23rd May 2012: A year ago today Xavier Tondo was tragically killed in an accident at his home in which he was crushed by a garage door. Thoughts to the team today, especially teammate Beñat Intxausti who was with him at the time of the accident.
Tondo was one of the genuinely good guys of the peloton with a real love for the sport. At the age of 32 he still had so much untapped talent.
(Photograph via Cycle Sport November 2010 issue out now! | Latest News | Cycling Weekly. Associated interview can be read here.)