Pantani was not murdered, Rimini inquiry rules

The Rimini-based inquiry into the death of Marco Pantani has been closed, with investigating judge Vincio Cantarini dismissing claims that the cyclist had been murdered as “a fantastical hypothesis, mere conjecture”. Pantani died on 14 February 2004 at Residence Le Rose and the original autopsy concluded that he had died as a result of a cocaine overdose. In August 2014 however...
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June 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Online petition created to support investigation into Marco Pantani’s death

Sunday marks the twelfth anniversary of Marco Pantani’s death and in Italy the tragic nature of his passing, along with the on-going quest by his family to investigate every aspect of his death, have always had popular support. Now, an online appeal to continue the investigation has attracted more than 11,000 supporters. The petition on the website was launched by...
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February 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Anti-mafia police begin investigating Pantani’s 1999 Giro d’Italia haematocrit case

The Italian anti-mafia police have reportedly begun to investigate if Marco Pantani’s exclusion from the 1999 Giro d’Italia was sparked by illegal betting controlled by the Naples Camorra mafia. According to Gazzetta dello Sport, anti-mafia based in Bologna has requested to study the investigation based in Forli, near Pantani’s home town of Cesenatico, which was supposed to...
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November 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Report suggests the mafia was behind Marco Pantani’s exclusion from the 1999 Giro d’Italia

Italian police could be about to again investigate Marco Pantani's exclusion from the 1999 Giro d'Italia after new evidence appeared to bolster accusations by a former violent criminal that the Naples Camorra mafia some how sparked Pantani's exclusion to avoid paying huge sums in illegal bets that il Pirata would win the Giro. According to Gazzetta dello Sport, police in Naples...
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September 27, 2015  |  Discuss

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