Isaac Gálvez

Isaac Gálvez López[a] (20 May 1975 in Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain – 26 November 2006 in 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 6 November 2009.

Isaac Gálvez
Personal information
Full nameIsaac Gálvez López
Born(1975-05-20)20 May 1975
Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain
Died26 November 2006(2006-11-26) (aged 31)
Ghent, Belgium
Team information
DisciplineRoad and track
RoleRider
Rider typeRoad: sprinter
Track: madison
Professional teams
2000–2003Kelme-Costa Blanca
2004–2006Illes Balears-Banesto
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.

Gálvez competed for Spain at the 2000 Summer Olympics.[4]

Major resultsEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Gálvez and the second or maternal family name is López.

ReferencesEdit

  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". Cyclingnews.com. 2006-11-26. Retrieved 2008-09-09.
  3. ^ "Winds take victory, stage winnings to Isaac Gálvez". Cyclingnews.com. 2007-03-08. Retrieved 2007-03-08.
  4. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Isaac Gálvez". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2016-12-04.

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