Marco Pantani. Credit: Offside/L'Equipe

The drug dealer who sold Marco Pantani his fatal dose of cocaine has been sentenced to four years and six months in prison by a judge in Italy.

Former nightclub manager Fabio Carlino had always denied his involvement in Pantani?s tragic death on February 14 2004, and refused to a plea bargain agreement like other drug dealers involved, but was found guilty of the death of Marco Pantani as a consequence of his actions and for drug dealing.

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