Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Chente García Acosta is retiring after 17 years as a professional

Movistar rider Navarro José Vicente "Chente" Garcia Acosta , 39, announced his retirement Tuesday after 17 as a professional. "After 17 years as a professional it's time to put an end to my career . The decision had it in a few months ago. I would like to advertise on the bike and the Tour of Spain, but did not hit me in my plans a good cookie, "he said. Chente , who was accompanied by friends, colleagues and the director Movistar sports, Eusebio Unzue, stressed that leaves "grateful" to all who supported him throughout his career, especially his lifelong team, which has felt like a "family." rider Tafalla, who announced his retirement at a hotel on the outskirts of Pamplona, ​​has played 27 major stage races (15 editions of the Tour of Spain and 12 of the Tour de France), with two stage wins in the Spanish (1997 and 2002) and one in the race gala (2000). Chente missed part of last season with a serious injury in the latest edition of the Tour of Spain and then I announced that I had to ponder his future. The Navarre fell on August 24 in the fifth stage of the Tour of Spain, a mishap that caused a fracture of the radius and ulna in the left arm and a dorsal vertebra 12. tafalla The athlete has remained throughout his career in formations of the structure created by José Miguel Echavarri and Eusebio Unzue.


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