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Isaac Gálvez López (May 20, 1975, in Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain - November 26, 2006, Ghent) was a Spanish track and road racing cyclist who rode for Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears in the UCI ProTour. He died during the Six Days of Ghent cycling event in Belgium after colliding with Dimitri De Fauw and crashing against the railing. He died from internal bleeding. At the time of the accident he had only been married for three weeks.[1][2] After this, De Fauw suffered from depression and he committed suicide on November 6, 2009.

Isaac Gálvez
Personal information
Full name Isaac Gálvez López
Born (1975-05-20)May 20, 1975
Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain
Died November 26, 2006(2006-11-26) (aged 31)
Ghent, Belgium
Team information
Discipline Road and track
Role Rider
Rider type Road: sprinter
Track: madison
Professional team(s)
2000–2003 Kelme-Costa Blanca
2004–2006 Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears
Major wins
Clásica de Almería (2000)

After the second stage of the 2007 edition of the Vuelta a Murcia was cancelled due to strong winds, the organisers dedicated the day's prizes to Gálvez in his memory.[3] Gálvez's sister Débora Gálvez is also a racing cyclist.

Major resultsEdit


  1. ^ "Galvez killed in track collision". BBC Sport. 2006-11-26. Retrieved 2008-09-09. 
  2. ^ "Spanish sprinter, Isaac Gálvez crashes hard at Gent Six Day, dies on way to hospital". 2006-11-26. Retrieved 2008-09-09. 
  3. ^ "Winds take victory, stage winnings to Isaac Gálvez". 2007-03-08. Retrieved 2007-03-08. 

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