Italo De Zan died of Coronavirus: a former cyclist friend of Coppi and Bartali, he was 94 years old

Italo De Zan morto a Treviso per Coronavirus: ex ciclista amico di Coppi e Bartali, aveva 94 anni

Italo De Zan died of Coronavirus: former cyclist friend of Coppi and Bartali, he was 94 years old (archive photo Ansa)

ROME – Italo De Zan , 94, died in Treviso from Coronavirus . Former cyclist, originally from San Fior, he had also won a stage at the Giro d'Italia in the days of Coppi and Bartali .

The Tribuna di Treviso reports the memory of the Cycling Museum: “Great friend of Coppi and Bartali, he received numerous tips from the first, with the second he was periodically at dinners here and there for Italy, having in common with the mythical Tuscan character , as well as the passion for cycling, also a strong love for the refinements of good food ".

Treviso Today adds: De Zan had been hospitalized in Conegliano, then he had been transferred last March 4 to the infectious diseases department in Treviso, where he died. He had been, in the past, a great cyclist, the first professional in San Fior.

His victory in the Naples-Fiuggi stage of the 1948 Giro d'Italia is historic. He was a professional from 1946 to 1952, obtaining four victories.

Coronavirus cases in Veneto

Veneto records 110 new cases of positivity to Coronavirus, which bring the total to 1,023 units. The latest report from the Veneto Region explains this.

The victims also rose, rising to 29, three more than yesterday; two patients died at the hospital in Padua, and one in Treviso. There are 68 people hospitalized in intensive care, one less than on Tuesday. For the Vo 'cluster, the first outbreak in the region, no new positive. (Sources: The Tribuna di Treviso, Treviso Oggi, Ansa).

Source: Blitz Quotidiano

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