A cyclist participating in an amateur test in Lucena (Córdoba) has been found dead after a relative warned that he had not reached the finish line, according to the 112 Emergency service. Andalusia.
The body was found in the vicinity of the Saint George’s Cemetery, on the CO-6018 highway, the area through which the test took place, without the causes of death having been determined so far, according to the same sources.
the Civil Guard has opened an investigation to clarify the circumstances of the death, for which an autopsy of the body will be carried out at the Forensic Anatomical Institute of Córdoba, where he was transferred after ordering his removal by the judge on duty of Lucena.
In principle, two hypotheses are considered, that death occurred by natural causes or by accident, although other possible causes are not ruled out.
The notice of the non-arrival of the cyclist to the finish line was received at the emergency coordinating center on 112 at 2:40 p.m., after which the Civil Guard, National Police, Local Police and the health services of the Andalusian Board.
Shortly after starting the search in the opposite direction to the test route, the XXVI Ruta MTB Ciudad de Lucena, the body of the cyclist was found dead near the municipal cemetery, about two kilometers from the finish line.