Isaac Gálvez

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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
2004–2006
Kelme-Costa Blanca
Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears
Major wins
Clásica de Almería (2000)
Infobox last updated on
July 18, 2007
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Gálvez and the second or maternal family name is López.

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.

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.

Palmarès[edit]

1999
UCI Track World Championships - Madison - World Champion
2000 - Kelme-Costa Blanca
Clásica de Almería
2001 - Kelme-Costa Blanca
GP dos Mosqueteiros - one stage
Volta ao Alentejo - one stage
2002 - Kelme-Costa Blanca
Vuelta a Mallorca
Trofeo Mallorca
2003 - Kelme-Costa Blanca
Vuelta a Mallorca
Trofeo Mallorca
Trofeo Alcudia
2004 - Illes Balears-Banesto
Setmana Catalana de Ciclisme - one stage
Volta a Catalunya - one stage
2005 - Illes Balears
Critérium International - one stage
2006 - Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears
UCI Track World Championships - Madison - World Champion
Vuelta a Mallorca
Trofeo Mallorca
Trofeo Alcudia
Four Days of Dunkirk - one stage

References[edit]

  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. 

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