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Galletti: heart attack confirmed

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Cycling News
Published:
June 17, 2005, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 23:59 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News for June 17, 2005

After an autopsy was performed on the body of the deceased this morning, doctors of the Oviedo,...

After an autopsy was performed on the body of the deceased this morning, doctors of the Oviedo, Spain, hospital have confirmed that the cause of Alessio Galletti's tragic death at a Spanish road race yesterday was a heart attack. Nevertheless, it is reported that it will take several months before the cause of his heart failure will be found. "They have to take a number of complementary factors into account, whose assessment will take months," Naturino-Sapore di Mare directeur sportif Fabio Becherini said. The body of Alessio Galletti will be transported back to Italy on Sunday.

Meanwhile, German cycling site radsport-news.com reports that the ambulance at the Spanish race where Galletti died was located in front of the leader's group, while Galletti was riding in a gruppetto behind. The ambulance was not allowed to return on the parcours, which is why another ambulance had to be ordered from Oviedo, which arrived half an hour later.

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