Nieve twelfth rider to win Grand Tour stage on birthday

Mikel Nieve Iturralde became the twelfth rider to win a Grand Tour stage on his birthday and the first one since Marcel Kittel in Giro 2014.

Winning Grand Tour stage on birthday
1924 | Tour | Louis Mottiat | BEL
1938 | Tour | Gino Bartali | ITA
1948 | Tour | Gino Bartali | ITA
1949 | Tour | Gino Bartali | ITA
1963 | Tour | Roger De Breucker | BEL
1966 | Tour | Jo de Roo | NED
1987 | Vuelta | Luis-Alberto Herrera Herrera | COL
1993 | Giro | Fabio Baldato | ITA
1995 | Giro | Evgueni Berzin | RUS
1995 | Tour | Erik Zabel | DUI
2006 | Vuelta | Alexandre Vinokourov | KAZ
2014 | Giro | Marcel Kittel | DUI
2018 | Giro | Mikel Nieve Iturralde | SPA

In the Giro 2014 Orica, with Svein Tuft, won the opening team time trial on the birthday of the Canadian