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Former professional Andrea Manfredi victim of Indonesia plane crash

Joe Robinson
29 Oct 2018

Former Bardiani-CSF rider among 189 victims in Jakarta plane crash

Former Bardiani-CSF professional cyclist, Andrea Manfredi, has been named as one of the 189 people to have lost their lives in a plane crash in Indonesia on Monday.

The 26-year-old was a passenger on the Lion Air flight from Jakarta to Pangkai Pinang which lost communication with air traffic control just 13 minutes after departure. The plane then crashed into the sea while attempting to return. 

The Italian ministry initially confirmed that Manfredi had been on the Lion Air flight before his former team, Bardiani-CSF, released a statement.

'Bardiani-CSF has learned today from the media of the death of Andrea Manfredi, a former professional rider who rode in the team jersey between 2014 and 2015, among the victims of the tragedy in Indonesia,' the statement reads.

'Management, athletes, staff and team sponsors express their condolences to the family and to all those close to Andrea.

'The memory of a serious guy and in love with his sport, will remain indelible in the minds of all those who, over these years, have had the good fortune to know him. Rest in peace, Andrea.'

Manfredi rode for Bardiani-CSF during the 2014 and 2015 seasons having begun his professional career at Ceramica Flaminia in 2013.

Before that, as an amateur, Manfredi impressed on the national scene taking third behind Fabio Aru at the Giro della Valle d'Aosta in 2012.

In 2016, Manfredi dropped from the professional ranks to amatuer team Palazzago before retiring from the sport to set up technology firm, Sportek.

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