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June 15, 2005

Alessio Galletti, 1968-2005


Alessio Galletti, 1968-2005
Photo by Frank Steele.
At right, Italian cyclist Alessio Galletti leads the field early in the climb of Brasstown Bald at the 2004 Tour de Georgia.

Galletti died today in Spain while racing at the one-day Subida al Naranco. Apparently, Galletti continued to ride, despite shortness of breath, and medical personnel on the scene believed he suffered a heart attack.

Galletti's biggest career victory was probably his stage win in the 2001 Tour Down Under.

Also:

VeloNews.com | Galletti dies of heart attack at Spanish race

procycling.com | Italian rider dies during Naranco hill-climb

VeloNews.com | Galletti took satisfaction in working for others

Posted by Frank Steele on June 15, 2005 | Permalink

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