November 26, 2006
Caisse d'Epargne's Isaac Galvez dies after 6-day crash
Caisse d'Epargne sprint specialist Isaac Galvez, who won the first stage at 2005's Criterium International and took 2nd in the 4th stage of the 2006 Tour de France, died Saturday in Ghent.
Galvez was racing in the Six Days of Ghent when he hit the railing after some contact with Dimitri De Fauw. The 31-year-old was pronounced dead on arrival at a local hospital.
Galvez was world champion in the Madison, the event he was racing. The last day of racing has been cancelled.
Event director Patrick Sercu said the accident was of the sort that occurred often in cycling.
“It was the kind of crash that could happen any time in track cycling; two riders come into contact riding next to each other,” Sercu said, “but this time it was fatal.”
TrackBack URL for this entry:
Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Caisse d'Epargne's Isaac Galvez dies after 6-day crash: