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February 14, 2004

Pantani death reaction

Pantani loss is cycling's tragedy, says procycling editor

Jeremy Whittle, who edits procycling magazine:

Tonight, it is over — definitively. Tragically, he died a bitter and seemingly lonely death — his youthful talents a distant memory, at only 34. Former professional Paul Kimmage, now a journalist, used to maintain that the riders were victims of a system — in Pantani's case it seems that tragically, he was right.

Like Icarus, Pantani flew too close to the sun, but he — and his friends and family — have paid too high a price for his misdemeanours, both real and imagined. He deserved far better than this.

Posted by Frank Steele on February 14, 2004 in Marco Pantani, Tour news | Permalink

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Quite simply to me the most talented rider i have ever seen. When Marco wanted he made them look mre mortals. For a pure moantain goat to win the Tour in this era was nothing short of amazin.

Cycling will miss you Marco

Posted by: Jordan North at Oct 19, 2004 5:22:03 PM