Cyclist Julio Jiménez dies at the age of 87

Archive photograph (Eibar, April 1965), of the cyclist from Avila Julio Jiménez. / ef

The athlete from Avila has died from injuries caused in a traffic accident


The cyclist from Avila Julio Jiménez has died in Ávila at the age of 87 in an accident that occurred on Tuesday at a car wash where two other octogenarians suffered injuries when a vehicle crashed into a wall. The accident occurred shortly after 12 noon on Tuesday and the injured were transferred to the Ávila Assistance Complex.

The president of the Diputación, the Provincial Corporation and the workers of the institution have shown their condolences to the relatives and friends of Julio Jiménez.

Winner of three Mountain awards in the Tour de France and another three in the Vuelta Ciclista a España, among many other achievements, «his record speaks for itself to classify him as one of the greats of the bicycle in a few years in which the Cycling was forged as a heroic and exciting sport”, recalled García.

"However, his human quality, his affability and his companionship, both in competition and in his personal life, made him even more special," he added.

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