Northvale, NJ—The Jamis/Sutter Home Pro Cycling Team will delay the start of its season due to the recent death of the older brother of two of its team members.
Armando Borrajo, 34, died earlier this month. Borrajo is the 2006 Argentinean National Road Champion and older brother of Jamis/Sutter Home racers Alejandro and Anibal Borrajo.
The elder Borrajo’s death is still under investigation, but www.cyclingnews.com reported last week that Borrajo committed suicide on Dec. 18 following his two-day kidnapping.
“Our athletes and staff mourn the untimely death of Armando Borrajo, elder brother of our teammates Alejandro and Anibal Borrajo,” said the team’s directeur sportif Sebastian Alexandre. “Out of respect for Alejandro, Anibal, and their entire family, we will not race the Tour de San Luis, traditionally the first event on our calendar, and will open the season with the Vuelta de Chile.”
The 10-day Vuelta de Chile begins Jan. 27 and concludes Feb. 6. The roster will be announced in mid January.