Former Cofidis rider Robert Sassone dies aged 37

Former Cofidis rider and 2001 Madison world champion Robert Sassone has died at the age of 37, following a long battle with cancer

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Robert Sassone, the former Cofidis rider who won the Madison at the 2001 Track World Championships, is dead at the age of 37.

Sassone, who had reportedly battled cancer for several years, took his own life, according to sources in Noumea, capital of New Caledonia, the French Overseas Territory in the south Pacific Ocean.

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