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Gelfi commits suicide

By:
Gregor Brown
Published:
January 04, 2009, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 20:49 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, January 4, 2009

Former professional cyclist Luca Gelfi was found dead and is believed to have committed suicide...

Former professional cyclist Luca Gelfi was found dead and is believed to have committed suicide according to La Gazzetta dello Sport on Saturday. The 42-year-old Gelfi, who began his professional career in 1988 and retired in 1998, raced for Del Tongo as well as the Eldor-Viner, Brescialat and Ros Mary-Amica Chips teams.

The Italian road racer won two stages in the Giro d'Italia in 1990 and finished second at the Milano-Sanremo in 1993. Gelfi reportedly suffered from depression prior to his death. He leaves behind a wife and five-year-old son.

We at Cyclingnews extend our condolences to the friends and family of Luca Gelfi.

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