Young Italian Fazio dies during GP Città di Vinci

Fabio Fazio, 22, died from a suspected heart attack on Tuesday  while competing in Italian one-day race, the GP Città di Vinci. Fazio was nearly 100 kilometres into the Under-23 category race near Florence when he collapsed.

Fazio lost contact with a group of riders on a light climb, with temperatures near 32°C. He radioed back to his Neri Sottoli team car, "I don't feel well," according to La Gazzetta dello Sport. He fell off his bike shortly after.

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