Javier Oxtoa Returns
21 months after suffering a grave accident that killed his twin brother Ricardo, Spanish cyclist Javier Oxtoa will return to the bike to pay homage on Sunday at the 13th Spanish Criterium International in Valencia.
“This was the last place he raced as professional cyclist” said his brother Andoni Oxtoa.
Javier, 28 , won a mountain stage in the 2000 Tour de France, but has only been able to ride his bike a bit since suffering much neurological damage when he and his brother were stuck by a car while out training. The driver of the car claimed to be asleep at the wheel. Both brothers were members of the Kelme Team, and Ricardo was killed, while Javier spent 2 months in a coma.