Homage for José María Jiménez

By Monika Prell

A tribute to José María Jiménez, who died in December 2003, will be held on Saturday, March 24, in Ávila, Spain. His brother, Juan Carlos Jiménez, created a monument that honors the sportsmanship and human values of 'el Chaba'.

According to todociclsmo.com, the sculpture is seven meters high and is a larger reproduction of the monument located in El Barraco, where the cyclist was born.

The Asociación Abulense de la Prensa Deportiva has invited all fans and fellow countrymen of Jiménez, who was an aggressive rider and top Spanish climber, to participate in the memorial.

After the memorial, young cyclists from different clubs throughout the province and the Spanish capital Madrid will participate in various activities in the Plaza de toros de Ávila.

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