Astana publish 'farewell interview' with Michele Scarponi - Video

The Astana team have published a 30-minute video interview with the recently deceased Michele Scarponi, entitled the 'farewell interview', on the day the Giro d'Italia rolled out of Alghero for the start of the 100th edition. After playing an instrumental role in Vincenzo Nibali's victory 12 months ago, the Italian was supposed to lead the team at the race he won in 2011, but he...
Via Cycling News
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Pinot downplays overall aspirations ahead of debut Giro d'Italia

Thibaut Pinot's preparation for his debut Giro d'Italia has largely gone to plan since his announcement in the winter. However, despite claiming a win and finishing second overall at the Tour of the Alps late last month the Frenchman from FDJ is downplaying his overall hopes on the eve of the 100th Giro. The death of Michele Scarponi the morning after the Tour of the Alps, where...
Via Cycling News
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Giro d'Italia organisers dedicate Mortirolo climb to Michele Scarponi

Giro d'Italia organisers will pay homage to Michele Scarponi by dedicating the Passo del Mortirolo to the Italian. The first rider to the top of the Mortirolo will be given double points for the king of the mountains competition. There will be several other dedications to Scarponi, who died two weeks ago. His Astana teammates will be invited onto the stage first at Thursday's team...
Via Cycling News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Astana to race Giro d'Italia one rider short in honour of Scarponi

The Astana team will line up at the Giro d'Italia with eight riders, rather than a full nine, in honour of Michele Scarponi, who tragically lost his life last weekend.  After Fabio Aru suffered a knee injury in training, Scarponi was set to lead the Kazakh team in the 100th edition of the Giro, which he won in 2011, but the Italian was killed when hit by a van on a training ride...
Via Cycling News
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Italian cyclist Michele Scarponi dies at 37 after training collision, tributes pour in

The cycling world was struck by tragedy Saturday with the news of Italian cyclist Michele Scarponi’s death. Scarponi, 37, was killed in a collision with a van while out on a training ride. This came less than a week after he won the first stage of the Tour of the Alps Monday, finishing fourth in the overall race when it wrapped up Friday. He then went home to his family, but started...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Team Astana says 2011 Giro d'Italia winner Michele Scarponi has died at age 37 after being hit by a van while training

Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Giro winner Scarponi dies after being hit by a van

ANCONA, Italy (AP) — Michele Scarponi, who won the Giro d’Italia in 2011, has died after being hit by a van while training. He was 37. Scarponi was training near his home of Filottrano, near Ancona, on Saturday morning when the Astana cyclist was hit by a van at a crossroad. Team Astana says: “We left a great champion and a special guy, always smiling in every situation, he...
14 days ago

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