Sunday, June 23, 2013

Rufino Murguía passes away

Euskaltel Euskadi's masseur, Rufino Murguía, has died from the injuries sustained in Thursday's traffic accident.

This is what happened: Murguía in 'serious condition'

The team reported the sad news Sunday morning in a touchingly-named article titled "Rufino Murguía did not make it through the night".

The passing of the highly-popular Murguía, from Lazcano, Gipuzkoa, and father of Lizarte rider Urtzi Murgia, has led to an outbreak of support for his family and friends on Twitter.

Team Movistar, who'll be among the teams to wear a black ribbon on the back of their jerseys in today's road race nationals in Bembibre, Castilla y León, tweeted:

"Today our legs are in Bembibre, but our thoughts and hearts are with Rufino and his family. Ánimo, Euskaltel Euskadi".

If you want to read all the tributes pouring in, click on this link to see BiciCiclismo's excellent compilation of messages from social media.

Photo: Noticias de Navarra


Anonymous said...

RIP Rufino.

Penny and Richie

Cyclocross said...

My thoughts go out to the family, friends and colleagues of Rufino Murgia. RIP

Anonymous said...


Josh Buehner said...

This team has been beset with an awful lot of tragedy of late. I would be ecstatic to see them perform well in the Tour. Win a stage(s) in memory of Rufino.



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