|Michele Scarponi (2006)|
|Date of birth||September 25, 1979|
|date of death||April 22, 2017|
|Driver type||Mountain riders, tour riders|
Acqua & Sapone
Acqua & Sapone-Caffè Mokambo
Androni Giocattoli-Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni
|Most important successes|
Overall ranking Giro d'Italia 2011
Michele Scarponi (born September 25, 1979 in Filottrano ; † April 22, 2017 there ) was an Italian racing cyclist . He was subsequently declared the winner of the Giro d'Italia 2011 .
Scarponi began his career in 2002 with the Italian cycling team Acqua e Sapone . After a year he switched to Domina Vacanze , with whom he was fourth and seventh in the classics Flèche Wallonne and Liège – Bastogne – Liège . At the peace run in 2004 he won a stage and the overall ranking.
In 2006 Scarponi was excluded from the Tour de France because he was suspected of doping. On May 8, 2007, one day after Basso confessed, Scarponi also admitted that he had something to do with the Fuentes doping scandal . He also promised comprehensive clarification. He was then banned from the Italian cycling federation FCI with an 18-month ban, which lasted until November 15, 2008.
After his doping ban had expired, Scarponi had his greatest success to date, the overall victory of the Tirreno-Adriatico long-distance journey in 2009, which he secured with a stage win. At the Giro d'Italia 2009 he achieved two stage victories.
In 2010 he failed to repeat his success at Tirreno-Adriatico , because Stefano Garzelli took the missing seconds on the last stage in an intermediate sprint and was thus at the same time as Scarponi, so that the better stage placements made Garzelli the overall winner. At the Giro he drove for the first time on his own account. His shape was enough for a stage win and fourth place overall.
Scarponi finished the Giro d'Italia 2011 6:10 minutes behind Alberto Contador , who was subsequently suspended for a doping offense at the Tour de France 2010 , so that Scarponi subsequently became the overall winner.
At the end of 2012, Scarponi was banned by the Italian Olympic Committee CONI for three months until January 1, 2013. The suspension began retrospectively on October 1, 2012. He had admitted that he was advised on training issues by Michele Ferrari, who had been banned for life as a coach and team doctor in Italian sport .
In 2013 Scarponi finished fourth overall at the Giro d'Italia for the third time . At the Tour de France 2014 he was one of the helpers of the overall winner Vincenzo Nibali .
On April 22, 2017, Scarponi was fatally injured during a training drive in his birthplace Filottrano when he collided head-on with a pickup truck. Just a few days earlier, he had won his last bike race with the first stage of the Tour of the Alps .
Placements in the Grand Tours
|Tour de France||-||-||32||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||24||-||49||41||-|
|Vuelta a España||-||13||-||11||-||-||-||-||-||WD||-||15th||-||-||11|
- Michele Scarponi in the Radsportseiten.net database
- Michele Scarponi in the ProCyclingStats.com database
- Michele Scarponi in the Tour de France database(French / English )
- Official website
- ↑ 18 months of doping ban for Scarponi. radsport-news.com, July 2007, accessed April 22, 2017 .
- ↑ Garzelli still intercepts Scarponi. radsport-news.com, March 16, 2010, accessed April 22, 2017 .
- ↑ a b Alberto Contador found guilty of an anti-doping rule violation by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS): Suspension of two years ( Memento from November 2, 2012 in the Internet Archive ), tas-cas.org, February 6 2012, accessed on February 6, 2012, (English, PDF; 187 kB).
- ↑ Mild punishment for Scarponi after contact with doping doctor. rad-net.de, December 12, 2012, accessed April 22, 2017 .
- ↑ Rad-Star dies in a training accident. sport1.de, April 22, 2017, accessed on April 22, 2017 .
- ↑ Astana professional Scarponi killed in training accident. rad-net.de, April 22, 2017, accessed on April 22, 2017 .
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Italian cyclist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||September 25, 1979|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Filottrano|
|DATE OF DEATH||April 22, 2017|
|Place of death||Filottrano|