Raúl Alcalá

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Alcalá and the second or maternal family name is Gallegos.
Raúl Alcalá

Alcalá at the 1993 Tour de France
Personal information
Full name Raúl Alcalá Gallegos
Nickname The Dwarf
Born (1964-03-03) 3 March 1964
Monterrey, Mexico
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1985 Denti - Valtron
1986-1988 7-Eleven
1989-1992 PDM - Concorde
1993 Wordperfect
1994 Motorola
1998 Team GT
2009 Team Arreola Hnos.
2010 Canel's Turbo
Major wins
2 stages Tour de France
Young rider classification 1987 Tour de France
1992 Clásica de San Sebastián
National Time Trial Championship (2010)

Raúl Alcalá Gallegos (born 3 March 1964) is a former professional road racing cyclist, who competed between 1985 and 1999 and again in 2008 and 2010. As an amateur, Alcalá competed in the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California, finishing in eleventh place[1] and 17th with his team in the 100 km team time trial. In 1986, Alcalá became the first Mexican cyclist to compete in the Tour de France. In the 1987 Tour de France, he won the young rider classification. In both 1989 and 1990, he won a stage in the Tour de France and finished in 8th place. In 2008, Alcalá returned to professional racing by competing in the Vuelta Chihuahua. In 2010, he won the national time trial championship at the age of 46. In early 2011, he stated his intention to race at the 2011 Pan American Games,[2] but eventually did not compete.

Career achievements

Major results

1985 — Team Dente
3rd overall – Redlands Classic
1986 7-Eleven Cycling Team
114th overall Tour de France
2nd overall Redlands Classic
1st – Prologue (time trial)
1987 – 7-Eleven Cycling Team
9th overall  Tour de France
Maillot blanc – Best Young Rider Classification winner
1st overall Coors International Bicycle Classic
2nd Züri-Metzgete
1988 – 7-Eleven Cycling Team
20th overall Tour de France
1989 PDM - Concorde
1st overall Tour of Mexico
1st – Points Competition
8th overall Tour de France
1st Stage 3 Luxembourg > Francorchamps
4th Giro di Lombardia
5th Züri-Metzgete
1990 PDM - Concorde
8th overall Tour de France
1st Stage 7 Vittel > Epinal (ITT)
2nd Stage 20 Lac de Vassivière (ITT)
1st overall Vuelta a Asturias
1st overall Tour of Mexico
1st – Points Competition
1st overall – Tour de Trump
1st Prologue: Wilmington, DE (time trial)
1st Stage 8: Allentown, PA to Easton, PA (time trial)
8th La Flèche Wallonne
1991 PDM - Concorde
3rd overall Tirreno–Adriatico
1992 PDM - Concorde
1st Clásica de San Sebastián
21st overall – Tour de France
2nd overall Tour of the Basque Country
2nd overall Tirreno–Adriatico
4th Giro di Lombardia
1993  Wordperfect
1st overall Tour DuPont
27th overall Tour de France
2nd Stage 8 Châlons Sur Marne › Verdun
1994 Motorola
1st overall Tour of Mexico
70th overall Tour de France
7th overall – Tour of Mexico
Mexico Time Trial Championship

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994
red jersey Vuelta           7 8    
Pink jersey Giro     14           WD
Yellow jersey Tour 114 9 20 8 8 WD 21 27 70

WD = Withdrew


  1. "Raúl Alcalá Olympic Results". Sports Reference. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  2. Thomas, Steve (18 February 2011). "Still rollin': A conversation with Raul Alcala". VeloNews. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
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