Astana have confirmed that Giuseppe Martinelli will no longer be working as their team manager in 2016. Martinelli will stay with the team, however, he will move into a director sportif role. The veteran Italian team manager - whose work with riders stretches back as far as Carrera and Mercatone Uno and Marco Pantani in the 1990s - and who has been with Astana since 2010, has reportedly...
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...
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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