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Sunday 03rd April 2016
Pantani: The Accidental Death of A Cyclist
In 1998 Marco Pantani, the most flamboyant and popular cyclist of his era, won both the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia, a titanic feat of physical and mental endurance that no rider has repeated since.
A documentary focusing on the highly-popular Italian cyclist Marco Pantani who was a hero to millions, and also the self-styled saviour of cycling following the doping scandals which continue to threaten the credibility of the sport to this day . However, less than six years later, aged just 34, he died alone, in a cheap hotel room, from acute cocaine poisoning. He had been an addict for five years. This is the story of the tragic battles fought by the most important Italian cyclist of his generation; man verses mountain, athlete verses addiction, man verses himself.