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Molteni team director passes away

By:
Hedwig Kröner and Jeff Jones
Published:
August 17, 2005, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 21, 2009, 0:07 BST
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Latest Cycling News for August 17, 2005

Ambrogio Molteni, 72, former professional rider and director of the famous Molteni team including...

Ambrogio Molteni, 72, former professional rider and director of the famous Molteni team including Eddy Merckx in the '70s, passed away on Tuesday, August 16, following a heart attack. His father Piero Molteni, a food entrepreneur, had sponsored the Italian team which scored a total of 663 victories. The funeral will take place on Sunday in Besana, Italy. The Molteni family has remained committed to cycling, as the family-owned Salmilano brand still supports an Italian team in which Mario Molteni is currently riding as a stagiaire.

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