Italian under-23 rider dies after hitting his head in sprint finish crash

The rider was rushed to hospital but never recovered from his injury

An Italian under-23 rider has died after hitting his head on a pillar at high-speed during a sprint finish.

Giovanni Iannelli fell 100 metres from the finish of the Trofeo Bassa Valle Scrivia in northern Italy, hitting his head with enough force to break his helmet, according to Italian media.

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