Riders, directors at Liege pay tribute to Michele Scarponi

As they waited to go into the team presentation for Liege-Bastogne-Liege on Saturday afternoon, riders paid tribute to Michele Scarponi, who died as the result of a crash with a vehicle during training earlier in the day. Widely appreciated for his charismatic personality and well-known for his long years as a pro - starting with Acqua e Sapone - back in 2002 - the random nature of such an accident and Scarponi's death had struck home hard.

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.