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Antonio Gmez del Moral, Andalusian cycling legend, dies at 81

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Updated Thursday, July 15, 2021 –
00:55

Born in Cabra (Córdoba) on November 15, 1939, he was considered one of the best Andalusian cyclists of all time

Antonio Gmez del Moral with Alejandro Valverde in 2017.

Antonio Gmez del Moral, Andalusian cycling legend, died this Wednesday at 10:50 p.m. at 81 years of age, reported family sources of the athlete.

Born in Cabra (Córdoba) on November 15, 1939, he was considered one of the best Andalusian cyclists of all times.

During his sports career milit in the KAS, one of the most powerful in the world squad at the time, and also defended the colors of Karpy, Licor 43, Faema (Belgium), Ignis and Emi (Italy).

Gmez del Moral was the first Spanish cyclist to win the Tour del Porvenir (1962), and he also prevailed in various stages of the Tour of Spain and the Giro d’Italia in 1967, in which he wore the pink “jersey” for three stages.

The funeral will be held this Thursday at 8:00 p.m. in the Basilica of the Great Power in Seville, according to the family, and on Friday a response will be said in Cabra, his hometown, before being buried in Priego de Córdoba.

Among the decorations he received are the title of Knight of the Order of Isabel la Catlica, Favorite son of Venice, Gold Medal for the Merit of Work and Andalusian Sports Legend.


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