Xacobeo Galicia
Team information
UCI code KGZ (2007-2008)
XGZ (2009)
XAC (2010)
Registered Spain
Founded 2007 (2007)
Disbanded 2010
Discipline Road
Status Professional Continental
Bicycles BH
Key personnel
General manager Rodrigo Rodríguez
Team name history
Fundación Ciclismo Galego
Xacobeo Galicia

Xacobeo Galicia was a professional continental cycling team from Spain. It competed in the UCI Europe Tour and, when selected as a wild card, in UCI ProTour events. The creation of the team was announced on July 11, 2006 as Fundación Ciclismo Galego following the withdrawal of four of the nine Spanish professional cycling teams from the sport. Xacobeo Galicia was managed by Rodrigo Rodriguez, with assistance from directeur sportif Álvaro Pino, Jesús Blanco Villar and José Angel Vidal.

The team received wildcard invitations to the Vuelta a España in 2007 and 2008.

It disappeared in 2010 following the withdrawal of the Xunta de Galicia as sponsors.


In 2006, the Galician regional government, the Xunta de Galicia, proposed the creation of a Galician professional cycling team in an attempt to emulate the success the Basque government-sponsored Euskaltel-Euskadi team.

The project received not only the economic support of the Xunta but that of the former Russian international footballer Valery Karpin, who following his retirement had set up Valery Karpin, S.L., a property company in the region.

On August 26, 2008 with the acquisition of a new sponsor the team changed its name from Karpin Galicia to Xacobeo Galicia.




1st Stage 1



Former riders

As of July 20, 2010.[1]

Rider Date of birth
 Carlos Castaño (ESP) (1979-05-07) May 7, 1979
 Gustavo César (ESP) (1980-01-29) January 29, 1980
 Gustavo Domínguez (ESP) (1980-10-17) October 17, 1980
 Jose Antonio de Segovia (ESP) (1982-10-22) October 22, 1982
 Delio Fernández (ESP) (1986-02-17) February 17, 1986
 Alberto Fernández (ESP) (1981-11-15) November 15, 1981
 David García (ESP) (1977-09-30) September 30, 1977
 Marcos García (ESP) (1986-12-04) December 4, 1986
Rider Date of birth
 Rodrigo García (ESP) (1980-02-27) February 27, 1980
 Vladimir Isaichev (RUS) (1986-04-21) April 21, 1986
 Serafín Martínez (ESP) (1984-02-14) February 14, 1984
 Ezequiel Mosquera (ESP) (1975-11-19) November 19, 1975
 Nelson Oliveira (POR) (1989-03-06) March 6, 1989
 Francisco José Pacheco (ESP) (1982-03-27) March 27, 1982
 Gonzalo Rabuñal (ESP) (1984-08-01) August 1, 1984
 Gustavo Rodríguez (ESP) (1979-09-16) September 16, 1979


  1. "XACOBEO GALICIA (KGZ) - ESP Riders". ucieuropetour.com. UCI. Retrieved 2010-02-06.
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