Italian hopeful Rusconi dies
The Italian cycling community was shocked by the unexpected death of young Italian cyclist Marco Rusconi, who died on the night of Friday, November 14. Rusconi, who had just turned 24, rode for the amateur team Ceramiche Pagnoncelli, and came from Binago, Italy. The cause of death appears to be heart failure, according to a Datasport report.
Kind of odd how these heart failures strike the most fit of people. I guess serious road cycling isn't good for the body, eh? I think I'll go back to doing 12mph rides.
Autopsy carried out on Rusconi
An autopsy carried out on the body of 24 year old Italian hopeful Marco Rusconi, who died last Friday evening, November 14, of heart failure, revealed that he may have had a congenital heart problem. The examinations revealed evidence of a degenerative cardiac pathology that manifested itself suddenly. Before his death, Rusconi was set to enter the professional ranks in 2004.