Marco Pantani (Paperback)

The Legend of a Tragic Champion

By John Wilcockson (Editor), Graham Watson (Photographer)

VeloPress, 9781931382656, 240pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2005

List Price: 19.95*
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Marco Pantani won the Tour de France and Giro d'Italia in the same year, 1998, a feat previously achieved only by giants of the sport like Eddy Merckx, Fausto Coppi, and Miguel Indurain. The master cyclist was also a victim of the drug culture of pro cycling, eventually sinking into a deep depression and dying alone in a hotel room on Valentine's Day 2004. This book chronicles the highs and lows of Pantani's life and cycling career through the words of leading American and European sportswriters, and it includes candid color shots of Pantani in action by renowned sports photographer Graham Watson.