"Pantani's is perhaps the greatest cycling story ever told"--Ned Boulting
"Essential watching even for anyone who can't stand the sport" ****--Total Film
"Stunning portrayal of a great sporting tragedy" ****--Rouleur
In 1998 Marco Pantani, the most flamboyant and popular cyclist of his era, won both the Tour de France and Giro d'Italia--a titanic feat of physical and mental endurance that no rider has repeated since. He was a hero to millions--the saviour of professional cycling following the doping scandals which threatened to destroy the sport. However, less than six years later, aged just 34, he died alone, in a cheap Italian hotel room.
This film is not just about cycling but an emotional exploration of what drives athletes to compete; man versus mountain, athlete versus the system, Marco Pantani versus himself.
Extended interviews with Greg LeMond, Matt Rendell and Richard Williams.
I really enjoyed this documentary - Im fairly new to cycling and found it pretty interesting. Shortly after I ordered the item and had watched it, I found it on Netflix though.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Excellent documentary movie. Sad end to a brilliant, though flawed, career and life. Pantani was, surely, the biggest tragedy from the height of the pro cycling world's biggest... Read morePublished 1 month ago by GeeUU
Kept us interested and engaged all the way through, despite having no previous interest in cycling or knowledge of it (besides knowing they were all operating on banned... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer