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Xacobeo Galicia rides Camino de Santiago

Spanish Pro Continental team Xacobeo Galicia will have a unique preparation for the 2009 season. They will ride the Camino de Santiago pilgrims path from the Pyrenees to Galicia in northwestern Spain. The start will take place in Saint Jean de Pied de Port in France. The final stage will end in Santiago de Compostella.

The event will be preceded by a presentation on December 9 in Santiago. During the presentation, the individual stages towards Santiago will be detailed. The total distance should be a little more than 900km.

Riders present will be Ezequiel Mosquera, who finished fourth in the Vuelta a España and Iván Raña. Directeur Sportif Álvaro Pino and Marta Souto will also be present. The nine-day adventure will immediately follow the presentation.

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Based in the southeastern United States, Peter produces race coverage for all disciplines, edits news and writes features. The New Jersey native has 30 years of road racing and cyclo-cross experience, starting in the early 1980s as a Junior in the days of toe clips and leather hairnets. Over the years he's had the good fortune to race throughout the United States and has competed in national championships for both road and 'cross in the Junior and Masters categories. The passion for cycling started young, as before he switched to the road Peter's mission in life was catching big air on his BMX bike.