Former Liège-Bastogne-Liège winner Davide Rebellin killed after being hit by truck

Recently retired Italian rider died after the collision earlier today, police currently searching for driver

Davide Rebellin
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Davide Rebellin has died after being hit by a truck while out riding on Wednesday morning.

According to reports from Il Messaggero, 51-year-old Rebellin, the Italian former winner of Liège-Bastogne-Liège, was on a training ride near Montebello Vicentino when he was hit by a “heavy truck” that was exiting a nearby motorway junction. 

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