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  • The Death of Marco Pantani: A Biography
  • Matt Rendell
  • English
  • 16 September 2018
  • 9780753822036

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The Death of Marco Pantani: A Biography Review å E-book, or Kindle E-pub At 930 pm on February 14 2004 former Tour de France winner Marco Pantani was found dead in Rimini It emerged that he had been addicted to cocaine since Autumn 1999 weeks after being expelled from the Tour of Italy for blood doping Conspiracy theories abounded that he was injected in his sleep by a business rival that the Olympic Committee had framed him that Italian Industriali Marco was a cornerstone of my childhood This book sails through those years and dives deep into obscure details and creeps It s a sad story However the way the author jumps to conclusions is uite debatable and not always accurate in my opinion The book itself could have been written better Sometimes the flow is clumsy Also conversions from lira to yetis are often wrong Siintallinn pm on February 14 2004 former Tour de France winner Marco Pantani was found dead in Rimini It emerged that he had been addicted to cocaine since Autumn 1999 weeks after being expelled from the Tour of Italy for blood doping Conspiracy theories abounded that he was injected in his sleep by a business rival that the Olympic Committee had framed him that Italian Industriali Marco was a cornerstone of my childhood This book sails through those years and dives deep into obscure details and creeps It s a sad story However the way the author jumps to conclusions is uite debatable and not always accurate in my opinion The book itself could have been written better Sometimes the flow is clumsy Also conversions from lira to yetis are often wrong

Review ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ø Matt RendellThe Death of Marco Pantani: A Biography

The Death of Marco Pantani: A Biography Review å E-book, or Kindle E-pub Sts had engineered his downfall etc etc If none of these is entirely true and none of them fully explains Pantani's personal tragedy none of them is foundationless This book debunks the myths and makes surprising revelations About Pantani's personal tragedy but also about the world of cycling Matt Rendell had access not only to court transcripts but to many of Pantani's friends This book should should come under the same heading as Don t meet your heroes The way Marco Pantani danced up the hills is the way I taught my daughter to ride that spirit that certain grace the way he appeared to transcend the limits of what a bikerider was capable of the way he didn t even appear to need the bike he just danced whenever old Ma Gravity starting slapping riders down he grabbed her by the hand and made this old lady the belle of the ball dancing with her to the summit of every climb It now turns out his dancing was like a 1990s rave scene with Marco as the chief protagonist gurning and gyrating influenced by a cocktail of chemicals prescribed and otherwise I know the word on this generation of riders was out there I know that my view is misty eyed and foolishly romantic but Pantani seemed somehow to transcend the machinations of the sport he was there to dance sometimes with a fellow cyclist but predominantly just him the mountain and that old lady Again I know the evidence was out there but there s knowing knowing and this book brooks no uarrel as it dissects every aspect of Marco s worlds leaving you with no doubts nowhere to bury your head preserve us from the ostrichesDespite this I still love how he made me feel watching him ride just it s now slightly sullied made muddy by what I know This book broke my heart did so with a knowledge love that made me think it broke the authors as well

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The Death of Marco Pantani: A Biography Review å E-book, or Kindle E-pub And the doctors who treated him But Pantani's life is about much than drug addiction Lance Armstrong described him as of an artist than an athlete an extravagant figure Despite being plagued with injuries he won both the Giro and the Tour in 1998 something very few cyclists even attempt He was an inspirational icon and the remarkable wins against all odds make gripping reading I had to put serious reading aside if you can call Dune serious to dig into this in preparation for Le Grand Boucle So far good choice this is like sports writing epic feats brutal competition the flamboyant arrogance that comes from victory and the degradation and fragility of defeats merged with tabloid topics filthy bald man trashes hotel room snorts mountains of cocaine dies broken and alone but hey at least we can talk to his psychoanalysts to see what went wrong But the writing is good One can t help missing the crazed personality The 90s was a good time between Il Pirata Super Mario the Tashkent Terror etc there were some true weirdos on wheels Not sure how this compares to Graham Watson s book but I m enjoying it thus farHaving finished the book I now have a slightly different perspective First of all Pantani s career is or less over by the middle of the book I never really realized that there was 1 year around 9495 when he was good and about 1 12 years 9899 that he was phenomenal I thought there was The rest of the book is his descent well actually wallowing he went down uickly and stayed down into cocaine abuse crack abuse nymphomania bipolar disorder megalomania etc It s tragedy than glorifying Even his greatest feats are than tarnished they re made spectral The most interesting facet to me are a few tossed off remarks one that he was a media event the product of a change in technologies slo mo camera bikes etc and an attempt by himmedia companiessponsorsrace organizers to create spectacles rather than human sports heroes two that his approach to life including his sport was lyrical rather than tacticalstrategic To some degree we all still long for those irrationalarrational lyrical moments I guess that s why I can still watch Pantani s great rides with some sense of awe knowing the chemicals that enabled them Perhaps the chemicals were necessary but not sufficient