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A compelling lifting of the lid on professional cycling,
This review is from: The Death of Marco Pantani: A Biography (Hardcover)
I found this book moving, stunning, exciting and ultimately tragic.
I love professional cycling but in the English speaking media we rarely get much detail beyond the headlines. This book gives you the excitement that makes the sport so fantastic but shows how clear it was Pantani and most of the rest of the Italian peleton doped there way to dominance. We thought they had, but Matt brings the threads together in a well written account.
Even for non cyclists Pantani's rise and fall into addiction is a compelling and salutory tale.