Tuesday, December 15, 2009

tribute tuesdays: marco pantani

This week, I pay tribute to the life of Marco Pantani, arguably, one of the best climbers of all-time. His life was, honestly, pretty fucked up, and yes he died from a cocaine overdose in 2004. And yes, he got hit for doping in the 1999 Giro de Italia after he won the Tour de France & Giro in 1998. But, he was an incredible racer with tons of acclimates to his career. More importantly, from a fans perspective, he was always a thrill to watch attacking on the mountains. For this he gets a spot on my list, because while no one is perfect, he did more then most people ever could - let alone drug addicts. We salute you, Marco. RIP.

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