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Italian cycling journalist killed

Valerio Riparbelli (l) in 2004

Valerio Riparbelli (l) in 2004

Cyclingnews is saddened to learn that Italian journalist Valerio Riparbelli was killed while riding his bike with a group of other cyclists. Riparbelli, a fairly recent convert to cycling, was nonetheless an accomplished rider, finishing second (Veronello, 2004) and third (San Marino, 2005) in the Under 50 category at the cycling Journalists' World Championships.

Cyclingnews extends its condolences to the family and friends of Valerio Riparbelli.

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