Luis Herrera Personal information Full name Luis Alberto Herrera Nickname Lucho El jardinerito de Fusagasugá Born May 4, 1961 , Fusagasugá Colombia Team information Current team Retired Discipline Road Role Rider Rider type Climbing specialist Amateur team(s) 1981 Valyin de Pereira 1982 Lotería de Boyacá 1983 Leche La Gran Vía 1984 Varta Nacional A Professional team(s) 1985-1990 Café de Colombia 1991-1992 Ryalco Postobon Major wins Grand Tours Tour de France ( Mountains classification , 1985 ) 1987 3 individual stages Giro d'Italia ( Mountains classification ) 1989 3 individual stages Vuelta a España ( General classification ) 1987 ( Mountains classification , 1987 ) 1991 2 individual stages Stage races (1988, 1991) Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré (1984, 1985, 1986, 1988) Vuelta a Colombia (1982, 1983, 1984, 1986) Clásico RCN Luis Alberto " Lucho" Herrera Herrera, known as " El jardinerito" ("the little gardener") (born May 4, 1961 in , Fusagasugá ), is a retired Colombia Colombian . Herrera was a professional from 1985 to 1992 but had a successful amateur career before that in road racing cyclist . Colombia
He entered his first Vuelta a Colombia in 1981 where he finished 16th overall and 3rd in the New Rider competition.
Although he abandoned his second Vuelta a Colombia in 1982, he won Colombia's second major stage-race the  . In 1983 Herrera won Clásico RCN again as well as two stages and finishing second overall to Clásico RCN in the 1983 Alfonso Florez Ortiz . Vuelta a Colombia In 1984 he would win the  , the Vuelta a Colombia as well as winning stage 17 to Clásico RCN in the Alpe d'Huez , becoming the first Colombian to win a stage of the race, and the first amateur cyclist to win a stage in the history of the 1984 Tour de France . He would win the Tour de France and the Vuelta a Colombia four times each but his greatest achievement was in 1987, when he won the Clásico RCN , the first South American to win a Vuelta a España . Grand Tour Herrera also won the  in 1988 and 1991 and five " Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré " jerseys from the three Grand Tours. King of the Mountains
Luis Herrera is the second rider to win the "
jersey in all three King of the Mountains . The first was Grand Tours of Spain. Federico Bahamontes
Grand Tour general classification results timeline
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