Michele Scarponi death investigation closed after driver dies

Italian police close the investigation into Michele Scarponi's death after the driver of the vehicle involved in the collision dies of cancer

Michele Scarponi

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The investigation into the death of 2011 Giro d'Italia winner Michele Scarponi was closed abruptly on Sunday after the death of the principle suspect.

Italian police had no choice but to end its work unconcluded when Giuseppe Giacconi, the driver who hit Scarponi on April 22 2017, died of a cancerous tumour on Sunday.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.