Italian Cycling Champion Davide Rebellin, who won the Amstel Gold Race, La Fleche Wallonne, and Liège-Bastogne-Liège in 2004 and the Paris-Nice race in 2008, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 51 after being hit by a a truck while training while near Vicenza, according to local media. Watch Davide Rebellin Details below.
Davide Rebellin, an Italian cyclist, died at the age of 51 after being struck by a truck while out exercising. Tributes have flooded in for him. On Wednesday, the event happened in Montebello Vicentino, close to Vicenza. Rebellin, a native of San Bonifacio, close to Verona, had just recently put an end to his protracted career in front of his adoring fans at the Veneto Classic. Rebellin killed in hitandrun collision
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After colliding with a truck during a training exercise Wednesday near Vicenza, Davide Rebellin, 51, passed away.
Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme issued a statement in which he remarked, “This is an enormously sad day for all those who follow cycling.”
John Lelangue, a former general manager at Lotto-Soudal, said: “Simply put, it defies belief. He attended the Monte Carlo Criterium dinner with us on Sunday night.”
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La bici di Davide Rebellin 😶💔 pic.twitter.com/Y0fhLF8r3b— T.F.★ (@woland1964) November 30, 2022
👇Asi quedo la bicicleta del difunto Davide Rebellin tras el accidente. DEP 🙏 pic.twitter.com/q9Wapkbld5— Aleix Serra (@chiodi17) November 30, 2022
😢 Davide Rebellin has passed away today at the age of 51. We send our condolences to his family. Farewell legend! 💫 pic.twitter.com/0b5mqhqzXP— Flanders Classics (@FlandersClassic) November 30, 2022
Richard Virenque, a seven-time Tour de France stage victor, recalled: “He was a nice, loyal person, and we experienced some wonderful moments together.”
Prior to his retirement earlier this year, Rebellin had a professional career spanning three decades. In the 1996 Giro d’Italia, he won an individual stage.
He also made cycling history in 2004 by becoming the first rider to sweep the three Ardennes Classic races, winning the Amstel Gold Race, La Fleche Wallonne, and Liege-Bastogne-Liege.
Rebellin received a ton more social media accolades as people recalled him as a “humble legend” and a person “who lived to ride his bike.”
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