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Joan Llaneras

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 2
Bronze 0
Total 4
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJoan•Llaneras Rosselló
Used nameJoan•Llaneras
Born17 May 1969 in Porreres, Islas Baleares (ESP)
Measurements180 cm / 65 kg
AffiliationsGirona / ONCE
NOC Spain

Biography

One of the great tactical endurance racers on the track, Joan Llaneras won a total of nine major titles in the points race and Madison. In all, Llaneras won seven World Championships, four in the points race (1996, 1998, 2000 and 2007), and three in the Madison (1997, 1999, 2006). Two of his Madison world titles were won with Isaac Gálvez, who tragically died after a fall in the six-days of Gent in 2006. His only Madison event after Gálvez’ death came at the 2008 Olympics, where Llaneras won silver. It was his fourth Olympic medal, having earlier won the 2000 and 2008 points race, while winning the 2004 silver medal in that event. He retired after the Beijing Olympics.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1996 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) ESP Joan Llaneras
Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Spain 5
Points Race, Men (Olympic) 6
2000 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) ESP Joan Llaneras
Points Race, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
Madison, Men (Olympic) Isaac Gálvez 13
2004 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) ESP Joan Llaneras
Points Race, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
Madison, Men (Olympic) Miguel Alzamora 6
2008 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) ESP Joan Llaneras
Points Race, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
Madison, Men (Olympic) Toni Tauler 2 Silver

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
2008 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Closing Ceremony ESP Joan Llaneras