Davide Rebellin dead at 51: Tributes paid to cycling star after being hit by truck in horror crash while out training | The Sun

ITALIAN cycling legend Davide Rebellin has died after tragically being struck by a truck.

The 51-year-old was struck while training near Vicenza, according to local media reports.


Rebellin won the Amstel Gold Race, La Fleche Wallonne and Liege-Bastogne-Liege during a stunning season back in 2004.

And he followed that up with success in the Paris-Nice race in 2008.

Rebellin was was instantly killed after being hit by the truck shortly before midday.

The accident occurred at Montebello Vicentino and the vehicle allegedly did not stop after the collision, says Il Gazzettino.

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It states that police have now launched a search for the driver.

Rebellin called time on his over three-decade pro-cycling career earlier this year.

He won the silver medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing for Italy in the road race.

But he was later ordered to return his prize after a retroactive doping test.

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That also led to a two-year suspension from the sport.

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