Marco Pantani film in cinemas from May 16

'Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist' biopic in selected UK cinemas from Friday 16th May

Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist, a film documentary of the Italian cyclist Marco Pantani, will be launched in selected UK cinemas on Friday, May 16, with the Blu-Ray and DVD released on May 26.

The film is inspired by Matt Rendell's book, The Death of Marco Pantani, and according to the film's makers it "explores the startling truth behind one man’s remarkable descent from being amongst the finest athletes on earth to his tragic end in a sport riven by intrigue". Included are interviews with Bradley Wiggins and Greg LeMond, with original archive footage and reconstructions.

A preview screening will take place at the Queen’s Film Theatre, Belfast, on Thursday May 8 to coincide with the start of the 2014 Giro d'Italia the following day.

Limited tickets are available for the film's premier on May 13 at Cineworld Haymarket in London, which includes a question and answer session hosted by ITV presenter Ned Boulting.

More information on the film and availability can be found on the Pantani Film website.