In Pantani's Shadow: The Plight Of Italian Cycling

CESENATICO, ITALY - NOVEMBER 08: Italian cyclist Marco Pantani, Tour de France and Giro d'Italia race winner in 1998, attends a TV interview at his family house on November 8, 1998 in Cesenatico, Italy. Pantani, 34, was found dead February 14, 2004 in his hotel room in Rimini, Italy. His death was ruled accidental - the result of a drug overdose - but his family has long contested those findings, suspecting foul play. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images) On one side of the door the light is golden and vibrant, the glow provided by Fausto Coppi, Gino Bartali, Felice Gimondi and so many other legends of Italian cycle sport, their exploits captured in grainy black and white images. On the other side, it’s much darker, the gloom heightened by the Nosferatu-shaped shadow cast […]

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