He learnt how to ride a bike at the age of three and he watched bicycle races when he was a child. At 12, Raúl Craviotto joined the El Ejido Cycling Club. And now, only 15, he is a rising talent of Spanish cycling. He was Route Team Champion of Spain in 2017 and runner up in the individual cadet time trial of the Championship of Andalusia. His dream is to become a professional cyclist and compete at a world level.
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.
When she was seven years old, she signed up for chess classes as an after school activity. Back then, she didn’t know anything about the sport that would change his life. Ana Redondo lives in Almería and was u-18 Chess Champion of Spain 2017, despite she belongs to the u-16 category.
She assures that she never gives up in a game and that’s the reason why she has won several championships of Andalusia. The next goal of this member of the Reverté Minerals Chess Club, is competing in the Chess Olympics as a member of the Spain National Team.
He is 72 and he hasn’t any intention to stop. Born in Seville, Diego Eslava became a runner after retiring. He had never practised sports before, but soon he started to compete. He won the bronze medal in the 3,000 metres trial of the senior Championship of Spain 2017 and he was Champion of Andalusia. His dream is to continue to run as long as he can.