Het is al twintig jaar geleden dat de Spaanse wielrenner Saul Morales overleed tijdens de Ronde van Argentinie na een botsing met een circulerende vrachtwagen op het parcours.
Morales, who was born in Madrid, became a professional in 1999, at the Fuenlabrada team. That year his fellow team member Manuel Sanromá died during a bunch sprint in the Volta a Catalunya. Three years earlier, José Antonio Espinosa, another Fuenlabrada member, died as well. In 2000, during the Tour of Argentina, Morales was hit by a truck that accidentally came between the riders. Out of protest, several European teams withdrew from the race. Since 2000 the Tour of Argentina is not held any more. Morales’ only victory was a stage in the 1999 Vuelta a Venezuela. (Wikipedia en de Wielersite)