This is a tragedy too big to be written.
Our athlete Michele Scarponi died this morning while he was training on his bike close to his home in Filottrano. Michele has been hitted by a van on a crossroad.
Born in September 25th 1979, he left a wife and two kids.
Michele ended 4th in the Tour of Alps yesterday afternoon in Trento. Then he went home in Filottrano (Ancona) by car with his masseur and was home in the evening to his family.
This morning Michele went out on his bike for an early morning training and there the tragedy happened.
We left a great champion and a special guy, always smiling in every situation, he was a real mile stone and a landmark for everyone in the Astana Pro Team.
The Astana Pro Team clings to the Michele family in this incredibly painful moment of sorrow and mourning.