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Tragedy in cycling: DS Stefano Martolini died

The tragic accident during a race in the Marche: the 23-year-old cyclist Nicola Venchiarutti loses control of the bike in the sprint and hits Stefano Martolini.

Stefano Martolini with his boys

This is not a mountain bike news but when we read it we were shocked: ok that death can come in many ways but not like this.

Martolini, 41, was widely known in the world as sports director of Viris Vigevano. The accident occurred in the final stages of the Trofeo Comune di Castelfidardo in the Marche: the 23-year-old cyclist Nicola Venchiarutti loses control of the bike in the sprint and hits Stefano Martolini.

The conditions of the technician immediately appeared desperate. The impact between the two was in fact very violent. The Icaro helicopter got up from the hospital in Torrette, but there was nothing more to do for the 41-year-old. Serious, but improving, the young cyclist Nicola Venchiarutti (Work Service), 23, a promising young Friulian. He was transported by helicopter rescue to the regional hospital for a spinal trauma and underwent a spinal cord decompression and welding of the polyfractured vertebrae by the medical team led by Dr. Roberto Trignani, expert in Neurosurgery, and the operation was successful.

Bust Garolfo Stefano Martolini

The video of the incident also runs on the web. We have decided not to share the link on this article: even if the moment of impact is not seen precisely, they are strong images that touch deeply so beware.

Stefano Martolini had worked for years with the juniors of the SC Busto Garolfo and in the city of Milan he is one of the promoters of the 3 Sere di Busto Garolfo. After the experience with the youngest, from 2020 he had joined the technical staff of Viris Vigevano.

Heartfelt condolences to Stefano Martolini's family for this truly unfortunate ending. Rest in peace.

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[email protected] I am a fan of everything that has 2 wheels: at a young age I practiced road and track cycling (Italian Allievi champion). At the age of 18 I passed into the cross country competing at national/international level as an Under23. Past Elite, I made the choice to take things more lightly from a training point of view, and my love for gravity disciplines was born, training me as an FCI MTB instructor and guide. Now I have made passion my profession by managing 2 MTB centers on the island of Elba (Bike Center Elba and Elba MTB), creating the FANTAmtb and telling in an ironic but professional way everything that revolves around MTB thanks to 365mountainbike and 365TV (YouTube'PULITI dentro BIKER fuori').


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