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Fabio Casartelli
Birth: Aug. 16, 1970
Como
Provincia di Como
Lombardia, Italy
Death: Jul. 18, 1995
Tarbes
Departement des Hautes-Pyrénées
Midi-Pyrénées, France

Olympic Athlete. He began his career in 1993 as a professional cyclist with the team Ariostea. But shortly before, he won a gold medal in the 1992 Summer Olympics road race. He finished the 194 km race in 4:35:21, 1 second ahead of the silver medalist Erik Dekker of the Netherlands. Later, he was was selected to represent his team, Motorola, for the 1995 Tour de France along with Alvaro Mejia, Frankie Andreu, Lance Armstrong, Steve Bauer, Kaspars Ozers, Andrea Peron, Jack Swart and Sean Yates. Sadly, during the fifteenth stage of the 1995 Tour de France, he and a few other riders crashed on the descent of the Col de Portet d'Aspet in the Pyrénées. He sustained facial and head injuries and lost consciousness. While being transported via helicopter to a local hospital, he stopped breathing and after numerous resuscitation attempts was declared dead. The rest of the competitors honoured Fabio by letting his teammates cross the finish line of the next stage first, side by side. The Société du Tour de France and the Motorola team placed a memorial stone dedication to Fabio Casartelli on the spot where he crashed. The crumpled bicycle he was riding at the time of his fatal crash was placed in the chapel at the Madonna del Ghisallo, the site of an important Catholic shrine and museum to cyclists near his home. His son was born three monts after his death.  (bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) 
 
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Cimitero del Comune di Albese con Cassano
Albese con Cassano
Provincia di Como
Lombardia, Italy
 
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Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
Record added: Jan 10, 2006
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Fabio Casartelli
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Fabio Casartelli
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Fabio Casartelli
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