Félix Cárdenas

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Cárdenas and the second or maternal family name is Ravalo.
Félix Cárdenas
Personal information
Full name Félix Rafael Cárdenas Ravalo
Born (1973-11-24) November 24, 1973
Encino, Santander, Colombia
Team information
Current team Formesan
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climbing specialist
Amateur team(s)
2010–2012 GW-Shimano
2013– Formesan
Professional team(s)
2000–2001 Kelme
2002 Cage Maglierie
2003 Orbitel
2003–2004 Cafes Baque
2005–2009 Barloworld
Major wins
Vuelta a Colombia (2012)
Tour of Japan (2005)
Vuelta a La Rioja (2003)
Vuelta a España, 3 stages
Tour de France, 1 stage
Infobox last updated on
27 February 2014

Félix Rafael Cárdenas Ravalo (born November 24, 1973 in Encino, Santander) is a Colombian road bicycle racer, who rides for the Formesan amateur squad. He previously rode for UCI Professional Continental team Barloworld until the team's demise in 2009.[1] In the 2001 Tour de France, Cardenas took one of the biggest victory of his career on the mountainous stage 12. He crossed the line solo in Ax-les-Thermes, with Roberto Laiseka and Lance Armstrong rounding the podium. He performed his trademark victory salute, standing on the pedals with arms raised high in the air.[2]

Major results

Clásico RCN
1st Stage 3
1st Mountains classification
6th Overall Clásico RCN
3rd Overall Vuelta a Colombia
1st Stage 10 Vuelta a España
1st Stage 12 Tour de France
1st Overall Vuelta a La Rioja
Vuelta a España
1st Stage 16
1st Mountains classification
2nd Overall Vuelta a Colombia
Vuelta a España
1st Stage 17
1st Mountains classification
2nd Overall Clásico RCN
1st Overall Tour of Japan
1st Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia
1st Gran Premio Industria e Commercio Artigianato Carnaghese
1st Stage 1 Brixia Tour
1st Stage 1 Giro del Capo
1st Colombian National Road Race Championships
1st Overall Clásico RCN
1st Overall Vuelta a Colombia
1st Stage 4
1st Overall Vuelta a Colombia
1st Stages 3, 4 & 10
2nd Overall Vuelta de Chile
1st Stage 9
1st Stage 9 Vuelta a Colombia
7th Overall Vuelta a la Independencia Nacional


  1. "CQ – CARDENAS RAVALO Felix Rafael". Cqranking.com. 1972-11-24. Retrieved 2012-01-24.
  2. Tim Maloney (20 July 2001). "California Dreaming and Felix Festa Nacional". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 2 December 2012.

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