Road bike racer who won a yellow metal medal on the 2008 Olympics. He completed third on the 2010 Tour de France. He started his professional profession in 2000 for Euskaltel-Euskadi. He earned the Escalada a Montjuic in 2004 and 2005. He was created in Oviedo, Spain. He earned the 2008 Olympics within the same event that Paolo Bettini earned in 2004.