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The Death of Marco Pantani - A Biography

Matt Rendell


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The intimate biography of the charismatic Tour de France winner Marco Pantani, now updated to include the 2014 and 2015 investigation into Pantani's death.

At 9:30 pm on 14 February 2004, former Tour de France winner Marco Pantani was found dead in Rimini. It emerged that he had been addicted to cocaine since Autumn 1999, weeks after being expelled from the Tour of Italy for blood doping. Conspiracy theories abounded - that he was injected in his sleep by a business rival, that the Olympic Committee had framed him, that Italian Industrialists had engineered his downfall, etc etc. If none of these is entirely true and none of them fully explains Pantani's personal tragedy, none of them is foundationless.

This book debunks the myths and makes surprising revelations. About Pantani's personal tragedy, but also about the world of cycling. Matt Rendell had access not only to court transcripts but to many of Pantani's friends and the doctors who treated him. But Pantani's life is about much more than drug addiction. Lance Armstrong described him as 'more of an artist than an athlete - an extravagant figure ...'

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Cordee Code: CCY058
Author: Matt Rendell
No of Pages: 366
Page Size: 130 x 197 mm
ISBN 10: 1474600778
ISBN 13: 9781474600774
Publisher: Orion
Published Date: July 2015
Edition: 2nd Ed, Jul 2015
Binding: Paperback
Illustrations: colour plates
Weight: 240g

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