Marco Pantani - The highs and lows of a roller coaster career

Marco Pantani remains a much loved figure in the cycling world, despite the drug abuse, his racing style was often responsible for lighting up the grand tours.

Marco Pantani, Giro d'Italia 1999

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Fifteen years on from the death of Marco Pantani on February 14, 2004, the cycling world comes together each Valentine's Day to mourn the death of 'Il Pirata'.

Cycling Weekly takes a look back at the highs and lows of the Italian's career.

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