The cyclist Juan Pujalte of the Valverde team and the.jfif

The cyclist Juan Pujalte of the Valverde team and the Murcian national team dies on the road | Cycling | Sports

Juan Pujalte, a young 18-year-old rider from Murcia from the Valverde team, died this Thursday after suffering an accident while training near Escombreras in Cartagena, the Murcia Region Cycling Federation (FCRM) announced in a statement Condolences that he expressed through his X account and which his team later confirmed on the same social network. “With all the pain in our hearts, we have to report the accidental death of Juan Pujalte Martínez, a member of the Murcia cycling team. The big cycling family will miss you,” the association wrote sadly.

This boy, from San Pedro del Pinatar, where he was born on April 22, 2005, was part of the Elite and U23 squads of the Valverde Team Ricardo Fuentes, the youth team sponsored by the former cyclist Alejandro Valverde to which he joined at the end of last year from Esetec -Salazones-Salazones Ricardo Fuentes came. As a result of the accident, the causes of which are still being investigated, the runner suffered damage to his spleen and kidney, as well as a head injury and internal bleeding, which led to his death, leaving Murcia Sport in mourning and cutting short a promising career of an athlete who, despite his youth, was already was on the threshold of becoming a professional.

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