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Golden jersey - golden bike

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Cycling News
Published:
September 19, 2005, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 22, 2009, 20:40 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News for September 19, 2005
Roberto Heras (Liberty Seguros)

Roberto Heras (Liberty Seguros)

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By Hernan Alvarez Macias in Madrid Vuelta a España winner Roberto Heras (Liberty-Würth) rode the...

By Hernan Alvarez Macias in Madrid

Vuelta a España winner Roberto Heras (Liberty-Würth) rode the last stage of the race on a special bicycle especially made for today. His BH Global Concept was been painted in gold and displayed the years of his four record-breaking Vuelta victories: 2000, 2003, 2004 and 2005. "Arte-Ruta" was the company that made this special design.

While Heras has achieved the record of victories, he did not break the record of stages wearing the leader's jersey. The Swiss Alex Zülle dressed in the golden jersey 45 times, but the rider from Salamanca put it on 'only' 37 times including today. He wore it 10 days during this year's Vuelta. In this ranking Gustaav Deloor, Delio Rodriguez and Tony Rominger are third with 32 stages, sixth-placed are Julian Berrendero and Txomin Perurena with 29 days, eighth Laurent Jalabert with 25 days and ninth Abraham Olano and Costa with 23 stages.

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