Marco Pantani dead

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  1. rossoreduk

    rossoreduk New Member

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    HEY DOES ANYONE KNOW WHATS HAPPENED? HE'S BEEN FOUND DEAD???
     
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  2. elchie

    elchie New Member

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    he suffered from depression, european papers wrote some half year ago.
    our pirate probably killed himself.

    i hope you´ll like this exerpt of a g.b.shaw-play. called "the ghost of canterville:


    `Poor, poor Ghost,' she murmured; `have you no
    place where you can sleep?'
    `Far away beyond the pinewoods,' he answered, in
    a low dreamy voice, `there is a little garden. There
    the grass grows long and deep, there are the great
    white stars of the hemlock flower, there the
    nightingale sings all night long. All night long he
    sings, and the cold, crystal moon looks down, and
    the yew-tree spreads out its giant arms over the
    sleepers.'
    Virginia's eyes grew dim with tears, and she hid her
    face in her hands.
    `You mean the Garden of Death,' she whispered.
    `Yes, Death. Death must be so beautiful. To lie in
    the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above
    one's head, and listen to silence. To have no
    yesterday, and no to-morrow. To forget time, to
    forgive life, to be at peace. You can help me. You
    can open for me the portals of Death's house, for
    Love is always with you,
     
  3. MontVentoux

    MontVentoux New Member

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    The body of 34 year old Marco Pantani has been found dead in a room in Le Rose di Rimini apartments in the Italian Adriatic coastal city of Rimini this afternoon.

    According to reports on La Gazzetta dello Sport, Pantani went to Le Rose apartments in viale Regina Elena along the sea front in Rimini a few days ago. The last time anyone saw him was Saturday afternoon. When no-one saw him come down for dinner at 9:30pm, the desk clerk of the hotel called the police. They knocked on the door of his room and found it locked from the inside. They finally gained access and found Pantani's partially clothed body on the floor next to his bed.
     
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    rossoreduk New Member

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    there is a theory circulating that his blood heamatocrit level was seriously high. He was actually takin asprin to thin his blood as it had life-threateningly thickened? is this true????? Apparently he was found alongside some pills? Asprin perhaps?
     
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    If he had really taken drugs as had been accused of, his blood haematocrit level should be lower than normal during the off-season.

    Apparently all these kinds of accusations are crap.
     
  7. jonny_velo

    jonny_velo New Member

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    until the autopsy is finished there should be no speculation...

    il pirata was an amazing champion and a larger than life character...


    RIP
     
  8. JohnO

    JohnO New Member

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    Regardless of what the final cause of death was, the hounding he received has to be a factor.

    There simply must be a better way to get drugs out of cycling. Winning is tough enough, without having a police state and media fueled witch hunts to deal with as well.
     
  9. el Ingles

    el Ingles New Member

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    A man who , for reasons of expiediency , was crucified to save the Italian Olympic Com. and Italian football : some years ago there was a scandle in Italy of drug taking in football and the way the sports autorities ignored it . They need a scape goat and cycling was it : Pantani became a victim in the doping witchhunt that the " suits " used as a smoke screen for there previous inactivity .
    and may the Gods have mercy on us all for allowing it to happen .
     
  10. limerickman

    limerickman Moderator

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    Got to agree with you my friend.
    Marco was abandoned by this sport of ours and the way in which he was treated was abhorrent.

    The UCI, TDF and the Italian authorities have blood on their hands over this.
    The corrupt, pungent UCI's double dealing is the route of all that is wrong with our sport.
    Certain drug takers are tolerated - they're allowed to parade themselves, even after they've been found guilty of drug taking, in our sport.
    These cheats - and that's what they are, cheating ****ers, are
    given the nod and wink of approval by the UCI.
    Why ?
    Because it's expedient - that's why.
    Was their parity of treatment in the way Virenque was treated as
    compared to Pantani ?
    Why does the UCI/TDF allow a drug cheat like Virenque
    participate in the sport, when the likes of Marco was stopped from cycling ?
    Because it was expedient.
    VerBruggen and the rest of them are a disgrace.
     
  11. Kona_Blue

    Kona_Blue New Member

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    I agree with you entirely. Leave the trash talk to the gossip mags where they trash people who do nothing to earn celebrity status other than their looks or family name. People who earn celebrity by hard work deserve respect.
     
  12. KGnagey

    KGnagey New Member

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    Cycling has lost a great personality and rider.
     
  13. RalleighOke

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    Got this from www.supercycling.co.za

     
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