Monday, February 15, 2016

Marco Pantani - 12 years gone

Above: Pantani memorial atop Passo Fauniera

Larry was a bit under-the-weather yesterday so this post is one day late.  Il Pirata passed away on Valentine's Day 2004. Too many Anglo-Saxons view Pantani as merely a foil for BigTex at LeTour. To Italians and cycling fans in general he was much, much more.

Click above for a nice video and audio tribute. We kind of doubt anyone will be composing a song for BigTex anytime soon.

RIP Pirata

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