Historic Overview Marco Pantani

Rider

Overall Rank205
NameMarco PANTANI
Country
  Italy
Date of birth13-Jan-1970 - Cesena (Emilia Romagna)
Date of death14-Feb-2004 - Rimini (Emilia Romagna)
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Biography

Marco Pantani

Marco Pantani (Italian pronunciation: [ˈmarko panˈtaːni]; 13 January 1970 – 14 February 2004) was an Italian road racing cyclist, widely considered one of the best climbers of all time in professional road bicycle racing. He won both the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia in 1998, being the sixth Italian after Ottavio Bottecchia, Gino Bartali, Fausto Coppi, Felice Gimondi and Gastone Nencini to win the Tour de France. He is the last cyclist, and one of only seven, to win the Giro and the Tour in the same year.

Pantani's attacking style and aggressive riding turned him into a fan favorite in the late 1990s. He was known as "Il Pirata" (English: "The pirate") because of his shaven head and the rakish bandana and earrings he always wore. At 1.72 m and 57 kg, he had the classic build for a mountain climber. His style contrasted with that of time-trialling experts such as the five-times Tour winner Miguel Indurain.

Although Pantani never tested positive during his career, his career was beset by doping allegations. In the 1999 Giro d'Italia, he was expelled due to his irregular blood values. Although he was disqualified for "health reasons," it was implied that Pantani's high haematocrit was the product of EPO use. Following later accusations, Pantani went into a severe mental depression from which he never fully recovered. He died of acute cocaine poisoning in 2004.

source - Wikipedia

Badges

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Major Victories

Tour de France 1998
Giro d'Italia 1998
Vuelta a Murcia 1999
Giro d'Italia - stages 1994 (2), 1998 (2), 1999 (4)
Tour de France - stages 1995 (2), 1997 (2), 1998 (2), 2000 (2)
Tour de Suisse - stages 1995 (1)
Vuelta a Murcia - stages 1998 (1), 1999 (1)
Setmana Catalana - stages 1999 (1)
More results

Seasons

Marco Pantani - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1992 Carrera - Vagabond - Tassoni 18 626
2. 1993 Carrera - Tassoni 198 224
3. 1994 Carrera - Tassoni 1618 18
4. 1995 Carrera - Tassoni 1040 34
5. 1996 Carrera - Longoni Sport 0 939
6. 1997 Mercatone Uno - Wega 2013 10
7. 1998 Mercatone Uno - Bianchi 3944 1
8. 1999 Mercatone Uno - Bianchi 1555 17
9. 2000 Mercatone Uno - Albacom 854 63
10. 2001 Mercatone Uno - Stream TV - Bailetti 62 560
11. 2002 Mercatone Uno 10 1012
12. 2003 Mercatone Uno - Scanavino 350 192
Overall: 11662 205