Pantani: the accidental death of a cyclist - November 28, 2014 at 4:30 pm

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In 1998 Marco Pantani, the most flamboyant and popular cyclist of his era, won both the Tour de France and Giro d'Italia - a titanic feat of physical and mental endurance that no rider has repeated since. He was a hero to millions - the saviour of cycling following the doping scandals which threatened to destroy the sport. However, less than six years later, aged just 34, he died alone, in a cheap Italian hotel room.

Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist explores the startling truth behind one man's remarkable descent from being amongst the finest athletes on earth to his tragic end in a sport riven by intrigue.
Location: The Cabot, 286 Cabot Street, Beverly, Massachusetts 01915

The film boasts an 81% positive rating on

Total Film: "Essential watching, even for anyone who can't stand the sport.

Financial Times: "Partani's ebullience and delight in his own talent always come through. He still commands the sort of respect Lance Armstrong can ony dream of."

This is London: "The sense you get of this man is that he was trying to heal his own wounds by winning."


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