December 7, 2003 by

José María Jiménez

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jjimenez.jpgJosé María Jiménez, a cyclist who won nine stages in the Tour of Spain, died on Dec. 6 from a heart attack. He was 32.
Known as “El Chava” (the popular one), Jiménez entered professional cycling in 1992 when he was signed by the Spanish iBanesto team. The cyclist was a strong climber who was named King of the Mountains four times.
Jiménez was forced to retire in 2000 to undergo treatment for depression. As the winner of 28 races, he was offered a spot on the iBanesto roster for the 2002 season, but declined for health reasons.

One Response to José María Jiménez

  1. Caspar

    “Jimenez died in a Madrid *psychiatric hospital* Saturday night after suffering a *heart attack*, said a spokesman for Jimenez’s team iBanesto, who asked not to be named.”
    What’s wrong with this picture?

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