I've photographed a pro bike race from the back of a motorcycle, and I can tell you it isn't for the faint of heart. The guys who pilot these bikes really know what they are doing, and to be doing it at 69 is pretty amazing. Arrivederci, Fabio.
Motorcyclist Fabio Saccani drives his BMW as photographer Roberto Bettini takes pictures of Astana rider Lance Armstrong during the seventh Giro d'Italia stage. Saccani died in a crash on Tuesday, May 19, 2009, while heading toward the start of the 10th stage of the Giro. The 69-year-old Fabio Saccani was riding in his 32nd Giro. He also worked the Tour de France 11 times.