Tributes pour in for Spanish cyclist Arturo Gravalos, who died aged 25 after losing a battle with a brain tumor
- Spanish cyclist Arturo Gravalos dies aged 25 of brain tumor
- The promising young runner underwent first surgery in November 2021
- The news was confirmed by the Eolo-Kometa team, which he joined in 2019
Tributes were paid to promising young cyclist Arturo Gravalos, who died of a brain tumor at the age of 25.
In 2019, Gravalos finished second in Spain’s national under-23 road race and looked to have a promising future with the Eolo-Kometa team, which he joined the same year.
The Spanish cyclist underwent surgery for a brain tumor in November 2021, just weeks after diagnosis – and despite the initial success, further operations were subsequently required.
The sad news was confirmed by the Eolo-Kometa team, who tweeted: ‘Arturo, rest in peace friend and companion. You will always be with us.
The team’s message read: “Life has put many obstacles in front of him lately and he has always, always reacted with the best of his faces.
Tributes have been paid to young Spanish cyclist Arturo Gravalos, who died aged 25
The promising road runner underwent operations after being diagnosed with a brain tumor
Gravalos turned professional in 2021, before being diagnosed with his fatal brain tumor
“The grief or regret he kept to himself, he refused to give it continuity. We will never forget you Arturo. Rest in peace.’
They added that Gravalos’ death “leaves an irreplaceable void in our hearts”.
His former team Caja Rural-RGA wrote: “We are appalled by the loss of Arturo Gravalos, who was part of the green family before joining @EoloKometaTeam, his last team.
“We want to send a huge hug and all our love to your family and friends during this difficult time.”
The Zaragoza-born rider turned professional in 2021, and his last race was that year’s Giro del Medio Brenta.