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Reader’s Rant: The Death of Michele Scarponi

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Last Saturday I, like many others, was stunned by the news of the death of Michele Scarponi, and every day I’ve become increasingly saddened, indeed, angered by it.

I don’t know why his death should affect me this way and not any other cyclist’s needless demise on the public road and I’m writing not only in the hope that I’ll get it out of my system, but to make some observations I believe need making.

The regular reporting of the vulnerability of cyclists, traff