Italian cyclist Michele scarponi who won the Giro d’Italia in 2011, died in a road collision while training on Saturday morning.
He was stuck by a van near his home in Filottrano in Italy’s Marche region.
According to his team, the cyclist who is 37-years-old was coming off a fourth-place in the Tour of Alps Friday afternoon in Trenton, before returning to his family.
On Saturday morning, Scarponi went for a training ride when he was hit at a crossroad.
According to his team’s statement,
“they mourn the loss of a great champion and a special guy, always smiling in every situation….He was a landmark for everyone in the Astana Pro Team.”
He is survived by a wife and two kids.