Astana rider Michele Scarponi dies after collision with truck on training ride

Former Giro d'Italia winner dies while riding near his home

Michele Scarponi at the 2016 Vuelta a España

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Astana rider Michele Scarponi has died after a collision with a truck while out on a training ride this morning.

Scarponi was riding near his home in the eastern Italian town of Filottrano when he collided with a lorry at a crossroads.

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