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Michele Scarponi

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Thousands of people from across Italy and further afield gathered in Filottrano for the funeral of Michele Scarponi, who died on Saturday following a collision with a truck in training.

More than 5,000 people attended the service in the football stadium of the small town in eastern Italy, with applause greeting Scarponi's coffin as it was carried into the centre of the stadium.

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