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RIP Michele Scarponi

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FelicityLemon Sat 22-Apr-17 09:11:26

www.gazzetta.it/Ciclismo/22-04-2017/morto-michele-scarponi-vittima-tragico-incidente-stradale-filottrano-190903631920.shtml?refresh_ce-cp

Sad news, it appears he was hit by a vehicle.

Here's something from happier times

mobile.twitter.com/MicheleScarponi/status/801038366674391040

MrSlant Sat 22-Apr-17 10:39:28

Such horrible and scary news, RIP to a great cyclist.

MrSlant Sat 22-Apr-17 11:06:51

Oh that video from the twitter status is wonderful. How absolutely amazing, how on earth do you end up doing that?

I feel for his family and his young children, unimaginable.

Then I also get a selfish shot of terror for DS1 putting in his miles week after week, if this can happen to one of the greats, it is just so dangerous out there with just a thin piece of lycra and a helmet to keep you safe.

FelicityLemon Sat 22-Apr-17 11:13:39

It's a lovely video, it must have taken a while to train Frankie to do that. Cycling can be so dangerous I hope your son stays safe.

DramaAlpaca Sat 22-Apr-17 21:01:29

RIP Michele Scarponi.

I'm feeling so sad for his family. There was a lovely picture on Twitter of him playing with his twin sons, who are very young. So very sorry for their loss.

FelicityLemon Mon 24-Apr-17 11:38:27

This is too sad, what a sweet memorial

MrSlant Mon 24-Apr-17 13:22:55

Oh that is heartbreaking.

Watching the Astana riders being applauded by the peloton yesterday just broke me, those amazing men, losing someone so close yet back on the bike and off to do the race as planned.

FelicityLemon Mon 24-Apr-17 14:30:13

Oh me too. The start was very blurry for some reason

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