Marco Pantani

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In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Yin and Yang: BMC teammates Phinney, Bookwalter form two-man U.S. Olympic road team; Who Will Win The Mountains Jersey?; Inside Australia’s Olympic track cycling medal factory; Rio velodrome opens for business; Cofidis backs Bouhanni for Le Tour; Astana brings Aru and Nibali to Tour; Quintana leads Movistar line-up for Tour …

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In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Van Avermaet wins Tirreno-Adriatico as Cancellara takes final stage; Cancellara: This win was special; Van Avermaet: Luck is on my side this year; Sagan philosophical in defeat; Report: Prosecutor concludes Mafia did play a role in Pantani’s 1999 Giro disqualification; Brammeier explains his criticism of Nibali: “Riders …

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Report: Prosecutor concludes Mafia did play a role in Pantani’s 1999 Giro disqualification

A long investigation into claims that the Mafia played a role in Marco Pantani’s disqualification from the 1999 Giro d’Italia has apparently concluded that there is evidence this did indeed happen, causing a downward spiral which eventually led to the climber’s demise. Pantani went into the Giro as the defending champion and also the winner …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Van Avermaet wins stage six of Tirreno-Adriatico; Sagan to keep fighting for overall victory; One day before Tirreno showdown, Van Avermaet admits time trial is not his preferred discipline; Van Garderen loses overall chance of success due to being caught in a crash; Vos nabs top 10 …

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In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Joaquim Rodriguez wins stage 15 of the Vuelta, Aru maintains overall lead; Elia Viviani wins Tour of Britain’s opening stage; Hansen takes a third straight stage win for Cannondale-Garmin at the Tour of Alberta; Fabio Felline wins GP de Fourmies; Lisa Brennauer claims overall victory …

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Rocacorba Daily

Lobato overpowers Impey to take stage 2 victory at the Santos Tour Down Under; Fernando Gaviria takes a second sprint victory at the Tour de San Luis; How Velon is vying to boost the value and stability of pro cycling; Campbell Flakemore breaks collarbone while riding back from Tour Down Under stage finish; Rogers loses …

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Rocacorba Daily

In today’s edition of the Rocacorba news digest: Quintana to defend title by beginning his season in Tour de San Luis; Book extract: ‘Pantani: Debunking the Murder Myth’; Storey confirmed as first rider to take on long-standing women’s hour record; Dowsett next to mount challenge on men’s record?; Torku-Sekerspor team becomes probationary member of MPCC; …

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Book extract: ‘Pantani: Debunking the Murder Myth’

He passed away ten years ago but Marco Pantani has been prominent in the media once again this year, and not just because of that anniversary. In recent months unlikely claims have materialised in the Italian media and spread, from there, into worldwide reports. The first wave was based on claims that Pantani was murdered …

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Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Pantani murder claim dashed as new finding shows no evidence of any struggle before his death; Police who investigated Pantani death open legal proceedings over recent claims; Horner inks one year deal with growing Airgas-Safeway setup; Europcar’s WorldTour license under threat?; Steegmans inks deal with …

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Pantani murder claim dashed as new finding shows no evidence of any struggle before his death

Marco Pantani was not beaten before his death. The wounds to his face and other parts of his body were superficial and were not caused by assailants. The finding may not signal the definitive conclusion to the new investigation into his death, but it is certainly a major step towards it. The source? Professor Franco …

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