Is the Marco Pantani 'murder' court case finally over?

Italian judge archives the Marco Pantani murder theory case brought by the former cyclist's parents in 2014

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

The court case examining the possible murder of Marco Pantani, winner of the 1998 Giro d'Italia and Tour de France, is over, with a cocaine overdose remaining the cause of death.

On Monday, the investigating judge archived a murder theory case opened two years ago by the cyclist's parents, citing a lack of proof.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.