Xavier Tondo

road bicycle racer

Xavier Tondo Volpini (5 November 1978 – 23 May 2011) was a Spanish professional bicycle racer. He mainly participated in bicycle races up the mountain.

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
Rider typeClimber
Professional team(s)
2003Paternina-Costa de Almería
2005Catalunya-Angel Mir
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)

On 23 May 2011, while he was getting his bicycle ready for a ride, Tondo was trapped between his own garage door and car. He was crushed by the door. One of his teammates, Beñat Intxausti, was with him during the accident.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Xavier Tondo Dies In Domestic Accident". Cyclingnews.com. 23 May 2011. Retrieved 23 May 2011.

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