Champion of the Giro 2011 Michele Scarponi fell under the van.
One day earlier, the famous Italian cyclist Michele Scarponi played on the Alps Tour, where he managed to win at one stage. On Saturday, 37-year-old driver died in a collision with a minibus.
As reported by Gazzetta dello Sport, Scarponi went to practice in his hometown Moscow, where he returned at the end of the competition. At the crossroads of Italian was hit by a car. Although on the scene of the accident, the medics arrived quickly to save the athlete was impossible. He died instantly.
Scarponi were in professional sport since 2002. He became the champion of the Giro d’italia in 2011 after the disqualification of Contador Alert. In addition, Michele has won three stages at the Italian Grand tour.