Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone. The most wonderful of all feelings in this world is love and passion. Nine years ago, on February 14th, Marco Pantani, “Il Pirata”, who loved cycling with passion, has passed away at a hotel in Rimini.

With his death, cycling lost one of its most talented and loved characters.

Here on the Cycling News website a good compilation of what pro cyclists say about Marco Pantani, “Il Pirata”.

Marco Pantani (Mercatone Uno)
Marco Pantani (Mercatone Uno) riding a Wilier-Triestina bike.
Marco Pantani climbing
Marco Pantani was one of cyclings’ most talented and loved characters.
M. Özgür Nevres

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