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.