Michele Scarponi

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Michele Scarponi
Scarponi at the 2014 Tour de San Luis
Personal information
Full name Michele Scarponi
Nickname L'Aquila di Filottrano[1]
English: The Eagle of Filottrano
Born (1979-09-25)25 September 1979
Jesi, Marche, Italy
Died 22 April 2017(2017-04-22) (aged 37)
Filottrano, Marche, Italy
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)[2]
Weight 63 kg (139 lb)[2]
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Climbing specialist
Domestique
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]

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