Michele Scarponi

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Michele Scarponi
Scarponi at the 2014 Tour de San Luis
Personal information
Full nameMichele Scarponi
NicknameL'Aquila di Filottrano[1]
English: The Eagle of Filottrano
Born(1979-09-25)25 September 1979
Jesi, Marche, Italy
Died22 April 2017(2017-04-22) (aged 37)
Filottrano, Marche, Italy
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)[2]
Weight63 kg (139 lb)[2]
Team information
RoleClimbing specialist
Amateur teams
1998–2000Zalf Euromobil Fior
Professional teams
2002Template:Cycling data ACQ
2003–2004Domina Vacanze–Elitron
2005–2006Liberty Seguros–Würth
2007Acqua & Sapone–Caffè Mokambo
Major wins
Grand Tours
Giro d'Italia
General classification (2011)
Points classification (2011)
3 individual stages (2009, 2010)

Stage races

Tirreno–Adriatico (2009)
Volta a Catalunya (2011)
Giro del Trentino (2011)

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.[3] He had competed in the 2017 Tour of the Alps only the day before.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Tragico incidente stradale: muore il ciclista Scarponi durante un allenamento" [Tragic road crash: Cyclist Scarponi dies during a training ride]. La Stampa (in Italian). Editrice La Stampa. 22 April 2017. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Michele Scarponi". Astana Pro Team. Archived from the original on 4 July 2016. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  3. "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.
  4. "Individual Classification by time 5". FICR.it. Federazione Italiana Cronometristi. 21 April 2017. Archived from the original on 22 April 2017. Retrieved 22 April 2017.