Vuelta a Chihuahua
1st Stage 4
6th Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia
7th Subida al Naranco
10th GP Miguel Induráin
8th Clásica de Almería
10th Brabantse Pijl
1st Gran Piemonte
2nd Overall Vuelta a Burgos
1st Stage 4
2nd Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia
3rd Coppa Sabatini
8th La Flèche Wallonne
9th Overall Vuelta a España
1st Stage 4
9th Trofeo Deià
1st Jersey violet.svg Overall Vuelta a Burgos
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stages 1 & 2
1st GP Miguel Induráin
Critérium du Dauphiné
1st Stages 2 & 7
1st Stage 4 Vuelta a Andalucía
5th Overall Vuelta a España
1st La Flèche Wallonne
3rd Overall Critérium du Dauphiné
3rd Milano–Torino
4th Gran Premio Industria e Commercio di Prato
6th Giro di Lombardia
10th Overall Vuelta a España
1st Stages 4 & 9
2nd Overall Vuelta a Burgos
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
3rd Milano–Torino
5th Gran Premio Industria e Commercio di Prato
8th Overall Tirreno–Adriatico
9th Amstel Gold Race
9th La Flèche Wallonne
9th Liège–Bastogne–Liège
10th Overall Tour of Oman
1st Prologue (TTT) Tour of Austria
2nd Giro di Lombardia
3rd Overall Vuelta a Burgos
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stage 5
4th Clásica de San Sebastián
5th La Flèche Wallonne
6th Overall Tour de San Luis
6th GP Miguel Induráin
9th Overall Vuelta a España
9th Milano–Torino
10th Liège–Bastogne–Liège
3rd Bronze medal europe.svg Road race, UEC European Road Championships
3rd Overall Vuelta a Asturias
1st Jersey red.svg Points classification
1st Stage 3
4th Milano–Torino
8th Overall Vuelta a España
4th Road race, National Road Championships
7th Overall Vuelta a Burgos

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 26 29 20 41
A yellow jersey Tour de France 21 17 31
A red jersey Vuelta a España 36 12 12 11 9 5 10 11 9 8 18 38
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Daniel Moreno to EF Education First-Drapac". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 11 November 2017. Retrieved 2 January 2018.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Moreno wins in Montjuïc – Cyclingnews.com, October 22, 2007
  3. Daniel Moreno firmará con Agritubel para 2008 – Diario Vasco – 07.09.2007[permanent dead link]
  4. Caisse d'Epargne: Team Profile – Cyclingnews.com, 2010
  5. Moreno to race for Omega Pharma-Lotto in 2010 – Cyclingnews.com, October 20, 2009
  6. Katusha signs three: Daniel Moreno, Alberto Losada, and Leif Hoste – Velonation.com, September 23, 2010
  7. Peter Cossins (23 August 2011). "Moreno climbs to stage victory in the Sierra Nevada". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 13 December 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "97th Giro del Piemonte – Gran Piemonte". Daily Peloton. 2002–2011 by Daily Peloton. 13 October 2011. Archived from the original on 22 December 2011. Retrieved 18 December 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. Moreno claims GP Indurain – Eurosport.yahoo.com, March 31, 2012
  10. Moreno recovers for Dauphine stage win, plans a vacation – Velonews.com, June 6, 2012
  11. Hymas, Peter (5 August 2012). "Moreno wins 2012 Vuelta a Burgos". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 6 August 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  12. "Vuelta a España 2012 stage 21 results". Velo News. 2012 Competitor Group, Inc. 9 September 2012. Retrieved 18 December 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  13. "Moreno victorious on Mur de Huy". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 17 April 2013. Archived from the original on 20 April 2013. Retrieved 17 April 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  14. "Dani Moreno joins Movistar for 2016". cyclingnews.com. 19 October 2015. Retrieved 19 October 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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