Michele Scarponi


Age: 37

Italian cyclist who was awarded the 2011 Giro d'Italia trophy after Alberto Contador was stripped of the title because of doping, but who had also faced doping sanctions when he was banned for 18 months in July 2007 after the long-running Operation Puerto doping scandal.

Cause of Death: Struck and killed by a van while riding his bicycle

Born: September 25, 1979

Died: April 22, 2017

Filottrano, Italy