• A view of the sports field of Filottrano during the funeral of 2011 Giro d'Italia champion MIchele Scarponi. (AAP)Source: AAP
Thousands of mourners turned out on Tuesday for the funeral of Michele Scarponi as the Astana rider was laid to rest in his hometown of Filottrano.
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Cycling Central

26 Apr 2017 - 12:50 PM  UPDATED 26 Apr 2017 - 12:57 PM

The Italian cyclist died last Saturday in a collision with a van during a training near Filottrano on 22 April. Scarponi, 37, was preparing to lead Astana at the 2017 Giro d'Italia next month. He was buried in his Astana team colours.

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