A Year in Images (2): BROKEN HUG
29 October 2011

Mauricio Soler and Xavi Tondo symbolize unity against difficulties from Movistar Team, during a 2011 season where they found disgrace in two of their most loved riders From happiness and surprise to sadness and remembering. Two friends that left us: Mauricio Soler and, overall, Xavi Tondo. The Spaniard fought until the very end for the overall victory in the Tour de San Luis, the first American event for Movistar Team in 2011. Crashing in the penultimate stage, on the way to La Carolina while he was pursuiting the eventual winner Marco Arriagada, wearing the orange leader jersey, all his teammates waited for him until the finish, with an unimportant 15-minute loss at the end. His hugs to every single of the riders escorting him to the arrival are the best example from unity of the team and how loved Xavi was and really is.