Xavier Tondo

Xavier Tondo Volpini (5 November 1978 in Valls, Spain – 23 May 2011 in Monachil, Spain) was a Spanish professional road racing cyclist who specialized in mountain stages of bicycle races.

Xavier Tondo
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Tondó in 2010 riding for Cervélo TestTeam
Personal information
Full nameXavier Tondo Volpini
Born(1978-11-05)5 November 1978
Valls, Spain
Died23 May 2011(2011-05-23) (aged 32)
Monachil, Spain[1]
Team information
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeClimber
Professional teams
2003Paternina-Costa de Almería
2004Barbot-Gaia
2005Catalunya-Angel Mir
2006Relax-GAM
2007–2008LA-MSS
2009Andalucía–Cajasur
2010Cervélo TestTeam
2011Movistar Team
Major wins
Volta a Portugal (2007)
Paris-Nice, 1 stage
Volta a Catalunya, 1 stage
Vuelta a Castilla y León (2011)

DeathEdit

 
Tondo in 2011

Tondo was killed after being apparently trapped between his own garage door and car, and crushed by the door, while preparing his bicycle for a training ride. Teammate Beñat Intxausti was with him at the time of the accident.[1]

To commemorate Xavier Tondo the 100%Tondo sportive is held yearly, starting in Sant Joan les Fonts and finishing in Vallter 2000.

Doping refusalEdit

In February 2011, it was reported that a pro cyclist had tipped off police about a doping ring. Tondo was later identified as that cyclist.

According to the Spanish newspaper El País, Tondo received an email in December 2010, which offered several doping products, including EPO, human growth hormone, Nandrolone, and Clenbuterol, all at low prices. Tondo gave the email to the police.[2]

PalmarèsEdit

2002
1st Stage 7 Tour of Qinghai Lake
2005
1st Overall Volta ao Alentejo
1st Stage 4
1st Stage 3 Vuelta a Asturias
2007
1st Overall Troféu Joaquim Agostinho
1st Prologue
1st Overall Volta a Portugal
2008
1st Subida al Naranco
2009
1st Stage 5 Tour de San Luis
8th Overall Volta a Catalunya
2010
1st Stage 6 Paris-Nice
2nd Overall Volta a Catalunya
1st Stage 3
5th Overall Vuelta a España
2011
1st   Overall Vuelta a Castilla y León
1st Stage 4 Tour de San Luis (ITT)
5th Overall Tour of the Basque Country
6th Overall Volta a Catalunya

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Xavier Tondo Dies In Domestic Accident". Cyclingnews.com. 23 May 2011. Retrieved 23 May 2011.
  2. ^ "Tondo tips off police in Girona doping investigation". cyclingnews.com. 21 February 2011. Retrieved 12 October 2017.

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