Italian cyclist Franco Del Ciondolo dies after going into cardiac arrest during Nove Colli cycling event
The Nove Colli website reported that on 22 May 2022 Franco Del Ciondolo died during the race after being taken ill. An ambulance present on route treated the rider before airlifting him to Cesena hospital. All attempts at resuscitation failed. Dr. Vladimiro Giovannini, health manager of the race, said all organizers and volunteers were supporting the Franco family at this time.
Franco’s death is one more in a spate of cardiac arrests suffered by elite sports stars, musicians, and young people over the past 12 months. It is unclear what caused the cardiac arrest.