Since no one else did, I will start a thread on the loss of one of the good guys - Denis Zanette. Solid, altruistic rider; from all accounts a great guy; family man; and a respected and valued member of the Fassa Bortolo team.
Zanette died suddenly on January 10, at the age of 32, while paying the bill in his dentist's front office. Apparent cause of death was a congenital heart problem - his father and grandfather succumbed in similar circumstances. Final results of toxicology exams will take about a month, but he was not thought to be a drug user. That could prove to be the cruelest irony of all.