Xavier Tondo

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Xavier Tondo
Xavier-Tondo (cropped).jpg
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 Paternina-Costa de Almería
2004 Barbot-Gaia
2005 Catalunya-Angel Mir
2006 Relax-GAM
2007–2008 LA-MSS
2009 Andalucía-Cajasur
2010 Cervélo TestTeam
2011 Movistar Team
Major wins
Volta a Portugal (2007)
Paris-Nice, 1 stage
Volta a Catalunya, 1 stage
Vuelta a Castilla y León (2011)

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.


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.


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]


1st Stage 7 Tour of Qinghai Lake
1st Overall Volta ao Alentejo
1st Stage 4
1st Stage 3 Vuelta a Asturias
1st Overall Troféu Joaquim Agostinho
1st Prologue
1st Overall Volta a Portugal
1st Subida al Naranco
1st Stage 5 Tour de San Luis
8th Overall Volta a Catalunya
1st Stage 6 Paris-Nice
2nd Overall Volta a Catalunya
1st Stage 3
5th Overall Vuelta a España
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

See also


  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.

External links

  • Xavier Tondo at Cycling Archives
  • 100% Tondo commemorative sportive

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