'Not revenge but justice': Davide Rebellin's family welcome trial decision

Judges in Vicenza, Italy, reject plea bargain by the truck driver accused of killing the cyclist in 2022

Davide Rebellin at the Tour of Turkey 2016
(Image credit: Getty Images / Artur Widak via NurPhoto)

The family of former pro Davide Rebellin have welcomed the decision of a Vicenza court to reject the plea deal of the truck driver charged with causing his death.

Instead the driver – 63-year-old Wolfgang Rieke – will go on trial on May 27, reports La Gazzetta della Sport in Italy

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