Tragedy in cycling, Jacopo Venzo died at age 17

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Tragedy in cycling, Jacopo Venzo died at age 17

Terrible tragedy in junior cycling. Jacopo Venzo, cyclist of Campana Imballaggi Geo#38;Tex Trentino, has died at just 17 years old: the rider fell downhill during the first stage of the Junioren Rundfahrt, underway in Austria.

It was the team itself that publicly announced the tragedy on social media. Rescued immediately but in very serious condition, the young man passed away in Linz hospital as a result of his injuries. Relatives arrived on the scene in the night.

After the tragedy, the youth stage race was canceled.

“With tears in our eyes and devastated hearts we announce that our junior Jacopo Venzo has left us. The boy had been the victim of a very bad fall yesterday on the downhill during the first stage of the Tour of Upper Austria. Jacopo was an extraordinary boy with a future to be written in sports and especially in life, and for that it hurts even more.”

“The entire Campana Imballaggi Geo#38;Tex Trentino huddles around the family, friends and all those who loved Jacopo at this time of immense grief. We ask that the family’s privacy be respected and thank everyone who will make us feel their support. We now have one more angel to protect us up there. Hello Jacopo, thank you for the good times we had together. You can’t imagine how much we will miss you.”

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