Miguel Poblet

Miguel Poblet Orriols ( born March 18, 1928 in Montcada i Reixac, † April 6, 2013 in Barcelona) was a Spanish cyclist.

From 1945 to 1962 was Miguel Poblet professional racing driver and sat in these years special standards in the Spanish cycling since he was extraordinarily successful not only on the road but also on the track. So he was during his cycling career seven times Spanish champion in track sprint and twice Bergmeister, but also successfully launched at all major tours, in which he won numerous stage wins, as well as classics. In 1947 he won the Klasika Primavera, 1952, the Tour of Catalonia, 1955 the Grand Prix Midi Libre, 1957 Milan -Turin, Milan - Sanremo in 1957 and 1959 and 1960, the Classica Sarda. In 1958 he was second in the Tour of Lombardy. He also won in many smaller races.

Three times - 1955, 1956 and 1957 - started Poblet in the Tour de France: In 1955, he won a stage, wore two days the yellow jersey, the mountains classification was won by Col du Tourmalet, third in the points classification was reaching Paris as 26th overall. In 1956, he won another stage, but then gave up, as 1957 He was particularly effective in his participations in the Giro d' Italia. 1956 he won four stages, 1957, he also won four stages and was sixth overall in 1958, he won three stages, 1959 again three stages and finished sixth in 1961, he won three stages and wore the pink jersey for six days.

Miguel Poblet also started at 14 six-day races, of which he won three: in 1953 in Barcelona with Ferdinando Terruzzi, 1961 in Buenos Aires, Jorge Bátiz and 1962 in Madrid with Miguel Bover Pons.

After his retirement from cycling Poblet was chairman of Catalan Cycling Federation and participated in the organization of the Tour of Catalonia.

On April 6, 2013 Poblet died at 85 years in a hospital in Barcelona from kidney failure.