es 17 Years

Miguel Dominguez


The nineteenth stage of the 2018 Tour de France connected Lourdes to Laruns with a route of just over 200 kilometres in which the climbs of the Col d’Aspin, the Col du Tourmalet, the Col des Borderes, the Col du Soulor and the Col d’Aubisque had to be tackled. That day Primoz Roglic won and a young boy from Salamanca was a direct witness of the great Slovenian rider’s adventures, who had come with family and friends to watch the stage live. There, that day, Miguel Domínguez (16 November 2005) was captivated by cycling. At least definitively. “I think that summer we started cycling more and more seriously. My father has always cycled, he has done the Quebrantahuesos, he has done mountain bike races, he has competed in some, such as the Ruta Vetona, which combines MTB and trail… At home we have always watched cycling on TV and we have always had our rides, of course on family holidays in Piedrahita. But this stage was a bit of a turning point,” he recalls. After that Tour, he ended up enrolling in the Promesal Cycling Academies, where he arrived in the second year of the children’s category. And until today. A path full of experiences in which he has continued to enjoy elite cycling. “From these years I have enjoyed a lot with Chris Froome, he was a cyclist that I liked a lot. Although he doesn’t win like he did a few years ago, his way of being, his way of acting… I always liked him. From the current scene, it’s very difficult to choose. I like several of them”. How does Miguel Domínguez define himself as a cyclist? “I don’t know, although I’m better at uphill, any kind of uphill. In the Challenge Montaña Central I really enjoyed the climb to Carabanzo, which is short, but with its steepness, you go at a thousand miles an hour and I’ve always been in front. Apart from that, I love the climb to the Puerto de la Peña Negra, which is next to my village”. Domínguez is in the second year of his baccalaureate and is thinking of continuing his studies in a career: “I have several options in mind, but I haven’t decided on any yet”.


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