Jimenez Velo Sport
Jimenez Velo Sport Cycling Team, Montclair, New Jersey

JIMENEZ Coat of Arm (origin) and cycling

              

h

Origin Displayed: Spanish
h
Jiménez [archaic Ximénez / Ximenes] is a surname of Iberian origin.
h
The prestigious surname Jiménez first appeared in the mountainous borders of Spain‘s Basque lands. Jiménez is a patronymic construction from the modern-styled given name Jimeno, plus the Spanish suffix -ez, meaning “son [of]“.  The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain were the patronymic surnames. Which are derived from the Father’s given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother’s given name. Spanish patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century and the most common patronymic suffix is  [ez] from Old Castille in Visigoth times. Spelling variations include: Jiménez, Jimenez, Giménez, Gimenez, Siménez, Simenez, Giméniz, Gimeniz, Jiméniz, Jimeniz, Ximénez, Ximenez, Gímez, Gimez, Jimeno and many more.
h
José María Jiménez (February 6, 1971 in El Barraco, Spain – December 6, 2003 in Madrid) was a professional road bicycle racer. His nickname was “El Chava” which means “The wild one”, referring to his style of attacking. When he turned professional he was considered a potential successor of Miguel Indurain. He won the points jersey (2001) and the mountains jersey (1997-1999, 2001) of the Vuelta a España, finishing 3rd overall in 1998, 5th in 1999, and 17th in 2001. He often attacked without considering the consequences, which sometimes resulted in spectacular wins in the toughest mountain stages. During stage eight of the 1999 Vuelta a España Jiménez attacked the 23% grade of the Angliru in rain and fog to catch Pavel Tonkov’s long solo break at the line and take the stage in a two-man sprint. However, he would subsequently pay for his attacking style in the next stage, where he would often lose by 10 or more minutes. Jiménez received psychological treatment for depression, and retired from professional cycling in 2002, at which point he got married. He died of a heart attack in a clinic in Madrid at the age of 32.
h
Julio Jiménez  (born October 28, 1934 in Ávila) is a Spanish former professional road racing cyclist. Known as a climbing specialist, Jiménez captured six King of the Mountains jerseys at the Grand Tours. In 1965, he became one of (now) four riders to complete the Tour/Vuelta double by winning both Tour’s mountains competition in the same year.

Looking for something?

Use the form below to search the site:

Still not finding what you're looking for? Drop a comment on a post or contact us so we can take care of it!