Xavier Tondo

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Xavier Tondo
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Tondó in 2010 riding for Cervélo TestTeam
Personal information
Full name Xavier Tondo Volpini
Born (1978-11-05)5 November 1978
Valls, Spain
Died 23 May 2011(2011-05-23) (aged 32)
Monachil, Spain[1]
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climber
Professional team(s)
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007–2008
2009
2010
2011
Paternina-Costa de Almería
Barbot-Gaia
Catalunya-Angel Mir
Relax-GAM
LA-MSS
Andalucía-Cajasur
Cervélo TestTeam
Movistar Team
Major wins
Volta a Portugal (2007)
Paris-Nice, 1 stage
Volta a Catalunya, 1 stage
Vuelta a Castilla y León (2011)
Infobox last updated on
23 May 2011
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Tondo and the second or maternal family name is Volpini.

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

Death[edit]

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 ride. Teammate Beñat Intxausti was with him at the time of the accident.[1]

Drugs[edit]

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]

Palmarès[edit]

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 Stage 4 Tour de San Luis (ITT)
1st Overall Vuelta a Castilla y León
5th Overall Tour of the Basque Country
6th Overall Volta a Catalunya

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Xavier Tondo Dies In Domestic Accident". Cyclingnews.com. 23 May 2011. Retrieved 23 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Cycling News website entry (February 19, 2011)

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