Syrian women rally against harassment, Rebellin races on: Daily News Digest

by Caley Fretz

December 4, 2017

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Davide Rebellin races on

by Caley Fretz

At 46 years old, Davide Rebellin isn’t yet ready to hang up his bike. The three-time winner of Flèche-Wallone will ride for the Continental team Natura4Ever-Sovac next season.

“We are counting on him to bring us results and also for others to take the example of him on his lifestyle, his professionalism and experience,” said team manager Geoffrey Coupé.

Rebellin rode for in 2017 and took an overall victory in the 2.2 International Tour de Banyuwangi Ijen and a stage win at the Tour of Iran, a 2.1 event.

Rebellin turned professional in 1992 and excelled in the Ardennes during the peak of his career in the mid 2000s. He finished second in the Olympic road race in 2008 behind Samuel Sanchez, but later tested positive for EPO-Cera in a sample taken at the event. He lost his silver medal and served a ban.

The Italian has spent much of his time racing on Asian circuits in recent years.

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