Miguel Indurain, known to so many cycling fans as ‘Miguelon’ or ‘The Navarro’, is a giant in the history of cycling. A supremely strong time trialist who forged his most famous victories in stages against the clock, Indurain also knew how to defend himself in the mountains, winning the Giro d’Italia in 1992 and 1993, along with five consecutive Tours de France. His palmares also boasts an Individual Time Trial World Championship in 1995, the ITT Olympic gold medal in Atlanta, 1996, and the Hour Record set in 1994 at 53,040m.
Born 16 July 1964 in Villava, Navarre, Spain, Indurain was also the first to win two consecutive editions of the Corsa Rosa since Eddy Merckx (1972-1973-1974). In the years since Indurain’s retirement, no cyclist has managed to win two consecutive Giros. He was the first Spanish rider to win the Giro d’Italia, with only his compatriot to win since being Alberto Contador in 2008 and 2015.