Marco Pantani Mafia inquiry closed by judge

Italian judge closes the investigation into whether Marco Pantani's 1999 Giro expulsion was due to mafia involvement

Marco Pantani

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

The Marco Pantani inquiry, involving possible Mafia involvement in his 1999 Giro d'Italia expulsion for high haematocrit, is closed.

Yesterday in Forlì, the investigating judge archived the case opened by the cyclists' parents two years ago and left only one conclusion: that the Italian climber used EPO.

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