VIENNA – Another road tragedy in the Vicenza region today, Wednesday 30 November. And the victim David Rebelthe 51-year-old cycling champion who was hit by a truck while he… He died along Regional Route 11, in the territory of the municipality of Montebello Vicentino. The accident that occurred just before noon: According to a preliminary reconstruction, the heavy vehicle left the neighborhood Highway intersection Near the bar-restaurant La Padana, he allegedly shocked and subdued the champion as he rode his bike. Then the guy behind the wheel She didn’t stop, drifting away. carabinieri works to reconstruct the dynamics of and for the accident driver tracking. The first reconstructions assumed the truck driver might not have noticed anything, but the Carabinieri checked security camera images of the restaurant the truck was seen entering into the parking lot, immediately after the accident. If the vehicle then departed from there, and proceeded at the same exit in connection with State Route 11, it is impossible for anyone who was driving it not to have noticed the body on the ground and the bicycle. But until late in the evening there was no trace of the heavy car.
Brother right away: “It’s his bike”
The circumstances in which the victim was recognized are tragic. Rebellin’s brother, Charles, I learned that there was a road accident in the Montecchio area, a cyclist was run over by a heavy vehicle. He immediately went to the scene of the accident, probably due to some kind of tragedy the gift, and immediately recognized his brother’s bike, which had been wrecked. He was traumatized by the help of rescuers.
The rebels, as usual, had gone out on a journey and were returning.
The victories of David Rebellin
Davide Rebellin, from Vicenza from Lunigo, born in San Bonifacio in the Veronese region in 1971, made his professional debut after the Olympic Games in Franco Chioccioli, Franco Ballerini, and Mario Cipollini, GB-MG Maglificio. He honored the first months of his professional career with an illustrious ninth place in the Giro di Lombardia and had his first success as a professional the following year, winning the final classification for the Hofbrau Cup, a short German race. After two years of sloppy work, he shone in the 1996 Giro d’Italia, taking a stage victory with a run to Monte Serino and wearing the pink jersey for six consecutive days. Sixth in the final classification for this Giro, he will repeat himself with a good performance in the Vuelta a España, for which he will finish seventh. David Rebelin in 1997 scored a prestigious double, winning the Classica San Sebastian and the Swiss Grand Prix in Zurich in a few days, taking advantage of the situation reached at the end of the Grand Buckle, his main goal of the season, which ended in failure. Thus, now at the age of thirty, after several seasons in which he could have won much more, he finally specialized in road racing and short stage racing, winning the 2001 Tirreno-Adriatico and the 2003 Frankfurt Grand Prix.
In 2004 he starred in a season in which he won the Amstel Gold Race, Freccia Vallone and Liège-Bastogne-Liège: thus becoming the first cyclist able to conquer the three Ardennes classics in just one week. He also finished second in the final World Cup standings, ahead of compatriot Paolo Bettini. At the end of the season, due to not being called up to the Italian national team, he decided to run the World Championship in the colors of Argentina: but the late arrival of his passport does not allow him to do so.
In 2005, thanks to his placements in the classics calendar (fourth in the Amstel Gold Race, third in Freccia Vallone, fifth in the Giro di Lombardia), he earned third place in the UCI ProTour classification. After a spring conditional on a fall during the Vuelta al País Vasco, 2006 was the year of a rediscovered call-up to the national team, playing an instrumental role in Paolo Bettini’s conquest of the world championship. About a month later he triumphed on the slopes of San Luca, thus conquering the Giro dell’Emilia. 2007 begins with the second place in Paris – Nice. The campaign in the Ardennes saw him once again the protagonist: 2nd, 1st and 5th respectively in the Amstel Gold Race, Freccia Vallone and Liège-Bastogne-Liege. He then honored the eighth blue jersey at the World Championships in Stuttgart, managing to finish sixth, six seconds behind winner Bettini. He closes the season in second place in the final UCI ProTour standings.
Davide Rebellin leader in Paris – Nice 2008
In 2008 he overcame his first Paris-Nice, ahead of Rinaldo Nocentini by just 3 seconds, the lowest gap in the history of French stage racing. On August 9 after the Olympic Games in Beijing, on his thirty-seventh birthday, he won the silver medal in the road event, bested in a sprint just a few meters from the finish line by Spain’s Samuel Sánchez, at the end of a break of about fifteen kilometers which It included, with the two, a small number of sprinters, including Switzerland’s Fabian Cancellara, third at the finish line. He participates as co-captain of the Italian national team at the World Championships in Varese: he is in fourth place, which is his best result in a world championship. He therefore skipped the Giro di Lombardia due to the withdrawal of his sporting group, Gerolsteiner, after a series of doping tests. But his career is full of successes.
In 2021 he competed in the ranks work serviceMontaponi’s Continental Composition directed by Demetrio Iommi; In the new jersey he obtained, among other things, a 7th-place finish in Turul României, at the beginning of September. The Italian also continues to coach in 2022 in what marks his final season: in fact, he ended his competitive activity on October 16 on his home roads at the Veneto Classic, concluding a long career with a 30th place in the venerable championship. age 51.
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