Last Wednesday (30), in Venice, according to local sources, Davide Rebellin was hit by a truck near his home while cycling on the highway near his home. The collision was so great that the former medalist could not resist and died.
Rebellin, who retired from professional cycling in 2021, has an impressive record including victories in the Ardennes Classics de Liege-Bastogne-Liege, Fleche Wallone and Amstel Gold competitions. In addition, he won the traditional Giro d’Italia race and three editions of the Freccia Vallone.
Friends and former co-workers were shocked to hear the news of his passing. John Lelangue, general manager of Lotto-Soudal, could not admit that the accident had happened, “I just can’t believe it. He was with us Sunday night at the Monte Carlo Criterium dinner.”