The peloton mourns the death of Davide Rebellin

The news of the death of Davide Rebellin this Wednesday at the age of 51 after being hit by a truck while riding a bicycle has shocked the world of cycling. As soon as the news broke, the peloton flooded social networks with messages of condolences and also memories of one of the great figures of Italian and world cycling in the last 30 years.

Eolo-Kometa: “Our sincere condolences to all the family and friends of the great Davide Rebellin. Rest in peace champ.”

Groupama-FDJ: “It is with great sadness that we learned of the accidental death of our former cyclist Davide Rebellin. His exceptional longevity was proof of his unique passion for our sport. Our sincerest condolences to the Rebellin family.”

Jumbo-Visma: “We are deeply shocked by the sad news that Davide Rebellin has died. Our thoughts are with his family and with the Italian peloton.”

Movistar: “Dismayed by the death of Davide Rebellin, a simple and extremely sympathetic man with whom we shared so many duels and podiums during his very long career. A big hug to his loved ones. He rest in peace”.

Walloon Arrow: “It is with sadness that we learn of the death of David Rebellin, triple winner of the Fleche Wallonne in 2004, 2007 and 2009. Our condolences to his family and loved ones”

Alejandro Valverde: “My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Davide Rebellin, a professional colleague and rival for so many years. Rest in peace”.

The Return: “Bye Davide. Rest in peace”

European Cycling Union: “Our condolences to the family and friends of Davide Rebellin, who has tragically died doing what he loved.”

Volta Catalunya: “The Volta a Catalunya mourns the tragic loss of Italian cyclist Davide Rebellin, who was fatally run over today. The entity expresses its condolences to family and friends.

Return to Andalusia: “Davide Rebellin has left us. The road leaves us without a great rider that we could enjoy in our race in which he won two stages and in which he was second overall. Davide, always in our memory. Rest in peace”

Italy spin: 2Today is one of those days of infinite sadness for those of us who love cycling. Davide lived for cycling. Today all of us have lost a little of our heart. Today, the only pink jersey we want to celebrate is this one”

Trek-Segafredo: Rest in peace Davide Rebellin. Our thoughts are with Davide’s loved ones at this tragic time.”

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Philippe Gilbert: “A few days ago we were both doing our last professional race in Monaco and today you left to join the stars. I think a lot about Françoise and your family. I am very sad, we are going to miss you very much, friend. Rest in peace”

Giorgia Meloni, Prime Minister of Italy: “I am affected and saddened by the news of the tragic death of Davide Rebellin, an Italian cyclist who has given so many emotions to sports lovers in his long professional career that ended on October 16 at the age of 51. My condolences to the family.”

Kern Pharma: “We regret the sad news of the death of Davide Rebellin. A great cyclist with whom we have had the privilege of sharing the peloton these years. A big hug to his family and friends. Rest in peace”

Astana-Qazaqstan: “We are shocked and dismayed by the tragic news of the death of Davide Rebellin. We can’t believe it. We express our condolences to Davide’s family.”

Davide Bennati: “It is very difficult to accept all this, first Michele (Scarponi) and now you Davide. But in the midst of so many other tragedies that with excessive indifference pretend to be normal. Goodbye Champion of Sport and Humility”

Luis Angel Maté: “I love you very much”, in a photo of him with Rebellin and his father, recently deceased

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