Spanish professional rider Xavier Tondo has been killed in a domestic accident in Granada, Spanish media report on Monday morning.

Tondo, 32, was apparently leaving his house for a training ride with Movistar team-mate Beñat Intxausti when he was crushed between his car and garage door.

Tondo’s professional cycling career started in 2003. He won Vuelta a Castilla y Leon in April this year, and won stage six of last year’s Paris-Nice whilst on the Cervelo Test Team squad.

He won the Tour of Portugal in 2007, and a stage of Volta a Catalunya in 2010. He finished sixth in the Vuelta a Espana last year.

Tondo had been in the news earlier this year as he had tipped off police about a Spanish doping ring in Girona after he had received an email offering him banned performance-enhancing substances.

Xavier Tondo solos to win, Paris-Nice 2010, stage five

Xavier Tondo winning stage six of 2010 Paris-Nice

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Tondo wins 2011 Castilla y Leon overall
Paris-Nice 2010: Tondo’s heroics pay off as he bags brilliant stage six win
Tondo takes Volta a Catalunya stage