Antonio Jiménez Quiles, a legend of Spanish cycling

He is now 83, but Antonio Jiménez Quiles, born in Granada, made history in the Spanish Vuelta of 1955. He reached the second place despite he didn’t have a team. This has never been accomplished again by any other Spanish cyclist. I was especially good at mountain stages, in fact, he was Mountain Champion of Spain twice. He climbed up the podium over a hundred times throughout ten years. The book ‘Jiménez Quiles. Memoirs of a Cyclist’, written by his daughter Ángela, is a tribute to his career.

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