Astana rider Scarponi dies after collision with van
Astana rider Michele Scarponi died following a collision with a van while training on Saturday, the team have announced. The Italian, 37, was hit by the vehicle at a crossroads while out on a ride near his home in Filottrano. He leaves behind a wife and two children. An Astana statement read: "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 hit by a van on a crossroads.