The Yellow Jersey Club: Marco Pantani and the romance of the 1998 Tour de France

The Yellow Jersey Club
The Yellow Jersey Club (Image credit: Penguin Books)

The Yellow Jersey Club, by Edward Pickering, looks at the characters and personalities of the Tour de France winners between Bernard Thévenet in 1975 and Chris Froome in the 2010s, putting them into historical and cultural context. This is an extract from The Yellow Jersey Club, featuring the chapter on Marco Pantani, who won the race in 1998. It looks at the complex legacy left by the late Italian.

Marco Pantani, 1998

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