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Michele Scarponi RIP

22 Apr 2017 07:50

PRESS RELEASE ON MICHELE SCARPONI
22/04/2017 / PRESS RELEASES
Michele died in the morning while he was training.

This is a tragedy too big to be written.

Our athlete Michele Scarponi died this morning while he was training on his bike close to his home in Filottrano. Michele has been hitted by a van on a crossroad.

Born in September 25th 1979, he left a wife and two kids.

Michele ended 4th in the Tour of Alps yesterday afternoon in Trento. Then he went home in Filottrano (Ancona) by car with his masseur and was home in the evening to his family.

This morning Michele went out on his bike for an early morning training and there the tragedy happened.

We left a great champion and a special guy, always smiling in every situation, he was a real mile stone and a landmark for everyone in the Astana Pro Team.

The Astana Pro Team clings to the Michele family in this incredibly painful moment of sorrow and mourning.

http://www.astanaproteam.kz/modules.php?name=astana&page=news&id=711
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22 Apr 2017 07:51

Riposa in pace, Michele!
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22 Apr 2017 07:54

Please no......
Veni, Vidi, Kirby

I came, I saw, I was dead wrong as per usual
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22 Apr 2017 07:55

It's also in Gazzetta dello Sport now...
Riposa in pace, Michele!
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22 Apr 2017 07:55

No no no no no...
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22 Apr 2017 08:01

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22 Apr 2017 08:02

Please don't let it be true. Please no.
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22 Apr 2017 08:03

DNP-Old wrote:Image


I'm completely numb :(
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22 Apr 2017 08:03

Such a lovable character, always cheerful. RIP.
Goodbye, Tommeke; thank you for all you have given us!
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22 Apr 2017 08:04

Netserk wrote:Such a lovable character, always cheerful. RIP.

Indeed. He was one of the most cheerful, positive guys in the bunch.
Veni, Vidi, Kirby

I came, I saw, I was dead wrong as per usual
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22 Apr 2017 08:07

Oh no no no. This cannot be true. Please.. I'm sobbing... :( :(
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22 Apr 2017 08:09

Desperately tragic news.
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22 Apr 2017 08:09

His wife, his twins... I'm distraught :(
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22 Apr 2017 08:11

This is insane. I was looking forward to seeing him in the Giro.

RIP. Great cyclist.
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22 Apr 2017 08:12

Oh my god no. I've always liked Scarponi a lot. RIP, you gave us a lot of great memories.
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22 Apr 2017 08:12

Unfortunately, it seems it's not merely a rumor anymore.

RIP
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22 Apr 2017 08:13

When I first heard of it, I thought this couldn't be true. He was racing Trentino yesterday.
The picture with his kids posted yesterday on Twitter is a dagger to the heart. I'm in tears.
Goodbye Michele, you'll be sorely missed.
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22 Apr 2017 08:13

This is incredibly sad. Rest in peace.
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22 Apr 2017 08:14

This is truly dreadful news.I was fortunate enough to have met him at races a truly nice guy, always happy and friendly. My sincere condolences to his family friends and team. RIP.
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22 Apr 2017 08:15

Astana's press release:
http://www.astanaproteam.kz/modules.php?name=astana&page=news&id=711

Such terrible news to wake up to. RIP Michele, you will forever be missed
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