Davide Rebellin, the former Italian cycling champion died unexpectedly.
What Happened to Davide Rebellin?
David Rebellin, a former Italian cycling champion, was training when he was struck by a truck and killed. David Lappartient President of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has announced the demise news of David Rebellin. The statement reads,
Tragic news to hear of the sudden death of former Italian professional cyclist, Davide Rebellin.
My thoughts are with his close ones during this difficult period.
Davide Rebellin Cause of Death
Although the precise dynamics of what happened are still unclear, the initial evidence indicates that the driver of the partially loaded vehicle did not stop after the unfortunate incident.
He had recently retired at the age of 51 after winning the Walloon Arrow three times (in 2004, 2007, and 2009), the Liège-Bastogne-Liège once (in 2004), the Amstel Gold Race once, and making a stop at the Tour of Italy. He had spent decades racing professionally on two wheels.
At the height of one intersection, from which the half-heavy, Rebellin would have been bowled today. As was already mentioned, the truck driver refused to stop.
What is certain is that machine gods were immediately activated following the emergency call on the scene. However, the rescuers were powerless to stop the former champion’s death because the injuries the rebellin sustained in the accident were too severe.
Who was Davide Rebellin?
Davide Rebellin, an Italian professional road cyclist who last competed for the UCI Continental team Work Service-Vitalcare-Dynatek, passed away on November 30, 2022.
With more than fifty top-ten results in UCI Road World Cup and UCI ProTour classics, he was regarded as one of the best classics specialists of his period.
The 2004 season, when Rebellin won a then-unprecedented treble with victories in the Amstel Gold Race, La Flèche Wallonne, and Liège-Bastogne-Liège, made him best recognized in the cycling world.
Along with winning a stage in the Giro d’Italia, he also won stage races like the Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico.
Because Rebellin tested positive for Mircera at the 2008 Olympic Games, he was suspended for two years.