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.