Long-term sponsor of Mapei cycling team Giorgio Squinzi dies, aged 76

The team is one of the best-remembered in cycling history

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

The man behind Mapei, one of cycling's most remembered teams, has died after battling a serious illness.

Giorgio Squinzi was born in on October 18, 1943 and died on Wednesday (October 3), leaving behind wife Adriana and children Marco and Veronica. He died in the Milan hospital where he had been for two weeks.

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