February 24, 2024

The Toledo Federico Martin Bahamontes has died this Tuesday on the age of 95, as confirmed by the mayor of Toledo, Carlos Velazquez, on his social networks, in line with Europa Press.

Nicknamed ‘El Aguila de Toledo’, he was one of many seven Spanish cyclists who’ve managed to win the yellow jersey of the Tour de France all through the historical past of the French competitors.

Bahamontes was the primary Spanish bicycle owner to get the yellow jersey in an version, that of 1959, through which, as well as, he gained the Mountain Grand Prix six occasions.

In 1963 he categorised second and was third in 1964. The mountains had been his terrain and escapades, his hallmark. A lot in order that he was eight days in a row in all of the breaks they usually gave him the prize for combativeness.

TRIBUTE IN THE CITY

In Might 2018, the town of Toledo paid tribute to its most acclaimed bicycle owner in an act that included Miguel Indurain, Carlos Sastre, Oscar Pereiro and Pedro Delgado, all winners of the Tour de France.

Bahamontes went up from the Paseo de la Vega to the Miradero in a convertible automotive in an effort to recall the identical journey he took after profitable the Tour de France in 1959.

The tour ended on the Miradero, the place the sculpture that Javier Molina Gil sculpted for the event was found and represents the bicycle owner climbing able of most effort.

Within the tribute, the previous bicycle owner from Toledo was grateful however criticized the lateness of this tribute. “How lengthy it took us to be right here. Longer than once I grew to become a boyfriend with Fermina,” he joked.