Italian Cyclist Michele Scarponi Dies In Van Collision 

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. 

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