Xacobeo–Galicia

Xacobeo Galicia was a professional continental cycling team from Spain. It competed in the UCI Europe Tour and, when selected as a wild card, in UCI ProTour events. The creation of the team was announced on July 11, 2006 as Fundación Ciclismo Galego following the withdrawal of four of the nine Spanish professional cycling teams from the sport. Xacobeo Galicia was managed by Rodrigo Rodriguez, with assistance from directeur sportif Álvaro Pino, Jesús Blanco Villar and José Angel Vidal.

Xacobeo Galicia
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Team information
UCI codeKGZ (2007-2008)
XGZ (2009)
XAC (2010)
RegisteredSpain
Founded2007 (2007)
Disbanded2010
DisciplineRoad
StatusProfessional Continental
BicyclesBH
Orbea
Key personnel
General managerRodrigo Rodríguez
Team name history
2006–2007
2007–2008
2009-2010
Fundación Ciclismo Galego
Karpin-Galicia
Xacobeo Galicia
Team colours Team colours Team colours
Jersey

The team received wildcard invitations to the Vuelta a España in 2007 and 2008.

It disappeared in 2010 following the withdrawal of the Xunta de Galicia as sponsors.

HistoryEdit

In 2006, the Galician regional government, the Xunta de Galicia, proposed the creation of a Galician professional cycling team in an attempt to emulate the success the Basque government-sponsored Euskaltel-Euskadi team.

The project received not only the economic support of the Xunta but that of the former Russian international footballer Valery Karpin, who following his retirement had set up Valery Karpin, S.L., a property company in the region.

On August 26, 2008 with the acquisition of a new sponsor the team changed its name from Karpin Galicia to Xacobeo Galicia.

WinsEdit

Former ridersEdit

As of July 20, 2010.[1]

Rider Date of birth
  Carlos Castaño (ESP) (1979-05-07) May 7, 1979 (age 40)
  Gustavo César (ESP) (1980-01-29) January 29, 1980 (age 39)
  Gustavo Domínguez (ESP) (1980-10-17) October 17, 1980 (age 39)
  Jose Antonio de Segovia (ESP) (1982-10-22) October 22, 1982 (age 37)
  Delio Fernández (ESP) (1986-02-17) February 17, 1986 (age 33)
  Alberto Fernández (ESP) (1981-11-15) November 15, 1981 (age 38)
  David García (ESP) (1977-09-30) September 30, 1977 (age 42)
  Marcos García (ESP) (1986-12-04) December 4, 1986 (age 33)
Rider Date of birth
  Rodrigo García (ESP) (1980-02-27) February 27, 1980 (age 39)
  Vladimir Isaichev (RUS) (1986-04-21) April 21, 1986 (age 33)
  Serafín Martínez (ESP) (1984-02-14) February 14, 1984 (age 35)
  Ezequiel Mosquera (ESP) (1975-11-19) November 19, 1975 (age 44)
  Nelson Oliveira (POR) (1989-03-06) March 6, 1989 (age 30)
  Francisco José Pacheco (ESP) (1982-03-27) March 27, 1982 (age 37)
  Gonzalo Rabuñal (ESP) (1984-08-01) August 1, 1984 (age 35)
  Gustavo Rodríguez (ESP) (1979-09-16) September 16, 1979 (age 40)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "XACOBEO GALICIA (KGZ) - ESP Riders". ucieuropetour.com. UCI. Retrieved 2010-02-06.

External linksEdit