Isaac Gálvez

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Isaac Gálvez Lopez (born May 20, 1975 in Vilanova i la Geltrú , † November 26, 2006 in Gent ) was a Spanish cyclist .

Even before he started his professional career, Gálvez was able to win the world championship title in two-man team driving on the track with Joan Llaneras in 1999 . In the two years that followed, the two drivers each won the silver medal, and in 2006 they became world champions again. In 2000 he started at the Olympic Games and finished 13th with Llaneras; In the team pursuit , he finished 12th with the Spanish team.

In his first professional year 2000 at Kelme-Costa Blanca , he won the Clásica de Almería . The Spaniard was particularly successful at the Mallorca Challenge . From 2002 to 2006 he won six of the one-day races . In 2004 he moved to Illes Balears . In his new team he was able to win stages at the Catalan Week , the Tour of Catalonia and the Critérium International .

Isaac Gálvez Lopez died after a fall on November 26, 2006 at the six-day race in Ghent. He had previously collided with Belgian driver Dimitri De Fauw . The 31-year-old fell into a gang during a hunt and lost consciousness. In this fall, he broke his neck . Additionally, a rib pierced his heart, causing him to bleed to death internally on the way to the hospital.



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  1. Christine Kroth: LiVE-Radsport reminds ... of Isaac Galvez and his fatal accident at the Sixdays in Gent 2006. November 26, 2013, accessed on February 4, 2014 .