Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Victor Cabedo, 1989-2012

Victor Cabedo, a young cyclist in his first year with Euskaltel-Euskadi, died today during a training ride after being hit by a car. Although only 23 years of age, Cabedo was already building an impressive palmares. In 2011, he won a stage of the Vuelta a Asturias and placed 5th in the Klasica Primavera while with Orbea, Euskaltel's Pro Contential feeder squad. In 2012, Cabedo joined Euskaltel, where he placed well in the Vuelta a Asturias and made his Grand Tour debut at the Giro d'Italia, placing 129th. He was also 8th in the Spanish national road championships. His last race was this year's Tour of Britain, from which he retired due to illness.

Euskaltel-Euskadi issued an open letter of condolence on its website here. Deepest sympathy to his family, friends, and team.

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