It is with deepest regret that we confirm on Saturday the passing, in a tragic mountain accident, of our carer, Garikoitz Baños ‘Gary’. He was 42.
Born and living in Oñati, Gipuzkoa in the Basque Country, Gary joined the Movistar Team in 2012 after previous experiences at teams Contentpolis and Caja Rural. Throughout these years, Gary has become one of the most appreciated and respected members by the entire Abarca Sports organisation, especially a women’s program he was a fundamental member of since its inception in 2018.
Gary’s impeccable work ethic, his affable character and his profound love for cycling and taking care of those on the bikes leave a deep vacuum in our organisation, both in the professional and, more importantly, personal sense.
All team-mates of Gary wish to extend his partner, Idoia, as well as his family and friends, our support and affection in these difficult times for all of us. Goian bego / May he rest in peace.