Scarponi at the 2014 Tour de San Luis
|Full name||Michele Scarponi|
|Nickname||L'Aquila di Filottrano
English: The Eagle of Filottrano
25 September 1979|
Jesi, Marche, Italy
|Died||22 April 2017
Filottrano, Marche, Italy
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||63 kg (139 lb)|
Michele Scarponi (25 September 1979 − 22 April 2017) was an Italian road bicycle racer, who rode professionally between 2002 and 2017 for the 2002, Domina Vacanze–Elitron, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2017 teams.
Scarponi was declared the winner of the 2011 Giro d'Italia after the disqualification of Alberto Contador. Other major results of his career were the 2009 Tirreno–Adriatico, the 2011 Volta a Catalunya and the 2011 Giro del Trentino stage races.
Scarponi died at the age of 37 on 22 April 2017, after being hit by a truck, while riding his bicycle, close to his home in Filottrano, in the Italian region of Marche. He had competed in the 2017 Tour of the Alps only the day before.
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- "Michele Scarponi". Astana Pro Team. Archived from the original on 4 July 2016. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
- "Ciclismo, è morto Michele Scarponi, vittima di un tragico incidente stradale" [Cycling, the death of Michele Scarponi, victim of a tragic road incident]. La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). RCS MediaGroup. 22 April 2017. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
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