Pantani reported dead



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George Chapman

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Some nasty breaking news from the BBC....

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/cycling/3489569.stm

Pantani found dead

Pantani won the Tour de France in 1998 Italian cycling star Marco Pantani has been found dead in his
flat in Rimini. The 34-year-old climbing specialist, nicknamed the "pirate", won the 1998 Tour de
France and Giro d'Italia.

But his career was blighted by doping allegations.

He was thrown out of the 1999 Giro d'Italia for failing a blood test.

In June, he entered a health clinic specialising in the treatment of depression and drug addiction.

The coach of the Italian national cycling team Franco Ballerini said: "It's something that is so
huge, it doesn't seem true."

Pantani was the last man to win the Tour de France, cycling's premier race, before American Lance
Armstrong embarked on a record-equalling five straight victories.

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Isidor Gunsberg

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Pantani's death is a shock, but certainly not a surprise. Sadly, the story of a meteoric rise,
followed by a precipitous fall, is hardly unique in the sport of cycling. Pantani's disqualification
from the 1999 Giro seems to be a trauma from which he was ultimately unable to recover.

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> Some nasty breaking news from the BBC....
>
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/cycling/3489569.stm
>
> Pantani found dead
>
>
> Pantani won the Tour de France in 1998 Italian cycling star Marco Pantani has been found dead in
> his flat in Rimini. The 34-year-old climbing specialist, nicknamed the "pirate", won the 1998 Tour
> de France and Giro d'Italia.
>
> But his career was blighted by doping allegations.
>
> He was thrown out of the 1999 Giro d'Italia for failing a blood test.
>
> In June, he entered a health clinic specialising in the treatment of depression and drug
> addiction.
>
> The coach of the Italian national cycling team Franco Ballerini said: "It's something that is so
> huge, it doesn't seem true."
>
> Pantani was the last man to win the Tour de France, cycling's premier race, before American Lance
> Armstrong embarked on a record-equalling five straight victories.
>
>
> ----------------
> George Chapman
 
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Dan Connelly

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Isidor Gunsberg wrote:
> Pantani's death is a shock, but certainly not a surprise. Sadly, the story of a meteoric rise,
> followed by a precipitous fall, is hardly unique in the sport of cycling. Pantani's
> disqualification from the 1999 Giro seems to be a trauma from which he was ultimately unable to
> recover.

The coup de gras was not getting invited to the 2003 Tour.

Dan
 
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Marlene Blansha

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In article <16CXb.25524$%[email protected]>, Dan
Connelly <[email protected]_e_e_e.o_r_g> wrote:

> Isidor Gunsberg wrote:
> > Pantani's death is a shock, but certainly not a surprise. Sadly, the story of a meteoric rise,
> > followed by a precipitous fall, is hardly unique in the sport of cycling. Pantani's
> > disqualification from the 1999 Giro seems to be a trauma from which he was ultimately unable to
> > recover.
>
>
> The coup de gras was not getting invited to the 2003 Tour.
>
> Dan

It's coup de grace, just so you know.

You're a cyclist,you should know your french!
 
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Steven L. Sheff

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On 02/15/2004 10:11 AM, in article [email protected],
"Marlene Blanshay" <[email protected]> wrote:

> In article <16CXb.25524$%[email protected]>, Dan Connelly
> <[email protected]_e_e_e.o_r_g> wrote:
>
>> Isidor Gunsberg wrote:
>>> Pantani's death is a shock, but certainly not a surprise. Sadly, the story of a meteoric rise,
>>> followed by a precipitous fall, is hardly unique in the sport of cycling. Pantani's
>>> disqualification from the 1999 Giro seems to be a trauma from which he was ultimately unable to
>>> recover.
>>
>>
>> The coup de gras was not getting invited to the 2003 Tour.
>>
>> Dan
>
> It's coup de grace, just so you know.
>
> You're a cyclist,you should know your french!

I like coup de gras better ... We could all stand to cut some fat.

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Dan Connelly

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Marlene Blanshay wrote:
>>The coup de gras was not getting invited to the 2003 Tour.
>>
>>Dan
>
>
> It's coup de grace, just so you know.
>

Whoops. I knew that....

Dan
 
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Marlene Blansha

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In article <[email protected]>, Dan
Connelly <[email protected]_e_e_e.o_r_g> wrote:

> Marlene Blanshay wrote:
> >>The coup de gras was not getting invited to the 2003 Tour.
> >>
> >>Dan
> >
> >
> > It's coup de grace, just so you know.
> >
>
> Whoops. I knew that....
>
> Dan

And I wasn't trying to be a schoolteacher in our time of grief.
 
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Marlene Blansha

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In article <BC54F949.236BA%[email protected]>, "Steven L. Sheffield"
<[email protected]> wrote:

> On 02/15/2004 10:11 AM, in article [email protected], "Marlene Blanshay"
> <[email protected]> wrote:
>
> > In article <16CXb.25524$%[email protected]>, Dan Connelly
> > <[email protected]_e_e_e.o_r_g> wrote:
> >
> >> Isidor Gunsberg wrote:
> >>> Pantani's death is a shock, but certainly not a surprise. Sadly, the story of a meteoric rise,
> >>> followed by a precipitous fall, is hardly unique in the sport of cycling. Pantani's
> >>> disqualification from the 1999 Giro seems to be a trauma from which he was ultimately unable
> >>> to recover.
> >>
> >>
> >> The coup de gras was not getting invited to the 2003 Tour.
> >>
> >> Dan
> >
> > It's coup de grace, just so you know.
> >
> > You're a cyclist,you should know your french!
>
>
>
> I like coup de gras better ... We could all stand to cut some fat.

that would be "couper le gras"... and speak for yourself!
 
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