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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.
This is a phenomenal documentary. Beautifully weighted between Pantani's early life and his career. It includes some wonderful interviews with Pantani himself as well as family,... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Murray
worth the watch, leaves that little niggle, was he nobbled at the Giro? and his death. Nobbling him does not mean he was murdered. Just he lost it mentally after the giro. Read morePublished 3 months ago by J. Picken
Why is it our heroes always, or almost always let us down? I saw firsthand Marco win the 1998 Tour De France, The Festina Scandal Tour, by virtually destroying his opponents on two... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Niccolò Machiavelli
Loved Pantani .a memorable video to watch over and over .A true legend .Published 3 months ago by Mr David Garside
An excellent film that shows a different angle on the whole Lance Armstrong & EPO saga in cycling and the true human cost.Published 5 months ago by Lisam