After an illustrious nineteen year career as a professional, Ruben Beloki has announced his retirement from the sport. The 37 year old from Burlada holds the distinction of being the youngest ever Manomanista Champion, a title which he won in 1995 at the age of 20. He also took the prize in 1998, 1999 and 2001 as well as the Pairs Championship in 1996 and 2003. He will bring his wealth of experience to Asegarce’s technical staff.
A tribute match will take place on Saturday 3rd December at Labrit. Beloki was to have been joined by Aimar Olaizola but following the postponement of the Cuatro y Medio final to the 4th, a replacement will be sought. He and his partner will take on Oinatz Bengoetxea and Aritz Begino in this his swansong game. We wish him all the best in his new role.
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