Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Eight Years Without Marco Pantani

Valentine's Day, February 14, 2012, marks eight years without Marco Pantani.

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There is a museum dedicated to Marco Pantani: the "Spazio Pantani" (the Pantani Space) located in the town of his birthplace, Cesenatico.

The multi-media museum, located near the railway station, traces the career of Pantani through an exhibition of photos, memorabilia and audiovisual materials. The museum is divided into three halls, each of 100 sq. meters, named Mortirolo, Alpe d'Huez and Bocchetta. Each famous climbs which Pantani won stages on.

More photos and information about this museum and other cycling museums in Italy here.

Photos: Gazzetta dello Sport: 1998 TdF, 1999 Giro d' Italia, 2000 TdF on Mont Ventoux, 2003 Giro

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  1. Il grande Marco! RIP!

  2. Pantani provided so much entertainment. Despite his faults, he was a great rider and he is missed by many. RIP Il Pirata.