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Pantani Found Dead

Marco Pantani was found dead in an apartment in Rimini, The police were called to the resort apartment yesterday and discovered the body of the climbing star.

You may not be a fan of Pantani but it’s not good news for any of us and so sad that he was only 34 years old. He may have been caught up in drugs, but when he rode up a hill you had to pay attention. In 1994 he showed Miguel Indurain a clean pair of heels in the Giro d’Italia. He went on to win the Tour and Giro, then in 1999, when it looked like he was going to take another Giro he was disqualified with only 2 days to the finish.

His life has been full of the most ups and down, but this shock brings it to an end, you have to thing of Spanish climber Jimenez and his problems and un-timely death.

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