Belgian team Quick Step-Innergetic has cancelled its participation in the Coppa Sabatini, which was programmed for Thursday, October 5. The squad announced its decision "as a sign of respect and mourning" for the recent loss in the Bettini family. Paolo's brother Sauro died tragically in a road accident on Monday night. The funeral will take place on Wednesday, October 4 at 3pm at the La California-Bibbona parish church. Sauro Bettini, who left behind his wife Tommasina and his 10 year old son Francesco, will be laid to rest in the Casale Marittimo cemetery.