By Shane Stokes
Along with the family and friends of Isaac Gálvez, the entire Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears team was plunged into shock yesterday following the news of the Spanish sprinter's death early on Sunday morning.
The team issued a press release several hours after the tragic event saying that Director Sportif Eusebio Unzué, Isaac's sister, Débora and several other members of the family would travel immediately to Belgium. They paid credit to Gálvez' 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 thanked these authorities for what the release termed "their help and collaboration in order to facilitate the steps necessary on this sad occasion. We make a point of thanking, in the name of Isaac's family and of our team, all the people and organizations which help and support us."
"In these difficult moments for all, all of the members of the team and the companions of Isaac wish to present our most sincere condolences to Isaac's family and, in particular, to his parents, his sister and his wife."