Efe Murcia


Updated Thursday, February 29, 2024-12:45

Juan Pujalte

, a young 18-year-old Murcian rider from the

'Valverde Team'

team , died this Thursday after suffering an accident while training in the vicinity of

Escombreras, in Cartagena

, reports the Cycling Federation of the Region of Murcia (FCRM) through a note of condolence that he issued through his account on the social network X.

"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 great cycling family will miss you," the Federation wrote mournfully.

This boy, a native of

San Pedro del Pinatar

, where he was born on April 22, 2005, belonged to the elite and sub-23 squad of the Valverde Team Ricardo Fuentes, which he joined at the end of last year from Esetec

-Salazones. Salted meats

Ricardo Fuentes.

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 that led to his death, which leaves Murcia sport in mourning and cuts short a promising career of an athlete who, despite his youth, was already on the threshold of becoming a professional.