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Xavi Tondo, always in our hearts

24 May 2011
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Movistar Team confirm the death of their rider Xavier Tondo after a disgraced accident occurred on Monday morning in Sierra Nevada (Granada). The 32-year-old Catalan rider was Into his car before departing for the start of his daily training ride when he suffered the incident with the door of the garage. The team have decided to keep racing in the Giro d’Italia.

Movistar Team keep racing in the Giro
After the death of Xavi Tondo on Monday morning, Movistar Team have decided to keep racing in the Giro d’Italia. That’s the result of a meeting between the riders and the technical staff present in Italy. “We’re devastated, but all together we decided that the best thing is to honor Xavi on the bike,” explained Movistar Team general manager Eusebio Unzué. “He had spent little time with us, but it seemed like it was a decade. He had really got into us all. We made our riders free to choose what they preferred, but all agreed that the best homage is to keep riding in the Giro. We’re into permanent contact since this morning with all their relatives and accompanying them as well in Granada as in Tarragona, and the rest of the team will be with them in the funeral, but we’re convinced Xavi would have liked us to keep on racing.”

Xavi, we will never forget you. R.I.P.