Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears responds to loss of Isaac Galvez

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Linked from http://www.cyclingnews.com/news.php?id=news/2006/nov06/nov27news3 Galvez' team responds... ----- The team issued a press release several hours after the tragic event saying that Director Sportif Eusebio Unzue, Isaac's sister, Debora and several other members of the family would travel immediately to Belgium. They paid credit to Galvez' teammate Joan Llaneras, who they said had put himself at the disposal of the Belgian and Spanish authorities in order to assist. The team also...Read Full Story

Isaac Galvez crashes and dies in the Gent Six

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Some details of the crash... --- Linked from http://www.procycling.com/news.aspx?ID=2547 --- Caisse d’Epargne sprinter Isaac Galvez died early on Sunday morning as a result of head injuries he sustained during a crash in the last Madison event on the fifth night of the Gent Six in Belgium. The 31-year-old Spaniard, who won the world Madison title earlier this year, collided with Belgium’s Dmitri de Fauw and is reported to have gone head-first into the barriers on the top side of the Gent track.Read Full Story

Reactions to Isaac Galvez death

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Linked from http://www.cbc.ca/cp/sports/061126/s112619A.html Quote from the Spanish Olympic Committee: --- "He was an athlete who represented Spain, who always fought for himself and his country and then he has this accident," said Alejandro Blanco, president of the Spanish Olympic Committee. "There aren't words to describe this tragedy." ----- If you find more quotes, please add them..Read Full Story

Isaac Galvez dies after crash

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Linked from http://www.eurosport.com/cycling/sport_sto1017903.shtml Isaac Galvez died after a crash during the Six Days of Gent... --- Madison world champion Isaac Galvez has died in Belgium after colliding with another rider and railings during the Six Days of Gent. The Spaniard collided with Dimitri DeFauw and flew into the railings falling unconscious immediately at the end of the penultimate day of the event, organiser Rob Discart announced. Galvez - who rode for the Caisse d'Epargne...Read Full Story