MARCO PANTANI RUMORS

Italian police believe the mafia was behind Pantani’s exclusion from the 1999 Giro d’Italia

Italian police, who have carried out a new investigation into Marco Pantani’s exclusion from the 1999 Giro d’Italia, believe that the Naples mafia was behind a plot to change his blood haematocrit values in order to disqualify him from the race. Police in the town of Forli believe the Mafia wanted Pantani out of the Giro d’Italia to avoid paying out on massive illegal bets...
Via Cycling News
March 15, 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 change.org website was launched by...
Via Cycling News
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...
Via Cycling News
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...
Via Cycling News
September 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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