The 'Rubius' of the peloton sleep at home

More than fifty cyclists, many of whom are present on the Tour, have Andorran residences. And also a federative license, essential to settle there.


"A good part of the peloton will be reunited with their home during the 15th stage and the rest day in Andorra", can be read on the official Tour website, when he recounts the historical links between the Principality and cycling. Indeed, more than fifty cyclists have an Andorran residence. And also a federative license, essential to settle there. Some of such prestige as Alaphilippe, Egan Bernal, Dan Martin, the Yates brothers, Enric Mas, Kuss, Soler, Chaves, Castroviejo, De la Cruz, García Cortina, Verona ... and some already retired, such as Purito Rodríguez.

The announcement of the famous youtuber El Rubius's march to Andorra, back in January, generated a huge controversy over his choice to submit to a lighter fiscal policy, a practice that has become very widespread in other groups. The Rubius is not the only one of its kind. Other youtubers live there like Willyrex, TheGrefg, Vegeta777, Mikecrack, Lolito ...

It is also a generalized and assimilated situation in various sports, especially in cycling and motor racing professionals. And not only Spanish. In coexistence with the squad you can find yourself in Andorra with the Espargaró brothers, Joan Mir, Toni Bou, Joan Barrera, Dani Sordo, Cyril Despres, Fabio Quartararo, Alex Rins, Jorge Martín, Maverick Viñales, Jack Miller ... And, in his day , with Jorge Lorenzo.

The inventor comes precisely from the engine. Rubén Xaus, a prestigious ex-Superbike rider, world runner-up in 2003, created a government plan in 2015 to attract celebrities and athletes to Andorra. The main claim is economic. "It is evident, we are not going to deceive ourselves, that the tax treatment is important, because it is not the same, for someone who has a short professional life, to pay 10% of what he earns per year than 50% as in Spain", Xaus explained in a report by Emilio Pérez de Rozas. There are also other parallel and secondary reasons, such as the good conditions for training at altitude, the social tranquility ...

For these reasons, the platoon has gradually changed from Principality. From Monaco, where other stars such as Peter Sagan and Chris Froome continue, they have moved to Andorra. The Tour sleeps at home.

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