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Giro to honors Pantani
Last Post 10/12/2013 02:23 PM by Justin jmdirt. 21 Replies.
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10/09/2013 10:25 AM
Blahblahblah……….. no need to get your knickers in a twist. I am agreeing to disagree.
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10/09/2013 12:19 PM
CK - I don't think it has anything to do with the Giro's crisis (if someone running away with a bunch of money is that)...more likely it being the 10th anniversary of Pantani's death in 2014.



10/09/2013 02:03 PM
Doesn't celebrating the anniversary of someone's death seem a little ghoulish?


10/09/2013 04:39 PM
strikes me as a case of the italians seeking to salve their conscience after really turning on him once his PED usage hit the surface. the italian authorities had him on the perp walk on numerous occasions, and his trials were circuses, exacerbating his descent into non-PED drug use and depression.

i'm of the opinion that two wrongs don't make a right.


10/11/2013 05:56 AM
It is people like this that we should be honoring, celebrating and talking about not fantasized egomaniacs that think the Universe revolves around them.

''When people were telling him 'Gino, you're a hero,''' Andrea Bartali said, ''he would reply, 'No, no. I want to be remembered for my sporting achievements. Real heroes are others, those who have suffered in their soul, in their heart, in their spirit, in their mind, for their loved ones. Those are the real heroes. I'm just a cyclist.'''




10/12/2013 02:46 AM
Despite the howlings emanating from the Hypocrisy Police, Pantani was a tortured soul who wore his flaws on his sleeve. He was the troubled everyman who flew too close to the sun in search of fame, fortune and adulation.

People relate to that moreso than some amoral shill in search of new revenue steams to enhance his corporate stature.

The difference should be clear.

If you can't ascertain the difference it's only because you don't want to.


10/12/2013 02:23 PM
Berzin, you made it muddier!

They both wanted to win that is clear.
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