Marco Pantani murder theory lives on in Italian courts

Italian judge orders a hearing in February to take one final look at the circumstances surrounding the death of former professional Marco Pantani in 2004

Marco Pantani in the 1999 Giro d'Italia

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

The long-running legal case relating the death of former Italian professional cyclist Marco Pantani appears set to continue as a judge has decided to hold a hearing to ascertain whether all possibilities of the cause of death have been explored.

It took Napoleon Bonaparte’s arrival and orders to see Milan's famous Duomo completed after hundreds of years, and it may take something just as drastic to end Pantani's murder investigation.

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