Mourning in cycling: he died very young from a cancer

Arturo Gravalos, an Eolo-Kometa rider who had been battling a brain tumor, discovered in 2021, has died at the age of 25

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Mourning in cycling: he died very young from a cancer

A dramatic news shocked the cycling world. Arturo Gravalos, an Eolo-Kometa rider who had been battling a brain tumor, discovered in 2021, has died at the age of 25. Born in Spain, he turned professional in 2021 with Kometa, with a 43rd place at the Lugano GP as his best rookie result.

Then the discovery of the disease and the long struggle, lost last night. Operated in November of that year, Gravalos underwent other surgeries in the following months to try to eradicate the evil that took him away so young.

Gravalos had turned professional with the Eolo-Kometa of Ivan Basso and Alberto Contador. Davide Bais had dedicated the victory in the stage of the Giro d'Italia with arrival on the Gran Sasso to him. His team will race in the Giro with mourning on his arm.

Mourning in cycling: he died very young from a cancer

Eolo-Kometa team wrote on Twitter: "His death leaves an irreplaceable void in our hearts, as we will never forget his joy and his eternal smile. His will to live, always present even before the onset of the disease, he left thousands of magical moments in and out of competitions Arturo never gave up, because that was his nature: wanting to put his bib back on.

He didn't set a deadline for that comeback, but it was clear that he would face each race as a opportunities given to him by life. Arturo wanted to leave his mark on the sport he loved so much and in which he generated so much affection and affection; that mark which he left so well on the suffering of his rivals in those accelerations he was the protagonist of during his stay in amateur or even as a professional, as in his last race: the Giro del Medio Brenta in 2021.

Life has thrown many obstacles in front of him in recent times and he has always reacted with the best of himself, overcoming them with the utmost positivity. He has kept his pain or regret for him to himself, refusing to give it continuity.

Armed with his huge smile, he busied himself with building, supporting, praising and giving thanks. We will never forget you, Arthur." A few days ago Davide Bais, his teammate, had wanted to dedicate his victory on the mountain finish line at Campo Imperatore: "Arturo, after hearing my dedication, wrote to thank me and told me that he celebrated by eating a piece of chocolate.

And this thing made me so happy, but also so much thinking."

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