Pantani's bike the star attraction at Barrow's Topmark

Topmark, in Barrow, hosted a bike ridden by Grand Tour winner Marco Pantani over the weekend, bringing crowds to the Cumbria shop

Marco Pantani and Adriano Tafi

(Image credit: Watson)

Cycling aficionados in Barrow, Cumbria, were surprised to see a bike ridden by Marco Pantani pop up at their local bike shop over the weekend, thanks to the shop’s links to Bianchi.

The distinctive blue and yellow Bianchi machine, like the one that carried Il Pirata to Giro d’Italia and Tour de France glory in 1998, appeared at Topmark, in Greengate Street, with people flocking to to the shop to see it.

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