Police who investigated Pantani death open legal proceedings over recent claims
The reopening of inquiries into the death of Marco Pantani has received a huge amount of television and press coverage in Italy, starting on 14 February, the tenth anniversary of his passing, with “Il Mistero Pantani” on Italia1. This programme was the first to cast the 2004-5 investigation by the Serious Crime Squad of the […]
Good morning and welcome to today’s Rocacorba Daily news digest. In today’s headlines: Hill takes second stage win and race lead in Tour of Southland; Van Diemen wins stage four of the Tour of Taihu Lake; Horner looking elsewhere as Lampre-Merida confirms contract won’t be renewed; La Gazzetta claims Pantani’s body could be exhumed after […]
La Gazzetta claims Pantani’s body could be exhumed after tissue samples were disposed of
Using language that will fuel conspiracy theories about the death of Marco Pantani, La Gazzetta dello Sport has claimed that there is a possibility that the late rider’s body could be exhumed as part of the re-examination about his passing. The Italian newspaper has reported that the current enquiry into claims that he was murdered […]
Rendell: “Whole revived Pantani story is based on rumours and innuendo”
- Fact 1: Pantani was a habitual drug user, chronically addicted to cocaine. – Fact 2: Pantani almost certainly doped for his entire professional career. – Fact 3: There appears to be a real push to retell the Pantani story and reshape, or repackage, these two previously-accepted facts. We’ve heard quite a few claims in […]
The Week in Bike #42 – Why Cook Leftovers?
As he noted on Tumblr earlier this week, Cosmo found Matthias Brändle’s Hour Record attempt a welcome distraction from stories that seem to sound…familiar around this time of year. It’s important to pick out on new distinctions in the headlines, be they different concepts in how to manage the sport, or new takes on dodging the doping rap. We […]
Report: Pantani 1999 Giro exclusion didn’t follow correct protocol; was mafia involved?
The current investigation into the death of Marco Pantani is taking place alongside another separate enquiry relating to his exclusion from the 1999 Giro d’Italia, specifically in relation to claims that the Italian’s expulsion could have been related to mafia-like activities. A previous claim has resurfaced again in this regard; in 2007 the Italian mobster […]